Using Video on Direct Examination

Advantages of video for presenting witnesses by video even if they are available to attend the trial: Trial Skills, Direct

A large screen in the courtroom is an effective way to present testimony on direct examination as jurors are comfortable with video. Video changes the pace of trial; makes the trial lawyer's task at trial easier. Methods for making video more useful and interesting: composition of the shot used by the video camera; using two cameras; using visuals in the video; focus of the witness when answering questions; good lighting and avoiding glare; appropriate clothing.

Time: 17:23


Ed Stein

Ed Stein

Ed Stein practices in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has regularly taught trial and deposition skills for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Michigan... - complete bio


If you cannot see the video above, you may download it here


SRS Advocacy Skill provides content in the following areas: 30(b)(6) depositions, Civil litigation skills, Closing argument, Courtroom technique, Cross examination of witnesses, Demonstrative evidence, Deposition Deposition skills, Deposition training, Direct examination of witnesses, Evidence Expert witness, Fact witness, Flip charts, Impeachment, Jury trial, Jury selection, Lay witness, Laying foundation, Legal ethics, Litigation Litigation skills, Litigation training, Opening statement, Oral testimony, PowerPoint in trial, Pretrial negotiations, Pretrial skills, Trial, Trial advocacy, Trial exhibits, Trial graphics, Trial practice skills, Trial practice training, Trial skills, Trial training, Voir dire, and Witness preparation