Using an iPad in a Jury Trial
In April of 2011, we began the trial. We structured our trial plan and presentation around these overarching themes, using the ABC Regulations and Dram Shop provisions as key demonstrative exhibits. In addition to our live witness testimony, we would need a variety of medical records and films, several police investigation reports and witness statements, the 911 transcript and audio tape, several diagrams and photos, and the ability to play a videotaped deposition. In all, we had more than 45 key trial exhibits, which we felt would be easily manageable in most any presentation system.
In view of our focus, and the challenges the case presented, we decided to take an entirely different approach — and turn to an Apple iPad for our trial evidence presentation.