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Important Visual Rules
Storyboard your testimony (series of sketches).
Do not overdo it.
Design illustration so jurors can take away the message in 5 seconds. Title should give your conclusion.
Color is important.
Put the most important information in the top right-hand corner of the chart.
Do not simply enlarge document. Highlight important stuff.
Practice with your exhibits.
Source: D.S. Scott and R. Laguzza, “Communication With The Jury,“ Litigation Services Handbook, John Wiley, 2001, pp.15-2 and 15-3.
Give your exhibits to the jurors in a plastic protective folder.