I wanted to share a few IPAD APPS that I recently started using during Trial. They have all been very helpful to me, so helpful in fact, I felt like sharing them. For anyone handling Personal Injury Cases in litigation, these are some very productive and easy to use IPAD APPS for trial.
TRIALPAD WITH DROPBOX
TRANSCRIPT PAD WITH DROPBOX
3D4 MEDICAL SPINE PRO III
TrialPad is great!!! I was using sanction 2.9 and it was starting to seem a bit outdated, so a friend of mine suggested TrialPad. I didn't want to spend another 600 dollars for new software, so I was happy to find out it was only 99.00. You get quite a bit of bang for your buck out of this APP. They are always updating the software and the updates are free. I really like it. As I mentioned, this tool is only 99.00. If you try cases, it is the best 99.00 you can spend. Best of all, if you are used to using an Ipad, you won't need a bunch more training.
TranscriptPad is also very useful but more of a tool to prepare for trial. With TrancriptPad, I summarize my depositions when they are received and then they go into a bankers box, not to be seen again unless needed. This software allows you to assign a color code to various testimony and then populate summaries based on your coding. A simple example is color coding a negligence case by its elements. You simply assign a color code to Duty, Breach of Duty, Causation and Damages. When you're reading the transcript, you would highlight the topics with by color and then you can run a report which cites to page and line with testimony for the important stuff. You can also flag portions of testimony to follow up during discovery or for other reasons. It is great to just be able to get the transcript, read it once and know that you won't need to open it again to prepare for trial. TranscriptPad is 49.99.
iJury is awesome!!! During my last trial, I had all of the post it notes I was shuffling around when prospective jurors were moving in and out of the box. I thought to myself, someone should design an app for jury selection. They did. There are actually a few APPS for this, but I like iJury seems to be the best so far. The App allows you to customize the the jury box based on how your particular judge handles jury selection. There is basic data to enter such as race, class, gender, education, profession, marital status and random notes if you need to. You then use their scoring system for good answers or bad answers. Each juror gets a score based on good or bad answers. It will also populate a report which breaks down your jury with bar graphs and other stats if you like that sort of thing. I like iJury because it makes simple stuff much easier to manage and the scoring system works well. It also keeps track of challenges for cause or peremptory There is probably more that it does as well, but the functions I mentioned are the ones most helpful to me so far.
The last and perhaps my favorite are the medical apps by 3D4 Medical. I use five of them regularly. They are Spine Pro III (9.99), Essential Anatomy 2 (29.99), Images & Anatomy (Free), Shoulder Pro III (9.99) and Orthopedic Patient Education (39.99).
If you spend are shoveling out some serious money on medical exhibits, these apps are great! They have thousands of images and an interactive 360 degree viewing of the anatomy you need. It has a quick search function, so you can navigate quickly. You can also enter drawing mode, which allows a witness to mark up the exhibit. This goes straight to the monitor for the jury to view. You can then save the marked up exhibit and even print it if you want, marked up or not. Orthopedic Patient Education is good to illustrate many accident related conditions and has a series of short videos that visually explain things so a layperson is able to process them. One last thing that I really like about the Patient Education app is that it has short illustrative videos of various surgical procedures (Rotator cuff repair, Laminectomy, ACL repair, Shoulder Arthroplasty, etc). There is about 32 procedures in their current database. Hopefully, they keep adding to this. There are a few other apps they have which include Brain & Nervous System Pro III, Skeleton System Pro III, Heart Pro III and Muscle System Pro III. I haven't purchased any of these because I haven't had the need for these parts yet but will most likely in the future.
You should definitely look into these apps if you like to learn new things. I am very happy with each of the apps that I have mentioned. Best of luck to all!!! Thanks for reading.