The iPad can be used to present documents to a jury. In this blog post, St. Louis personal injury lawyer Spencer E. Farris reviews and compares two iPad trial apps, TrialPad and iAnnotate.
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Although many judges now allow lawyers to discreetly use their phones to check e-mail and text messages, actually talking on the phone or checking voice mail is strongly discouraged or banned outright. For lawyers with hectic practices and numerous court appearances, unchecked voice mails remain a major source of stress. As a result, lawyers are increasingly turning to voice-to-text transcription services as a way to quietly keep on top of urgent messages.
No doubt even back in the days when attorneys dipped quills into ink and scratched out documents by candlelight, they dreamed of having the ability to simply utter legalese and have it magically appear in writing. Today, though, there’s speech recognition software, including Dragon Naturally Speaking, which promises to do something similar. In this post, a lawyer, blogger and veteran Dragon user shares his tips for getting the most from this speech recognition software.