CSI, Other TV Crime Shows Drive Attorneys to Bring More Technology to Jury TrialsFebruary 27, 2014
Trial attorneys at Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA are quick to point to new technology tools used in jury trials as one of the reasons they are achieving success in the courtroom. Since the beginning of 2010, the firm has won verdicts and settlements for their clients in excess of ten million dollars with the help of computer animation, live courtroom satellite testimony and other advanced technologies.
“In today’s fast-paced world, jurors do not want to just sit passively and listen to testimony. Many are conditioned by popular TV crime shows to expect to be educated and even entertained while watching a jury trial,” explained Ryan Fisher, a partner in the firm. “Our firm’s efforts to embrace the most effective methods of communication really speak to jurors and hold their attention by presenting a more powerful story. As a result, we’ve seen faster, more successful outcomes for our injured clients.”
Fisher said the firm uses a variety of tools in cases encompassing product liability, personal injury, class action litigation and medical malpractice:
- Computer animation and accident reconstructions,
- Real-time language translation and daily trial transcripts,
- Digital editing of video-recorded jury trial testimony and immediate courtroom access to off-site document storage, visual computer paralegal whose job is to provide assistance and help present crucial evidence to the jury quickly, clearly and accurately,
- Flat screen projectors used to display and highlight critical documents like medical records, contracts or photographs; they provide fast, easy access to thousands of pieces of evidence,
- Live courtroom satellite testimony; instead of using pre-recorded video, expert witnesses not available to appear in person in the courtroom can now appear live via satellite from anywhere in the world to testify in a high-definition video format.