Law Practice Management and Technology

The Bottom Line Volume 37, No 4 October 2016

Courtroom Technology for Everyone

By Julie Ruse, DM/IST
Litigation and Trial Technology Specialist Cooley LLP

If your firm does not have a dedicated or in-house Trial Support team, and you are on the team tasked with the arranging or using trial technology, here are a few tips that will streamline your workflow. The purpose of the check list to provide you information regarding items commonly associated with trial preparation. This article does not provide an exhaustive list, but rather helpful guidelines.

Whether you are an attorney overseeing others preparing for trial or one of the workers in the trenches, this information will also serve to facilitate discussions regarding the tasks, people, technology, material and deadlines involved with the project of "going to trial."

There are many organizations that provide resources regarding the use of technology in the courtroom. The most significant thing despite the fact that the use of equipment in the courts is now common there are no "standard" set-up. Some of the items that might impact your preparation for trial are obvious and others are not.

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