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Andy from private IP /all Announcing AutoTrialâ„¢ -- a computer-assisted trial system, in honor of my jury trial on Monday Can't believe this, but I have a three-day jury trial starting Monday. The stress today was nearly incapacitating with the clients coming in this afternoon for prep and everyone at the office juggling many other cases. Tomorrow is a big day for us prep-wise, with all the binders and thumb drives getting done. For jury selection, I've spent the last 18 years using a legal pad that has twelve packs of Post-It notes on it where I write jurors' names, as well as notes about them. This method suffers from a number of drawbacks, such as a lack of organization, lack of permanence, can't read my own writing, etc. That is going to be a thing of the past this Monday when I use my AutoTrialâ„¢ system for the first time. The jury module is conceived as a programmatic seating chart in which I can click on any juror and type notes into my screen, which are recorded. It will keep track of peremptory challenges as well as notes about each juror, such as who was excused and why/when, and so on. The jury portion of the system only apparently exists at JuryBoxApp.com, and probably also at the highest levels of private practice currently. I'm democratizing this concept with my Slash software system. Can't wait to show off the demo when it's ready. Will integrate perfectly with my existing software and will be a nice addition to my portfolio. The other trial-related stuff is going to be amazing, but I'm going to have to focus on the jury module in order to get it done by Monday. Haha. #LawFirm #Programming #Technology _reply Fri, 23 Feb 2024 03:34:32 -0800
2tierreality from private IP /all Sounds like an awesome app. Good luck to you and your staff on the trial, one more to add to your running total to the proverbial question: HOW MANY JURY TRIALS!? _reply Fri, 23 Feb 2024 05:30:40 -0800
Andy from private IP /all @2tierrealityTest Thanks-- this will be my 5th jury trial in eighteen years, out of 33 total trials. Since I was second chair in the first two jury trials I did, I need this first-chair jury trial and two more after it to be eligible for NBTA board certification in Civil Trial Advocacy. I'm already dual-eligible in Civil Practice Advocacy and Family Trial Advocacy...I'm taking the NBTA exams later this year, assuming all three of these scheduled jury trials in 2024 happen. Will be cool having board certification-- Civil Practice Advocacy is not recognized by the State Bar of California and I can't legally advertise that, which is why I have been waiting for Civil Trial Advocacy qualification in order to get both that and Family Trial Advocacy at the same time. Pretty much nobody is dual-certified in those two areas, which will be great. _reply Sat, 24 Feb 2024 07:39:26 -0800
Andy from private IP /all Check this out, this is after 20 minutes of editing my existing Lattice system. This is a collaborative jury selector, so the clients will be able to take notes and send me messages by loading this same web page and typing into it. Cool, right? https://slash.law/AutoTrial/AutoTrial.png _reply Mon, 26 Feb 2024 01:16:07 -0800
Andy from private IP /all I didn't get this done in time. Lol. It's so close! _reply Tue, 27 Feb 2024 04:17:35 -0800
Andy from private IP /all The trial is ongoing. Jury selection was very streamlined, and we actually did the opening statements at the conclusion of yesterday's session. The jury is excellent, although we lost a few great ones to the other side's peremptory challenges (and we bounced several of their great ones ourselves). My software would work really well for this, as I expected. Just need to finish it, lol. My opposing counsel is a pleasant enough guy, but his client is a piece of shit. Makes for an interesting trial when the attorney is likable and the client is not! We pick up again this morning and then hopefully conclude on Friday. _reply Wed, 28 Feb 2024 02:03:37 -0800
Andy from private IP /all Day two concluded. We crushed it. After we played the 20-minute supercut video of about 10 negative interactions between the parties, I could see the jury visibly reacting. I used the large TV in the courtroom to great effect, where I put photos and documents on the screen so they all could see them at the same time. The best was when I used the screen to display a key photo and I was moving the cursor around while narrating. My clients are coming across very well, in my opinion, and the other party is not. Day three picks up on Friday, hopefully concluding on Monday. _reply Sat, 02 Mar 2024 07:58:24 -0800
Andy from private IP /all Day three done. Deliberations started and we expect a verdict on Monday. It was an interesting trial, I should do a longer writeup.
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