Join the Debate– Is the iPad a Practical Tool for Lawyers?

In his blog “Spam Notes,”  Venkat Balasubramani has penned a well written debate provoking piece entitled “What is the ‘iPad for lawyers” Crowd Smoking.”  See  http://spamnotes.com/2011/04/10/what-is-the-ipad-for-lawyers-crowd-smoking.aspx?ref=rss The author focuses on the fact that every lawyer need seems to require the purchase of a specialized App or piece of equipment such as a separate key board.  While this is generally true, the Apps generally … Read More

How to Convert Video for use in iMovie on iPad2

Recently we reviewed iMovie on the iPad2 for use by lawyers.  While it may appear on first blush that only video taken using the iPad2 camera is recognized by iMovie, this is not the case. The trick is to convert what ever video format your are using to mp4 (h264 codec; 1280 x 720)).  Reportedly this can be done by … Read More

Using the iPad for Witness Preparation

Video demo available: Have you purchased an iPad2 and are now looking for a good use for your original iPad? Consider using it as a deposition preparation tool. I am a trial attorney and primarily litigate complex business cases. My practice is national in scope, and I am often on the road preparing witnesses for deposition, hearing, or trial testimony. … Read More

Three Minute Video Review of iMovie and teleprompt+

Click the link for my favorable, less than three minute, video reviews of iMovie (iPad2 only– or is it?)  and teleprompt+ (iPad and iPad2):   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeNcSbmi3m0iMovie In a nutshell, iMovie has surprising robust editing capability.  I found the following YouTube video to be straight to the point and very instructive on how to use iMovie:  http://www.macmoviemakers.com/imovie/imovie-for-ipad-2-tutorial/ teleprompt+ teleprompt+ is an amazing teleprompter … Read More

10 Best iPad Apps for Lawyers -15 Minute Video Demo

Here is the link to our first video where we demo the apps on hytechlawyer.com’s current top ten iPad apps for lawyers list.  Please be kind– this is a first attempt. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhBZHekjTzs The top 10 are: 1.  Dropbox  (file transfer among conputers and devices) 2.  Goodreader  (media viewing and content management) 3.  iAnnotate PDF  (Best at marking up PDF files– lots of features) 4.  … Read More

VOICE TYPE DICTATION FINALLY COMES OF AGE

In one episode of the original Star Trek television series (Assignment: Earth), the Enterprise and its crew were thrown back in time to Earth in 1968.  A young Teri Garr played a secretary that during the course of the episode was astounded by numerous examples of future technology that were being used by an alien from the future.  One of … Read More