iStock_000017121328XSmallWe live in a visual world. We all are visual beings. Our perception of the world, the information we absorb and the signals we send are all visual in nature. We think and dream in pictures and symbolic images. Even when we read we create mental pictures of what we think is being communicated.

75% of what we know is learned visually, and the human eye is by far the most powerful information conduit to our brains. 

Imagine having the following at your disposal:

  • Timelines that tell a story
  • Illustrations that inform and educate
  • Organizational Charts that clarify relationships
  • Conspiracy graphics that show who knew what
  • Charts that provide an overview of the case
  • Maps that show where the incident happened
  • Diagrams that support the point you are making

Do you think these would help you win your next case?

Cadfael Investigative Group can help you design your graphic displays. We can also suggest alternatives and prepare them for your use, which allows you to focus on other things pertinent to developing your case.

Attorney as Teacher

A trial can be viewed as a sophisticated educational process. Here you can tell the jury your client’s story. Courtroom graphics foster familiarity with the facts of your case, so you can speak more forcefully and convincingly. With graphics highlighting critical information you can be more confident of the facts and more passionate in your presentation.

High quality graphics can serve as the workhorse for your case and your closing argument. This format is ideal when you need to distinguish between confusing items that, if merged together, could confuse the jury and have a negative effect on your case. Such distinctions are also valuable for impeachment purposes.

Trial exhibits span the majority of litigation areas. Their use can range from personal injury to medical malpractice, from insurance to labor relations, and from fraud to environmental issues.  Studies consistently show that memory is increased 700% when the information is both explained and shown.  

Courtroom graphics are an extremely effective tool for increasing juror understanding of the case and when used in closing arguments, can enhance the juror’s memory of important facts. With graphics supplementing an oral presentation, jurors are better able to visualize and understand even the most complex cases. In trial, where juror’s opinions and impressions determine the outcome, visual enhancement can be the difference between success and failure.

Preparing your case without graphics is like doing half the job. Why would you leave so much to chance, when the inclusion of graphics can help seal your case? Let Cadfael show you how much more effective you can be in the courtroom.