Charts and graphs are a clear, concise way to convey information to a jury.
While charts and graphs can now easily be included in PowerPoint presentations
and computer animations, physical charts and graphs have a very distinct
advantage. After the use of a PowerPoint presentation, the screen goes
blank and lights come back up. Any and all information contained in the
PowerPoint presentation is no longer readily accessible to a jury until
deliberations begin. Physical charts and graphs, mounted on an easel can
remain in direct view of the jury through witness examinations, cross-examinations,
closing arguments and rebuttal. This means that a jury will be looking
at and thinking about the information we present throughout the entirety
of the trial, rather than just a few minutes.