Published on July 21st, 2016 | by Guest0
Top mobile apps for lawyers and law students
If you are a lawyer you will know that your time is incredibly valuable; you have hundreds of deadlines as well as people to meet, and you can’t waste a second of your day. And being a law student is just as time-consuming and stressful; you need to have all the relevant information at your fingertips as well as being able to keep track of various journals and lectures.
There’s no getting around it, the main thing both lawyers and law students need in their lives is structure and efficiency. And one of the best ways to get structure and efficiency is through certain helpful apps; listed below are some of the top apps for lawyers and law students and how they can help make your life a bit easier.
Black’s Law Dictionary is the leading dictionary for legal professionals and is perfect for lawyers, students of law and those who need help with a lawyer career change. Black’s Law Dictionary has been the trusted law dictionary of law terms and definitions for well over 100 years; it’s the most cited law book in the world and having it stored neatly on your phone in an easy to use app is very much a necessity.
While not a law specific mobile app, Evernote still is the mother of all note keeping apps. It works on every operating system (iOS, Android etc.) and automatically syncs between them all. Evernote keeps the user organised and on top of tasks, benefiting both the student and the practitioner.
An essential part of being a lawyer, even when you have finished your studies, is attending the law library. Any lawyer will tell you that half the job is staring at books and getting your facts straight. Well, with LawStack you can have an entire law library in the palm of your hand.
You probably have a lot of passwords, and if some of them are the same, you are a hacker’s dream, which is even worse when you’re a lawyer. 1password provides the user with a central location to store all their passwords on their iPhone securely.
A must have app for lovers of litigation; TranscriptPad lets you load court and deposition transcripts onto the app making it easier to access.
While only handy for American iPhone and Android users, Fastcase is still one of the best free apps you can use; Fastcase contains cases and statutes from all 50 states as well as the federal government, essentially making the entire American law library only a swipe away.
When you are a lawyer or a law student you have to keep track of law journals both past and present, making BrowZine an essential addition to your app library, as it allows you to find thousands of law journals and access them on your iPhone with the utmost of ease.
If you get Dictate + Connect, you will never have to panic about buying batteries again. Dictate + Connect works better than many high-end Dictaphones and allows you to send your dictations straight from your mobile device to your transcriptionist as well as having voice activation and secure encryptions.
Whether you are a lawyer or a law student you know that you have signed up for a life of high-pressure and high-stress however, there are ways in which you can help yourself become organized, efficient and all you have to do is download a few apps. They can change your life! So make sure that you take a note of some of the apps listed above and relieve some of that pressure today.
About the author:
Katie Lee is a marketing manager at Harper Finch Lawyers – one of Brisbane’s criminal law firms, offering legal services pertaining to criminal and traffic offences.