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Meet The Authors
Effectively employ demonstrative aids to persuade and reinforce understanding.
Written by highly experienced American College of Trial Lawyer Fellows, and informed by consultation with trial judges, jury consultants, and graphics consultants, Demonstrative Aids at Trial shows how to provide persuasive visual explanations to juries.
This spiral-bound book includes:
Over 70 pages of full-color sample exhibits to guide and inspire trial lawyers, demonstrating timelines, processes, anatomical depictions, spatial relationships, scene depictions, and much more
Insights into the views of highly experienced federal trial judges, along with opinions of jury consultants on the topic
In this book, the Complex Litigation Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers identifies and unravels the legal and practical issues presented by demonstrative aids, and offers suggestions for their persuasive and proper use.
Summary of Contents
Part I: The Law of Demonstrative Aids Chapter 1. The Law Concerning Use of Demonstrative Aids
The Foundation • Opening Statements and Closing Arguments • Policy and Logistical Issues
Chapter 2. Best Practices: General Guidelines for Use
Developing Form and Content • Strategize with the Goal in Mind • Choosing Content and a Medium
Chapter 3. View from the Bench Best Practices: What Makes a Good Demonstrative? • What Not to Do: Judicial Pet Peeves • When Is a Demonstrative Unfairly Prejudicial?
Chapter 4. What the Jury Consultants Say Jurors Expect Lawyers to Use Demonstrative Aids • When and How to Develop Effective Demonstratives
Chapter 5. Checklist for Judges Substantive Exhibits vs Demonstrative Aids • Offering in a Timely Manner and Avoiding Unfair Prejudice • Is the Content Helpful?
Part II: Examples of Demonstrative Aids Sequences • Timelines • Anatomical Depictions • Processes • Spatial Relationships • Technical Information • Charts, Graphs, and Pie Charts • Maps • Illustrated Trial Boards • Key Case Documents • Geographic or Scene Depictions • Depicting Damages or Numbers • and more
“[W]hen the outcome largely depends upon your ability to reach a… jury, it’s essential to present your evidence using a medium that resonates. Demonstrative Aids at Trial provides all trial lawyers, both young and old, the background and means to do just that.”
Retired, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Chicago, IL
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