Which Side Holds the High-Tech Edge?

According to LegalTechnology, defense firms are finally catching up to the plaintiff’s bar when it comes to snappy trial presentations:

"Plaintiffs personal injury lawyers are making strong use of electronic visual aids to win the attention of drowsy jurors, and the defense bar and insurers are beginning to wake up, trial lawyers say.

"In courtroom after courtroom in New Jersey, plaintiffs lawyers are arriving for trials with computers that flash text or videos of dramatic testimony, medical evidence and accident animations.

"The second chair at the plaintiffs’ table these days is less likely to be an associate than a $1,500-a-day technical director hired to spike the presentation with computer-generated graphics.

"The typical defense lawyer, meanwhile, continues to do battle with Magic Marker, whiteboard, easel and maybe a projector for paper exhibits."

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