After review, overcoming initial skepticism, Law Technology News says yes. Its lighter weight provides some unexpected advantages:
Lawyers who tend to use their tablets while standing before a jury box during voir dire, for example, will quickly appreciate the Mini's uber-mobility. The smaller size — ironically — also lends itself to rapid, accurate typing. While virtual keys are spaced closer together than on the regular iPad, I found that by holding the device in landscape mode, with a hand on each side, I could quickly thumb-type without any uncomfortable stretching.