Open any recent periodical targeting attorneys and you will invariably find an article with a siren’s call to incorporate technology into trial presentations or risk being at a disadvantage to an opponent who can. What most of those articles overlook are the practical barriers to using technology that limits its usefulness in litigation.

While it can enhance a trial presentation, not every trial will benefit from the use of technology, and in many instances it can be a hindrance rather than an asset. Using technology judiciously will make you a better trial attorney.