Remote Testimony of Witness at Trial

1/25/2015 There is something about seeing a witness live in trial; seeing them walk into a courtroom and swear to tell the truth. Credibility can be assessed while the witness is giving their testimony. As technology becomes more of a daily requirement, live testimony – as we know it – could soon be changing. Similar to FED. R. Civ. P. 43(a), Illinois Supreme Court Rule 241, adopted Oct. 4, 2011, addresses the use of videoconferencing technology in civil cases.


Are you really looking forward to traveling out of state for those depositions? We are in the throes of the holiday season, and the airports are crowded with travelers going places for the holidays. If you live where it is cold, you certainly do not want to leave the comforts of your warm office. Well you don’t have to. Or if you do, come to our conference room suites for your out-of-state depositions.

How Demonstrative Evidence Can Change Your Trial

As the expert witness begins to explain about the C2-C3 and L4-L5 location on the spine, the attorney watches the jury nod off because they have no idea what he/she is talking about. Jurors are easily bored or confused by numerous dates or facts in a particular case. We are an age of interactive technology, HD television, and streaming media. Everything is at our fingertips. It has been proven that jurors retain 20% of oral evidence versus 80% when oral testimony is accompanied by demonstrative evidence. This is a key point, especially when a trial is set to last a week or longer.


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Litigation support services should not be approached piecemeal. The most effective means to prepare for trial, select a jury and make a convincing case before a judge is to work with a single set of skilled professionals who share your goal: To win in court.

Jensen Litigation Solutions – JLS – is a full-service presentations and consulting firm that powers your case with a full suite of litigation support services. Our trial presentation consultants help you identify strategies and appropriate jurors. With coordinated JLS video capabilities, you can take depositions, record offsite evidence, and create effective videographic and 3-D animation presentations. In addition to legal video, many law firms use our video conferencing services to reduce travel time and costs or communicate with parties that are unable to travel.

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