Presentation of the Case During Trial
Grab the Attention of the Judge & Jury
Effective presentation of a case during trial begins long before the first
juror is seated. If the case is not expertly prepared for trial, it cannot
be properly presented during trial. If it is not effectively and persuasively
presented at trial, the message can be lost. The merits of a case are
only as good as the ability of the trier of fact to appreciate them.
Biren Law Group's primary objective in preparing a case is to marshal
the substantive evidence which proves its client's case – both
liability and damages. In that respect, our firm engages in aggressive
investigation, discovery and utilization of expert witnesses, resulting
in us being consistently better prepared on all issues than its opposition.
Biren Law Group has an array of electronic presentation devices that we
utilize in our trial presentations. A multi-purpose projector enables
the use of several devices to project images onto a screen or monitor.
A video presenter (ELMO) enables us to show any document, photograph or
small item directly to the jury through projection.
A video player enables the projection of video segments, especially excerpts
of video depositions. A lap top enables "Power Point" presentations
of exhibits and/or charts highlighting the evidence or arguments. A shadow
box enables the presentation of X-rays or other radiographic studies,
such as CT, PET and/or SPECT scans and MRIs.
Even though electronic exhibits can be very effective at trial, there is
no substitute for tangible exhibits, like blow-ups of key photographs,
charts and/or documents. Likewise, in certain instances, actual key pieces
of physical evidence should be transported to the courtroom so that the
trier of fact can have "hands-on" appreciation of them.
Use of Models
Models can be built to graphically depict key evidence like vehicles, roadways,
key areas of premises, etc. In one case that we handled, the issue was
whether or not a bicycle could get caught in a railroad track that crossed
the street at an angle. The firm built a platform in the courtroom with
a length of actual track embedded in it at the same angle that it crossed
the street. The expert could then demonstrate, by pushing a bicycle along
the platform, that its wheel would consistently get caught in the track.
Use of Charts
Creative charts can communicate, in one view, multi-faceted ideas. They
can focus the jury's attention by pulling unrelated facts into an
overview which demonstrates their relevance and importance to the overall
case. Biren Law Group works closely with exhibit specialists to design
charts which persuasively tell our clients' stories.
Example of Time Line Chart
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