We frequently hear jurors comment on how easy it was to understand the scope and nature of the evidence presented to them in trial, when the attorneys use Sanction to present it to them.
Tempe, Ariz. (PRWEB) October 2, 2008
Jurors can experience high-tech evidence presentation in the trial of O.J. Simpson while nation watches trial streamed live on CNN -- courtesy of Sanction™ software. Software developers, Verdict Systems', award-winning litigation software tool Sanction enables the high-tech presentation of evidence this week in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery trial, which can be seen streaming live over CNN as the national news outlet covers gavel to gavel in real time on its website http://www.cnn.com. This technology allows jurors to better comprehend evidence in the case, and increases the flow of trial - turning a trial which might have taken weeks into a much shorter and less costly undertaking for taxpayers, jurors and judge.
"We're no strangers to high-profile national trials," says Verdict CIO Mike Hahn. "Our Sanction software has been used to prosecute some major trials, including the Washington, D.C. sniper trial, Enron, and Martha Stewart. It is used by thousands of attorneys in the U.S. Justice Department, the Department of Defense, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as by thousands of litigating attorneys in private practice. It has been used in literally billions of dollars worth of litigation, and several major criminal verdicts."
The software is an integral part of today's high-tech courtrooms and enables judge and jury to view multi-media evidence presented in trial, including videos from the scene as well as witness depositions, audio from 911 phone calls, animated scene recreations, diagrams, photos, documents, transcripts and more. It also creates a scrolling transcript of the text from videos that follows line by line with the video in the courtroom. See demo videos of the software in action.
"Jurors in today's high-tech world expect a seamless experience in the courtroom, just like they see on TV. They have notoriously short attention spans, and little patience for fumbling over evidence by attorneys in trial," adds Hahn. "We frequently hear jurors comment on how easy it was to understand the scope and nature of the evidence presented to them in trial, when the attorneys use Sanction to present it to them."
"Sanction had a massive impact on the course of the trial and on the jury," commented David Angeli, of law firm Hoffman Angeli (former attorney for Stoel Rives, who worked in an early phase of the Enron trial). "Sanction helped me not only to organize and present everything seamlessly within the allotted time, but also to hold the jury's attention throughout the presentation."
Verdict Systems develops advanced yet easy-to-use litigation-related software, and offers a variety of support services including video and data conversion - affordably priced for law firms of any size. Verdical™, the next generation of litigation software, builds on the company's award-winning Sanction™ technology using a powerful SQL platform, with user-friendly tools for evidence and transcript management, and presenting cases at trial or arbitration. In addition to innovative software solutions, Verdict Systems also provides expert trial consulting, and software training.
Verdict Systems LLC
60 E. Rio Salado Pkwy.
Tempe, Arizona 85281