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Smart Courts (Cont.)
“Presenting evidence electronically-- PowerPoint slides and scanned material--and showing it to jurors on their monitors makes for a more powerful presentation, and jurors appreciate the efficiency,” said Judge E. Dana Winslow of the New York State Supreme Court.
“If you have records of 1,000 pages or 2,000 pages and you want to get to page 134, electronically it will take you about three to five seconds,” Winslow said. “If you try to do the same thing with massive documents through the witness and through the attorneys, it will take you a substantial amount of time. I’ve seen it take 10 minutes.”
“Having monitors at the counsel tables also saves time by cutting down on objections because lawyers have the precise language in front of them,” Winslow said.
Source: Jim Mckay, “Show & Tell,” Government Technology, January, 2005, pp. 18-20.