Mobile Technology Keeps You Up-to-Date
Apple and the iPhone technology have changed the way people communicate, socialize, shop and do business. Apps for the iPhone and tablets, like the iPad, are also changing the way professional business is done. I’ve seen the attorneys I work with using their mobile devices to work between court and the office.
Apps make perfect sense for legal professionals — who are always running between the office and the court room — and apps are especially useful to help lawyers stay connected to clients, their office and the justice system while on the go.
The following apps for iPhone and iPad can be conveniently purchased at the Apple store for your mobile device to help lawyers and law students stay in the loop:
A useful tool for law students and lawyers who want to brush up on their legal jargon before a case, the Barron’s Law Dictionary app puts over 3000 legal terms at your fingertips. Not only are terms clearly defined; many offer audible pronunciation samples and allow you to bookmark words for fast and simple reference later on.
If you use iPleading, you’ll quickly realize that it was likely created by a lawyer to reduce the frustration of filing documents to the justice system. iPleading creates a formatted PDF document, customized with your case details, that is ready for filing in federal or state court — and can even be attached electronically and submitted to court via a simple email. Plus, it’s a great app for lawyers just out of law school!
Cost: Free (for BARBRI students)
All the outlines, lecture notes and practice questions you’ll ever need to pull off top grades on your first year final law exams, the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (or MPRE) or the bar exam.
Ideal for the busy law student running from class lecture to court job shadowing, the Audiotorium Notes mobile app lets you record audio and take notes with your mobile device, then saves copies by synching with Dropbox for convenient cloud-style storage.
Imagine having the Federal Register with you wherever you go — and light as a feather on your iPhone too! The OpenRegs app for Apple mobile devices features the most current issued notices of final and proposed rule making so you know you’re always quoting current law. By conveniently letting students and lawyers browse by newest rule, agency, or within certain time periods, you can create your own bookmarked list to view whenever you like or even email to a fellow student for group assignments.
LawLibe is a free app that comes jam-packed with every tidbit of information you ever wanted or needed to know about the U.S. Constitution — such as the U.S. Code, Code of Federal Regulations, statutes per state, patenting information, and much, much more.
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