Powerpoint in Court

I am often asked about what I think of PowerPoint in court.  I’ve only seen one PowerPoint presentation in an appellate argument.  The attorney who used it did a good job.  My only complaint was that I found myself confused about where to look.  Did I look at the screen or the attorney arguing?

Here is a link to an article in Wired about a Washington case that was reversed because of the prosecutor’s use of Powerpoint.

http://www.wired.com/2014/12/prosecutors-powerpoint-presentations/

If PowerPoint is used at trial, I would think that the parties would want the record to include a printed version of the slides either for identification or as evidence.

Here is a link to the article in the ABA Journal.

 

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