Articles Tagged with apps

A third-year student at The University of Michigan Law School has created an iPad app, BriefCase, that automates the creation of case briefs. The student, David Lutz, found it cumbersome to have to print out PDFs of cases, annotate them, and then type all the annotated information into a brief. The app lets you do […]

It’s been a bad couple of weeks for apps that let you share contact information. Recently, I wrote about problems with CardMunch, the LinkedIn app that uses actual humans to read and transcribe business cards you scan with your mobile device. Now, Google has announced that it is shutting down Bump, the app that lets […]

Starting tomorrow and continuing every Friday thereafter, the creators of the Rulebook app will offer for free one of the books from its library of state and federal rule books. The company is calling this its Free Rule Book Friday promotion. The company will announce which book it is offering each Friday morning via its […]

The popular blog that covers the Supreme Court, SCOTUSblog, released an iOS app yesterday. It provides mobile access to the same content that is available on the blog. It also provides push notifications of breaking news from the court. The blog’s announcement yesterday said that additional features and improvements will be rolled out regularly. (Click […]

Updates, 10/9/13, 3:53 p.m.: Some additions and clarifications to my original post from earlier today: Invites to the app can be requested from within the app once you download it. Once you are authorized to use the app, you can invite others from within the settings menu. Alternatively, you can invite others from the web […]

Talk about a living Constitution — here’s one the framers never saw coming. Today, the U.S. government is marking Constitution Day by launching an official annotated Constitution app that will provide legal analysis and interpretation directly on your iPhone or iPad. (Sorry Android folks, that one is still in development.) The app is a companion […]

What are the most popular legal and business smartphone apps among lawyers? According to the 2013 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report, the most popular legal app by a long shot is Fastcase. The most popular business app is Dropbox. The survey asked lawyers whether they had ever downloaded legal-specific smartphone apps and, if so, which […]

In a recent article about mobile marketing I wrote for Law Practice Magazine, I explained why I am skeptical about the marketing value of law firm apps. I made an exception, however, for apps that provide a useful or practical function, whether for existing or potential clients. The new Fisher & Phillips FMLA Leave App […]

Legal news company ALM today rolled out a set of apps for iPhones and iPads covering 14 of its national and regional publications. The apps, which can be downloaded from, cover the the following publications: The American Lawyer. Corporate Counsel. Law Technology News. The National Law Journal. Connecticut Law Tribune. Daily Business Review. Daily […]

This article won the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award. The editors of LitigationWorld, a free weekly email newsletter for litigators and others who work in litigation, give this award to one article every week that they feel is a must-read for this audience. Two experts in legal research have developed an app for iOS […]