Top 15 Legal Apps for Attorneys and Legal Professionals Around the World

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Want to pull up a document during an off-site meeting with a client or use your commute time to increase your billables? Leave your desk behind with these apps from around the world targeted at the modern lawyer.

From looking up a quick reference to researching cases on-the-go, these 15 mobile solutions enable attorneys to work more accurately and efficiently than ever before.

15. Black’s Law Dictionary 10th edition

Source: itunes.apple.com.
Source: itunes.apple.com.

iOS, $54.99

Black’s is the leading law dictionary and the most widely cited legal source in the world. The app includes a “did you mean” feature and audio pronunciations.

14. TheLaw.com Law Dictionary

Source: play.google.com.
Source: play.google.com.

Android, free

This app gives you access to thousands of legal terms and concepts, and lets you save bookmarks for later reference. It includes 14,000+ definitions, U.S. case law abbreviations, and a comprehensive law guide.

13. Rulebook

Source: itunes.apple.com.
Source: itunes.apple.com.

iOS, free

Rulebook is a key app for U.S.-based lawyers offering free rule book downloads, as well as paid-for options like The Bluebook and other leading copyrighted works.

12. AustLII

Source: itunes.apple.com.
Source: itunes.apple.com.

iOS/Android, free

Browse Australian Commonwealth and state legislation and cases from over 140 courts, tribunals, and boards.

11. Westlaw

Source: itunes.apple.com.
Source: itunes.apple.com.

iOS/Android, free

Subscribers to Westlaw can now take their research on the go. Includes key Westlaw features like WestSearch, Keycite, Folders, and History.

10. HeinOnline

Source: heinonline.org.
Source: heinonline.org.

iOS/Android, free

This app gives users access to 120 million pages of legal history and journals in a fully-searchable format. A HeinOnline account is required.

9. Fastcase

Source: fastcase.com.
Source: fastcase.com.

iOS/Android, free

US attorneys can browse, search for, and save daily updated cases and statutes from all 50 states and from the federal government. Review and take notes

8. iAnnotate PDF

Source: itunes.apple.com.
Source: itunes.apple.com.

iOS, $14.99

Download legal documents to the app for editing and make notes, highlights, and mark-ups. Converts websites into PDF documents, too. Manage your files

7. TrialWorks

Source: itunes.apple.com.
Source: itunes.apple.com.

iOS/Android, free

Want true remote access to important case related information when you’re away from your desk? This app provides on-the-go access to all matter-related documents, notes, docket (calendar) and contacts.

6. CaseManager

Source: play.google.com.
Source: play.google.com.

iOS/Android, $19.99

CaseManager is a mobile case management app for attorneys that syncs across all your platforms and is accessible offline. Includes calendar, tasks, contacts, time clock for billables, and document access.

5. Picture it Settled

Source: play.google.com.
Source: play.google.com.

iOS/Android, free

Created by a team of attorneys and statisticians, this app has learned negotiation strategy from the data and negotiation patterns of thousands of court cases, and can predict what your opponent will do.

4. Court Days

Source: itunes.apple.com.
Source: itunes.apple.com.

iOS, free

Court Days enables users to quickly calculate the number of court days, calendar days, weekdays between two dates, taking into account court holidays specific to a jurisdiction.

3. Legal Talk Network

Source: itunes.apple.com.
Source: itunes.apple.com.

iOS/Android, free

Listen to leading legal professionals discuss important legal issues and information across a range of topics in a talk-show format. Featuring over 10 shows, this app is host to some of the longest running podcasts in the legal industry.

2. SCOTUSblog

Source: itunes.apple.com.
Source: itunes.apple.com.

iOS, free

This is the app for non-partisan coverage of the US Supreme Court’s cases. Minimalists will appreciate its no-nonsense content derived from its blog and feedback forum.

1. Mobile Transcript

Source: itunes.apple.com.
Source: itunes.apple.com.

iOS, free

Mobile Transcript is a clever app for reviewing and annotating transcripts from your device. It even lets you email yourself a log of your highlights in page and line number format.

Today’s attorneys spend increasingly less time behind the desk, and more time on-the-go; with these apps, you have everything you need to run a mobile legal practice—literally—at your fingertips.

 

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