Litigation support and consulting
We can work with you to help you develop
the most effective exhibits depending on the type of trial.
Trial exhibit boards
Many of the links on the right will take
you to examples of graphics that have been developed for a case
and then blown up on large boards for courtroom presentation.
Sometimes the exhibits are meant to be for mediation or for a
bench trial — the size of the exhibit will vary. We
have experience with either shipping the boards already prepared
from Houston, Texas, or with working with a service in another
community who will print, laminate, and deliver the boards.
A digital presentation such as PowerPoint
is meant to be visually appealing. It is helpful to remember that
a picture is meant to be "worth a thousand words" —
a thousand words are not meant to be in the picture.
computer presentation can be more functional than the traditional
PowerPoint presentation. An interactive presentation allows
for more flexibility than a more linear PowerPoint presentation
as the attorney may want to change throughout the trial.
Ten Commandments of Demonstrative Evidence
1. Keep it simple.
2. Use images and content familiar to the audience.
3. Pay attention to scale, color, and contrast.
4. Anchor key points and issues with a common visual theme.
5. Test your evidence on men and women of different ages
6. Develop one or two key visuals early and use them consistently
7. Prepare your experts and witnesses early using demonstrative
8. Use a demonstrative aid with every witness.
9. If you hope to get it in, don't spring it on your opponent
at the last minute.
10.Never just tell when you can show and tell.