Lawyers have to be good litigators and good litigators should be able to carry forward and retain the interest of the audience and jury effectively. Hence most of the litigating lawyers are good at story telling and have the expertise in teaching and also to a certain extent are able to entertain the audience. During litigation it is often a challenge to bring out the truth. The whole plot is seen by the lawyer and his job is to present the different characters systematically and most effectively. Hence it becomes necessary to dramatize certain aspects and evidences that will other wise remain hidden from the outer world. This is possible through legal animation.
Legal animation involves use of 2D/ 3D animated graphics and visuals, which usually imitates an event that has occurred. This is achieved using computers and professional animation experts who can recreate an entire event graphically and animate it such that it can convey the subtle features that have to be brought out for the jury and audience to understand. The main objective of the litigator is to maker the legal animation a very memorable, powerful and effective experience for the jury. Different perspectives are used in animation to give different views to the same event and this can be an eye opener to the audience.
Some examples of legal animation used during litigation include,
- Reenactment of an accident on highway
- Showing the effects of slow poison on the brain
- Explain reverse engineering of duplicating a patent product
- Forensic animation
- Technical Charts/stills
- Evidence for the timing of a gun
- Recreating the past of a city street
Managed Outsource Solutions (MOS ) is a US based legal outsourcing service provider that offers highly effective, legal animation services besides other services like, legal transcription, legal research, legal documentation, litigation support and the like to its clients in the UK, Canada, the US and Australia.