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I L T A W H I T E P A P E R | L I T I G A T I O N A N D P R A C T I C E S U P P O R T 68 The Struggle is Real: Using Trial Technolo with Millennials in the Jury Box B Y T I M P I G A N E L L I I n the early 1990's, when computers were not routinely used in homes or in offices, those of us who first wandered into the realm of trial technolo began using software and hardware tools for the presentation of evidence. At that time there were limitations in allowing the jury to view exhibits as they were discussed in trial. At long last, with technolo, we were able to augment and/or replace the blow-up boards displayed on an easel for the jury or handing out jury notebooks, and display imaged exhibits on large monitors positioned throughout the courtroom. The technolo was cumbersome and every trial required customized computers with "mountains of hardware" installed in the courtroom. The biggest advantage of this technolo was that we could display exhibits simultaneously on the screens placed around the courtroom and exhibits would be displayed to follow along with the attorneys witness examinations – while zooming in, annotating, and highlighting, to draw attention to portions of the document. This was considered "cool" and was considered state of the art – the first public illustration of this technolo outside the most advanced courtrooms was the 1995 O.J. Simpson trial – and that history is lost upon many millennials – except for occasional references to Robert Kardashian (Kim's dad) working on the defense team. For all the technolo advances that we have seen in litigation support since that trial, the use

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