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Tom Mighell

Tom Mighell has been at the front lines of technology development since joining Cowles & Thompson, P.C. in 1990....

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Sharon D. Nelson

Sharon D. Nelson is president of the digital forensics, information technology, and information security firm Sensei Enterprises. In addition...

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Most lawyers who listen to The Digital Edge are already aware of many benefits of tablet use in the courtroom. There are apps for note taking, document review, legal research, and, of course, trial presentation. But this is just the beginning! Having a tablet opens up many avenues of convenience for litigators, trial prep and during trial. Why is the iPad preferable to a Windows Surface or Android tablet?

In this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview The Kennedy-Mighell Report host Tom Mighell, lawyer and author of “iPad in One Hour for Litigators,” about why the iPad is the best tablet for litigators and how to best use the tools and applications available on the iPad. Mighell makes many suggestions about which apps are most useful for litigation, including apps for note taking, case intake, document transfer, discovery, legal research, and trial presentation. In addition, he recommends accessories for data input (handwriting or keyboard) and data output (evidence presentations or a printer). Most importantly, he emphasizes, lawyers should never assume they know how to use an app just because they downloaded it. Make sure you practice using every application before you enter the courtroom.

Tom Mighell is a vice president and consultant at Contoural, where he helps companies develop defensible information governance and litigation readiness programs. He is the author of a number of books on the iPad, including “iPad in One Hour for Lawyers”, “iPad Apps in One Hour for Lawyers”, and “iPad in One Hour for Litigators”, which is now in its second edition. Mighell is co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast The Kennedy-Mighell Report with Dennis Kennedy.

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

Mentioned in This Episode

Products Mentioned:

  • NoteShelf
  • Notability
  • Evernote
  • OneNote
  • Form Connect
  • iTunes
  • Dropbox
  • Box
  • Transporter
  • Goodreader
  • PDF Expert
  • Transcript Pad
  • Westlawnext
  • Lexis Advance
  • Fastcase
  • Powerpoint
  • Keynote
  • Trialpad

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Published: April 21, 2015
Podcast: The Digital Edge
Category: Legal Technology
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