At LegalTech New York tomorrow, ALM and the Courtroom View Network will formally announce the launch of CourtroomLive, a new Web service that broadcasts trials and courtroom proceedings live and on demand.
“CourtroomLive captures courtroom proceedings to deliver live and on-demand video directly to subscribers’ desktops. Viewers can simultaneously view video of the proceedings while examining digital snapshots of evidence presented in court. Video is used for trial preparation, research, and educational purposes by a range of legal and business professionals, from litigators to in-house counsel to financial analysts to educational institutions.”
An announcement last September, when the two companies first teamed up to develop the new service, explained possible uses:
“Video products and services will be available through www.courtroomview.com and the Law.com network, allowing subscribers to view full trials or key elements such as opening and closing arguments and expert witness testimony, along with all exhibits presented to the jury. Attorneys can use video to evaluate opposing counsel, assess witness credibility and effectiveness, and analyze related litigation to assist in trial preparation. Video can also be used by in-house counsel to track trial progress, by law schools for teaching in conjunction with classroom work, and by law firms for in-house training of associates.”
Access to individual trials is sold on a subscription basis. A quick review of available proceedings found one-year subscriptions ranging in price from $199 to $3,500.