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Ted Brooks
Works at Legal Technology & Trial Presentation Consultant (Robert Blake, LA Dodgers, David Boies); Law Tech & iPad Blogger on Court Technology & Trial Presentation Blawg (http://trial-technology.blogspot.com); Speaker; Author; CLE Presenter; Cyclist. TOLL-FREE 888-907-4434
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Trial Tech Tips - Courtroom Equipment Specs for Large Venues
If you were assembling a new trial presentation equipment
set today, it wouldn’t be all that much different from what would have been done
several years ago. Even with advances in video format and display technologies,
it often comes to the lowest common de...
If you were assembling a new trial presentation equipment set today, it wouldn’t be all that much different from what would have been done several years ago. Even with advances in video format and display technologies, it oft...
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Microsoft Outlook App for iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android
Overall, I've been satisfied with the iOS mail and calendar
apps. They are relatively easy to set up, and offer most of the features you
need in a business-level system. So when I noticed the new release by Microsoft of Outlook for iOS , I wasn't too excite...
Overall, I've been satisfied with the iOS mail and calendar apps. They are relatively easy to set up, and offer most of the features you need in a business-level system. So when I noticed the new release by Microsoft of Outlo...
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Trial Tech Tips – Zoom and Highlighter
Two of the most important and frequently used features in
trial presentation are also two of the most basic – the zoom and the highlighter. These two features can literally bring a document-intensive trial to life –
quickly navigating to the desired page, t...
Two of the most important and frequently used features in trial presentation are also two of the most basic – the zoom and the highlighter. These two features can literally bring a document-intensive trial to life – quickly n...
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Some time ago, I covered several of the most popular cloud files storage apps. Since that time, as the reliance upon cloud-based file storage has pushed the limits of bandwidth (to transfer all of this data), Dropbox has upgr...
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Windows 8 and That Annoying Little Toolbar
If you've upgraded to Windows 8, and are doing anything with dual monitors, you may have seen that little stripe visible at the bottom of your second monitor. If you're in auto-hide mode with the Toolbar, mousing over it brings it up. If not, it just stays ...
If you've upgraded to Windows 8, and are doing anything with dual monitors, you may have seen that little stripe visible at the bottom of your second monitor. If you're in auto-hide mode with the Toolbar, mousing over it brin...
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Deposition Video (MPEG-2) DVDs and Windows 8
Congratulations! You've just upgraded your laptop with
the latest from Redmond (as in Redmond, Washington, home of Microsoft), and
have finally figured out how to bypass most of the “purple charms” screen
stuff. You’ll still need it to open apps, but other ...
Congratulations! You've just upgraded your laptop with the latest from Redmond (as in Redmond, Washington, home of Microsoft), and have finally figured out how to bypass most of the “purple charms” screen stuff. You’ll still ...
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Trial Tips – The Friends and Family Plan
Dr. Laurie Kuslansky recently shared a few examples of how
trusting friends and family members for litigation advice might be less than
optimal (see No Advice is Better Than Bad Advice in Litigation ). Although there are many
good ways to save money, there ...
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Trial Tech Tips -- Equipment Failures
I've often said that when it comes to trial technology, it’s
not a question of if it will fail, but rather when it will fail, how bad that
failure will be, how long it will take to fix it, and whether anyone else will
even notice that something has gone wro...
I've often said that when it comes to trial technology, it’s not a question of if it will fail, but rather when it will fail, how bad that failure will be, how long it will take to fix it, and whether anyone else will even no...
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Trial Tech Tips - TrialDirector Bates Numbering
This article is the first in a series entitled “Trial Tech Tips.”
Focused on the crossroads of law and technology, and in no particular order, we
will share a collection of proven and tested methods for accomplishing a wide variety
of common and/or critical...
This article is the first in a series entitled “Trial Tech Tips.” Focused on the crossroads of law and technology, and in no particular order, we will share a collection of proven and tested methods for accomplishing a wide v...
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Microsoft OneDrive Goes Unlimited
Some time ago, I covered several of the most popular cloud files storage apps . Since that time, as the reliance upon cloud-based file
storage has pushed the limits of bandwidth (to transfer all of this data), Dropbox has upgraded their Pro account to 1TB
(...
Some time ago, I covered several of the most popular cloud files storage apps. Since that time, as the reliance upon cloud-based file storage has pushed the limits of bandwidth (to transfer all of this data), Dropbox has upgr...
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HDMI v. VGA: Time to Upgrade?
Although the HDMI video format has been available for
several years now, the majority of courtroom trial presentations are still done
with VGA cables and equipment in a 4:3 format. For comparison, the diagram
below shows common settings with monitor #2 in 1...
Although the HDMI video format has been available for several years now, the majority of courtroom trial presentations are still done with VGA cables and equipment in a 4:3 format. For comparison, the diagram below shows comm...
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Another intermediate adaptation is the disappearance of the VGA port on laptops (DELL XPS, et al) and the courtroom wired for VGA.   Mini-Displayport and Apple Thunderbolt adaptors will be key  going forward as well.

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Birmingham, AL
southeasternlegalvideo.com
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Since its introduction in 1990, PowerPoint has been used (and abused) by attorneys in countless trials. If you’ve been in trial since then, chances are you’ve seen some “interesting” creations. I know I have. For some excelle...
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Ted Brooks is one of the most widely-recognized figures in Trial Presentation and Legal Technology. He is a successful high-profile Trial Consultant, Founder of Trial Consulting Network, Litigation-Tech LLC, Trial Technology LinkedIn Group, author of the Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blog, and winner of the Law Technology News Award for Most Innovative Use of Technology During a Trial. He is actively involved in developing and presenting Continuing Education and Certification programs with the NCRA OLP, and ALSP. 

With a National Trial Consulting Network and offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Ted has provided trial presentation services in numerous high-stakes and high-profile matters, including the Los Angeles Dodgers divorce trial (with David Boies, Dennis Wasser, Bruce Cooperman, Mike Kump), People v. Robert Blake (with M. Gerald Schwartzbach), Western MacArthur v. USF&G ($3 Billion), May-Carmen v. Wal-Mart (Defense Verdict), PG&E v. U.S., People v. Dr Hootan Roozrokh, Shropshire v. City of Walnut Creek ($27.5M), Liou v. Caltrans ($12.5M) and a number of others on both sides in civil, criminal and family law cases.

Ted is a Committee Member of the National Court Reporters Assn, Organization of Legal Professionals Advisory Council and Trial Presentation Certification Committee. He is a Certified inData TrialDirector Trainer and a member of The American Society of Trial Consultants. 

A frequent speaker and author, Ted has written and presented legal technology topics for the California State Judiciary, CAOC Forum Magazine, Plaintiff Magazine, The Advocate Magazine, For The Defense, Defense Comment, Journal of Court Reporting, SF Trial Lawyer Magazine, ASTC The Jury Expert, U.C. Berkeley, NITA, ABOTA, LawNet, ADC, DRI, ILTA, SFTLA, American Lawyer Conference, Paralegal SuperConference, Law Technology News, Law Office Computing, Litigation Educators, Lorman Seminars, numerous Bar Associations, Government Agencies, and law firms.
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