There are a number of ways that you can while away the day on your iPhone. Angry Birds. Facebook. Antograph. Apps, you see, have replaced eyes as the windows to the soul.
Now, California lawyers have a new app option: the FindLaw Legal News App.
Sure, legal news is available all over the Internet, but the FindLaw Legal News App lets you search by topic, (e.g., criminal, injury, family), or geographic location, (e.g., Los Angeles, New York, Chicago), to quickly find the news that's relevant to you. That saves you time, and relieves the guilt associated with reading information that you can't bill for.
Yes, we're partial to FindLaw products for fairly obvious reasons, but the app is free. What do you have to lose?
Picture this: You're about to argue before California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. Or maybe it's Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Alex Kozinski. Either way, you're nervous. Which is the better way to calm your nerves in the corridor before your arguments: Reading FindLaw's Legally Weird on the Legal News App or belting out a song with your T-Pain Auto-Tune App?
Hint: If you want to avoid looking crazy at the courthouse, brush up on legal news during your pre-game prep, and save the Auto-Tune for your post-hearing celebration.
We enjoy the trivial pursuits that the iPhone has to offer as much as anyone else. (Yesterday we spent 10 minutes discreetly snapping photos of a fellow train passenger while he fashioned a hat from balloon animals, and then uploaded the picture to Instagram.)
But sometimes we want to use the iPhone to become more informed, rather than less bored.
If you're also looking for a way to use your iPhone to become more informed about legal news, you can download the FindLaw Legal News App here in the iTunes store.
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