The days of marking paper exhibits, giving them to the clerk, then asking for the exhibits back during trial are over. Modern jurors are used to technology, and are impatient when a trial moves along slowly because of a lack of preparation or experience on the part of the lawyers. Judges are acutely aware of how frustrated jurors get when the lawyers never seem to get to the point.
Join Don Stevens for a fast-paced 90-minute presentation on how to up your game by early preparation and having a strong grip on the applicable rules for displaying and using digital evidence to make your point and to persuade the jury by getting them to see the “beating, pulsing heart” of your story. You will learn what rules of evidence cover digital presentations of any type, how digital evidence can be effectively displayed to the jury during trial, and how to handle objections from your opponent who didn’t get the memo and had the paralegal do the PowerPoint. Be there. Dare ya!
Don C. Stevens, Don Stevens P.C.
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is a mediator in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. He is currently living and practicing in Cottonwood, Arizona and has his own firm, Don Stevens P.C. He has over forty years of civil trial experience, in state and federal courts throughout Arizona, He has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over 20 years. Don has had advanced mediation training, including two intensive annual programs presented by the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, located at Pepperdine University, Malibu California, as well as other advanced mediation training from the American Bar Association. Don has successfully mediated a wide variety of matters from automobile and other vehicle accidents to construction defect litigation, civil rights, employment discrimination, insurance coverage and bad faith, and complex partnership dissolutions. Don is also available for arbitrations, special master appointments and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He served as judge pro tem in Yavapai County for approximately five years with a full-time litigation and settlement conference calendar. Don's extensive trial experience allows him to bring a fresh perspective to each dispute regarding risks and potential outcomes. His enthusiasm and creative solutions allow the parties to find a common ground for agreement. He has a strong balanced approach between respect for the process and the independence of the parties, as well as creative methods for helping the parties move from initial positions to resolution.