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Mills & Associates Capitalizes On High Tech Opportunities At Las Vegas’ Regional Justice Center

Nestled between the dazzling lights of downtown Las Vegas’s Fremont Street Experience and the spectacular multi-million dollar casinos located on Las Vegas Boulevard, i.e., “The Strip” lies our new and technologically advanced courthouse: the Regional Justice Center. Our Regional Justice Center houses four different court systems, formerly housed separately – the Eighth Judicial District Court, Las Vegas Township Justice Court, Las Vegas Municipal Court and the Nevada Supreme Court. The Regional Justice Center was designed as a “smart-courthouse”. It is served by a state-of-the art fiber-optic backbone, which enables attorneys in the courthouse to have access to and the ability to integrate into their trials and hearings cutting-edge exhibit display and state of the art computer access and use.

900557_laptop Each courtroom is setup to allow for the electronic presentation of photographs, charts, and almost any other type of evidence, reducing the need to create expensive enlarged or multiple exhibits and thereby saving clients’ money. A document viewer called ELMO is also available for each courtroom. This viewer can electronically enlarge photographs, papers, and any other evidence for simultaneous viewing on a large presentation monitor by the jury, and smaller monitors for the witnesses, judge, and counsel.

At Mills & Associates, we are prepared to take full advantage of the amenities offered by the Regional Justice Center. Training in Microsoft Word, Abacus, (our case management software), PowerPoint, and the use of all the courthouse facilities to the advantage of our clients is continuing and ongoing.

The courthouse is also Wi-Fi equipped, (wireless internet access), enabling the attorneys of Mills & Associates to easily access and transfer data files between the courthouse and the office, as well as communicate with the staff and other attorneys even as the trial is ongoing.

All this technology can be put to great use in behalf of the client. For example, during trial, the array of monitors can display a Powerpoint presentation during an opening or closing statement. The ELMO projection system can be used to demonstrate documents or photographs. By having the same evidence up on a large screen, as well as on monitors directly in front of the jurors, the attorney can guide the jurors through the evidence and point out exactly what he wants them to see and understand.

A trial is about marshalling the evidence and using it to persuade the jurors to decide the case in your client’s favor. The attorneys and staff of Mills & Associates are proud to say that they are prepared to utilize these technological advancements to better serve the clients and better persuade the jurors.

About Michael Mills

Mr. Mills practices in the area of civil litigation and appeals, with particular experience in matters involving trucking liability, insurance defense, insurance coverage, premises liability, products liability and defense of personal injury. Mr. Mills is a member of the Trucking Insurance Defense Association, the Defense Research Institute Trucking Committee and the Nevada Motor Transport Association. Mr. Mills is licensed to practice before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Utah Supreme Court. He is also licensed to appear before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Nevada and Utah, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Mills has created 3 Blogs for the benefit of the insurance industry. He serves as editor and publisher of the Nevada Insurance Law Blog, the Nevada Coverage and Bad Faith Blog and the Nevada Trucking Law Blog.

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