ClearText: Write with Words People Can Actually Understand
ClearText is a text editor that limits you to the 1,000 most common English words. I thought it would be fun to write this post in ClearText, but I gave up.
Briefs: 800-Pound Gorilla Launches Practice Management Software, Etc.
Microsoft is about to launch a practice-management solution. Or something. Actually, it’s not clear what it is launching, who it will be for, or what you will do with it. (Aaron and I talk more about this on next week’s podcast, actually.) [LawSites] Dictate much? Dropvox is a handy app for iOS users that automatically uploads […]
Every Legal App For Android
There are plenty of Android apps for lawyers including apps for case management, billing, trial preparation, and legal research. This list includes every legal app for Android that we could find.
Every Legal App for iPhone and iPad
iOS apps for lawyers abound, whether for case management, billing, or trial preparation. This page has every legal app for iOS that we could find.
Can’t Make it to Court on Time? There’s an App for That.
Many lawyers need to be in two places at once. Lawyers get over-booked, and handle multiple cases in multiple jurisdictions that require frequent court appearances. It can even happen in the same courthouse: I have had multiple cases at a time be called in front of different judges, and have missed the calling of my […]
Podcast #13: Keith Lee on Going from Law School to Law Practice
During this week’s conversation, Keith Lee talks with Sam about his book, The Marble and the Sculptor and how new lawyers can become good lawyers. Before that, Sam waxes poetic about one of his favorite lawyer-friendly iPhone/iPad/Mac apps, Soulver. Soulver Look, if you have to do calculations and you have an iPhone, iPad, or Mac […]
“30 Apps in 30 Minutes” Presentation Materials
For the convenience of those in attendance, here are my slides and the list of apps from today's "30 Apps in 30 Minutes" presentation at Minnesota CLE.
Insight Notes Brings Encrypted Notetaking To Your iPad
Insight Notes aims to make using your iPad a bit more secure by locally encrypting your notes and allowing you to back them up to a secure, encrypted server.
TranscriptPad Updates to Version 2.0
If you are handling depositions, you should get TranscriptPad. (And by the way, if you are trying cases without TrialPad, it just may be malpractice.)
TrialPad 4.0: Trial Presentation Made Easy
TrialPad is an outstanding addition to anyone’s trial arsenal. It simply and elegantly duplicates the most-used trial presentation features at far less cost than the competition.
My Three Favorite iOS Text Editors
I have tried a lot of text editors, and I like a lot of them, but Byword, Nebulous Notes, and Drafts have consistently been my favorites. Here is why.
“ShalePlay” is Bracewell’s App for Shale Oil Tycoons
I'm not yet convinced that law firms ought to be building apps, but at least the current "wave" of law firm apps are more than just a firm news feed and contact information.
DocketHero Promises to Help You Outsource Your Law Practice
DocketHero is an about-to-be-launched app that aims to make it easy to hire appearance counsel, couriers, law clerks, process servers — even ghost bloggers, for some reason.
Get These Apps for Your New Tablet
If you’ve got a new tablet (or if there is one waiting under your tree), you will probably trying every app in the store. Keep at it, by all means, but to focus your app addiction, I reached out to two specialists: Jeff Taylor of The Droid Lawyer, and Jeff Richardson of iPhoneJD. Here are the apps […]
Clio Releases its iPhone App
Clio's iPhone app shows that great legal software can be great-looking, too. If you are a Clio user, get it now, and start keeping track of your practice from your iPhone.