The recent Bose News blog post about the Res Gestae article on apps for the iPad generated great interest and several suggestions for apps that were not mentioned, reminding me of a song I often heard when my kids were young and the inspiration for the title of this post! ”It is the song that never ends…oh it goes on and on and on…” Well you get the idea!
The list of apps truly is endless and growing daily, perhaps even hourly! So here goes with the list of additional apps suggested by colleagues and people I don’t even know. Hey isn’t that the line in a song too? But I digress.
Jury Selection – Jury Star 2.0 version 2.0($39.99) and its companion law student version aptly named Jury Star for Law Students ($10.49) is a pair of apps that are the brainchild of a trial attorney. Both of them are excellent choices for a low-cost jury seletion app. Jury Star version 2.0 incorporates suggestions from attorneys, paralegals and trial consultants who had used the first version. The latter one, as its name suggests, is for law students and very much mimics the mock trial approach used in law schools.
Trial Presentation - ExhibitView ($49.99) version 3.0 while a tad salty in price promises to deliver a “cleaner, more modern trial presentation offering” including side by side or full screen view of your exhibits as well as multiple customization options for the exhibits.
Legal Research - LawBox (free) is a mobile law library app providing access to federal rules of court, the U.S. Code and several state codes and similarly, MobileLaw (free) provides federal statutes and codes from New York, California, and Texas. Additional free content is continually uploaded for you to download and use at your convenience. Lexis Apps (free to subscribers) provides a page with links to all of the available Lexis research apps.
Social Networking – TapaTalk Forum ($2.99) TapaTalk bills itself as the ”top forum app that allows you to connect to thousands of internet forums with ability to access private messages and upload images.” A great app for helping you stay in touch with the pulse of your profession and colleagues.
Finally, since an apps list is one that never ends, your best bet for staying informed about legal apps is Litig8r Tech Blog, which is a blog dedicated to monitoring and writing about legal technology issues that provides a regularly updated blog article listing with links to legal apps currently available from the iTunes app store. Definitely a blog worth adding to your chosen RSS Feed Reader.