Is Trial Tech Worth the Extra Cost?

Sometimes it’s hard to bridge the technology gap between Baby Boomers and Millennials — sometimes even between the elders and Generations X and Y. While the younger members of a law office want to try out every new piece of legal software that aims to improve their lives, older members stand firm in their ways.

“We don’t need that,” they say. “Things are working just fine. And besides, it’s too expensive.”

But “fine” isn’t always “good,” or even anywhere in the neighborhood of “great.” And sometimes things are worth the cost.

Case in Point

Maria has been assigned to try a complicated personal injury case that involves many parties from multiple companies. She can tell at first glance that visuals are going to be necessary for the jury if they have a hope of understanding what’s going on.

As she’s practicing her opening statement, she realizes that using poster board is highly difficult because there are so many parties involved; and to be honest, it looks a little sloppy.

She takes a few moments to ask colleagues at other firms what they use during their trials for visual aids, and they suggest to her that she engage AV trial technology so that she can focus entirely on the intricacies of the legal argument while leaving the visuals to a skilled professional.

The Orange Legal Trial Tech Solution

Maria’s colleagues told her that a place like Orange Legal can provide demonstrative exhibits with a visual representation of her case designed in an understandable, eloquent way. The jury can even follow along, which helps them understand difficult and oftentimes dry trial testimony.

An Orange Legal-trained AV specialist is also on-hand to help and make sure everything goes according to plan. They provide all the media necessary, including laptops, DVD players, ELMO document cameras, big-screen TVs, projectors, iPads and more. Maria is happy to hear this because she can hardly get her bosses to approve expenses as it is.

Keyword searches make locating files much easier than digging through folders and boxes, and it also means that documents can’t slip through the cracks. Important information is coded and keyworded, which means that anything can be brought up on Maria’s computer at a moment’s notice. This is also extraordinarily helpful during unexpected testimony and objections that she may not have been prepared for during trial. Nothing can take her by surprise in the courtroom anymore.

Maria decides to ask her boss if she can schedule a trial tech demonstration with Orange Legal. With this information at her disposal, she can make a compelling case for her firm to upgrade.