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Think Outside the Box – Break an Impasse – Settle a case

Great lawyers are gifted in two areas: their knowledge of the law their ability to present and persuade The rules of evidence dictate how a legal argument is presented in court. However, during pretrial, great lawyers realize they are not as restricted, and can creatively use their gift of persuasion to better represent their clients. […]

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Feel the Pain, Win the Case

In the book, Experiencing Other Minds in the Courtroom, Neal Feigenson describes how the value of visual evidence is significantly impacted by who creates it, how it is made, and how it is presented. His ground-breaking research is of critical importance for personal injury lawyers today because the use of video is expanding exponentially in […]

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This video helped beat the odds.

In the unfortunate event of a vehicular accident where a pedestrian is killed, it’s unlikely to consider the potential for the deceased to be at any fault. Sadly, in the case of Wagmeister vs. Simmonds, this circumstance did occur. With a difficult case to both illustrate and prove, John Cirello, Esq. turned to Geomatrix Productions […]

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Portraying Pain: How a five-minute video helped grant justice for Ismael Alvarado

Ismael Alvarado’s leg had been pinned between the back end of the pickup truck and the large industrial trash compactor. He begged the driver to call 911, but she was so traumatized at the sight of the bones protruding from his shin that she collapsed in hysterics. Smearing blood across the surface of his cell […]

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Five Essential Legal Video Questions Answered

          She has a story - choose the right video company to tell it. Not everyone with a camera can produce a video that will stand up in court. Video prepared for litigation has the Rules of Evidence to consider. A firm that specializes in legal video production will provide a [...]

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How Do I Prepare for an Electronic Trial?

Electronic evidence lets everyone in the courtroom see exhibits simultaneously. Evidence comes to life as key information is presented through our legal video services. In today’s visual society, presenting evidence through digital video production has become essential. Contact your trial technician early. In a simple one hour meeting we can form a presentation plan to [...]

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How Do I Schedule a Video Deposition?

Savvy litigators are using video depositions as a powerful discovery tool.  At trial, jurors rely heavily on nonverbal communication like eye contact and body language to judge the veracity of a witness, making video testimony invaluable.   A video deposition is like any deposition.  A court reporter is normally present to swear in the witness [...]

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How Do I Edit a Video Deposition for Trial?

When playing a video deposition in court before a jury, attorneys are faced with the questions of how to edit the objections.   Advance ruling the judge and video editing provides for the most seamless presentation to the jury.  That said, there are 3 ways the editing can be done.   Electronic Editing Done in [...]

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How Do I Work With a Trial Technician?

Learning how to utilize electronic evidence such as video depositions at trial is much easier than you might expect. Directing your trial tech to an exhibit is not any harder than directing your witness to one.  The difference is that everyone in the room will be able to see it, which will make questioning a [...]

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How Do I Get a Deposition Synchronized?

Synchronized video depositions are a useful tool!  The video and transcript will show simultaneously on the screen and the software included allows easy keyword and page/line searching.  You can also create clips of pertinent sections of the deposition.   These clips can be used with other witnesses With opposing or co-counsel With other experts With [...]

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How Do I Play a Video Deposition in Court?

Plan Video Production Ahead of Time. Call to schedule the playback a week before your trial. In addition to helping the techs plan their schedules, it also allows time for video editing.   File the Video Production Equipment Permission Form. JD-CL-90 is the form you need to file with the court in order to bring [...]

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Questions to consider producing your Day in the Life Documentary

The Day in the Life Documentary video production is an essential piece of evidence in personal injury litigation.  It not only captures the extent of the damages suffered by the plaintiff, but, done over time, can chronicle recovery.   There is nothing more compelling than “being there” as a severely injured client struggles to learn [...]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Sync Your Video Deposition

Synchronizing a video deposition to the transcript is a necessary step to enable “final hour” video edits to be done at trial. However, “syncs” are also a great tool for trial preparation. Having a sync of your party opponents and their expert witnesses allow you to identify and create relevant video clips to use for […]

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Mediation, Arbitration or Settlement Programs …or, Oh No, What Do I Do Now?

Mediation, Arbitration or Settlement Programs …or, Oh No, What Do I Do Now? Cathie Reese, President of Geomatrix Productions, will be the guest speaker at the Central Connecticut Paralegal Association Dinner Meeting on Thursday, April 19 in East Windsor. She will offer insight into how Mediation, Arbitration and Settlement Programs are produced and how you [...]

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Using the Video Deposition at Trial

Using the Video Deposition at Trial Video depositions have come a long way since VHS recording was the method of choice in the mid-70’s. Video depositions are often used when a witness is unavailable for trial. Edited versions are played before the jury when the Court rules in advance on objections. But that’s only one [...]

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Timing the Day in the Life Documentary

Timing the Day in the Life Documentary The Day in the Life Documentary is an essential component of the personal injury lawsuit. There is no better way to illustrate damages than a well-produced video. The devastation brought upon a family when a catastrophic injury occurs should be captured soon after the incident. When years pass, [...]

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Three Questions to Consider About Your Litigation Video

Three Questions to Consider About Your Litigation Video Video for use in litigation is not one size fits all.  At Geomatrix, we approach every video with the unique needs of the individual case in mind.  There are several line items we use in determining cost, including consultation, video recording and video editing time required to [...]

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Video Helps Facilitate Settlement

Video Helps Facilitate Settlement The family of a 73-year-old man who was killed after getting hit in the head by a felled tree will collect $950,000 after settling their lawsuit against the tree company hired by the town of Simsbury, CT. Attorney John Houlihan of RisCassi and Davis noted that initially the two sides were [...]

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Michael D’Amico: Words of Wisdom

Michael D'Amico: Words of Wisdom Michael A. D’Amico, Esq, of D’Amico, Griffin, and Pettinicchi, LLC talks about why he uses electronic evidence at trial.   “Any case that’s worth trying is worth a good presentation of evidence.”

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Michael D’Amico on Working with Electronic Trial Presentations

Michael D'Amico on Working with Electronic Trial Presentations Michael A. D’Amico, Esq, of D’Amico, Griffin, and Pettinicchi, LLC, discusses the benefits of presenting electronic media at trial. With electronic trial presentations, the only limit is your own imagination.

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Michael D’Amico on Taking the Stress Out of Trial Presentations

Michael D'Amico on Taking the Stress Out of Trial Presentations Michael A. D’Amico, Esq, of D’Amico, Griffin, and Pettinicchi, LLC explains how Geomatrix Productions takes the stress out of putting together a seamless electronic trial presentation.

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Michael D’Amico on Using Electronic Evidence at Trial

Michael D’Amico on Using Electronic Evidence at Trial Michael A. D’Amico, Esq, of D’Amico, Griffin, and Pettinicchi, LLC gives a brief case study of how he has used electronic evidence at trial.

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Michael D’Amico on Impeaching a Witness Using a Synchronized Video Deposition

Michael D’Amico on Impeaching a Witness Using a Synchronized Video Deposition Michael A. D’Amico, Esq, of D’Amico, Griffin, and Pettinicchi, LLC explains how to use a synched video deposition at trial.

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Michael D’Amico on the Benefits of Videotaping Depositions

Michael D’Amico on the Benefits of Videotaping Depositions Michael A. D’Amico, Esq, of D’Amico, Griffin, and Pettinicchi, LLC talks about why he videotapes most of his depositions.

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Five Essential Legal Video Questions Answered

Five Essential Legal Video Questions Answered She has a story – choose the right video company to tell it. Not everyone with a camera can produce a video that will stand up in court. Video prepared for litigation has the Rules of Evidence to consider. A firm that specializes in legal video production will provide a level of [...]

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