The Pew Research Center finds that 22 percent of U.S. adults polled own a tablet, while another 3 percent regularly use someone else's. Pew attributes the popularity to cheaper tablets released in late 2011. About 68 percent of tablet owners acquired their tablet within the last year, 32 percent in 2012 alone. Furthermore, according to Apple, cumulative world-wide sales reached 84 million as of September 21, 2012.
For legal professionals, the only real choice remains Apple's iPad. The wide selection of legal-specific apps for the iPad cannot be matched by competing Android tablets. Whether intended or not, Apple is winning that market. However, with success comes responsibility, and when it comes to lawyers, accountability, security & saving time is extremely important when serving clients. Here are five 'best-practice' recommendations and tips to make the most effective and safest use of iPads for lawyers.