Cutting-Edge Technology in Law and the Courtroom

Cutting-Edge Technology in Law and the CourtroomTechnology in the courtroom has always been an evolving landscape, and at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP we remain on the cutting edge. For over 20 years, we have used all the technology at our disposal to help clients with their cases, both in and out of the courtroom. Although the tech may change over the decades, we have adapted accordingly to best meet the needs of our clients.

Back when we first started, some of the newer technology for attorneys and law firms included things like video cameras, digital cameras, and electronic whiteboards. However, these changed the game for the courtroom. Previously, lawyers relied on the use of overhead projection of slides, or blown-up photographs on foamboard. The advent of digital technology allowed attorneys and law firms like us to highlight and enhance cases and presentations in more compelling detail, starting with programs like Microsoft PowerPoint and moving up from there.

The American Bar Association (ABA) talks about some of the first technologies used in courtrooms, and next we will discuss some of the more cutting-edge platforms and programs we have instituted here at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow.

Per the ABA, “Whatever the circumstances in a particular courthouse (or administrative agency), lawyers and judges must be prepared to use a basic level of technology during opening statements, evidence presentation, and closing arguments during administrative, civil, and criminal proceedings.”

These earlier technologies, many still used today, include:

  • Video displays and monitors
  • Annotation monitors, to mark exhibits
  • Witness monitors, to display evidence to witnesses
  • Evidence cameras, to display evidence to the courtroom
  • A variety of laptop and digital inputs for litigants and counsel
  • Audio/video devices
  • Printing and storage of digital documents and exhibits
  • Wireless installation and access
  • Remote testimony and videoconferencing

Current and emerging technologies allow us to build on these, make them smaller and more efficient, and take our services even a step further.

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow on the cutting edge

When looking for a personal injury attorney, you want to find the right fit. One of your considerations should be how well your attorney stays current on local laws, statutes, and strategies. If a law firm cannot or will not keep up with changing technology, they may not keep up on changing legal attitudes, either. It is crucial your lawyer understands creative and strategic thinking, and this includes how to proceed with a case.

This is why firm partner and trial attorney Barry Eichen is invested in and dedicated to using the latest and greatest technologies – whether utilizing footage from a video doorbell or conducting a remote interview – to help his clients achieve the best possible results. Even as far back as 2006, Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow was mentioned in NJ Super Lawyers for our “aggressive high-technology approach to handling complex, multi-million dollar personal injury cases.”

Some of the tools we use in our New Jersey offices to enhance the effectiveness of our services include:

  • Online services. We understand that not everyone is able to make it into the office, whether due to severe injury or pandemic-related reasons. Technology makes it possible to conduct video interviews, meetings, and testimony. We have secure file storage and e-signature capabilities, and you never have to worry about your privacy.
  • Discovery. With the advent of inexpensive digital security devices (like video doorbells and dashboard cameras), we know evidence is everywhere. Our team understands how to utilize devices like Ring doorbells, email and texts, body cam footage, digital photos, dash cams, archived data, and more to help bolster your case.
  • Data analysis. Computer programs can find patterns where humans cannot. This can help our attorneys move quickly through piles and piles of data, looking for the information and evidence we need in a much shorter amount of time.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, find out how Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow can help. We put our years of experience to work for you – let us advocate for you. Call our office at 732-777-0100, or complete our contact form to arrange a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Edison, Red Bank, or Toms River. We also offer free home and hospital visits.