As technology continues to advance, countless opportunities arise for the legal profession. As many opportunities as there are, however, technology does not come without its challenges. The legal and judicial professions are rooted in tradition and have been hesitant to adopt new innovative technologies.
Courtroom technology, however, is here to stay.
It is becoming increasingly more important for the legal profession to adapt to this ever-evolving field. This is why we want to share with you three ways that technology can impact court cases.
1. Courtroom technology can make the court process more efficient.
Did you know that trial technology can speed up trials by up to 50 percent? Most legal-focused technologies are user-friendly and can allow attorneys to use laptops, tablets, and other devices to seamlessly display evidence to jurors in the courtroom. Space restrictions are no longer an issue when it comes to presenting evidence. Witnesses can also be called to the stand via teleconferencing software, which can make the court process more efficient, provided the technology is working correctly.
2. Courtroom technology can increase the availability of information.
The advancement of courtroom technology has allowed court records to become more accurate, secure, and accessible. This can help improve communication between attorneys, judges, and clients, and allow an easy flow of information between all relevant parties. Another impact that technology has in a courtroom is seen in regard to the jury. Jury members who are visual or auditory learners have the opportunity to receive information and evidence in a clear and easily understandable way.
3. Courtroom technology can introduce new ways to present evidence.
While there is no set standard yet for technology in the courtroom, the use of interactive displays, video testimony, and the use of multiple screens to show documents, are all ways in which technology can enhance the courtroom experience. Research shows that people tend to remember 80 percent of what they see versus 20 percent of what they read. By adding supporting evidence in a captivating way, jurors are more likely to remain engaged throughout the entirety of the trial.
These are just a few of the ways that technology can have a significant impact on court cases. Do you need more ideas? Do you have your own ideas that you would like to share with us? Do not wait to contact us. We are your local community law firm ready to help you!