In our last blog post, we explored a few smartphone apps which can improve your day-to-day life by helping you save gas and avoid tickets. Today we are going to continue our look at game changing smartphone apps, but our focus will be with those that may have an impact on the legal field. Lawyers are always looking for ways to gain an edge. But utilizing these five apps, lawyers everyone can start reaping some awesome benefits.
- U.S. District Courts Guide (iPhone, free)
Do you know how many district courts there are in America? The answer is 94. Every district court has its own judges, its own staff, and of course, its own location. This can be a lot to keep track of, especially for a young lawyer who is new to the profession. The U.S. District Courts Guide is here to help. It supplies you with an easy to navigate, intuitive map that breaks down all the courts at the district, state, and circuit levels. Just click on a state to zoom in and see all it has to offer.
- Fastcase (iPad and iPhone, free)
As few as twenty years ago, when a lawyer needed to do research for a case they had to go to the law library and flip through pages and pages of lengthy, dense text to find what they were looking for. Fastcase is here to end that paradigm forever. It features an extensive database of cases and statutes complied from all fifty states. Its smart search technology keeps the most relevant cases at the top of the search query. If you register with Fatcase, you will have the ability save documents and to create a search history. Now you don’t even need a computer to do your legal research!