Two iPad Apps for Attorneys to Present in Court or in Meetings

May 7, 2013 By


When the iPad first came out and attorneys began using it as a tool to help present their cases visually, I thought how great it would be if a presentation could be seen by all participants on their own tablet as opposed to projected on a screen. This personal contact with the tablet in their hands would resolve a major limitation on presentations given on a screen, which is a lack of resolution. When you project a presentation, you lose 60 to 70 percent of the resolution you get from your computer screen, and the viewer has to look across a room, which is why you need to make fonts quite big and images quite bold. iPads with retina display have better resolution and can be viewed close up, which means that detailed charts and diagrams are possible to show in a way they would not be if projected.

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When is Your War Room: What to Do 14 Days Before Trial

By this point, you should have reservations for your hotel rooms, your office space, and your equipment. With the exception of your travel arrangements (see below), you should very much be in the “crossing your t’s and dotting your i’s” stage of planning. In other words, it’s time to:


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New iPad App Declutters Voir dire

A new app for the iPad is proving to be a contender in the litigation technology world.  Jury Pad from Bench and Bar helps attorneys and consultants alike leave their legal pads, sticky notes and even pens and papers at home and organizes all the relevant information one would need during voir dire.  With the ability to pre-load information from your Pc or Mac ahead of time, this app can be used on the fly or prior to court.

The app also allows you to export all your information to a spreadsheet or text file to share with the rest of your trial team.  A true innovation in trial technology!

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12 Ways to Avoid a Trial Technology Superbowl-style Courtroom Blackout

How could this happen and what caused it?

Well, inconceivable trial technology failures are precisely the kind of thing you need to plan for in the courtroom. At some point in everyone’s career, something is bound to go wrong during trial, and you need to minimize the chance of something going wrong with your trial technology.

Here are 12 possible problems that could lead you to fumble the ball during your trial presentations, and here are ways of preventing them.

by Ken Lopez
Founder & CEO
A2L Consulting

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Using Technology to Effectively Communicate During Depositions

Texas attorney, Barry F. McNeil gives a look at using technology to communicate effectively during depositions.  I think it’s extremely important to heed Mr. McNeil’s words here as he comments on simple technology that can be used to have a great impact at trial.  It’s especially noteworthy, that he comments on how cost effective these technologies are.  During a time when everyone is trying to cut their litigation costs, Mr. McNeil gives a candid response to how inexpensive it can be to use technology that works.


Want to Become a More Powerful and Confident Communicator? Fake it til You Become it

In an amazing presentation, Havard professor Amy Cuddy, gives inspirational advice in dealing with fears and communicating in an effective way through a simple, quick process.

Body language affects how others see us, but can it also change how we see ourselves?  Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shares an easy way that anyone can change not only others’ perceptions of them, but the way they feel about themselves .

In her 20 minute TED talks, Cuddy points out that, “Tiny tweaks can lead to big changes.”



Learn How the iPad is Becoming More and More Practical for Litigation

Remarks is a new PDF app designed for the iPad from the fine folks at Readdle who know a thing or two about annotation and PDFs on the mobile screen. It is a fully featured PDF annotating application, with a variety of tools to fine-tune your marks. You can highlight, underline, strikeout text, draw upon the documents – that means pretty much anything you can do with the document on paper.

You can get Remarks for $4.99 in the app store – a small price to pay if it becomes your favorite note-taking, PDF annotating, document collaboration app on the go.

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