The Absolute Best Apps for Legal Professionals


As smart phones become ubiquitous, more and more people use apps to perform even the most basic daily tasks. Lawyers are no different in this way, and the legal profession is starting to rely more heavily on the use of phone and tablet software to drive their business.

We wanted to show you some of the most popular apps used by legal professionals. Hopefully they can help you, and your firm, be more successful!

1) Black’s Law Dictionary: That’s right, the classic legal dictionary comes in app form now. Since 1891, Black’s Law Dictionary has been the gold standard reference book for working attorneys. With a helpful search bar, this digital version is now easier to use than ever before.

2) Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Need to know the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure but can’t fit its hundreds of pages into your briefcase? No need to worry; you can now access the entire FRCP archive from your phone or tablet. Since the rules change each year the app is scheduled to update annually, keeping you on the cutting edge of the legal industry.

3) On the Go by Bloomberg BNA: You never know when the day’s news events will affect one of your clients. Stay connected to all of your favorite business and legal news with this classic app from Bloomberg BNA. With this updated version, users can conduct advanced searches on cases and view relevant documents, as well as read legal analysis from the nation’s most respected lawyers.

4) TrialPad: The ultimate trial presentation software, TrialPad allows attorneys to catalog documents and then easily access them during trial. But unlike most trial presentation software, TrialPad also allows you to highlight, annotate, and redact the documents themselves, and has compatibility with Dropbox and email for easy file transfer. It’s sure to be a game changer for litigators moving forward.

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