May 1, 2012By Clayton Hasbrook
We’ve now used Trialpad for two different trials. We’re planning on using it for a trial next week as well. There are already a lot of reviews out there, but in short, it’s really easy to use. Two things that aren’t highlighted as much:
- I particularly like the Key Docs section. This allows me to organize the exhibits, by page number (and exhibit number) before hand for quick reference and then ready to go for direct or cross examination. Files are probably quicker to access on an iPad than a large trial notebook anyway, but this speeds things up even more.
- With the iPad, I can relatively quickly take a picture of a document/exhibit that’s created at trial and then have it displayed on our TV.
I seem to have better luck using a large television vs. trying to get a projector lined up “just so.” I also don’t like using a projector because they can sometimes be hard to see in a well-lit courtroom. Using a TV allows me to move it around fairly quickly too.
I’ve found the TrialPad customer support, via email, to be super quick as well. We exchanged several emails in a few hours. I was looking for a good solution to using an HDMI cable because it will sometimes easily unhook from the iPad.
If you don’t want to use a cable, most recommendations are to use Apple TV and AirPlay to connect wirelessly. I’ve never tried this, but it does require Wifi. I stumbled upon the WCI iMirror Wireless Transmitter. It works great! The only caveat is that the picture quality is not quite as clear as using an HDMI cable. So, if I need to use a video, or high resolution photo, I’ll use the cable.
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