The right demonstratives can be critical to ensuring your jury connects with your case. But choosing those demonstratives and incorporating them effectively can be a challenge. That’s why, on Thursday May 20, at 1 p.m. Eastern, Lloyd Bell and Michael Geoffroy will do a deep dive into choosing and using trial-winning demonstratives.
Throughout the pandemic shutdown, attorneys predicted a dramatic uptick in trial activity once courts began reopening, with a backlog of delayed cases prompting a blitz of initial trials.
Two years ago the idea of holding jury trials over Zoom rarely crossed the mind of attorneys, and most probably thought binding jury verdicts in an entirely virtual setting were impossible. Even as the pandemic shut down trial dockets across the country, especially in civil cases, courts and litigants viewed virtual trials with healthy skepticism.
Editor’s Note: CVN cameras did not record this proceeding.
Gainesville, FL— A Florida state court jury last week handed down a $120 million verdict to a man who was paralyzed in a 2015 crash with a municipal utility vehicle. Rodgers v. City of Gainesville d/b/a Gainesville Regional Utilities, 2016-CA-000659.