5 Tips To Avoid Over-Lawyering Your Trial Graphics

Law360, New York (May 25, 2010, 2:06 PM EDT) -- Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of visual demonstratives at trial. Attorneys have come to realize that using graphics is a powerful way to help teach and persuade jurors. However, understanding the value of graphics is only the first step; actually creating good trial graphics is a more challenging one.

Part of the challenge in creating effective visuals for use in a courtroom is that many characteristics of strong graphics at trial run counter to all the instincts a...
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