David J.S. Ziff, Say Goodbye to Bad Digital Presentations, Wash. St. B. News, June 2022, at 20.
Say Goodbye to Bad Digital Presentations
As a lawyer, you undoubtedly do a lot of writing, from motions to contracts to mediation letters. And you communicate your legal analysis in other ways: anything from oral arguments to client meetings. For each mode of communication, you’ve likely developed a strategy and method of preparation. You don’t just show up to the Court of Appeals and wing it.
But you might not be giving proper attention to one common type of communication: digital presentations. Slide decks, PowerPoints, or whatever else you might call them, are inescapable in modern legal practice. Whether your audience is a jury, an adjudicator, a client, or other attorneys, chances are you’ve spent some time creating digital presentations.
Unfortunately, these presentations often don’t receive the same lawyerly attention as the more “traditional” forms of legal communication.