Three technology-minded lawyers did not exaggerate when naming their presentation, “60 Apps in 60 Minutes,” at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting. In rapid-fire succession, they wowed a standing-room-only crowd with five dozen smartphone apps useful in legal practices. A handful of apps highlighted, including JotNotPro, PS Express and Zosh, would allow lawyers to scan documents with their smartphones, sign or have judges or clients sign the documents, and send them for filing. Fastcase allows lawyers to conduct legal research, including searching case law and statutes by jurisdiction and date range. Some similar apps are “Texas Bar Legal” and an app by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; both put a virtual library of state and federal procedural rules, codes and statutes, and case law in lawyers’ pockets. TrialPad and Evidence help lawyers present evidence during trial, storing electronic documents so that lawyers can present them in court. iJuror and JuryTracker permit lawyers to make observations about jury members during jury selection and during trial, respectively. Houston solo Ron Chichester, San Antonio solo Mark Unger, and Grant Scheiner of the Scheiner Law Group in Houston compiled the list of apps.
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UPDATE: Here are a few more off the apps the presenters discussed: ShareMyApps, Pulse, QR Droid, MotionX-GPS, foursquare, GoodReader, OI File Manager, iAnnotate, Google Docs, PDF Expert, Save2PDF, Fastcase, FBI Handbook, Save MMS, “Exhibit A,” The Deponent, Mobile Transcript, Note Taker HD, Instapaper, SpringPad, iThoughts, MobileMe, Find My iPhone, DropBox, Vlingo, OmniFocus, Thinking Space, Keynote, Prezi Viewer, Google Voice, Google Apps, Dragon Dictation, Vtok and Planetary.