The invention of the iPad caused a disruption in the way people live their lives and also do business. The iPad allows people to be increasingly more mobile than they have been in the last few years. No longer do you need to lug around a laptop and wait for it to boot up. Now all you need to do is flip open the cover of your iPad and you’re ready to go! The iPad has created a whole new world for lawyers that are on the go. The iPad allows them to disconnect from the office and still be able to get meaningful work done more efficiently. We’ve summarized the top 5 apps lawyers need to have on their iPad below:
TrialPad – TrialPad is an app that contains many, many different tools and resources lawyers need in court. TrialPad is described as a legal document management and presentation tool for use in hearings, trials, or an ADR. The app allows you to organize, annotate your documents and videos storing everything right on the iPad. Reviews of the app say that the overall simplicity and usability of the app is an important factor.
Jury Tracker – The Jury Tracker app was developed to standardize and track juror responses and time tracking during court presentations. Jury Tracker allows you to customize the members of the jury and then take different notes assigning them to a particular time in the trial. Any reports that are taken with the Jury Tracker app can be easily shared to other folks at the trial or in your firm.
Black’s Law Dictionary – Is an explanation really necessary? You know the Black’s Law Dictionary, it has been published for over 100 years and is the de facto standard for questions regarding the language of law. The iPad app had been updated to provide support for the iPad 3’s retina display.
ABA Law Journal – Legal news is available 24/7 with the ABA Journal’s app for the iPad (and iPhone!). Not only do you have instant access to breaking news, but you also have digital access to the magazine articles and columns they feature in the magazine.
Lawbox – This app is one that every lawyer should have in some form or another. Lawbox is a legal reference and search engine for the iPhone and iPad. It allows you to search federal and state codes. Additional state law can be purchased in-app for $.99 per state, but the majority of the content in the app is free.
These are just a handful of some of the most recommended iPad apps for lawyers. Using an iPad in your day to day grind as a legal professional will increase your productivity and allow you to handle more cases at one time. The increased efficiency will spread into the firm too as it will free up paralegals and secretaries to do other work.
Guest Post provided by the Law Offices of David Michael Cantor in Phoenix, AZ. The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor is an AV rated firm by Martindale-Hubbell.