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High Tech Courtroom Presentations on a Low Tech Budget

Date: Tuesday, February 28th 2012
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
Location: World Trade Center Mezzanine Room, Building 2 26 SW Salmon, Portland

Credit Type(s): General Credit

Research shows that juries pay greater attention to visual exhibits. Presenting evidence or arguments on an easel or foam board is not as interesting or engaging as viewing the same information on a screen in a digital format. Juries today are expecting attorneys to present their cases through technology. Witnesses can potentially be more effectively cross-examined when their deposition testimony is displayed before the jury, rather than simply being read out loud from the transcript. Not every client has the financial resources to hire an outside company to put together such a presentation. Current technology, however, does make it possible for attorneys to advance their client's case themselves in a cost effective manner for their clients.

Our speaker will discuss:

  • The pros of presenting evidence and arguments in a video/audio format.
  • The potential risks of trying to "do it yourself" and what to do when things go wrong.
  • The equipment you will need if you decide to take this route for your trial presentation.
  • Helpful apps for trial lawyers.

This two-hour presentation will be led by attorney Kelly Andersen, who speaks on this topic regularly. Mr. Andersen has been practicing law in Oregon since 1979, and was named as an Oregon Super Lawyer in 2007, 2009 and 2010. He practices in Medford.

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