The phrase ‘there’s an app for that’ is not only for the general population, but for legal professionals as well. Legal professionals and novices can have access to legal research, terminology, court citations and cases, and much more, at their fingertips from their iPhone, iPad, or other mobile devices. These quick reference apps make it easy for those on the go and especially for those in the legal field to garner necessary information in a quick and timely manner. With factual evidence and readily available case laws, anyone with a need for valid legal information can access a number of resources within minutes.
Legal research apps for Apple, Android, and Google are an emerging technological gold mine. New apps continue to develop, and as they become available they will grow in popularity among those in the legal field, and those seeking information on specific legal matters pertinent to them. The more popular legal apps have a small fee to utilize them, while a few remain free, but most have in app purchase options that enable the user to have additional references.
7 Legal Friendly Apps at Your Fingertips
Black’s Law Dictionary: The biggest and best app is also one of the best reference books available in the legal field. Black’s Law Dictionary is cited the most when it comes to law. This app is the most highly regarded legal reference. At $54.00, Black’s Law Dictionary is necessary for anyone needing comprehensive legal terms and citations. You can get Black’s Law Dictionary, 9th edition in the Apple iTunes Store for iOS. For Android users The Law Dictionary features Black’s Law Dictionary.
Fastcase: Fastcase is a comprehensive reference about legal statutes from all 50 states and the federal government. It is free to download and is currently only offered for iPhone and iPad use.
Cite-Checker: The most readily available guide for checking citations and the blue book is Cite-Checker, which is available from the iTunes Store for iOS users. Cite-Checker is also available for Android users from Google Play. For the nominal fee of $2.99, this comprehensive text includes federal and state-by-state cases, statutes, law review articles, and much more.
LawStack: LawStack is available on iOS. It is a complete legal library at your fingertips. You can use this handy reference quickly and with ease while utilizing the most comprehensive legal data within minutes.
OpenRegs: If you need to look up the latest regulations by state or federal statute, OpenRegs is free for iOS users. With OpenRegs, one can browse laws by agency or date, for the latest laws and regulations. This handy app lets you ‘star’ important data and gives users the ability to email ‘starred’ items. OpenRegs is one of the best free legal apps.
TrialEvidence: If you need a guide that gives you the facts on previous trials and their outcomes, TrialEvidence is the source you need. For $1.99 on iOS, this handy reference application shows courtroom evidentiary foundations and reviews predates used in gathering evidence that can be used later in a courtroom setting.
Court Directory: For those who need an informational directory listing of the nation’s judges, courts, and clerks, Court Directory lists them all for handy reference. This guide also gives a breakdown of the federal, state, and territorial courts. For a nominal fee of $9.99, this award winning book is a must have for legal professionals. It is currently only available from the iTunes Store.
Legal Apps Are a Growing Trend
As more apps become available for iOS users and other smart phone and tablet users, legal professionals and those searching for legal advice, will have a surplus of reference materials at their fingertips. Development of user-friendly apps means that anyone needing to look up current statutes, both local and federal, will have the ability to gather necessary information about specific cases. However, even though consumers have a bevy of information, one should consult with an attorney about their legal options before acting on any information from these apps.