The Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg features articles, reviews and news of interest to lawyers and other legal professionals. This blog is published by Ted Brooks, a Trial Presentation and Legal Technology Consultant, Author and Speaker. Ted's trial experience includes the Los Angeles Dodgers divorce trial, People v. Robert Blake murder trial, and a hundreds of high profile, high value and complex civil matters.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Happy Birthday! Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

Court Technology and Trial Presentation - Est. 2009

It's been 4 years since this blawg was started. If you look at the frequency of postings over the years in the list at the right of this page, you probably won't find any real patterns or consistency. Since work can be very demanding, all of my hobbies and outside interests will suffer at times. Work is a good problem to have to deal with. One thing is for certain -- I do enjoy writing, and I truly appreciate that you've taken some of your time to read and comment here.

In any event, in celebration of this anniversary, I will offer our current top 10 all-time articles. This list is current as of 7/14/2013, and is copied directly from the Stats page.

Oct 4, 2012, 6 comments
Dec 4, 2011, 6 comments

Finally, we have been informed that we are in the running in the top 3 for The Recorder's Best of 2013 -- California’s Best Legal Services Providers, in category #30 - Courtroom Presentation Providers. Please take a minute or two to vote. You may vote for just one category, or for all - that's up to you. Thanks for your support!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Five Tips to Keep Trial Tech on Course

This article was just published on The Legal Intelligencer, the oldest law journal in the United States. You can find the entire article here: Five Tips to Keep Trial Tech on Course

Before (or after) you read it, however, The Recorder is currently running California’s Best Legal Services Providers ballot, and you’re encouraged to vote! It is time once again to select the best the Golden State has to offer, and in particular, Best Courtroom Service Provider, which is found at question #30. Please consider voting for Litigation-Tech in this category – we are honored to have been selected in 2012. Although you are not required to vote in any other category, you might at least want to support those that you're familiar with.

Now, back to our irregularly-scheduled programming.

The five tips covered in this article are:
  1. Management
  2. Communication
  3. Equipment
  4. Personality
  5. Experience

One thing I didn’t mention in the article is the company you’re working with. It can be difficult to find the right Courtroom Service (Trial Presentation) Provider, especially if you’ve never before worked with one. A large percentage of our clients had never before taken full advantage of using technology in trial, and none of our clients would try a case without us now.

If your provider is an individual, you may be risking more than you know. Likewise, if their primary business is anything other than trial presentation, they may be sending inexperienced “trainees” to cover your trial. Your client might not appreciate that you’ve saved them $50, but ended up with an unqualified trial tech disaster in court.

In any event, if you’re searching for an established and reputable Courtroom Service Provider, please consider contacting Litigation-Tech LLC. If you’d like to learn a little more about the company and its leadership, you may download Ted Brooks’ bio here. If you haven’t yet voted for California's Best Courtroom Service Provider, please do so now. And finally, if you haven’t read the entire article, here again is the link to Five Tips to Keep Trial Tech on Course.