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Agency:                                 U.S. Department 
Location:                                Washington, DC

Clearance - Public Trust

Courtroom Presentation Specialist 
  • The proposed staff member assisting the case team must be available by phone for questions after business hours and during the weekend as trial preparation progresses.
  • The specialist may also need to be present during the trial in the event that an issue or error arises.  However, it is not anticipated that this person will be running the presentation from the hot seat during trial.
  • An in-person training session for NDDS staff member during trial preparation on how to make changes to the synchronization file and reload to Sanction is also required in order to make changes during trial.
  • Trials are currently scheduled for:
  • June 13, 2016
  • July 11, 2016
  • September 2016 (tentative)
  • October 2016  (tentative)
Description: Works with the trial team, including expert witnesses, to develop plans for trial or hearings using a courtroom presentation system.  Prepares exhibit images for particular uses (e.g. zooming in on or highlighting a particular paragraph, or setting up two exhibits side by side on the screen).  Develops simple graphic images/exhibits using standard off-the-shelf software packages.  Advises attorneys on the effectiveness of certain exhibits or sequences of exhibits. Is responsible for the smooth operation of the presentation system in the courtroom.  Digitizes audio and video clips.  Synchronizes clips with written transcripts.  The Courtroom Presentation Specialist needs to be a "jack-of-all-trades" capable of performing all trial and courtroom support functions, including equipment set up and troubleshooting, scripting, advising on graphics presentations, and courtroom operation of equipment.  
Qualifications. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a trial team through the entire pretrial and trial cycle, identifying and scanning exhibits, scripting with the attorneys, setting up the courtroom, operating and troubleshooting the system in the courtroom.  Must be thoroughly familiar with standard courtroom presentation packages such as Trial Director and Sanction.  Must have excellent oral communication skills.  Must be able to work effectively as a team member in an extremely pressured environment.  Must be able to work long hours for an extended period of time.  Trial experience required.  Familiarity with DOJ office automation environment helpful. Other automated litigation support experience valued.
 Estimated time for proposal:  40 hours

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