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UPDATE on Courtroom Simulator software

Hi all. I posted a few months ago about a courtroom simul rodorisio08/10/18
I remember your previous post. That's a big plus to get CLE jeffm08/10/18
Thanks. We’re hoping the CLE credit attracts some early ad rodorisio08/11/18
I just evaluated it. I've done a fair amount of jury trials jeffm08/11/18
Jeffm, thanks for the feedback. You touch on a very importan rodorisio08/11/18
Congratulations on your new software. This looks great. It nyclawyer08/11/18
Very cool! I'm barred in NJ/NY so I won't be trying it out j isthisit08/11/18
We actually submitted our program for CLE accreditation in N rodorisio08/11/18
If we buy it now, will we have to buy future updates or do w 2breedbares08/12/18
If you buy now, you will get all future (legal and technical rodorisio08/12/18
rodorisio (Aug 10, 2018 - 5:39 pm)

Hi all.

I posted a few months ago about a courtroom simulator software project. Some of you mentioned that you'd want to try out the software if it was CLE accredited in your state. Well, I'm happy to announce that we're now accredited in Colorado, California, Florida, and Illinois.... AND we're accredited for 2 Ethics credits in each of those states. So you get a total of 10 CLE credits, including 2 Ethics.

We're still on version 1 (version 1.3 to be exact) of the software, so there are definitely some rough patches, but anyone interested in trying it out and earning some CLE, you can find out more here: boom.trialboom.com/cle.

Our price hasn't changed, so it's still $149.99 (for 10 CLE, including 2 Ethics).

I'm really looking for some feedback, so to offset the cost and give you all more motivation to try out Trial Boom, you can take $50 off the CLE version if you enter "underground50" at checkout.

Email me if you have any questions - rodorisio at trialboom.com

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jeffm (Aug 10, 2018 - 6:40 pm)

I remember your previous post. That's a big plus to get CLE credit. Congratulations and good luck!

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rodorisio (Aug 11, 2018 - 6:19 am)

Thanks. We’re hoping the CLE credit attracts some early adopters to give us candid feedback on the software. We want to build what our customers want and need - whether that’s creating future civil cases, making the simulator more immersive (e.g., with VR), or adding more supplementary documentation that helps attorneys (and students) better understand Evidence and become better advocates in the courtroom.

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jeffm (Aug 11, 2018 - 11:08 am)

I just evaluated it. I've done a fair amount of jury trials and appeals, and I believe this would be a very good tool for any newcomer who wants to acquire enough skill not to be afraid to go to trial.

Frankly, even at the beginner level, I didn't do so well. lol. I had a lot of "Oh, yea!" moments following the very good explanations that come when you don't answer properly. I got the big ones, like "Hearsay," "Assumes Facts," etc., but I was missing some, like "Lack of Foundation," etc. I think your tool would help veterans sharpen their skills.

One word of caution. This tool is really, really good for developing the skill to quickly spot word patterns (in both questions and answers) which are objectionable. Just because something is objectionable does not mean it is always best to raise the objection in a real trial. Constant objections cause judges and jurors to become irritated with the person causing everything to come to a stop. Therefore, even though this tool is a very good way to quickly develop your trial skills, you still need to know when certain violations are harmless and should be let alone. This is not to suggest that TrialBoom should be changed. It is fine for its purpose, which is to teach you to spot objections and raise them.

Recommended for anyone wanting to develop important trial skills quickly.

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rodorisio (Aug 11, 2018 - 9:48 pm)

Jeffm, thanks for the feedback. You touch on a very important aspect of trial that we are working on developing for future versions -"treat your objections like silver bullets, and don't just shoot every hair guy walking down the street." There are times when OC might ask an objectionable question, but from a trial strategy standpoint, you might NOT want to object and let the witness answer, especially if it opens doors for you on CX.

Thank you for the positive feedback. We'll be coming out with new updates/products soon.

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nyclawyer (Aug 11, 2018 - 10:45 am)

Congratulations on your new software. This looks great. It reminds me of one I saw before that is very outdated.

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isthisit (Aug 11, 2018 - 2:32 pm)

Very cool! I'm barred in NJ/NY so I won't be trying it out just yet. But the concept is very interesting and I'd love to give it a whirl if you ever get accredited in my jurisdictions.

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rodorisio (Aug 11, 2018 - 9:50 pm)

We actually submitted our program for CLE accreditation in NJ and NY about a month ago, so we should be hearing back anytime now. I'll keep you updated.

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2breedbares (Aug 12, 2018 - 3:58 am)

If we buy it now, will we have to buy future updates or do we get the updates for free?

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rodorisio (Aug 12, 2018 - 12:34 pm)

If you buy now, you will get all future (legal and technical) updates to the People v Booth and Ethics Boom software for free. It’s a perpetual license at this point. When we develop and release more cases, you will get access to those at a heavily discounted price for getting Trial Boom now.

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