Monday, June 14, 2010

New iPad Makes My Criminal Defense Practice Sing

Apple's new iPad is a welcomed addition to my arsenal of courtroom technology. Tons lighter that my laptop. It's brilliant and loaded with both business and legal applications. It should make my courtroom experience all the better.

The iPad builds upon the success of the iPhone by incorporating a simple gesture-based touch interface and thin, sleek profile. The display is bright and compelling and is about four (4) times the size of the iPhone's screen. For performing legal research on the go, responding to emails, checking my calendar, and just browsing the web while I'm waiting on the judge . . . the iPad really can't be beat.

Much of my criminal law research is done on an iPhone application called "Fastcase." Its interface is intuitive and fast. On my iPhone the text is a bit small for my aging eyesight, so the large and bright display on the iPad is like heaven. With a Wi-Fi/3g equipped iPad I'm able to access the research database predictably and reliably.

Apple's presentation software, "Keynote", is available in application form for the iPad. Great for preparing jury trial presentations. Moreover, it's a fraction of the price (only about $10) of the full blown software package for my Macbook Pro. With Keynote on the iPad, I can import Microsoft PowerPoint files and Keynote presentations from other computers. Furthermore, using an optional iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter, I can connect the iPad to a TV or projector and show my Keynote presentations to the jury on a big screen.

I can't wait to get into action with my new courtroom techo-weapon. I think every criminal trial lawyer ought to consider the iPad. I'm thinking it'll make my life much easier and effective in the courtroom.

7 comments:

Chris Menzel said...

Sounds like lawyerin' is a great application domain for your new gadget, dude! Smart getting the 3G model, since you'll likely need to use it in places where wifi is nonexistent or unreliable.

Stephen Gustitis said...

Yea man. Lots of applications for lawyers on the go. The Keynote app is somewhat less robust than the full-blown iWork software, but nonetheless, presentations in plenty of style.

Criminal Defense Attorneys Grants Pass said...

congratulations on the iPad :) I agree with you on Fastcase, does it have an iPad version?

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The new gadget of iPad is simply awesome and the applications for lawyers are really helpful. Great.

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