Demonstrative Evidence in Personal Injury Litigation: Leveraging Technology During Jury Presentation

Navigating Issues of Relevancy, Authentication and Substantial Similarity

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to personal injury litigators for effectively using demonstrative evidence to explain complex issues to a jury, including how to leverage cutting edge technology to increase the effectiveness of demonstrative exhibits. The panel will discuss strategies for admitting or objecting to the admission of demonstrative evidence by proving or attacking issues of relevancy, authentication and substantial similarity.

Description

Demonstrative evidence, a visual method of describing and explaining concepts that are difficult or impossible to put into words, is a powerful tool in personal injury litigation due to its persuasive and compelling effect on the jury. Rapidly evolving technology has armed personal injury counsel with new and cutting-edge methods for presenting demonstrative evidence. By incorporating iPads, mobile apps, 3D medical illustrations and other technological tools into their evidence presentation strategies, personal injury counsel can enhance the effectiveness of their demonstrative exhibits and increase their likelihood of success.

The admissibility of demonstrative evidence is a hotly contested issue in many personal injury cases. Counsel must be prepared to argue for or against the relevancy, authenticity and substantial similarity of demonstrative exhibits, and should use pretrial conferences, motions in limine, and stipulations to obtain pretrial rulings on their admissibility. Once demonstrative exhibits have been admitted into evidence, counsel must be versed in how to maximize their effectiveness at influencing the jury.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses the latest trends in the use of demonstrative evidence in personal injury litigation. The panel will address best practices for dealing with admissibility issues and for enhancing the effectiveness of demonstrative evidence using cutting-edge technology tools.

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Outline

  1. Role of demonstrative evidence
  2. Types of demonstrative evidence
  3. Impact of evolving technology on demonstrative evidence
  4. Practical and technical challenges with obtaining demonstrative exhibits
  5. Effective strategies for using demonstrative evidence to educate jurors
  6. Admissibility issues—relevancy, authenticity, substantial similarity

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • How has technology influenced the uses and types of demonstrative evidence in personal injury litigation?
  • How can counsel increase the likelihood of having their demonstrative exhibits admitted into evidence?
  • What are some best practices for effectively using demonstrative evidence to persuade and compel juries?

Faculty

Justin Blitz
Justin Blitz

Partner
Schulman Blitz

Mr. Blitz focuses on litigating all types of civil cases from inception to resolution. An experienced trial lawyer and...  |  Read More

Eugene K. Hollander
Eugene K. Hollander

Principal
Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander

Mr. Hollander is a veteran trial lawyer with numerous significant verdicts and settlements in a range of...  |  Read More

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