Lawyer with a New iPad? Using it for Legal Work? Let’s Talk Security.

So you love your new iPad and want to use it in your law practice.  That likely means using it to store and communicate confidential client information.  You may also be accessing your firm’s internal and cloud based systems.  It is also quite possible that unlike your traditional work desktop/laptop, you may be tempted to share this repository of client … Read More

The Hytech Lawyer’s Favorite iPad Keyboard/Case Rivals Surface (with Video)

Apple delivered my new 64 GB 4th Generation iPad as promised on November 2, 2012.  Given the raves over the typing keyboard cover for the competing Microsoft Surface RT, I decided to explore the available iPad keyboards to see if  any of them measured up in function/style to the Surface typing keyboard  [Update– see Twitter Trending for reported quality problems with Surface … Read More

Apple Surprises iPad3 Buyers by Releasing iPad4 After only Six Months

In a move that will be sure to irritate recent iPad3 purchasers, today Apple made a surprise announcement that it was introducing the iPad 4th Generation only six months after releasing the iPad3.  This newest iPad has  a new A6X processor, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, a 720p HD Video, 1.2 mp front camera  and a 5 mp rear camera, along with … 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

Big Law- Hard Truths and Hard Times for the Old Model

A sobering but well reasoned analysis:  revolutionary change is required, but hard to implement due to lawyer resistance. http://www.lawpeopleblog.com/2012/08/articles/profitability/the-flat-demand-crisis/ See also: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/05/07/re-engineering-the-business-of-law/ And- http://legalonramp.com/index.php/A-Don’t-Be-Dewey-Dozen-Use-This-Checklist-to-Make-Sure-Your-Firm-Isn’t-Dewey.html Tweet … Read More

The Lawyer’s Tool Kit— Device Cord and Accessory Organizer

As you might expect, like many road warrior attorneys, I travel with a multiplicity of devices. Most of these devices have one or more cords, and/or accessories. I’ve attempted to manage all this gear by purchasing a number of great case/bags/backpacks with lots of pockets and sections.  Therein, lies the rub – while I know a particular cord or accessory … Read More

The Lawyer’s Toolbox: Review of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Premium with Video Demo

I have been using successive versions of Nuance’s Dragon NaturallySpeaking for the past five years.  While the company has long boasted of accuracy rates in the high 90 percent range, for me the performance was usually closer to the high 80s. Curiously, I found that if I dictated in an affected radio announcer type voice or if I actually sang … Read More

The Lawyer’s Toolbox– Air Display– Using Your iPad or Android Device for Depo Prep, A Second Monitor, or for Touch Screen Remote Access to Your PC/Mac

[This is an update and supplement to a post that originally ran in January of 2012] In my office, I have a dual monitor set-up that I find to be very useful.  When on the road, I carry my laptop PC and an iPad2.  Air Display ($9.99 The App Store) allows me to use my iPad as a dual monitor … Read More

The Lawyer’s Toolbox: Mirror your iPad and iPhone to PC Without Apple TV Using Reflection App

In a previous post, we explored the wireless iPad presentation possibilities for using Apple TV and a digital to analog coverter with conventional VGA projectors.  Now there is a phenomenal software alternative by the name of “Reflection” that allows you to mirror your iPad2 or new iPad on your Mac or PC screen without using Apple TV.  Yes—I said PC.   In turn, a … Read More

Why SpiderOak is a Better Choice for Lawyers than Dropbox

  The hytechlawyer has been a fan of SpiderOak for quite some time.  In this month’s SpiderOak Newsletter, the company explains why SpiderOak is the superior choice from a privacy perspective– because it is always encrypted even if the data is leaked by negligence, intercepted or compelled to be produced by legal process, etc. SpiderOak also reasserts its focus on … Read More