Interview with Thomas Vidal
What would you say to someone considering adopting Aeon Timeline?
As a lawyer who has to deal with facts - which is all of us — this is a powerful tool to be able to use to capture those facts and to be able to present them. It is a great tool to make sure that you can see connections within facts and data within a case, and figure out how to create persuasive arguments around those facts.
What advice would you have for someone new to Aeon Timeline?
If you can launch Microsoft Excel or build a table in Microsoft Word, you can use Aeon Timeline. If you want to get nerdy about how to structure your case analysis, you can drill down into defining templates. Those features enhance your productivity across cases or your entire practice.
But just out of the box, Aeon Timeline works great. There are a few times where I don’t have the bandwidth to deal with all the details built into my own template, so I will just start one using a basic template, put the facts in, and as the case develops we will migrate it to a custom template.
Do you include timelines in your court presentations?
Timeline view is fantastic. I export subsets to PDF documents that I can use to present to a client or include a snapshot into a court document. Sometimes courts just say “give me a listing of what happened”, so they have kind of mile markers of where things are, and a lot of times we will create timelines of those things.
Since adopting Aeon Timeline, I haven’t been in a position where I have to create a poster board or a computer graphic that has a lengthy timeline, but I have done a lot of that in my past cases, so it's only a matter of time.
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