2019 Law and Technology Series: Electronic Courtroom Presentation

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  • Thursday, August 1, 2019
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    Registration

    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Registration & Continental Breakfast Day 1
    Palm Ballroom Foyer, Lobby Level
     

    Welcome and Introduction

    8:30 AM  -  8:45 AM
    Welcoming Remarks
    Palm Ballroom 3/4, Lobby Level
    Speakers:
     

    Plenary

    8:45 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Plenary Session: The Power of Electronic Courtroom Technology
    Palm Ballroom 3/4, Lobby Level
    Most of us have seen computer-based presentation systems in the courtroom that were used to display evidence such as documents, photographs, graphics, transcripts or video. This session will demonstrate the compelling power of trial presentation software in defending a federal criminal trial. The session will also present an overview of the techniques that the participants will learn during the course of the workshop.
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    Break

    9:45 AM  -  10:00 AM
    AM Break, Day 1
    Palm Ballroom Foyer, Lobby Level
     

    Breakout

    10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    WORKSHOP SESSION: Computer Software Download and Case Material Preparation
    Mezzanine Level, 2nd Floor
    WORKSHOP SESSION: Computer Software Download and Case Material Preparation
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    WORKSHOP SESSION: Hands-on TrialDirector Training for the Courtroom
    Mezzanine Level, 2nd Floor
    Participants will use their computers to do hands-on structured exercises using TrialDirector. These exercises will involve presentation of imaged documents, isolation of visual evidence (such as using the call- out function, zoom in on a portion of a document and mark-up or highlight portions of a document), side-by-side comparison of two documents, and playing video. Participants will create a new case and add new documents to the case, create workbooks and save screenshots for use later in the case.
     

    Lunch

    12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM
    Lunch, Day 1
    Lunch on own
     

    Breakout

    1:15 PM  -  3:45 PM
    WORKSHOP SESSION: Hands-on TrialDirector Training for the Courtroom (continued)
    Mezzanine Level, 2nd Floor
     

    Break

    3:45 PM  -  4:00 PM
    PM Break, Day 1
    Palm Ballroom Foyer, Lobby Level
     

    Plenary

    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    PLENARY SESSION: Best Practices for Authentication and Admissibility of Digital Evidence
    Palm Ballroom 3/4, Lobby Level
    Reflecting the Cyber Age that we live in, digital evidence is routinely offered at trial. From social media, photographs, emails, spreadsheets, evidence from websites, body cam and web cam videos, to business documents, almost all information now is in digital form. This session will discuss best practices for getting digital evidence authenticated and admitted, including a focus on two new amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence – Rules 902(13) and (14), that were intended to make it easier to authenticate electronic evidence for court.
  • Friday, August 2, 2019
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    Registration

    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Registration & Continental Breakfast, Day 2
    Palm Ballroom Foyer, Lobby Level
     

    Breakout

    8:30 AM  -  10:45 AM
    WORKSHOP SESSION: Cross and Direct Examination
    Mezzanine Level, 2nd Floor
    Participants will conduct cross and direct examinations of witnesses from the Tucker Jones case. During the session, each participant will have the opportunity to play two roles. The first role is that of an attorney conducting a witness examination with the assistance of a computer operator. The attorney will direct the computer operator on how to manipulate the case materials in TrialDirector to accompany the witness examination. The second role is that of the computer operator of the TrialDirector program. The computer operator will operate the TrialDirector program during another participant’s exam. After getting feedback from the group, attendees will redo a portion of the examination (time permitting).
     

    Break

    10:45 AM  -  11:45 AM
    AM Break, Day 2
    Palm Ballroom Foyer, Lobby Level
     

    Plenary

    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    PLENARY SESSION: Visual Persuasion: Swaying Juries and Judges Employing PowerPoint
    Palm Ballroom 3/4, Lobby Level
    This session will cover the effective use of PowerPoint as a persuasive tool in the courtroom. Participants will see creative uses of PowerPoint for hearings, direct examination, opening statements and closing arguments. A discussion of why attorneys should use PowerPoint and other audio/video tools, what they should avoid, and how to prepare their presentations to make them more effective will be demonstrated through relevant case examples.
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    Lunch

    12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM
    Lunch, Day 2
    Lunch on own
     

    Breakout

    1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM
    WORKSHOP SESSION: Creating PowerPoint Slide Shows for the Courtroom
    Mezzanine Level, 2nd Floor
    Participants will create a PowerPoint slide show, practicing how to design slides, using text, graphics, clipart and animation that will be part of a slide show for a mock courtroom presentation.
     

    Break

    2:45 PM  -  3:00 PM
    PM Break, Day 2
    Palm Ballroom Foyer, Lobby Level
     

    Breakout

    3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    WORKSHOP SESSION: Creating PowerPoint Slide Shows for the Courtroom (continued)
    Mezzanine Level, 2nd Floor
  • Saturday, August 3, 2019
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    Registration

    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Registration & Continental Breakfast, Day 3
    Palm Ballroom Foyer, Lobby Level
     

    Breakout

    8:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
    WORKSHOP SESSION: Opening Statement and Closing Argument
    Mezzanine Level, 2nd Floor
    Participants will finish and present to the rest of the group their opening statement or closing argument for the Tucker Jones mock case, which includes a PowerPoint slide show.
     

    Break

    11:00 AM  -  11:15 AM
    AM Break, Day 3
    Mezzanine Level, 2nd Floor
     

    Plenary

    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    PLENARY SESSION: Demonstrations of the Use of Courtroom Technology from Each Small Group
    Palm Ballroom 3/4, Lobby Level
    A participant from each small group will demonstrate a segment of her/his cross or direct examination, opening statement or closing argument using presentation software as a tool to persuade.
     

    Closing Remarks

    12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM
    Closing Remarks/Adjournment
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