Step 1.2.2 Draw the facts
Draw charts, timelines, and other pictures to help you visualize the parties, events, and transactions. Preparing charts and other pictures forces you to comprehend the facts, because you cannot represent the facts graphically unless you understand what happened.109 Use tools like TimeLine Maker, Bee Docs, TimeMap, CaseMap, and Analyst's Notebook.110 Or even prepare timelines in simple Word tables or Excel spreadsheets.
109 Charles R Calleros, Legal Method and Writing (5th, 2006) 108.
110 I thank Kate Greenwood for introducing us to several of these tools.