Another Happy Customer - Tom Vidal, Esq.

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Today we received this great email from TrialPad and TranscriptPad user Tom Vidal, Esq. at partner in the Los Angeles office of Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson. Thanks for the feedback Tom!

Dear Lit Software:

I just finished—and won(!)—a seven-day jury trial. My technology setup consisted of (1) my iPad Air 2 paired with (2) an Apple TV using the peer-to-peer networking feature (along with a projector and speakers) and using (3) TrialPad and (4) TranscriptPad. My opponent was messing around with an Elmo he couldn’t focus and for which he got chastised by the judge. My team and I, on the other hand, were smoothly transitioning from exhibit to exhibit. It was a breeze to pull up deposition transcripts for impeachment because we had everything coded/digested in TranscriptPad. Closing argument was a breeze because I scanned the Jury instructions and uploaded them to TrialPad. I then walked the jurors through the instructions while highlighting how the evidence stacked up in my client’s favor. When I compared my admitted exhibits with the court staff it was perfectly simple, since I’d marked them admitted on TrialPad on the fly.

There was only one quirk that never actually created a problem in front of the judge or jury. That quirk has to deal with how Apple TV uses Bluetooth to create the peer-to-peer network. On occasions during the afternoon sessions, it sometimes took a while and an occasional reset to re-connect to the peer-to-peer network. I was able to get it going during the breaks before the jury was brought into the court room, so it never presented an actual problem.

This post is about TrialPad and TranscriptPad, however. I am so pleased with how well these products work, how robust and functional they are, how easy they are to use, and, most importantly, how professional and organized we appeared in front of our judge and the jury. Thanks guys!!! Keep making wonderful high-end, professional grade iOS apps.

Thank you,

Tom Vidal

P.S. if I were allowed to make one feature request, it would be to add a remote control feature. I walked around the courtroom with my iPad, so it was not an issue. But there were times I wish I could have operated the app with a smaller remote.
— Tom Vidal, Esq., Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson

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