Trial lawyer Mitch Jackson

Trial Tips for Lawyers by Litigator Mitch Jackson

 

When Litigator Mitch Jackson is not busy trying cases at Jackson & Wilson, he shares helpful tips online including through the “Trial Lawyer Expert” YouTube channel and podcasts on his website. Voted a 2013 California Lawyer of the Year in Litigation, Jackson uses his YouTube channel to “help good attorneys become better trial lawyers.”

A skilled personal injury and wrongful death lawyer from Orange County with nearly 30 years of experience, you will see from the videos below that Jackson genuinely wants to help other trial attorneys with less experience present a better case. For the past two years and counting, Jackson has been taking time to share his trial tips with other lawyers: Continue reading

JuryStar Law Student app teaches voir dire best practices

JuryStar iPad appJuryStar Law Student teaches voir dire best practices in an iPad app.

Spotting the issues in the trial case and generating lines of questioning to explore potential jurors’ attitudes is a skill that requires both training and practice. JuryStar will prepare law students to conduct modern voir dire for the paperless courthouses of the future.

After the release of JuryStar version 2.0, which was a complete rebuild of the app, we re-released our original JuryStar tool as JuryStar Law Student. JuryStar Law Student is currently free Continue reading

Apps for Law Practice Management: Part Four

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As lawyers, it’s important that we never lose sight of the big picture. Both for our clients and our firms. Law practice management is like putting together a puzzle. Each piece is important, and without even one of the pieces, the picture is not complete. I’ll wrap up this four part series with more apps to help you fit it all together. Continue reading

Scanner Pro and Mailbox Apps

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“Scanner Pro is perhaps the best app for quickly scanning and saving a digital version of a paper document.” – New York Times.

“Scanner Pro is an excellent app for those who’d like to digitize and organize their paper worlds.” – Marc Saltzman, USA Today Continue reading

Apps for Law Practice Management: Part Three

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Managing a law practice is like balancing on a tight rope. If you place too much emphasis in one direction, you’ll be plummeting before you know it. Keeping everything in harmony, on the other hand, ensures a smoother walk. That’s why it’s so important to focus on all eight areas of practice management equally. I’ll explain how to use apps to help Continue reading

Apps for Law Practice Management: Part Two

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As solo practitioners we constantly have what feels like a million balls in the air simultaneously. In part two of this four-part series on law practice management discussing apps to help you accomplish the more business-oriented tasks, allow me to help make the juggling a little easier. Continue reading

Guide to the Cloud for Lawyers

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Is it time to move your Legal Practice Management Software to the Cloud? Enjoy this visually attractive 11-slide presentation from our friends over at MyCase about how you can grow your practice in a secure and reliable cloud computing environment: Continue reading

Apps for Law Practice Management: Part One

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Heather Hale, Esq.

If solo practitioners could simply focus on being great lawyers, how easy would it be to hang your own shingle? But we can’t. In fact, we also have to be great business people in order to have a successful practice. If you’re like me and have no academic background in business this can seem daunting at best, and more likely impossible without a little guidance. For any business, law firm or otherwise, there are eight areas that require balanced focus, attention, and maintenance to ensure a healthy company. In this, the first of four installments on the topic, I’ll explain what those areas of practice management are and how you can tackle tasks in two of them with help from your handy dandy iPad loaded with the best apps to get the job done. The other three installments will each cover two more practice areas and apps to make them a snap. Continue reading

2013 ABA Tech Survey reviewed by iPhone J.D.

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iPhone J.D.: Lawyers using iPhones and iPads

This moring, iPhone J.D. released highlights from the annual ABA Technology Survey. According to Jeff Richardson of iPhone J.D.: “Yesterday, the ABA released Volume VI of the report titled Mobile Lawyers.  This year’s report shows that a huge and growing number of attorneys are using iPhones and iPads.”

The adoption of iOS devices in the legal sector continues to outpace any other type of smartphone or tablet. Of significant note is the jump from 2011, when only 15% of lawyers used a tablet device, to nearly half of all lawyers now using one in 2013. Richardson concluded: Continue reading