How to Create a Timeline For Your Case: First Steps to Take and Choices to Make, by Morgan Smith, Cogent Legal Blog
In litigation, almost every case will benefit from a timeline that lays out key facts and circumstances in a chronological order. The process of making a timeline can help you, the attorney, organize and strengthen your argument, and the end result is a clear and compelling visual presentation that will help all parties involved better understand your case.
But, which program should you use to create it? This is one question where there is simply no single best answer, and a lot depends on the forum you intend to use the timeline in. This post covers some benefits and drawbacks to different timeline tools and formats so you can determine which to use. To see a variety of timeline samples, please our timeline and portfolio sections of our website.