I'm still on the fence on whether and when to get an iPad (and if so, whether to get the original or the 3G version) and I expect that many of you are in the same boat. Thus, I'm always intrigued to read about how other lawyers are using an iPad to do things that they couldn't do with an iPhone.
Peter Summeril is a plaintiff's attorney in Utah with the firm Hasenyager & Summerill, and he also runs the website MacLitigator. Summeril recently tried a case against a public golf course after his client's golf cart flipped in an area he alleged was steep, improperly banked and leaf covered. The jury found the city 70% at fault and found damages to be $361,661. But what really interested me about the trial is that he used an iPad to run his openings and closings, display admitted documents and display deposition transcripts during cross-examination. As Summeril describes on his MacLitigator website, the iPad worked so well that his laptop "sat somewhat despondent at counsel’s table" only used once for a quick search during trial.
If you are an attorney trying to decide whether to get an iPad, or an iPad owner trying to decide how it can be used at trial, be sure to read Summeril's great post.