Tablets in the Courtroom.

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  1. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    So you would need something in the Asus form factor but with a Broadwell chip and SSD? And this Yeti off course doesn't exist?
     
  2. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    I hear you Bronsky...I think this is where pure firepower is critical, and my bet is the SPro 3 will be in your trial case next go round. Unless you bring a second screen, you would still likely need two devices, one for note taking and one for trial prep/doc review/presentation. Another part of the problem is Miracast - frankly I just don't believe it is ready for prime time. Buffered video playback is alright, but anything real time brings it to its knees.

    Here's hoping SPro 3 is as good as we all hope it will be.
     
  3. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Come to West Texas old man and experience justice in modern times. We built (actually retrofit a commercial 11 story building) as our court facility - each courtroom has separate 50" monitors for the jury, witness, and judge - some even have extras for spectators. Took years of fighting for it, but is paying off in spades 9no touch screen gear yet - guess that was still on the horizon six years ago when they started the project)
     
  4. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    The Federal Courts here have decent technology, but the NJ Superior Courts are still in the stone age. I have had the habit of renting a smart board for trial but would love a 50" or 60" interactive display to present to the jury. I like watching the experts testify at the whiteboard. It is very professorial and the jurors love it. I can only imagine how much more impressive it would be from a fuller function display.

    My new battle cry for technology upgrades is going to be that West Texas has it ... it'll drive the local bar crazy.
     
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    Maybe your governor caused you MMC to slow down....
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    As a follow up to my comments about the M80TA as a trial device, I wanted to make clear that I still love the device as a companion tablet. All of the size, peripherals and power shortcomings I outlined do not present themselves when using the device as a casual note-taker. For that reason, I'm not sure if the S3 I am contemplating purchasing will ever replace the 8" tablet.
     
  7. Mesosphere

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    Broadwell 8"!! Broadwell 8"!! Broadwell 8"!!

    (I'm hoping that if I repeat it enough, someone will make one)
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Here I am concerned about the impact of going too high tech in the Courtroom with a tablet and this California lawyer is touting his use of Google glass for jury selection. Recommended Reading: Google Glass in the courtroom and 'Bill Walsh College Football'.

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    I can assure you that wearing Google glasses in front of a jury here on the East Coast would invoke an immediate and visceral reaction. It feeds the jerk-factor.
     
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  9. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Probably in response to the ABA's position on Cloud Computing Cloud Ethics Opinions Around the U.S., and the adoption of the reasonable care standard in New Jersey (Opinion 701), we're starting to see a number of online products for time keeping and trust accounting.
     
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  10. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    A prosecutor was recently chastised by a New Jersey Appellate Court for using PowerPoint in an inflammatory manner. State v. Rivera. The case makes interesting reading and evidences a palpable bias against the use of technology when advocacy gets close to the edge or goes off the rails.
     
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