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Two Webinars for Litigators: Adobe Acrobat (10/1 at noon) and PowerPoint Skills (10/8 at noon)

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I’m leading two webinars in the coming week that litigators may want to join.

First, tomorrow Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at noon Pacific, I’m leading “Technology Tips for the Litigator on Using Adobe Acrobat” for the Law Practice Management and Technology Section of the State Bar. In the session, I’ll cover power user tips for Adobe Acrobat including creating PDFs, editing PDFs, annotating PDFs, Bates Numbering, redacting, E-briefs, and hyperlinking. You can preview a copy of the slides that I’ll be using for the webinar at this link. This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit. You must register in advance in order to participate.

Second, on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at noon Pacific, I’ll be leading “PowerPoint Skills for Litigators,” a webinar hosted by Cogent Legal. Here’s a short video preview of the PowerPoint webinar and some of what we’ll be covering:

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PowerPoint Features Litigators Should Be Using – Free Webinar Wed. 10/8 at Noon Pacific

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At Cogent Legal, we often help litigators with PowerPoint, and now we plan to share some of our PowerPoint secrets for litigators in a free webinar. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at noon Pacific, and you can register by … [Continue reading]

PowerPoint Skills for Litigators – Free Webinar Wed. 10/8 at Noon Pacific

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Litigators use (and misuse) PowerPoint more than any other presentation tool. At Cogent Legal, we often help litigators with PowerPoint, and now we plan to share some of our PowerPoint secrets for litigators in a free webinar. The webinar will be … [Continue reading]

Tips for Better Presenting Photographs in Court

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Well-presented photographs are powerful tools for litigators. In this post, I'll share some samples that show how we've helped litigators use photographs in court, along with a number of tips for getting the most from your photographs in … [Continue reading]

Best Courtroom Presentation Provider, Once Again

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We're honored and thankful that The Recorder has recognized Cogent Legal as "Best Courtroom Presentation Provider" in its 2014 Annual Survey. This is the second year in a row that Cogent received the honor. If you're one of the people that voted … [Continue reading]

How Storyboards Helped Win a Multimillion-Dollar Verdict

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A recent case Cogent Legal worked on highlights how storyboards can be a great option for your case presentation. The name "storyboard" comes from animated movies where the entire plot of a movie is made in images, generally drawn by hand, … [Continue reading]

Beautiful Graphs of Large Data Sets for Litigation

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Numbers, and the interpretation of numbers, play a big role in litigation. Presenting numerical data in court often requires a good graph of the numbers to show changes and trends in the numbers. Litigators or litigants may be able to make simple … [Continue reading]

Step by Step Development of an Animation That Helps Settle a Case

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We all know the power of a well-done animation in front of a jury. Such animations can help visually explain concepts in moments instead of in hours. However, they can also be instrumental in settling a case. This fact was true in a recent case … [Continue reading]

Remote Tech Help for Busy Attorneys


"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke I’ve recently been using a cool new tool at Cogent Legal, remote conferencing software from Adobe Connect. The software allows me to share computer screens … [Continue reading]

The Need for Animations to Show Injury in PI Cases

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At Cogent Legal, we create graphics to visually convey concepts for business cases, patent cases, employment and more. One the most useful things we do, in my view as a former litigator who handled numerous PI cases, is create animations that show in … [Continue reading]