Monthly Archives: May 2011

Technology Shortcomings Hit Home

A little over a week ago my family’s life was rocked when my father called to tell me my mother was in the hospital. She had a stroke. I write this post from my iPad in a hotel room attached to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, where Mom still lies in a comatose state. Prayers are…

A Trusty Sidekick: Using the iPad 2 in the Field in a Wrongful Death Case

The excerpt below is from my latest column published in TechnoLawyer’s popular SmallLaw newsletter for small law firms detailing how I used my iPad 2 in the field: I conducted my own preliminary investigation using my 16 GB WiFi iPad 2 and a number of supporting apps and gadgets, including a Verizon MiFi for an…

Paper at Odds With Your Paperless Office?

I have yet to run across an attorney who flat out rejects my paperless workflow as tomfoolery. Many will voice fears of losing something in the computer (maybe), or in the cloud (unlikely), but I’ve yet to be deemed a heretic for my choice of firm management. More often than not it’s impressive to my…

TomorrowLand and the Paperless Trial

A question that constantly comes to mind when the legal community discusses the paperless law office is what happens when a case goes to trial? Jurors like to touch evidence – to feel it. Let’s not forget the best evidence rule either. That poses a problem for lawyers like myself who prefer to run through…

Use Docstoc for Creating Your Paperless Document Library

The IPad is a perfect compliment to a paperless office. In essence your iPad is to your desk what a scanner is to your files. I suck at analogies so just go with it! Since starting my firm a month after passing the bar by myself I quickly learned that not only did I know…