Lawyers Get Organized With Microsoft’s OneNote

Microsoft’s OneNote is an easy-to-use electronic notebook and organizational system (Windows, Mac, iPad, Android, Windows Phone and Kindle) that is one of the most useful tools in my electronic arsenal.   Heavy in features, OneNote is totally integrated with the Microsoft Office suite, so you likely already have it installed if you use a Windows PC with Outlook.  If it is not installed … Read More

Presenting Witnesses at Trial or Hearing using Skype, Facetime, iPad, etc.

  In the relentless drive to reduce litigation costs, it is becoming more and more common for witnesses to testify at trials and hearings via two-way video/audio feed as opposed to travelling long distances to testify in person.  At the same time, the technical challenges and costs of live video feeds have fallen drastically– to the point that they are hardly a consideration.   I have … Read More

Some of the Best of Hytech Lawyer- Readers’ Choice

As Summer winds down we present ten (in no particular order) of the most viewed posts from the last three years of hytech lawyer: 1.     The Lawyer’s Toolbox: How to Make a Wireless Presentation with an iPad using Apple TV (HDMI) with a VGA Projector, Monitor, or Smartboard   2.   The Lawyer’s Toolbox:  How to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to Keynote and Transfer to … Read More

The Lawyer’s Toolbox: How to Make a Wireless Presentation with an iPad using Apple TV (HDMI) with a VGA Projector, Monitor, or Smartboard

I am frequently asked how to make a wireless presentation over Wi-Fi using the iPad and the Apple TV (HDMI output), when the projector, monitor, or SmartBoard display to be used has only an “old” style VGA input: To do this, an HDMI digital to VGA analog converter is required [just using adapters without an electronic converter will not work]. There are a number of … Read More

The Lawyer’s Toolbox— How to Create Stunning 3D Timelines on the iPad

Most successful trial lawyers have the knack for simplifying the incredibly complex so that the core issues are easily  grasped by whatever audience is at hand– be it client, judge, jury, arbitrator, mediator, or opposing counsel.   Part of the simplification process is putting the facts into proper temporal context  (in human speak– a timeline).  A good practice is to begin … Read More

Lawyer’s Toolbox— How to Give Your iPad 1Tb of Memory and to Transfer Files via USB Cable From iPad to Other Computers

From a lawyer’s perspective, two shortcomings of the iPad are the limited memory of the available versions of the devices (16 GB, 32 GB, 64GB, 128GB) and the inability to transfer data to or from the iPad by USB thumb drive, memory card, or CD/DVD.  Now there is a solution to both of these problems, albeit not an inexpensive one.  I … Read More

Presenting Witnesses via iPad, Skype and Facetime– Video

While it is almost always preferable to have a witness appear live at a trial or hearing, if that is simply not possible, then consider whether a video appearence is appropriate.  In the video below, we demonstrate the use of the iPad and the iPad coupled with a large screen for presenting witness testimony. Video Presentation of Witnesses Tweet … Read More

The Lawyer’s Tool Box – The Hytech Lawyer’s Favorite iPad Photo, Video and Audio Creativity Apps

Whether for fun or for work, there are a number of iPad applications that allow the creative minded attorney to produce high quality photographs, videos, audio, slide presentations and art work that a few years ago would have required sophisticated equipment and help from experienced engineers and/or graphic artists.  These are ten of my current favorites that I have used … Read More

Taking Notes on PCs and iPads With Synched Audio Recordings

There are a number of PC programs and iPad applications that can be used to audio record voices and sounds while an attorney takes notes—synching the recording to the notes for easy reference. This is an extremely useful tool when conducting witness interviews, attending meetings and when conducting or defending depositions For example, suppose you are deposing the expert for … Read More