|Until very recently, the stenography machine was the most
technically advanced piece of equipment used regularly in state and federal courts. More
than 64 years have passed since steno machine notes were first used in the Charles
Lindbergh/Bruno Hauptmann murder case...the first "trial of the century."
If the legendary Clarence Darrow were practicing law today, he would be carrying a
laptop computer from Deposition to Courtroom. Darrow's exceptional oratory skills and the
electronic information at his fingertips would make an unbeatable communications
Visually delivered information is six to eight times more effective than just oral
argument. Studies have long shown that remembering and understanding testimony is the key
Today's legal communications has to be fast, efficient and powerful. Clients, opposing
attorneys, judges and jurors require presentations that maintain interest, support oral
arguments, and explain complex ideas. Fewer cases are going all the way to trial. The
pressure to make your case early and swiftly during mediation and ADR is not going to go
Therefore, computers are no longer an option for Trial Lawyers.
The fusion of computers and multi-media technology means the "electronic courtroom"starts
during discovery. The way cases are prepared and tried will never be the
Computers have had a 25-year record of successfully tracking, compiling and
presenting data. But, there is a significant difference between data and useful
information. By itself, the number 8917211 has no meaning. If used in a phrase like: our
phone number is 891-7211, or your verdict is $8, 917, 211 that number takes on a new
meaning. Data presented within this context is useful information.
V.E.C. gives Trial Lawyers many electronic tools for communicating information:
||consultation to help incorporate the full or partial use of
Electronic Imaging in your case
||capturing text, audio and video by having VEC electronically
scan them into a Data base on individual CD-ROM discs. One of our CD-ROMS holds up to
20-thousand pages or images for instant retrieval during discovery, depositions, or at
||case theme consultation, visual evidence evaluation,
development and preparation of computer-designed exhibits for use in discovery,
depositions, mediation, settlement and at trial
||use our Presentation Software to call up
electronically-imaged documents, and demonstrative evidence exhibits with bar codes during
depositions, mediation, ADR, settlement and at trial. You can access your data from either
your laptop computer or via phone lines. Cold storage of your archived electronic
documents is also available. Court Reporter Deposition Text can be positioned side-by-side
with video deposition testimony from a VEC-prepared CD-ROM.
||draw or point on a computer image, video tape, or a live
video camera for color highlighting and drawing attention to important
details. VEC also provides small color video cameras to electronically display x-rays,
photos, 35mm slides, 3-D physical evidence on TV monitors or big video projector screens.
|rely on VEC to provide you with multi-media laptop
computer sales, on-site support, transportation, equipment set-up and training.
||test your exhibits or arguments with mock jurors using interactive
hand-held devices and our Moment-by Moment tm interactive computer.
Call your V.E.C. Electronic-Imaging Consultant today or send us an