1We have been supporting the legal community for over 15 years. We are committed to staying abreast of the latest advances in trial technology and courtroom presentation solutions. We welcome the challenges of mastering complex information and determining the most effective ways to help our clients visually present their case and achieve the best possible results.
Very Happy Clients
2We form a strong bond with our clients and become a committed part of your trial team. We have been fortunate to work with and learn from some of the leading movers and shakers in the legal community. Take a look at what our clients have to say. <Testimonials>
Passionate About Work
3We really do love what we do and are passionate about making a valuable contribution to your trial, mediation or arbitration. What’s more, we are passionate about sharing our collective knowledge with you.
Bang For Your Buck
4We hire folks who are not only extremely qualified, but also flexible and eager to learn. That’s critical with all the fast paced changes in the courtroom today. When you hire us you have an entire office of people supporting you.
Electronic presentations are the standard in mediations, arbitrations and trials. Our technology specialists are trial tested, each having over 3,000 hours of in-trial experience utilizing the latest courtroom technology. Not only are they experts with the latest trial presentation software, they are skilled in handling any technical problems that may arise during trial.
Each specialist is responsible for evaluating equipment usage for trial, setting up audio/visual equipment, maintaining equipment through the life of a trial and troubleshooting problems if necessary. We also coordinate with the Court to make sure court protocol is maintained.
Our trial techs are certified in both Sanction and TrialDirector.
Whether you need local or nationwide support, our in-trial specialists are available to assist you.
Juror retention can be increased by 650% when visuals are used in conjunction with oral argument. That’s where we come in.
The ability to analyze case facts, develop a visual strategy and execute that strategy with clear, compelling and convincing demonstratives can only come from years of trial experience. We have that experience. Our demonstratives are crafted to anchor your message in the minds of a jury, judge or mediator. Whether you need a single key demonstrative, complete opening/closing presentation or a knock-your-socks off mediation presentation, we can help.
Adobe Acrobat Pro
Adobe Acrobat tutorials specifically for the legal community. Increase your productivity and learn about some amazing features in the latest release.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 tutorials that are targeted to just in time learning. Tutorials range from the basics of how to create a bullet point, insert pictures and video, to advanced tools such as hyper-linking and motion path animation.
Sanction is one the leading trial presentation packages on the market today. Our handy video tutorials will get you up to speed on the basics of this powerful trial presentation tool.
Here are 10 of our Favorite PowerPoint Tips:
- Quick Slide Show Mode
To quickly go to the slide show mode, press the “F5″ key. Click on the “Esc” key to return to the working mode.
- Jump To Any Slide in a Presentation
You can jump to any point in your presentation (when in the slide show mode) by typing in the number of the slide you want to to to then hit the “Enter” key.
- Black Screen Mode
When in the slide show mode, if you click on the “B” key the screen turns black. Click on the “Esc” key to return to your presentation.
- White Screen Mode
The same is true for the “W” key except the screen turns to white. Click on the “Esc” key to return to your presentation.
- Nudging Objects
You can use the arrow keys to nudge objects very small distances. Select the object, then hold the “Ctrl” key while you use the arrow keys to move the object.
- Insert Symbols
To insert a Copyright symbol, enter (c); to insert a Trademark symbol, enter ™; to insert a Registered symbol,
- Draw Perfect Circles or Squares
To draw a perfect circle or square, hold down the “Shift” key while dragging your circle or square.
- Quickly Change Cases
Select the text you want to change, then click “Shift” and “F3″. This toggles the case between all caps, lower case and initial capital styles.
- Printing Slides in Black and White
To print your slides in black and white (useful for marking up slides or saving on color toner) select the “Pure Black & White” option under the Color/Grayscale option box in the print dialog box.
- Quick Spell Check
You can quickly access the spell checker by clicking on the “F7″ key.
We are always looking for great tips. If you have a tip you would like to share, please email us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Synchronized Depo Video
What is Video Synching?
Synchronization (a.k.a. Synching) is the process of taking a deposition video and marrying it to the transcript. If you have seen scrolling text running below a deposition clip, then you have seen a synchronized video.
What video format works best?
MPEG-1 format is the standard for most trial presentation software packages.
What do you need from the court reporter?
Transcripts can either be in an E-Trans (.ptx) or ASCII (.txt) file format.
Is a DVD better than a CD?
No. Most trial presentation packages do not support the higher resolution DVD format. There is an extra step to convert from a DVD format to the MPEG-1 format the trial packages support.
How long does it take to synchronize video?
It is a good idea to plan ahead when you are synchronizing video. We recommend at least a week of lead time if possible. This allows for time to correct any issues with bad deposition disks or transcript errors.
Should I have my videographer synchronize the video?
We advise our clients to not incur the expense of having their files synchronized until they know they are going to trial. After a decade of being in the synchronizing business, we see many problems come through our doors from shops that are inexperienced. We prefer to synchronize all video that we will be supporting in trial so we can be absolutely confident that your files are correct.
Helpful Tools and Products
Finally! A way to add exhibit stickers directly to your Adobe PDF file. Some of our clients are saving thousands of dollars using this handy tool. No more hand sticking, hand writing, or re-scanning your PDF depo or trial exhibits. They come with 5 color schemes and all of the standard parties. Custom stamps are available too!
This is the only annotation tool we have found that works with ANY program. The discrete toolbar floats on top of your active program (PowerPoint, Acrobat, Excel, etc.) and lets you annotate with abandon. You can zoom, cover up, highlight, free-form draw and much, much more. As a bonus, it includes one of the easiest to use screen capturing tools.
“Courtfolio” – PDFs Taken to a Whole New Level
With the new Portfolio function in Adobe Acrobat 9, you can combine documents and images from a wide variety of sources—including text documents, spreadsheets, graphic and image files, PowerPoint presentations, page-layout documents, and even video—into a single, editable, searchable, compressed PDF file. This is an elegant and simple way to access your documents in trial or mediation. It is also a great way do distribute your briefs to the judge with hyperlinks to your supporting documents and video—all in one handy package. We walk you through a step-by-step tutorial on how to use this powerful tool.
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What is an FTP Site?
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and is an excellent way to transfer large files from one computer to another. It is simple to use, more efficient than email and can be used by the entire trial team.
Do I Need a Password?
Yes you do. If you do not have a user name and password for your case, please give us a call and we will be happy to set one up for you.
How long will the files be available?
Unless other arrangements have been made, files are deleted from the FTP site when your case comes to a resolution or if the matter is postponed for more than three months.