Lots of Legal Apps For You


Want to check out new legal apps for your mobile device? Thank the fine folks over at the UCLA School of Law / Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library for a very nice list of interesting tools to boost your mobile, legal productivity. There are nearly 60 apps listed, some of which I have mentioned here in the Studio before, but plenty more that are new to me and maybe new to you. I won’t mention them all here – hit the jump above for the complete list. But I do have to mention a few that look particularly fun, such as the following (quoted from the site):




The Wolfram Lawyer’s Professional Assistant is a legal reference tool that provides access to a dictionary of legal terms, statutes of limitations for each state in the U.S., a tool for calendar calculations, a variety of calculators, and crime rate and demographic data. The app is powered by the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine and is compatible for use on all iOS devices. The app sells for $4.99 and may be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.




mobiletranMobile Transcript is an app that provides attorneys with the ability to read deposition transcripts formatted for their devices. Transcripts are uploaded by attorneys’ court reporters to the Mobile Transcript website, which in turn downloads the transcripts to the attorneys’ devices (court reporters must hold asubscription with Mobile Transcript to be able to upload transcripts). The app allows attorneys to highlight and flag text. The app is FREE and is available for use on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices, as well as Droid and Blackberry devices. For iPhone and iPod devices, the app may be downloaded from theiTunes App Store. Mobile Transcript has a separate app optimized for the iPad that may be downloaded from the iTunes App Store. The app for Blackberry smartphones may be downloaded from the Mobile Transcript website, and the Droid version may be downloaded from Google Play.




The Legal News Reader app is a simple RSS feed aggregator that retrieves important news stories from a number of legal news sites, thereby allowing the user to keep up to date on developments in the news in one convenient place. The app allows users to comment on articles, to read comments left by others, and to share stories with others. The app is $0.99 and may be downladed from the iTunes App Store.




pocketThe PocketJustice FULL app provides you with abstracts of the U.S. Supreme Court’s constitutional decisions and access to audio files for its public sessions. The app includes voting alignments and biographical sketches for all 110 Justices, searchable transcripts, and information and audio for more than 600 constitutional law cases heard in the U.S. Supreme Court. The full version of the app is available for $4.99 and may be downloaded from the iTunes App Storefor use on the iPhone and iPod Touch (a FREE version may also be downloaded from the iTunes App Store, but it offers fewer features). The app may also be downloaded for use on Android devices from Google Play for $4.99.



And there are lots more to check out. Load them up and head out with your law office in your pocket.

DocRun’s Legal Doc Generator Uses Artificial Intelligence

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More Software-As-A-Service fun for those seeking assistance on legal documents – check out DocRun. This is not your run-of-the-mill on-line document resource spitting out a list of form docs. DocRun asks users a few questions and then creates a document by employing its proprietary artificial intelligence software to customize the document to the user’s specific needs. Sort of like having your own Robo-Lawyer.  Worried about a one-size fits all answer to document drafting? The site promises that documents will :


work wherever you are. The top-tier lawyers behind DocRun’s software have accounted for the unique laws of all 50 states, ensuring the documents work exactly as they should.


Ambitious. Documents also come with plain language explanations of each section to help boost understanding of what you are signing. DocRun promises to store your documents securely on-line, so you can safely access them from anywhere and there is no charge for storing them. While on-line, you can share documents and collaborate with others on them, without the versioning problems of email. In fact, you can keep saved versions and revert, or simply view the evolution of your document. Annotate with notes so you can revisit questions or ideas as you move through the process of finalizing a document.


Of course, this legal document creation site comes with all the anticipated disclaimers about the fact that the site is not providing legal advice, doesn’t constitute the practice of law, and does not create an attorney client relationship. The site currently is in private beta and fees are not discussed on the page. However, you can request and invite and give it a run to see how it works.


With all apologies to Philip K. Dick, do android contract lawyers dream of electric sheep? Check out DocRun and see if it helps you sleep more soundly.