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Denove, Rowell & Bennett are on the cutting edge of
presenting compelling demonstrative evidence.
evidence is a tool of persuasion. It clarifies and
simplifies points. It helps the jury understand the issues
raised at trial. Demonstrative evidence can be as simple as
a word written on butcher paper in front of a jury or as
elaborate as a three dimensional animation.
of Demonstrative Evidence
The following are
examples of demonstrative evidence we created for our
Denove, Rowell & Bennett we believe the more
the jury sees, the better they
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Expert testimony can be
confusing. To clarify the technical testimony, boards that
visually explain the expert's opinions are often useful. On
occasion, multiple boards are used to explain different aspects
of the accident or the accident avoidance sequence.
Click here to see an example of an Accident Reconstruction Board.
Celebration of Life Videos
When someone dies, he or she leaves behind loved ones who
continue to suffer a loss. To enable the jury to understand who
the decedent was and how much he or she meant to the family left
behind, that person's story must be told. To assist the jury in
getting to know the decedent, photographs, letters, cards and
home videos can be collected, edited and videotaped to show the
After the evidence has been presented to the jury, the attorney
has the right to give closing argument. Some trials are over in
days, while others may go on for months.
Using boards to illustrate the points the attorney is making
during closing will help the jury understand the points.
Click here to see examples of Closing Argument Boards.
If one picture is worth a thousand words, a computer
animation can tell the entire story. Computer animations can
allow the jury to see the accident through the eyes of the
plaintiff, the defendant or a third person.
Click here to see an example of a Computer Animation.
How one displays
demonstrative evidence is dependant upon the evidence one wishes to
introduce and the physical limitations of the courtroom. One or more
easels can be placed in the courtroom to display demonstrative
evidence boards. Demonstrative evidence can also be displayed on
projection screens or television monitors using PowerPoint, Elmo,
DVD or video.
should go into deciding the type of demonstrative evidence to use,
as well as the information to display. Too much information can
confuse the jury. Too much demonstrative evidence can diminish its
effectiveness. Demonstrative evidence that isn't accurate is worse
than no evidence at all.
Cheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett
has the extensive resources to handle the most complex legal
matters, yet is small enough to offer individualized service to our
At Cheong, Denove,
Rowell & Bennett we believe the more you know, the better choice you