How to Use the iPad Untethered (wireless) with VGA Projector or Smart Board

In a previous post, we extolled the virtues of using Apple TV ($99 The Hytech Lawyer Store) to enable wireless presentations with the iPad. http://hytechlawyer.com/?p=584  Imagine, a teacher being able to wander the room with a wireless iPad to check the progress of individual students while at the same time simultaneously mirroring the content of their iPad to a projector, TV … Read More

iPad Tips and Tricks Useful to Lawyers

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of teaching my fourth CLE class on using the iPad for legal work. At the end of each class, I share a few tips and tricks with the group. I find that many experienced users are unaware of these helpful hints. This is the first of a series detailing some of these “tips and tricks” … Read More

OneNote Application for iPad Falls Short of Expectations

I have been using the PC version of Microsoft’s OneNote in my law practice for the past five years.  OneNote is a versatile virtual notebook that has allowed me to organize my case files and to minimize the amount of paper that I need to carry as a travel the country in my national litigation practice. See http://hytechlawyer.com/?p=95.   Since I began … Read More

Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Using Wireless Devices

This Article from Forbes.com examines a California ethics opinion on the efforts that lawyers should take to ensure the security of confidential information when using wireless devices.  Nothing particularly new in the article, but good for basic review. http://www.forbes.com/sites/benkerschberg/2011/12/12/your-ethical-and-legal-duties-when-using-wireless-networks/         Tweet … Read More

Wireless Lawyer Presentations Using iPad 2 and Apple TV

One device we recommend for consideration for the hytech lawyer on your gift list is Apple TV ($99 Hytech Lawyer Store).  For the lawyer making a presentation, this device allows for wireless transmission of content from the iPad 2 to a HDMI monitor or Projector.    The Apple TV device is connected by HDMI cable  (not included) to an HDTV monitor or to … Read More

Review of “Explain Everything”—Great iPad Presentation App for Lawyers

Originally designed for educators, “Explain Everything” is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. You can also use Explain Everything as an interactive whiteboard using the iPad2 video display. Explain Everything records on-screen drawing, annotation, object movement and captures audio via the iPad microphone. Import Photos, PDF, PPT, and Keynote from Dropbox, Evernote, … Read More

Is the iPad a Fit for Your Law Practice?

The link below is to a comprehensive article exploring the strengths and weaknesses of the iPad for use by accountants.   The observations are equally applicable for lawyers assessing whether the iPad is an appropriate tool for their practice.  If you are on the fence about making the iPad one of your practice tools- this article is for you. http://www.journalofaccountancy.com/Issues/2011/Oct/20114361.htm … Read More

TrialPad, Exhibit A, and RLTC Evidence– A Comparison of Lawyer Trial Presentation Applications for iPad

Currently, there are three trial presentation iPad applications available at the App Store:  TrialPad ($89.00), Exhibit A ($9.99) and RLTC Evidence ($4.99).  I have tested each of them, and offer the following general observations: (1)  All of these applications offer rather rudimentary trial presentation capabilities—far less capable than expensive and robust trial presentation software such a Trial Director or Sanction. … Read More

Dropbox’s Revised Terms of Service: Are They Now Sufficient to Meet Lawyer Ethical Obligations?

In a number of previous posts,  I have written critically about Dropbox security issues and opined that the Dropbox Terms of Service (“TOS”) did not meet the minimum professional ethics requirements for the reasonable protection of confidential client communications.   Now that the Dropbox has revised its TOS , a fresh look is warranted, especially given the popularity of this service … Read More