Who We Are
Best Evidence Presentations is a full service trial presentation and litigation support company, specializing in in-trial evidence presentation. We offer complete start to finish trial consulting services, including Document Management, Exhibit Production, In-trial Support and Courtroom Equipment Setup.
Our mission is to provide excellence in organization while showcasing proven, cutting edge technology. We strive to seamlessly integrate with your team to prepare and present trial evidence.
Our experience ranges in a variety of civil matters, in both State and Federal courts; including Construction Defect, Roadway Design, Personal Injury, Use of Force and Officer Involved Shootings. Each case requires an individual approach and our experience will help you develop a custom presentation based upon your unique strategy. Best Evidence Presentations has more than 10 years of litigation support experience which allows us to anticipate the needs of our clients and to exceed their expectations.
I have been working in litigation support for over 10 years. I started part-time in the early 2000's by synchronizing depositions and scanning documents. As my experience and understanding grew I took on more and more tasks to facilitate the back end processes, learning how it all comes together...
What We Do
When we start working on a case with you and your firm we will need several things as soon as they are available: Complaint; Case Summary; Depositions, Deposition Exhibits and Deposition Video; Key Documents; Document Productions; Original Photograph Files; Audio Files; Video Files; Trial Exhibits; Exhibit List; and Witness List.
We add all of the documents, photos and exhibits into our document database. We handle scanning paper documents and processing e-discovery documents. Once we have the documents in the database we can: create custom indexes using the documents’ meta-data or our own descriptions; OCR; create bates-numbered productions; and export images and load files.
Deposition transcripts are loaded into our trial database for quick testimony searches. If the deposition was videographed then we convert the video into a high quality format and synchronize it. Deposition synchronization allows you to designate a portion of the transcript to be played for the jury so they can see and hear the witness answer in his/her own voice. Deposition synchronization is useful for impeachment, refreshing recollection and in-lieu of live testimony.
As the beginning of trial draws close we work with the attorneys to prepare opening presentations and also exhibits from their witness outlines. We often use PowerPoint to create timelines or help give the jury understand the evidence and their role. We will also contact the court to ensure that we have the necessary equipment in the courtroom to properly display the evidence in your case.
Additionally, we can prepare both printed exhibit binder sets and digital exhibits for opposing counsel, co-counsel and the court. In either case, each page is electronically endorsed with the unique exhibit and page number. Marking each page prevents mix-ups and helps keep everyone on the same page. In the printed sets, each binder is identified by a volume number and which exhibits are contained within.
In addition to presenting evidence in the courtroom, during trial we work coordinate with the attorneys and staff to: add any new exhibits; create new deposition testimony clips; and prepare exhibits for witnesses. We also work with the attorney to prepare a presentation for closing argument. We keep record of every exhibit shown during the course the trial to aid in gathering the admitted exhibits for the jury.