Category: Apps

Legal Toolkit podcast with iPhone JD blogger Jeff Richardson

From the Legal Talk network website:

On this episode of The Legal Toolkit, Heidi Alexander interviews iPhoneJD blog author Jeff Richardson about his favorite iPhone and iPad apps and accessories that lawyers use in their practice and lives. Richardson and Alexander list their favorite iPad, iPhone, and universal iOS apps for professional uses such as document readers, presentation tools, and Twitter managers, as well as apps for personal uses like podcasts or meditation.”

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Lawyerist publishes searchable list of Mobile Legal Apps for iOS

1970612_10153953603110385_676595552_nEarlier this week, Lawyerist published a searchable and sortable list of Every Legal App for iPhone and iPad. Well, mostly.

“There are just a few exceptions. This does not include apps that have not been updated since 2011 and have few or no reviews in the App Store. Apps that are simply mobile versions of a legal publication aren’t here, either, since the app doesn’t do anything over and above the website. Finally, the App Store is full of applications that simply repackage freely available content, such as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Unless an app added some significant extras (such as the ability to annotate or cross reference) to that type of content, it’s not here.”

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TrialPad 4.0 Delivers Next Level iPad App for Litigators

trialpadTrialPad 4.0 delivers a next level iPad app experience for litigators, and we were not surprised when it was recently featured as a #1 business app on the App Store! Just check out the description of the latest, muscled-out version of TrialPad from the passionate developer team at Lit Software: Continue reading

JuryStar Law Student app teaches voir dire best practices

JuryStar iPad appJuryStar Law Student teaches voir dire best practices in an iPad app.

Spotting the issues in the trial case and generating lines of questioning to explore potential jurors’ attitudes is a skill that requires both training and practice. JuryStar will prepare law students to conduct modern voir dire for the paperless courthouses of the future.

After the release of JuryStar version 2.0, which was a complete rebuild of the app, we re-released our original JuryStar tool as JuryStar Law Student. JuryStar Law Student is currently free Continue reading

Apps for Law Practice Management: Part Four

Screen Shot 2014-01-28 at 6.20.08 PMby Heather Hale

As lawyers, it’s important that we never lose sight of the big picture. Both for our clients and our firms. Law practice management is like putting together a puzzle. Each piece is important, and without even one of the pieces, the picture is not complete. I’ll wrap up this four part series with more apps to help you fit it all together. Continue reading

Scanner Pro and Mailbox Apps

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“Scanner Pro is perhaps the best app for quickly scanning and saving a digital version of a paper document.” – New York Times.

“Scanner Pro is an excellent app for those who’d like to digitize and organize their paper worlds.” – Marc Saltzman, USA Today Continue reading

Apps for Law Practice Management: Part Three

Screen Shot 2013-10-12 at 9.54.03 AMby Heather Hale

Managing a law practice is like balancing on a tight rope. If you place too much emphasis in one direction, you’ll be plummeting before you know it. Keeping everything in harmony, on the other hand, ensures a smoother walk. That’s why it’s so important to focus on all eight areas of practice management equally. I’ll explain how to use apps to help Continue reading

Apps for Law Practice Management: Part Two

Mint.com avatarby Heather Hale

As solo practitioners we constantly have what feels like a million balls in the air simultaneously. In part two of this four-part series on law practice management discussing apps to help you accomplish the more business-oriented tasks, allow me to help make the juggling a little easier. Continue reading

Apps for Law Practice Management: Part One

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Heather Hale, Esq.

If solo practitioners could simply focus on being great lawyers, how easy would it be to hang your own shingle? But we can’t. In fact, we also have to be great business people in order to have a successful practice. If you’re like me and have no academic background in business this can seem daunting at best, and more likely impossible without a little guidance. For any business, law firm or otherwise, there are eight areas that require balanced focus, attention, and maintenance to ensure a healthy company. In this, the first of four installments on the topic, I’ll explain what those areas of practice management are and how you can tackle tasks in two of them with help from your handy dandy iPad loaded with the best apps to get the job done. The other three installments will each cover two more practice areas and apps to make them a snap. Continue reading