2010 was a big year for the iPad, and we found that it wasn't just for play. More and more attorneys are using the iPad at their office as well as in court. With the launch of the iPad 2 around the corner, we thought it would be an excellent time to briefly mention three iPad apps designed for jury selection, or voir dire.
The apps are Jury Duty, iJuror, and Jury Tracker. All three allow you to access and save juror information in one place, making jury selection easier than ever. Each app has different features and they come in at slightly different price points. Jury Duty is $39.99, while iJuror and Jury Tracker are $9.99 each.
Jury Duty competes more directly with iJuror than JuryTracker, according to Ted Brooks, a trial presentation consultant in California. iJuror is designed around the jury selection process, by contrast JuryTracker is focused around the use of the juror information in the course of trial.
According to Brooks, it seems that each application has something to offer that the other doesn't. That could be frustrating for some, as everyone likes getting a complete solution in one app. However, considering the price, it isn't the end of the world to buy more than one, it's more a matter of convenience, in fact you can own all three for under $60 if that suits your fancy.
When you consider that the other jury selection alternative is sticky notes, there isn't much room to complain.