Using Information Graphics Effectively In The Courtroom

Law360, New York (November 2, 2015, 11:28 AM EST) -- Lynn A. Kappelman

Peter J. Lawson Fifteen years ago, at the turn of this century, it was unusual to see sophisticated graphics as part of a courtroom presentation. In fact, for years many judges refused to allow attorneys to present artist-designed illustrations as evidence because they worried that it was somehow a distortion of the actual “evidence.” Over the past 10 years though, trial practice has taken a high-technology evolutionary step and attorneys are supplementing or replacing their chalkboard drawings with sophisticated videos, animations and illustrations...
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