iOS

Lawyer’s Guide to iOS7 (part 2)

Enjoying a little free time around the holidays or did you just get an new Apple device? This is the second in a series on the new Apple iOS7 operating system for iPhone and iPad. Since Apple doesn’t provide you with instructions, these two single-page articles will get you working …

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2013 Apps for Florida Lawyers (DBR Law Tech Miami)

Special thanks to the Daily Business Review and ALM.com for inviting me to speak at Law Tech Miami. You can view my 50 (or so) best apps for Florida lawyers here.

iOS

Lawyer’s Guide to iOS 7 (part 1)

If you have an iPhone or iPad, you are likely running the new iOS 7.  But do you really know what you are doing? Apple infamously omits a lengthy instruction book with its iDevices…  but don’t buy a book. The Palm Beach Bar published the concise Lawyer’s Guide to iOS …

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iPhone / iPad Apps for Mediators

I will be presenting “iPad and iPhone Apps for Mediators” on Friday, August 9, 2013 at the Florida Dispute Resolution 21st Annual Conference for ADR Professionals. Thanks to those who attend! I am providing a PDF copy of the Powerpoint which includes: 1.  Tech Recommendations for Mediators and Their Offices …

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Apps for Business Professionals 2013 (Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce)

A special thanks to the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce for inviting me to speak on June 13, 2013 regarding iPhone and iPad Apps for Business Professionals. If you are interested in attending, the details are here. The presentation material is here (also on the right column of this page …

4th Amendment
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Can the Government Search Your iPhone or iPad at the US Border?

Can Border Patrol rummage through the contents of your digital camera, laptop, smartphones, etc at the border? Yes, according to several recent cases and a broad exception to the Fourth Amendment (search and seizure). Read “Can They Search Your iPad or iPhone at the Border?” from the May 2013 Palm …

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Tweak Your iPhone to See Signal Strength in Decibels, Not Bars

There has been criticism that the all-too-familiar cell phone bars on your iPhone are not entirely accurate.  There is a (reversible) trick to show reception in decibels, not bars.   This gives you a number (sadly, for me, usually ranging between -100 and -80) which is a more precise measure …

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Lawyer’s Guide to iOS 6

Both the ABA and the Am Law have come out with recent surveys confirming that nearly half of the lawyers using a smartphone choose iPhone and over 90% of tablet-lawyers are using an iPad.  No surprise.  But are they using their iDevices correctly? Check out this one-page guide for lawyers …

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Palm Beach County Bar: How to Effectively Use Technology in Your Practice

Thanks to the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Solo & Small Firm Practitioners Committee for the invitation to speak on “How to Effectively Use Technology in Your Practice.” We focused on iPhone/iPad apps for your practice, mediation, and trial as well as general social media discovery and marketing tips. Today’s …

Contracts
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PDFs Are Modifiable – Learn to Sign in 10 Minutes

This article from the October 2012 Palm Beach Bar Bulletin will explain that PDF documents are not “fixed” but, instead, can be easily modified on your iPhone or iPad. It gives instructions to learn, in 10 minutes, how to sign documents on the road. Have clients retain you in one …

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15 iPhone / iPad Apps for In-House Counsel

I recently spoke at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) South Florida Third Annual CLE Conference, along with fellow Akerman lawyers, Michael Marsh and Brian Miller, about iPhone app development issues for inhouse counsel (more colorfully titled, “CYA (Cover Your Apps).”   Just in time for you to upgrade to …

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iPhone & iPad Apps For Lawyers CLE

The Palm Beach County Bar Association presents a 2-hr lunch seminar, “iPhone & iPad Apps for Lawyers,” on Friday, June 15, 2012. Come learn tips about your device that you likely did not know. Better still, learn of over 60 unusual-but-not-obscure apps for lawyers.  We do not cover obvious apps like …

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CLE: iPhone and iPad Apps for Lawyers

The Palm Beach Bar Association is hosting the 2.5 CLER credit course, iPhone and iPad Apps for Lawyers, on June 15, 2012 at the Bar’s new offices. Bring your mobile device, have lunch, and learn about more than 50 apps which will help your law practice, writing, research, communications, and …

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Using iPhone Location Data in Discovery

Remember the “news” that our smartphones are tracking user locations and storing them in files on the phone?   This article discusses how the iPhone accumulates and stores location data — and how it can be obtained by lawyers in civil cases. Originally published in the Trial Advocate Quarterly, Volume …

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Lawyers Should Turn Off “Sent From My [Smartphone]”

Lawyers, and really anyone, should pay attention to whether their smartphone is appending “sent by my iPhone”-type messages at the bottom of business emails.  It’s an unnecessary advertisement for someone else’s product in your communication AND sends a variety of poor messages. Don’t believe it?  Read this article, from the …