In court, what do I see?

I see first hand that attorneys often under estimate the power of organizing an expert sound and visual presentation for a jury during trial.

I see mistakes in court — from an attorney using a projection screen that is washed out from the sun and barely visible to an audio system that doesn’t allow anyone to hear the evidence properly.

I’ve seen lawyers fumbling with video playback, searching through their computer, right in the middle of their argument, looking for a few seconds of video. This looks so unprofessional in front of the judge and jury that my stomach aches inside as I watch as the attorney is unable to find the evidence he is referencing in his questioning.

These days, the biggest problems come up from attorneys using projection systems and large screens in court. Instead, they should be using a flat screen, high definition television. Even if it’s much smaller than the projection screen, an HD TV will offer much better detail, clarity, and better viewing angle. An HDTV can be more easily seen — even in a room with lights on — than any projection screen system.

With audio, it’s sometimes necessary to setup in trial an electronic speaker on a stand, plus a small sound mixer, to allow for remote control of the sound levels. This can ensure that your evidence — whether it’s a 911 call, a police DAR (Digital Audio Recording), or an undercover surveillance recordingis heard properly in court.

A jury will be much more focused when the evidence is clearly presented.