There are many apps that can help lawyers be more efficient, and also apps that can help lawyers avoid a malpractice claim. But which apps are the best choice for you, and which ones are going to be the most effective in your particular practice? You may have different app preferences based on whether you are looking to reduce risk, be more efficient, or a combination of both. Here are 10 apps that you should consider, starting with those that improve efficiency and ending with those that reduce your risk.
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PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Adobe PDF files can all be accessed on your iOS device when you use this Docs to Go. In short, you'll have everything you need at your fingertips. A strong login will help keep everything secure, and the increased level of efficiency you receive when you use this app can help take your legal practice to the next level. No matter where you are, you'll be able to get access to the things you need most to keep up with cases, clients, and anything that's changing.
Taking a photo of any document and turning it into a PDF right on your phone may sound like a dream, but Docscanner has made it a reality. The image quality is above what would be expected and what's seen with similar types of apps, so this is the one to use. Additionally, it's a great way to turn your iPad or iPhone into a multipage scanner for nearly everything. Receipts, whiteboards, notes, documents, and more can all be changed into PDF files and easily stored for future use anytime you need to access them.
Want to go live with information, and record your Skype calls? You can do both of those things with Ecamm. It's an excellent tool for providing information and for collecting it, along with using the record feature so you can go back over what was said at a later date. Knowing what was said matters, especially when it comes to legal issues, and when you have a recorded conversation you have the proof you need that specific information was conveyed and collected. Even if you don't have time to make notes right then, you can play the conversation back later.
Sharing all of your snippets, words, and bits of information between devices and with others can be a great way to recall what was said and keep
Having the ease of mobile audio recording is what Just Press Record offers, and you can use iCloud syncing to back up your recordings and have them securely stored for later. You'll also get one tap recording and transcription, so you can do more and get it done faster. Sharing information through the cloud and backing up everything you do has never been easier.
This great app allows you to write fluidly and easily, so you can take notes just like you would on paper. With Nebo, you can quickly save these notes and protect them, along with storing and sharing them. It's built to work with Apple
Responding to objections in court, or making those objections, often has to be done quickly. The efficiency with which that's done matters, and you want to be able to move forward in the courtroom no matter which side you're on. With that in mind, however, it's vital that you refer to rules of evidence and other information that allows you to make the proper objection or refute one made by the other side. The Courtroom Objections app will help with quick objections, and can also strengthen your cases' security and validity.
Everything from the ideas you have to the tasks you need to complete
Here's a bonus 11th app to think about, as well!
This is a multi-functional app
Risk management is highly important, and when you focus on it and use apps to help you, there is a greater chance that you'll reduce the risk you take in your practice. Nothing is completely without risk, but a reduction in risk coupled with a higher level of efficiency can be an excellent mix. An app isn't going to give you perfection, but using the right apps can make a difference in your comfort levels and how easily you get things done. That helps you and your clients have a better experience, overall.
Posted by Emma Sepke
Emma Sepke is a marketing specialist who leads the digital and content marketing efforts at Protexure Insurance Agency, Inc. Before joining Protexure, Emma graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelors of Science in Marketing.