Lessons from ABOTA Masters in Trial: Cutting-Edge Techniques for 21st Century Evidentiary Issues


We are in the midst of a big data explosion. E-discovery, metadata, black box data, cell phone records, social media … the list goes on and on. Last Friday at the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Masters in Trial in San Francisco, I learned how trial lawyers are navigating and harnessing this brave new world of big data (or as they refer to it, evidence) to their advantage with demonstrative aids and expert testimonies. As a bona fide data visualization geek and ex-debater, my day in a room full of lawyers talking data was quite a treat.

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