Here are a few of my favorite legal apps for handheld devices and tablets:
I am a big advocate of lawyers using LinkedIn as a networking and resume building tool. The LinkedIn app makes it easy to access your profile from anywhere, as well as keep up with the great dialogue that goes on in the LinkedIn legal forums.
2. Sign Now
This app allows you to sign PDF and word documents from your phone. Simple. Smart. Great for lawyers on the go.
This is a fun tool for litigators. This app allows you to organize and makes notes of the voir dire process during trial. (If you've been through it, you know that making seating charts that replicate the seats in the room and compiling notes about each juror on those charts can be a hassle.)
4. BizXpense Tracker
A clean, easy-to-use app that helps you keep track of your business expenses while traveling, dining, and entertaining clients.
5. Black's Law Dictionary
I used to work with a partner who used his pocket Black's Law Dictionary as a substitute for doing substantive legal research. That didn't turn out so well for him in the end. But, this Black's Law Dictionary app is a convenient way to keep Black's robust legal definitions at your fingertips.
Desiree Moore is the President and founder of Greenhorn Legal, LLC. Greenhorn Legal offers intensive practical skills training programs for law students and new lawyers as they transition from law school into their legal practices. Ms. Moore is also an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and was an associate at the law firm of K&L Gates. She can be found on Twitter at @greenhornlegal.