Courtroom Presentation Specialist
The Courtroom Presentation Specialist needs to be a "jack-of-all-trades" capable of performing all trial and courtroom support functions, including war room and courtroom equipment set up and troubleshooting, scripting, advising on graphics presentations, and courtroom operation of equipment.
Consults with the trial team, court and courthouse staff, court reporters, equipment vendors and opposing counsel to develop plans for equipping a courtroom for a “paperless trial.” Recommends appropriate equipment, software, etc., taking into account courtroom layout and lighting, whatever equipment may already be available, requirements for cost-sharing between the parties, requirements for portability, trial schedule, the preferences of the judge, etc. Obtains, installs, integrates, tests, and maintains equipment, cabling, and software, particularly for complex installations.
Works with the trial team, including expert witnesses, to develop plans for trial or hearings using a courtroom presentation system. Prepares exhibit images for particular uses (e.g. zooming in on or highlighting a particular paragraph, or setting up two exhibits side by side on the screen). Consults with and advises attorneys on the effectiveness of certain exhibits or sequences of exhibits and to conceptualize and develop strategies, appropriate graphics and other media for presenting evidence in the courtroom. Develops graphic images/exhibits using standard off-the-shelf software packages. Is responsible for the smooth operation of the presentation system in the courtroom. Digitizes audio and video clips. Synchronizes clips with written transcripts.