Section Meeting - Technology

  • 31 Mar 2016
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth, 660 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1600, Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • 19


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Putting Your Best Case Forward, Trial Presentation: Tools and Techniques for Managing a Powerful Trial Presentation

Presented by: Joe Cerda, Multimedia Litigation & Support Manager at HG Litigation Services and Director of Trial Operations at Trial Resource in Dallas, Texas.

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Synopsis: The advantages of using technology at the time of trial, hearings or ADR are stunning. Using technology lends many advantages to attorneys/law firms when preparing their case(s) for trial or ADR. This comprehensive class is meant to educate on the various forms of available software and hardware options, while providing insight into changes in technology to apply strategically to your case. 

This class will also give an overview of different forms of electronic media, delivery, and effective presentation methods. 

Also in this class, paralegals will receive education and training in practical applications of trial presentation software and apps. This will help to enable participants to prepare for trial in an effective, time-efficient manner. Participants will learn how to best structure their case(s) clearly and effectively for a successful, seamless presentation to a judge, jury or mediator in trial or ADR. Attorneys/paralegals will receive education and advice regarding wired courtrooms and tools to use for optimal trial advantage. 

This class has been thoughtfully crafted with today’s sophisticated juries and lawyers from all types of litigation practice areas in mind. As technology advances and becomes more readily available to each and every consumer, the court room stakes get higher in terms of presentation and expectations. This fact brings to light fresh new ideas as well as cautionary tales.

Speaker Bio: Joe currently serves as Multimedia Litigation & Support Manager at HG Litigation Services and Director of Trial Operations at Trial Resource in Dallas, Texas. He is also on the NCRA Certified Legal Video Specialist council ( where he educates new and veteran videographers from across the nation on standards of legal videography and he teaches best practice of electronic evidence preparation and presentation to use in trial presentation software. Here he is uniquely positioned to stay at the forefront of legal technology as he oversees the daily multimedia operations of a national firm.

Joe’s education and experience in his field are extensive: he is a Certified Legal Video Specialist, Certified Visionary Trial Technician, LiveNote Certified Multimedia Expert, has advanced training in Sanction, is InData-certified on Trial Director, and possesses more than a decade of experience in multimedia litigation support. He currently presents CLE courses for attorneys across the state of Texas and throughout the country, training them in the use of new technology, trial support software, and assisting them in transitioning from conventional to paperless trials.

Originally from Houston, Texas, Joe Cerda began his career in the legal field in 1998 at Houston Reporting and Video, where he held the position of Legal Video Specialist and Trial Editor. In 2003, he was recruited by HG Litigation Services, a small Dallas, Texas court reporting agency. Joe’s role in this company was “everything”, and the next nine years was marked by exponential growth for HG, which transformed from a local court reporting firm with just a few employees into a national, full-service litigation support firm; supporting law firms throughout the United States.

OCPA is a State Bar of California Approved MCLE provider and certifies that this seminar qualifies for MCLE CREDIT 1.0.

Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth, 660 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1600, Newport Beach, CA 92660. THANK YOU SYCR for hosting this event. Be sure to visit:

Parking: Park in the structure next door for a fee or in the mall at Fashion Island near Neiman Marcus; no validation provided by Stradling and OCPA does not reimburse for parking fees.  

Lunch will be provided by HG Litigation. 

Event Fee: $10.00 for OCPA members, $20.00 for non-members and $20.00 for all walk-ins who have not pre-registered online (both members and non-members) IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE. Walk-ins are on a first come first serve basis.

PLEASE NOTE: Effective January 1, 2016, OCPA will no longer accept checks as form of payment for event registration. Please log in to your OCPA account to submit electronic payment via credit card, debit card or PayPal.   

*Space is limited for all OCPA events, so please submit your reservation via this website event. Walk-ins are welcome on a first come first serve basis if space is available.

*Cancellation Policy - If you need to cancel your reservation, please e-mail the Technology Section Chairs Donna McNally at, Grady Glover at and Kim Passey at  No refunds will be issued. Credit for a future meeting will be held in your OCPA account which may be applied to future meetings if your cancellation is received no less than 48 hours prior to the event.

Please note: Credit will not be issued to passport holders. 

Questions? Please contact the Technology Section Chairs Donna McNally at, Grady Glover at or Kim Passey at If you have a topic or speaker you would like to hear at an upcoming section meeting, please let us know.

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