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53rd Edition: iPad for Litigators
In this episode, Sharon and Jim discuss using iPads in the courtroom with Tom Mighell. This podcast was motivated by a webinar that Jim and Tom did with trial lawyer Jamie Moncus earlier this year for the ABA Law Practice Management Section. The course materials and a MP3 of that program are available for purchase from ALI-ABA.
Tom blogs about the iPad in the legal community at iPad 4 Lawyers. Tom is the author of the book iPad in One Hour for Lawyers and the author of the newly announced book iPad Apps in One Hour for Lawyers.
Here is the story of Jamie Moncus and the $37.5 million dollar verdict his firm obtained at trial using an iPad.
iJuror App $9.99
JuryStar App $39.99
JuryTracker App $4.99
The Deponent $9.99
Transcript Pad $49.99
Jim Calloway’s blog post New Ideas for Lawyers and Google Maps, about using the iPad and Google maps during a deposition.
TrialPad $89.99 (Tom and Jim really like this app.)
Exhibit A $9.99
Although it was not mentioned in the podcast, check out the free Fastcase App for free legal research on iPhone and iPad
Blogs for iPad—Using Lawyers
iPad 4 Lawyers by Tom Mighell
iPhone JD (by Jeff Richardson, mentioned in podcast)
Waking Office (by Rob Dean, mentioned in podcast)
Jim Calloway is the Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association Management Assistance Program. He publishes the blog Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips and was the co-author of the book Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour (2nd ed.) (2002 ABA.) He was chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2005. He is a member of the Council of the ABA's Law Practice Management Section and chair of its Practice Management Advisors Committee. He is co-chair of the 2007 GP/SOLO National Solo and Small Firm Conference. He has been named a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. He writes Law Practice Tips column for the Oklahoma Bar Journal. The archives of that column are available online here.
Sharon Nelson is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a computer forensics, information security and legal technology firm based in Fairfax, VA. She is a co-author of Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers (2012, ABA) The Electronic Evidence and Discovery Handbook: Forms, Checklists and Guidelines (2006, ABA), Information Security for Lawyers and Law Firms (2006, ABA) and The 2012 Guide to Legal Technology for Solos and Small Firms (2012, ABA). She is the co-author of the monthly legal technology column "Hot Buttons" in Law Practice Magazine and writes and speaks on the subjects of electronic evidence and legal technology throughout the country. Ms. Nelson has been interviewed by ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR and Oprah's "O" Magazine. She is past chair of the ABA TECHSHOW and has spoken at ABA TECHSHOW for the past 11 years. Ms. Nelson is the President-Elect of the Virginia State Bar and will become its 75th President in June of 2013.
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John D. Bowers, Fox Rothschild LLP
Micah U. Buchdahl, HTMLawyers
Andrea Malone, White and Williams LLP
BOARD OF EDITORS
Lourdes Flora Brezo-Martinez, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Andrea Cannavina, LegalTypist, Inc.
Margaret M. DiBianca, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Nicholas Gaffney, Infinite Public Relations, LLC
Katy M. Goshtasbi, Puris Image
Jeremy Kridel, Indiana Court of Appeals
Allison C. Shields, Legal Ease Consulting, Inc.
Gregory H. Siskind, Siskind Susser, P.C.
Wendy L. Werner, Werner Associates LLC
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