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TrialLine creates cloud-based timelines from any device

Technology for Lawyers

Published: June 21, 2019

Many, many years ago, I consulted for a company that was developing a visualized timeline product for the legal community. This was actually before Windows dominated the market and was developed a Pick operating system (you’ll have to look that up). It was revolutionary, and several public defenders’ offices in Louisiana, Florida, Kentucky and elsewhere bought it.

But it was difficult to run—no point-and-click, all function keys.

There are now several desktop-based timeline products around, but they also have limitations. Particularly, they are limited to the desktop. In today’s world, that limitation is becoming more and more fatal.

Enter the new product TrialLine (https://trialline.net/##UID/##), a visual timeline creator that works in the cloud across any and all platforms.

TrialLine is very reasonably priced at about 10 dollars per case per month, with volume discounts available. That price also includes digital case document storage and the app’s full functionality.

The product works from the ground up in a second-by second display mode. It has four different vires, depending on how the lawyers want to material displayed to the jury.

The views: Relative View shows events by time. Carousel View shows events side-by-side. List View is text-based and offers a view like a spreadsheet. And Slide View creates a PowerPoint-like experience.

The app offers two export options. The first is to make the slide show into a file suitable for printing. The second is to export to Word or Excel for full or category-specific case summaries.

Data entry lines include fields for date, time, case-specific categories, Bates and exhibit numbers, professional providers, bills, text descriptions and tags. Documents and videos can be uploaded and attached to specific events.

TrialLine can be accessed by the entire team—lawyers, clients and experts-- from any device for both uploading and downloading information in real time. That means that the timeline itself grows as the team works on it, so everyone can see and contribute to it moment to moment. Sharing takes place via an email link which is displayed on one page, which allows the admin to control who sees what.

Seems worth a look to me.