The iPad is great–you know it, I know it. It’s slick. It’s refined. It just oozes “cool.” Lawyers are now starting to use the iPad for work. Many use it to complement their laptops. Some use it now instead of a laptop. It’s even making the rounds at depositions, used to hold thousands of pages of documents and potential exhibits.
When it comes to trial, though, most attorneys ruin the cool. They have an iPad. They have a projector. The iPad is connected to the projector, by ugly wires (an iPad to HDMI adapter, and HDMI cables). They are tethered to the projector, by ugly wires. At that point, it doesn’t look nearly as sophisticated.
Lawyers: there is one way to present your case, and to maintain the ability to walk anywhere you want in the courtroom, with your iPad in hand. The jury will marvel at your grace, and will respect your technological sophistication. Especially compared to the defense lawyer who is using a foam-core blow-up and a slide rule.
Here’s what you need:
- Projector and projector screen
- MiFi device (available through most cell phone companies–I use Verizon’s JetPack
- Apple TV (it’s not a TV, but a device that connects to a TV or projector
- HDMI cable (to connect the Apple TV device to the projector
The MiFi device is used to create a portable wireless network, and it bridges the gap between the iPad and the Apple TV device. The Apple TV device then collects the signals from the iPad, and transmits them to the projector through the HDMI cables. That leaves you free to roam the courtroom.
If you want to learn more about how to use technology at trial for your garden variety automobile accident cases or medical malpractice cases, contact us at 443.850.4426, or online for a free consultation.
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