Many thanks to Sharon Nelson for penning this week’s guest post. Sharon is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a computer forensics and legal technology firm in Fairfax, Virginia. She has authored many books published by the ABA Law Practice Management Section, most recently, Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers. Sharon blogs at “Ride the Lightning.”
It seems like only yesterday that Tom Mighell, whom I’m happy to call my friend, released iPad in One Hour for Lawyers. The book deservedly became a runaway best seller and Tom’s many CLEs about the iPad drew huge crowds. The second edition of this popular book was recently released, once again for the bargain price of $39.99. It really doesn’t take long to read this book but, please, take more than an hour so you can actually practice what Tom teaches.
You’ll achieve a good understanding of how to use the iPad (including the basics) and how to use the iPad as a lawyer. A lot of lawyers own an iPad and know how to play games, watch movies, surf the Net, deal with e-mail, etc. But they have a tough time dealing with productivity issues – how to handle Word and PDF documents, how to collaborate with others and how to use the iPad’s power in litigation. I especially like the list of Tom’s top ten favorite apps – five of them are mine as well. If you are an iPad wizard, this is probably not your book. But if you are, like most lawyers, struggling to figure out how to really use this new device as a lawyer, this is the perfect book for you.
John Simek and I have done an amazing number of iPad for Lawyers and iPad for Litigators CLEs. Litigators love learning how to use iPad so they can leverage the small form factor of the iPad to walk about and present PowerPoints and demonstrative evidence in court. You can order Tom’s excellent (and concise!) book here.