Electronically Producing the Powerful Trial

Digitally Analyzing, Organizing and Presenting Evidence
Kevin Thompson

Kevin Thompson artfully demonstrates how you can (and should) use your computer as a powerful tool to manage evidence and to present it persuasively to opposing counsel, a judge or a jury. Thompson calls upon years of successful litigation experience to provide you with proven techniques, systems, checklists and recommendations you can begin using immediately to:

  • establish visual dominance in opening

  • teach judges and jurors difficult concepts

  • develop memorable demonstratives

  • protect your work product

  • avoid mistrial

You will gain insights into new techniques for distributing tasks among your support staff in a way that’s easy for you to manage with confidence. Thompson weaves the economics of law and technology into practical demonstrations, giving you a deeper understanding of budgeting for technology.

Whether your evidence is a document, a photo, a video or computer file, Thompson shows how to recall it instantly and present it in a way that will grab the judge and/or jury and move them to remember your point.

The computer on your desk — or in your briefcase — contains enormous power to persuade. You already have the tool. Now put it to more effective and persuasive use.


  • Organize transcripts, document evidence, demonstrative evidence and witness information; everything you need at trial instantly recalled.

  • Simple systems for punctuating testimony so that the judge or jury understands immediately; comprehends completely; and remembers through deliberation.

  • Learn to fully utilize the advantages of modern courtrooms.

  • Procedures for security and ethical safeguards in the digital world.

Program Agenda & Detail

6 Hours

[Part I: 90 Minutes]

Multimedia Tactics in the Courtroom


  • Technology’s relentless advance — economics of computing

  • Talking with pictures (the art of digital argument)

  • Outfitting counsel table

  • Who to look for in the phone book to get things done

Judges, Juries & Clients — Perceptions of Computers in the Courtroom

  • 21st century litigation — technology’s relentless advance

  • State of the art courtrooms


15 Minute Break

[Part II: 90 Minutes]


Ethics of Information Management

  • Passing costs to clients

  • Protecting Work Product

  • Computer Security


[Part III: 90 Minutes]

Lawyer as Producer — Interactive Demonstratives & Animations


  • Demonstrative evidence

  • Output — printouts, boards, projectors, discs and videotape

Analyzing Your Case with a Computer

  • Contemplating the evidence

  • Scanning documents

  • Specs to ask your paralegal to meet

  • Managing transcripts and pleadings


15 Minute Break

[Part IV: 90 Minutes]

Digital Photographs in Court

  • Digital vs. film photography

  • Presenting photographic evidence

  • Veracity and admissibility of digital photographs

  • Photographic evidence techniques

Digital Video In Court

  • Video depositions

  • Video as real evidence

  • Organizing video

  • Editing video

  • Presenting video evidence

  • Admitting video evidence


Unconditional Guarantee
If you are not convinced that your understanding of the course topic has
improved after completion of any P.E.G.® seminar, we will refund your course tuition.