Friday, January 25, 2008

Technology in the Courtroom

If you're considering the use of technology in pretrial and the courtroom, or even if you've already jumped that hurdle and are running the tech race, here is a great article from a judge's perspective. The Judge's Take on Technology: Pretrial and in the Courtroom by Judge Herbert Dixon and Judge Christina Habas details a variety of suggestions for using technology in the court. In addition to technical examples, they include tips on how to introduce technology as an enhancement to understanding your presentation (for both the judge and jurors) and without interrupting the court.

One of the important points both judges stress is the need to prepare and communicate far in advance the type of technology you plan to use and how you plan to use it. Technology for technology's sake is not the answer. Technology to help make you better understood is.

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