Harness the Power of Video-Enhanced Summations

At the end of each day of a five-week trial in Middlesex County, N.J., plaintiffs’ lawyers Barry Eichen and William Levinson spent hours reviewing and editing video footage of testimony, while defense lawyers did the same. During summations, each side played back the culled clips on a 4-by-6-foot screen, glossed by their own commentary.

After taking in both video shows, the jury on Aug. 10 awarded $19 million to the family of a railroad mechanic who died of asbestos-related lung disease.

The technique, known as video-enhanced summation, is still new to New Jersey. Few courtrooms are set up with technology allowing lawyers to obtain a DVD recording of each day’s proceedings.

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