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

The Hytech Lawyer Review and Video Demo of Leap Motion Controller

For those of you who read my blog regularly, you know I’ve been anxiously awaiting the Leap Motion Controller (“Leap”). The promise of the Leap is the ability to control your computer by simply moving your hands, without touching a mouse or the screen itself– like Tom Cruise did in 2001 movie “The Minority Report.” I had visions of waving … Read More

The Lawyer’s Toolbox: One Hand iPad Presenter’s Case (with video)

When using the iPad for presentation purposes, if appropriate, I like to walk around the room presenting my slides and any other media wirelessly using Apple TV or the Reflector App.  The challenge is that the iPad takes two hands to hold and operate. One solution is my favorite presentation case.  It is from  New Trent and called the “Grabbit.” The … 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

Review of ExhibitView Trial Presentation App for the iPad

[Disclosure—I have been provided free evaluation copies of TrialPad and ExhibitView (PC and iPad) by their respective developers, but have not received any compensation for my review of either product]. In a previous post, I compared the three trial exhibit presentation applications for iPad on the market at that time;  TrialPad, Exhibit A and RLTC Evidence. See  http://hytechlawyer.com/?p=463 My conclusion was that … Read More

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

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

BASIC INFORMATION– WIFI RANGE EXTENDERS

While it may be an exaggeration to state that an iPad without WIFI is nothing more than a stylish paperweight, it is true that the utility of the device is drastically reduced without wireless access to the net.  The same is true for WIFI dependent laptops, other tablets and smart phones.  While I use a mobile hotspot (Virgin Mobile MIFI … Read More

The Use of Skype for Presentation of Live Witness Hearing Testimony

As most tech savvy persons are aware, Skype provides an internet communications service allowing both video teleconferencing and telephone services via the Internet. http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/welcomeback/  The video teleconference service is generally free.  You can also use the service for VOIP calls for a nominal charge. I first learned of Skype a couple of years ago when my family and I were … Read More