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

The Lawyer’s Toolbox: How to Make a Wireless Presentation with an iPad using Apple TV (HDMI) with a VGA Projector, Monitor, or Smartboard

I am frequently asked how to make a wireless presentation over Wi-Fi using the iPad and the Apple TV (HDMI output), when the projector, monitor, or SmartBoard display to be used has only an “old” style VGA input: To do this, an HDMI digital to VGA analog converter is required [just using adapters without an electronic converter will not work]. There are a number of … Read More

The Hytech Lawyer and Kids Have Fun with Green Screen Effects on iPad

 Lest you think that being the Hytech Lawyer means all work and no play, here is a little window into the recreational part of my world.  In this video, my “hytech” kids and I play around with the green screen functionality of a neat iPad app named VideoFX Live.  Green screen technology also known as Chromakey, is how your local … Read More

Technology Blunders by Lawyers in Zimmerman Trial Limit Effectiveness of Prosecution

If you have followed the second degree murder trial of George Zimmerman for killing Trayvon Martin, you may have seen the two major technological blunders made by the prosecution.  These two incidents involving Twitter and Skype, are prime examples of why the ABA was correct in revising the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to require that attorneys keep current on new … 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

Responding to a Data Breach— Best to Have Your Plan in the Can

Reports that there has been yet another data breach or malicious hacking attack targeting the personal and financial information of thousands or even millions of consumers have become so common they barely constitute news.  For most companies and yes, law firms, the question is not if a significant data breach or hacking attack is in their future, but instead when.   Is your … Read More

New SpiderOak Hive Works Like Dropbox and is a Better Ethical Choice for Lawyers

Lawyers have an ethical obligation to take reasonable steps to protect their clients’ confidential information.   This has become a significant challenge in light of daily revelations of data breaches and cyber attacks by individuals and criminal rings, hacking by foreign governments, and now news that the United States Government is collecting massive amounts of data from a wide variety of … 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

Lawyer’s Toolbox— How to Give Your iPad 1Tb of Memory and to Transfer Files via USB Cable From iPad to Other Computers

From a lawyer’s perspective, two shortcomings of the iPad are the limited memory of the available versions of the devices (16 GB, 32 GB, 64GB, 128GB) and the inability to transfer data to or from the iPad by USB thumb drive, memory card, or CD/DVD.  Now there is a solution to both of these problems, albeit not an inexpensive one.  I … Read More