Criminal-defense lawyer Jonathan J. Paull (pictured) has created a smartphone application that he says gives lawyers easy and ready access to legal codes and statutes. “The mobile world has changed everything,” says Paull, of the Law Office of Jonathan J. Paull in Houston. “Attorneys think about their cases all the time — not just in court, but when they’re at lunch with an associate, when they’re at home, when they’re in bed reading the paper. They are always thinking about their cases. And what do you have on you all the time? You have your phone.” Paull is the founder of PUSH:legal, which he says is a mobile law library that lawyers can download and use on iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Android devices. With the mobile library, lawyers can research case law and statutes at any time, in any place, he says. The library includes books of federal and state case law and statutes such as the Texas Penal Code, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines Manual. In addition to Texas, the states included the library are California, New York, Florida and Delaware, he says. “We’re constantly updating our materials,” he says. “We just put in the brand new criminal codes and sentencing guidelines. And we’re adding new cases and new information all the time.” The company has a special promotion this month, and each book can be downloaded for 99 cents through the end of December for a 45-day trial, he says.
-- Jeanne Graham