Useful iPad Apps for Lawyers – Summer 2015

Here they are- the Hytech Lawyer’s updated iPad Application recommendations for Summer 2015.  The basic criteria for inclusion are that the App be practical, useful for lawyers, easy to use, and among the best in class. If you think there is a great App that we are overlooking, please let me know- bill@hytechlawyer.com. Enjoy! EMAIL, CONTACT AND CALENDAR INTEGRATION MS … Read More

Look Ma! I Just Created My First Legal Expert System

The technology freight train is barreling down the track; for those law firms and lawyers hobbled and bound by an inability or unwillingness to innovate, the collision will be a messy one indeed. One innovation rapidly gaining traction is the use of legal expert systems by law firms and clients alike to provide quick answers to repetitive legal questions.  Legal expert … Read More

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

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium – Video Demo and Review

Nuance has introduced Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 – the latest and greatest of its voice type dictation programs. In the linked video, I demonstrate the accuracy of the program and the ability to dictate and control your computer by voice. The major improvements are a claimed 15% greater accuracy over Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12, the ability to switch microphones with less hassle, … Read More

The Lawyer’s Toolbox: MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint on the iPad

In late March of 2014, Microsoft released its long awaited Word, Excel and PowerPoint Apps for the iPad. OneNote had already been released several months before. I have been using all of them since the introduction and have generally been impressed. The Windows 8 versions of this same software, with the exception of OneNote, are not touch screen optimized. The iPad … 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 Convert PowerPoint Presentations to Keynote and Transfer to the iPad (Video)

Keynote  ($9.99 The App Store) for the iPad is a powerful presentation App created by Apple and similar to Microsoft’s PowerPoint.  I use both Keynote and PowerPoint frequently for meetings and general presentations and prefer Keynote becasue of its graphic look and effects.  However, many iPad Lawyer’s do not have a sufficient comfort level with Keynote to use it to create presentations and/or … 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

The Lawyer’s Tool Box: Video Demo of Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 (with Service Pack 12.5) made with Camtasia Studio 8

We have previously presented a video demonstration of  Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 (“DNS”) on this site. This video demo has received over 10,000 views, so there is apparently great interest in the real world capabilities of of the DNS dictation software.  A service pack has been issued for DNS 12 (12.5). After installing the service pack, DNS seemed to have a higher accuracy … Read More