It should come as no surprise that attorneys are embracing tablet devices in increasing numbers, especially the iPad. According to the American Bar Association’s 2014 Technology Survey Report, 49% of attorneys are using tablets and 84% of those tablet users prefer the iPad.
One category that has continued to improve since we first covered it in 2012 is iPad apps for litigation attorneys. These apps streamline trial preparation and presentation. Today we’ll highlight 3 trial litigation apps that help attorneys with transcript review and annotation, jury selection, and trial presentation.
The number one rated transcript review tool in the App Store, TranscriptPad ($89.99), assists lawyers in reviewing, annotating, and organizing deposition transcripts. Using this app youi can create color-coded designations, search for specific phrases, flag important sections, and generate reports. You can then share the reports or flagged portions of the transcript via email.
Built by trial attorneys, iJury ($14.99) facilitates analysis of juror responses by allowing you to quickly score responses as either negative or positive. You can also generate metrics about your prospective jury and easily switch between group and single juror scoring to help you select the best jury for your case.
For attorneys frustrated by the long hours it requires to curate a compelling timeline exhibit for jury trials, Timeline 3D ( $9.99) is a timeline presentation tool worth looking into. You simply enter event details, add related documents and exhibit media with drag-and-drop, and then present your stunning, interactive 3D timeline.
As you can see, if you’re not already using iPad apps to make your litigation prep more efficient, you definitely should be. For those of you who are iPad app masters, please share other favorites with us in the comments!