A Miami-based litigation technology company and an accounting firm have paired up to launch an iPad app meant to help attorneys present evidence during trials.
“Unlike PDF readers, TrialPad allows users to organize, manage and annotate documents, and present compelling evidence to a judge or jury using projection equipment that is available in most courtrooms and law firms,” the companies said Wednesday.
There’s no telling how quickly its use will spread, but there’s some indication the market is there.
In recent months, lawyers have been spotted more frequently in Miami courtrooms with iPads in hand — especially after fashionable leather covers became readily accessible.
A quick, one-minute video posted on the joint venture’s website, trialpad.com, describes what it does — allows lawyers to hook up their iPads to courtroom computers, present evidence by selecting PDFs, and annotate or highlight portions of documents on the fly.
The $90 product from Lit Software, the joint venture formed by Saurian Litigation Support and Kaufman Rossin, can be downloaded from the iTunes app store.
If it works as advertised, it could mean the end of costly tech consultants. But will attorneys want to run the show? This might catch on with solos more quickly than the big guys.