Trials and Presentations

I resolve to blog a lot more about the iPad next year.

I think the iPad is a bit over-hyped, but still has many uses for lawyers, both personal and professional.

I see trial lawyers carrying iPads in courts in front of juries where that just wouldn't be done with even a small notebook.


Before I direct you to Mongo, let me note two really great lawyer-columnists who no longer write their columns. In bygone days, there was one primary source for lawyers for information about technology advances. Each month in Law Practice magazine, Burgess Allison used to write Technology Update. His humor was great. I used to LOL reading

Mitch Jackson has been really turning out some nice tips on his Trial Lawyer Tips blog. I don't do jury trials any more, but I wanted to pass along this nice resource to my readers and encourage Mitch and co-blogger Lisa Wilson to keep up the good work.

As courts move more toward e-filing and greater use of digital documents, lawyers will want to be able to use electronic exhibit stamps instead of more cumbersome methods. Rick Borstein of Adobe Systems Incoporated has created some nice exhibits stamps for you to download and use in Adobe Acrobat. They are really easy to use.

If I am doing a CLE program, I'll generally try to submit written materials and not just print the PowerPoint slides for my materials. (There are exceptions.) But if I have submitted written materials in advance that are not the same as my PowerPoint slides, I would often be interrupted at the beginning of the presentation

For some time now I’ve wanted to do a thoughtful and impressive blog post on PowerPoint. As many of you know, I create PowerPoint presentations pretty much every time I do a presentation.  I think PowerPoint can enhance any presentation. OK, I will admit the PP show with 53 slides on "Introduction to Fantasy Football"

Here’s a sad story. A law firm received a great deal of offensive and pornographic spam. They had a spam filter, but a lot was still slipping by. Some offended employees complained. Even though this is not the fault of the law firm, I’m sure the complaints struck a nerve. You don’t want your employees