Intro to Litigation Technology: Trial Presentation Software


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 OTHER for WA state), 2 TECHNOLOGY for FL, IL, and NC

We are long past the days where judges or attorneys can brag about how they don’t use technology in court. Clients expect it. Jurors expect it. And your opposing counsel is likely already knows how to use it. In this session, you will learn the basics of how to incorporate litigation technology into your next trial. We will cover how to use TrialPad, an intuititve iPad app, specifically designed for trials and juries. We will then go over how you can use PowerPoint to assist you in your openings, closings, and expert directs. We will go over the types of AV you might find in a courtroom. Finally, we will discuss all the big and little things you will need to use all these tools in your next trial.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   TrialPad training
•   PowerPoint training
•   Understanding Courtroom AV

Date / Time: April 27, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

Select your state to see if this class is approved for CLE credit.

Choose the format you want.


Original Broadcast Date: March 30, 2020

Mike Ko, Esq. is an attorney licensed to practice is the state of Illinois, but he has no clients. He is the founder of Groundwork Trial Consulting, a litigation support firm that focuses on technology in the courtroom. Mike has run the trial presentation software on a variety of high profile and high stakes trials in numerous jurisdictions. Mike is also an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, teaching a trial advocacy course titled, Litigation Technology.

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Section I. Overview of trial presentation options

Section II. TrialPad (iPad) – software for directs and crosses

Section III. PowerPoint basics (PC) – an intro on PowerPoint for the courtroom

Section IV. Putting it all together
a) Discussing workflow
b) Working in a digital courtroom
c) Best practices

Section V. How to get started – a shopping list