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 Twitter feed @rulebookapp.

To get the free book, you will need to install the app, which is available for free for the iPhone and iPad, but not Android. Once you install the app, you can download some rule books to it for free, such as the Federal Rules of Evidence. Others must be purchased at prices generally around $2 or $3. As I described in an earlier post, this is the app that the The Bluebook chose to host its mobile version. (The Bluebook download costs $39.99.)

A variety of federal and state rules are available for purchase within the app, including the court rules for 22 states and the District of Columbia.

The Free Friday promotion will continue “until further notice,” the company said.

Is this a ploy to gain publicity and Twitter followers? Probably. But it might also be a way to get your local courts’ rules for free. And that’s a good thing.

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