Augmented Reality Lawyers – The New Era of Litigation

Augmented reality is a technology which is creating ripples and can blur the lines between reality and the computer-generated environment. The technology has matured to make the lives of lawyers more productive and efficient. AR in the future is likely to disrupt the way lawyers and litigators are practicing the law worldwide.  From creating apps such as a language translator that could help non-English speaking clients to say their viewpoint in the courtroom to re-creating a criminal scene, AR is turning out to be a one-stop destination for lawyers and litigators. The technology is changing the realm of litigation and helping the jury members to make an informed and correct decision without wasting time.

Here are a few benefits which AR imparts to the litigation sector.

Augmented Reality Makes demonstrative exhibits

The budding technology is used to make demonstrative exhibits like providing the jury with a walking tour of the crime scene or the accident site and creating land surveys for any real estate cases. These demonstrative exhibits work wonders in the courtroom because earlier lawyers used to waste a lot of time explaining and giving details about the crime scene. A holistic overview of the scene helps in recreating the crime scene. Furthermore,  augmented reality is empowering victims of violent crimes by allowing them to provide testimony from a remote location. The technology is protecting these victims from emotional harm because they don’t have to face the attacker or criminal in the court.  Undoubtedly, AR is taking litigation to the next level and leaving no stone un-turned to help juries reach a conclusion.

augmented reality Assists in & outside the courtroom

In the courtroom, jurors can wear AR headsets to view the life-like image of the human body and the relevant medical malpractices. The real-time walkthrough is more impactful than a whiteboard,  slides, or presentations. The technology is helping the jurors get as close as they could get to reality without being present in real life. Furthermore, the jurors can easily manipulate different scenarios to understand what might have happened when the crime took place. Also, if the trial takes place in a different location than the location of the juror, he/she may attend the hearing through AR without having to travel to the trial location. The sky is the limit when it comes to courtroom application of AR.

Augmented reality is changing the landscape by providing transformative applications to the lawyers. In many trials, the litigators learn about a subject matter through education, which they gather from the experts. Using augmented reality, lawyers can compare the working of a healthy heart with an unhealthy heart, which stopped working properly due to wrong medication by the doctor. AR is opening new doors for lawyers and empowering them to bring imagination to the courtroom.

At first glance, augmented reality may not appear to have a legal applications, but in fact the future looks exciting even for lawyers.

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