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Infographic: Advantages of Litigation and Trial Technology


Visualization could be the next big thing in legal technology.  From the visual analytics of early case assessment to trial and presentation software, there is growing recognition that pictures are indeed worth 1,000 words.

A recent panel of judges during a LegalTech session noted that while technology adoption in the courtroom has been a slow evolution, it is gaining prominence:

In the most expensive litigation cases, technology usually plays a central role. The exception is in cases where appearances are part of the litigation strategy. “Sometimes one side wants the jury to know they are the ‘poor folks,’” quipped one judge, indicating the absence of technology can be part design.

Even the absence of technology in the example above underscores the importance of visualization: the absence is designed to paint a picture.

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Infographic: The Importance of Trial Technology

To that end, the compelling evidence that pictures and visuals are useful in the courtroom is mounting, as the infographic nearby suggests:

  • Faster human processing speeds. Visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than text, which the infographic casts in the framework of presenting a complex case to a jury.
  • Better message recall. After three days, just 10% of people remembered a bulleted list of text, as opposed to 50% who recalled visual slides, according to the infographic.
  • Improved efficiency. The infographic says trial technology can speed up cases by as much as 50%.

The infographic titled The Importance of Trial Technology was compiled by Litegation, LLC is published with permission for this week’s Friday Share.   The complete infographic follows below:

(click here or image for higher resolution PDF)

Infographic Advantages of Litigation and Trial Technology

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About Frank Strong

Frank Strong
Frank Strong is the communications director for the LexisNexis software division located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. In this capacity, he leads communications efforts in support of software products for law practice and law department management and also litigation tools – across large law, small law and corporate counsel segments. With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of public relations for Vocus, which developed marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He has held multiple roles both in-house with corporations, ranging from startups to global organizations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms including the top 10 global firm Hill & Knowlton. A veteran of two year-long deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for more than 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and later as an infantry officer in the Army National Guard. Strong holds a BA in Film and TV production from Worcester State University, an M.A. in Public Communication from American University, and an M.B.A. from Marymount University. He is a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver and holds a USPA "B" skydiving license.