Category: iPhones

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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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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

2013 ABA Tech Survey reviewed by iPhone J.D.

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iPhone J.D.: Lawyers using iPhones and iPads

This moring, iPhone J.D. released highlights from the annual ABA Technology Survey. According to Jeff Richardson of iPhone J.D.: “Yesterday, the ABA released Volume VI of the report titled Mobile Lawyers.  This year’s report shows that a huge and growing number of attorneys are using iPhones and iPads.”

The adoption of iOS devices in the legal sector continues to outpace any other type of smartphone or tablet. Of significant note is the jump from 2011, when only 15% of lawyers used a tablet device, to nearly half of all lawyers now using one in 2013. Richardson concluded: Continue reading

Oyez Opening Appellate Courts: Knight Foundation Winner

Today the Knight Foundation News Challenge awarded more than $3 million dollars to civic innovators for government good. One of the winners was The Oyez Project, recipient of $600,000 for opening appellate courts information. According to tech.co, “now 20 years old, the project will use the funding to expand from Supreme Court cases to state supreme and federal appellate courts. Continue reading

Infographic: The Rise of Mobile for Lawyers

The ABA Journal published an article entitled “The Mobile Lawyer” where writer Joe Dysart acknowledges that mobile applications are pushing the legal sector forward:

While the format has its skeptics, mobile apps are revolutionizing the way law is being practiced in the U.S.—a trend that will only intensify this year, according to ardent supporters. Continue reading

Ease the process of complex writing projects with Scrivener

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Scrivener is a writing application (for Mac and Windows) that combines a word processor with project management software, allowing you to create, structure, and edit any number of documents or reports within a single case file. The real benefit to lawyers is that you can also pull all research and client/case information into the same file. That is, Scrivener allows an attorney to keep all the information and content relevant to a particular client or area of law in the same place. Continue reading