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Huseby's Trial Demonstratives Take Your Case Next Level

Huseby provides full-service support throughout the lifecycle of your trial with consultants that bring years of courtroom experience to your team. From the war room to the courtroom, with our assistance, your team can focus on strategy rather than how to present and display exhibits and video in court.

We're highlighting some of our demonstrative capabilities tailored to your type of litigation. You're going to want to read below and click all the links - it's worth it!

Demonstratives: Timelines

Timelines are an essential part of litigation because they organize all relevant events of a case into a clear and logical order, facilitating comprehension for a Judge or jury. Before you start plotting dates on a PowerPoint slide, consider the following:

What is the focus of my timeline? The first thing you want to think about when creating a timeline is: “what am I trying to convey?” Consider what things you want to emphasize in your timeline. For example, are you highlighting that a substantial amount of time passed between two events, are you emphasizing a succession of events in a short amount of time, are you contrasting the actions and inactions of two different entities…?

These considerations will have an impact on how you layout the events, how you effectively use the space of your slide and how you want to emphasize your data points.

How can I effectively use space to foster better understanding? There are a number of timeline formats to pick from, but the most often used in litigation are the calendar style or horizontal which track events from left to right. In the horizontal format, the dates can be on top, in the middle or on the bottom.

What layout you decide on will depend on the focus of your timeline and/or your aesthetic preference. Regardless of which format you use, use the correct scale so that each year, month and day are consistently spaced. To see some of Huseby's sample timelines, click here.

Demonstratives: Pharmaceutical Illustrations

The biggest challenge facing the trial team in the courtroom is science. Pharmaceutical cases are almost all about teaching the science to the audience and less about the law.

Working closely with experts when preparing demonstrative evidence becomes an essential part of the case strategy because their testimony is always complex in nature. It is also important to tailor your presentations to your audience and adjusting the content to their level of understanding.

Having experienced graphic designers that can act as a bridge between highly scientific experts and a jury that likely do not have any expertise in the relevant fields, will ensure they are taught at their level. You need Huseby on your side! To learn more, click here.

Demonstratives: Patent Illustrations and Animations

Why spend time and money on patent illustrations and animations? Today’s patent litigation landscape involves increasingly complex technologies and since most patent cases are tried by a jury, it is of utmost importance that lawyers educate non-technical people using clear, simple, and accurate illustrations.

When a Judge or jury understands the mechanics of an invention, you increase your chances of successfully defending patent rights for the client. To learn more about what Huseby offers for your patent illustrations and animations, click here.

Demonstratives: Construction Animations

3D animations are among the strongest pieces of evidence available to litigators today. With the power to make complex ideas simple—graphical animations can leave jurors, judges and mediators (all of whom consume visual content daily) with a lasting memory of key arguments and evidence.

When it comes to presenting the intricate concepts in a construction case, making sure you move from true images or video of the subject (building, bridge, etc.) to the model, animation or image is key. Any inconsistency will likely be attacked by opposing counsel. Click here to see some considerations for making the best use of animations in your case!

Would you like to learn more about Huseby's illustration services and how they can be integrated into your trial presentation? Contact us, today, for a personal consultation!


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Win Your Case Every Time with Huseby’s “Instant Replay”

Take your case to the endzone by taking advantage of “instant replay” in your next trial. Discover the benefits of “instant replay” and other Huseby trial support services by reading below.

Huseby provides full-service support throughout the lifecycle of your trial with consultants that bring years of courtroom experience to your team. From the war room to the courtroom, with our assistance, your team can focus on strategy rather than how to present and display exhibits and video in court.

Our trial consultants will help ensure your case is well-organized, your exhibits, videos, and graphics are presentation ready, and you are well-equipped technologically in the courtroom. To learn more and see our brand new PDF, click here.


Captivate the jury with striking visuals that help illustrate and tell your story. We understand the importance of effectively communicating details and information in the courtroom. A growing percentage of the national jury pool is made up of younger "Generation X" and "Generation Y" jurors who are accustomed to learning visually. Our trial consultants will help ensure your case is well-organized, your exhibits, videos and graphics are presentation ready, and you are well-equipped technologically in the courtroom. Some of the features include:

  • Presenting exhibits in a side-by-side comparison
  • Playing a witness's video deposition with or without scrolling transcript text
  • Displaying a section of the transcript to emphasize contradictory deposition testimony
  • Generate designation reports and video clips for the court
  • Redact sections of transcripts and exhibits
  • Locate exhibits in seconds from trial workbooks


Huseby provides a comprehensive suite of document management services to make sure you are trial ready. Huseby Trial Services offers document imaging of virtually any type of document, including film and x-rays. Digitized documents can then be made keyword searchable using optical character recognition and stored securely in a repository for access by the trial team 24/7 from any device. The case repository is key word and key phrase searchable.


In today's multimedia culture, an effective digital presentation is a huge advantage in trial. Digital trial presentation will greatly enhance the ability of the judge and jury to visualize your story. Huseby Trial Services can transform your ideas into graphics including animation, charts, timelines, and PowerPoint presentations.

Our graphics professionals will consult with you and present options and ideas to help you visually present your case. Ask us about interactive 3-D animation. Our services include:

  • Charts
  • Graphs
  • Interactive Timelines
  • Illustrations
  • 3-D and Flash Animation
  • PowerPoint Presentations


Video is a useful, strategic tool for your case preparation and presentation. Our video presentation technology allows for a more powerful and persuasive presentation. Only through video can you communicate non-verbal information, such as tone of voice, volume, and body language.

The transcript is synchronized with the video and exhibits are hyperlinked for quick reference. Clips can easily be created and emailed or exported to your desktop, Summation, TrialDirector or directly into PowerPoint for an opening or closing statement. Creation of a clip library allows you to manage clips for trial and export multiple clips, or multi-segment clips at one-time. Video-transcript synchs are provided in LEF, SBF and/or XMEF formats for your convenience.


Courtroom Technology

Many modern courtrooms are equipped for electronic presentations. When a courtroom does not have any modern automation Huseby will make sure you have the technology available necessary to present your case. The basic technology in a Huseby Trial Services courtroom includes a laptop, backup laptop, projector, projection screen, switches and external speakers. Flat panel screens and any additional technology, including SmartBoards and ELMOs, can be added to meet a client's needs.

Prior to trial Huseby will visit, test and create a full courtroom schematic to diagram the best possible layout and illustrate the relationship between components. Services include:

  • Confirming the current technology in the courtroom, including internet capabilities
  • Confirming the technology being installed meets with the court's approval and conforms with the court's pre-trial specifications
  • Scheduling equipment set-up and tear-down with you and court officials

War Room Technology

A successful war room is critical to your case. Huseby technicians will provide the tools and technology your team needs to manage your trial. We can:

  • Install mock trial technology similar to what will be available in the courtroom, including ancillary equipment such as laptops, scanners, copiers and printers
  • Provide a live video and transcript text feed directly from the courtroom, including a private chatroom with counsel in the courtroom
  • Gather exhibits and rehearse with the trial team before and after each day's session

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Navigating a Remote Trial: Top 5 Details to Consider

Months have gone by since the pandemic started, and some jurisdictions in the United States are starting to move and adapt to remote trials. As those cases that were originally set for trial during the outbreak standby and wait for new trial dates, the dockets continue to grow. All this makes remote trials alluring —especially where speedy trial requirements demand quick solutions. Luckily, your expert Huseby trial consultant will be there every step of the way with you.

Some trials may be all remote and others may be a combination of remote and in-person. Whether your upcoming trial is scheduled to be remote or in-person, Huseby provides full-service support throughout the lifecycle of your trial with consultants that bring years of courtroom experience to your team.

And while we could explain how having the Huseby family on your team can take your trial to the next level, we wanted to share with you what a client has said about us.

“We retained Huseby for consulting and technical support for trial. The staff at Huseby was accessible to answer any questions we had and worked on short notice to provide any assistance we needed. In very little time, Huseby guided us through the basics of their trial presentation software and put together an effective presentation.
During trial, with the help of a Huseby consultant, we were able to present exhibits in an engaging manner that we would have been unable to do otherwise.” -Litigation Attorney, Morris & Morris, P.C.

From the war room to the courtroom, with our assistance, your team can focus on strategy rather than how to present and display exhibits and video in court. Let's explore the Top 5 Things to Consider When Navigating a Remote Trial, including:

Training Witnesses on Testifying Remotely

This one’s highly important! Provide the necessary training on testifying remotely for your expert witnesses. You’ll need ample time and opportunity for practice.

Technology and Equipment Setup

First, inspect the space and get an understanding of what's possible in the courtroom. Then, meet with the courtroom personnel who can answer your questions and provide you with the right permissions for your setup. Talk it over with your team and figure out what works best for you, relative to the space, and what the court allows. Remember to keep social distancing and other local restrictions in mind.

Take some notes about what equipment is already in the courtroom and what’s available for you to use during trial. Some items to think about are internet and WIFI, projectors or video screens, microphones, speakers, computer monitors, remote desktops, video playback equipment, extension cords and outlet plugs, and remote technology.

It’s important to make sure that the electrical outlets can support whatever technology you decide to bring into the courtroom and aid you and your team during trial.

Connecting Courtroom Technology to Remote Witnesses

In your war room, you’ll want to take the same approach as you do in the courtroom. Dedicate specific workstations for specific needs, such as realtime feed or for case management. Perform mock run-throughs with the courtroom and other break-out rooms for connection and team practice.

As you prepare and plan, keep in mind the size of the space in your war room. As you are creating your war room keep social distancing and other safety protocols in mind.

Realtime Text Streaming

Determine whether realtime streaming will only be available in the courtroom, or also in the war room or other remote locations. Remember to schedule a time to plan and test, as needed. Test the court’s hard wire internet connect and the WIFI and hotspot connections. On the first day of trial make sure to have a tested and charged back-up hotspot on hand.

Team Practice Sessions

Schedule a few practice sessions with your entire team – that includes your witnesses. Check out and run through your exhibit presentations remotely to make sure you have a strong connection and that everything is running properly.

For example, practice blacking out the feed to your remote witness and to the jury for times when evidence must be viewed privately by the judge and counsel.

You’ll also want to test the remote video and audio feed with the attorneys who will be asking the witness questions. It’s important everyone has practiced and is ready when the trial begins.

That way, when the morning of the first day of trial arrives everything is set, and everyone is prepared and ready to go. In the courtroom, in the war room, in the courthouse break-out rooms, and any remote location.

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Huseby is here for you. We keep in mind the nuances of the trials and have solutions to questions about remote capabilities.

To check out our landing page and schedule your consultation with a Huseby Trial Consultant, click here. Give us a call today and let Huseby navigate your remote trial today!

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