The holidays can be a little slow in terms of new clients, so it's a good time to update your office and equipment, including finding the best new apps for lawyers.
Your smartphone or tablet already does a lot, but it could probably do even more for you if you just knew which apps were best. So we've rounded up our top 10 useful apps for lawyers; it's our holiday gift to you.
Big firm or solo, family law or business transactions, there are apps here for every lawyer. Just choose the ones that are right for you and you'll be on your way to a very happy (and "app"-y) holiday.
- Sign-N-Send. Your signature is needed on almost every piece of paperwork, so now you can sign on the go using this simple app.
- Good Food Near You. It's not strictly legal, but lawyers need to eat too. Stay healthy in the new year by knowing what good food options are close to the courthouse, your office, or even the next freeway exit.
- CardMunch. There are lots of networking apps, but this one, which allows you to photograph business cards and store the information, might be one the most handy.
- DropBox. DropBox users might already know about this app, but if not you need to check it out.
- The Depose App. If you're a litigator or sometimes find yourself in that role, keeping track of depositions is key. This app helps you set up and organize depositions, but only if you're an Android user.
- Harvest. Never lose another tenth of an hour or business expense reimbursement. With this app, you can keep track of your time even when you're away from the office.
- JuryTracker. Another key task for litigators is keeping track of potential jurors. Don't just rely on your memory or your hastily jotted notes; let technology help you out.
- Evernote. For those who keep a lot of digital documents having a way to organize them is important. If it's free, that's even better.
- Fastcase. Free legal research on your smartphone? Oh yes, it's possible.
- FindLaw Legal News. When you need a minute to yourself and want to catch up on some news, you can stay in touch with our legal news blogs no matter where you are.
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