How to Help Jurors Understand Spatial Relationships

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Good visual presentations enhance juror attention, cognition and retention in the courtroom. By providing comparisons and reference points familiar to the juror, demonstratives can help communicate difficult concepts and data. Understanding of spatial information (e.g., positions, sizes and movement) particularly benefits from graphical representation.

In today’s blog post, we’ll explore a diagram from NASA’s Apollo 11 Lunar Landing program, and other sample graphics, and then discuss takeaway lessons for litigators planning trial graphics. These litigation examples provide visual context for scale, position and movement.

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Published In: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Updates, Professional Practice Updates, Toxic Torts Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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