According to Fliplet, smartphone resources for legal professionals are aplenty but 91% of lawyers, court reporters, and paralegals only use phone, email, calendar, and texting apps. That leaves a lot of free and nearly free resources untouched by the vast majority. What would happen if you could have laws, procedures, and current events from the convenience of your phone or tablet? It might change the game of how you run your firm, making you more efficient and available for clients. Here are a few of my picks.
If you’re like a lot of North Carolina business and legal professionals, you have piles of business cards in your office. Get rid of the stacks and be kinder to the environment when you utilize apps like CamCard. It’s a free business card storage app that will help you keep the office organized and you will have people’s information right on your phone. No more searching for business cards to share with friends when you can simply text contact information right from your CamCard app!
I was introduced to MileIQ, a mileage tracking app, earlier this year and it has changed my life. Okay, that may be an exaggeration but it definitely changed my business. I downloaded the free version, keep GPS on, and the app tracks travel. I then categorize trips as business or personal and receive weekly and monthly reports. No more notebooks or digging through calendars to track my mileage!
Do you need to take notes at meetings? Most of us do! EverNote, Wunderlist, and Google Keep are my favorites for tracking notes and to do lists. Whether it’s for personal or business, track everything from who you need to call to grocery lists for home and everything in between. My husband and I shared a Keep list when we were building a list of songs for our wedding and I use it to track business and blog post ideas.
Apps for Legal Professionals
Resources for legal professionals include FastCase, LawStack, and LegalEdge which each serve as a resource for laws, procedure, and real-time news about current cases across the country. Have the law at your fingertips when you utilize these apps!
Most of the resources I’ve mentioned in this article have free versions available for Android and iPhones with applicable fees for upgraded versions. It’s a fun way to try an app before hitting the purchase button. Let us know your favorite resources for legal professionals in the comments below.