TrialLine’s New ‘Contacts’ Feature

TrialLine recently added a new ‘Contacts’ feature that enables you to add contacts to your TrialLines, and these contacts can then be associated with specific events, facts and documents.

This allows you to create contact-specific views of your TrialLine that can be used in depositions, witness examinations or as a visual aid to help you get a better understanding of a particular person’s role in your case. Continue reading “TrialLine’s New ‘Contacts’ Feature”

Case Chronologies Help Attorneys Win

Case chronologies are powerful tools that can help attorneys win for their clients. A well designed, and well utilized chronology is a compelling and engaging way to clearly communicate the details of your case. But they also offer a number of very useful, and less obvious advantages:  Continue reading “Case Chronologies Help Attorneys Win”

Engage Your Audience Better with Visual Trial Timelines

Research has shown that one of the most effective ways to communicate information clearly and persuasively, is through the use of visual cues. There are a number of benefits to using visuals, all of which should be very interesting to attorneys:

  • Better retention – The brain is extremely good at encoding images and recalling them at a later time. Studies have shown that connecting concepts and ideas to meaningful images can improve the recall of those concepts and ideas.
  • Faster comprehension – The human brain is capable of processing images very quickly, and of gleaning a remarkable amount of detail in just a brief period of time.
  • Deeper understanding – Images communicate information without using language, which engages the mind in non-linguistic ways, which can lead to deeper understanding of a subject, and even emotional responses. 

Combine the benefits of using visual aids with the tendency of human beings to think linearly, and it becomes clear how using a fact chronology or visual trial timeline in your legal work, can be a powerful way not only to communicate the important facts of your case to others, but also to solidify and understand the facts in your own mind.  Continue reading “Engage Your Audience Better with Visual Trial Timelines”