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iPhone Cool Tools

  1. 1. iPhone Apps for Law Librarians Include but Are Not Limited to the Following: by Kama Siegel Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Portland, OR and Melissa Serfass William H. Bowen School of Law University of Arkansas – Little Rock
  2. 2. Types of Apps Covered <ul><li>Case Law </li></ul><ul><li>Statutes/Rules/Codes/Regs </li></ul><ul><li>Government/Legislative </li></ul><ul><li>Study Aids/Bar Prep </li></ul><ul><li>Legal News </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>Miscellaneous </li></ul>
  3. 3. LexisNexis Get Cases & Shepardize <ul><li>Review your case instantly by reading the Case Brief – an overview of the issues, rules, and reasoning </li></ul><ul><li>Get an at-a-glance indication of how closely you need to evaluate your case with Shepard’s Signal™ Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Get an overview of your case’s legal treatment up front by viewing the Shepard’s Summary, right at the top of your Shepard’s reports </li></ul>Note that this app is technically free, but you still need a user ID, password and client/matter number to access anything meaningful Source: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lexisnexis-get-cases-shepardize/id336328468?mt=8
  4. 4. Other iPhone Case Law Apps <ul><li>Free: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fastcase – AALL Product of the Year for 2010! </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Cliff Maier’s Legal Reference Apps ($0.99 - $8.99) <ul><li>Federal Rules, some US Code, IP Laws, a few state evidence and civil procedure rules (complete list here: http://www.waffleturtle.com/page22/page22.html ) </li></ul>Source: http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2009/02/new-features-cliff-maier.html
  6. 6. Other Statutes/Regs/Codes/Rules iPhone Apps <ul><li>Free: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Code </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LawStack (Constitution & Federal Rules) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Rules of Evidence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fee: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Fitz Collings collection (Federal Rules, MPEP, US Code – all $0.99) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Political GPS ($1.99) <ul><li>Detailed information for all members of the US Congress </li></ul><ul><li>All legislative bills from the past 6 years </li></ul><ul><li>Search for specific legislation by topic, bill number, title, or contents </li></ul>Source: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ilegal-legislation/id364871595?mt=8#
  8. 8. Other Congressional/Legislative iPhone Apps <ul><li>Free: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RealTime Congress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MyCongress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C-SPAN Radio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fee: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Congress ($0.99) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Law in a Flash ($39.99 for each subject) <ul><li>Just like the paper ones! </li></ul><ul><li>You can add your own notes to customize a card </li></ul><ul><li>Cards are bookmark-able </li></ul><ul><li>“ shuffle” function </li></ul>Source: http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2009/05/review-law-in-a-flash-iphone-apps.html
  10. 10. Other iPhone Study Aid Apps <ul><li>Free: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BARBRI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BarMax MPRE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kaplan MBE Flashcards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fee: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bar ExamEdge by Aspen (each subj $12.99) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Netframes bar review (each subj $59.99) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BarMax NY or CA reviews ($999.99) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BarMax MBE ($499.99) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Legal News ($1.99) <ul><li>“ scours the Internet for the best RSS and News feeds and compiles them for your viewing” </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in video feed </li></ul><ul><li>Chat feature </li></ul>Source: http://www.appstorehq.com/legalnews-iphone-112054/app
  12. 12. Other Legal News iPhone Apps <ul><li>Free: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ABA Journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FBI News Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal Edge (JD Supra) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fee: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They all seem to be free! </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Black’s Law Dictionary ($49.99) <ul><li>Hosted by West </li></ul><ul><li>9 th Edition (2009) not available yet! </li></ul><ul><li>more than 43,000 definitions and nearly 3,000 quotations </li></ul><ul><li>hyperlinked cross-references </li></ul><ul><li>audio pronunciations </li></ul>Source: http://tnalcorpcomm.wordpress.com/2009/04/24/first-iphone-app-from-thomson-reuters/
  14. 14. Other Legal Dictionary iPhone Apps <ul><li>Free: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nolo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fee: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Law/Legal Dictionary ($4.99) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Essential Law Dictionary ($9.99) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Barron's Law Dictionary ($9.99) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oxford Dictionary of Law ($14.99) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. MyPoint (FREE) <ul><li>Turns your iPhone into a remote control for PowerPoint presentations for Windows or Mac </li></ul><ul><li>Features include slide navigation, display of current slide, notes and preview of next slide on iPhone </li></ul><ul><li>Extended features for purchase include a marker that can be used as a pointer, a pen to mark slides, and a timer </li></ul>Source: http://www.appstorehq.com/mypoint-iphone-86367/app
  16. 16. Other Miscellaneous iPhone Apps <ul><li>Free: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PocketJustice (abstracts of S. Ct. decisions) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CardStar (barcode information for loyalty, reward and membership cards – including library cards. Can be scanned directly from your iPhone screen.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OverDrive Media Console (downloads and plays free MP3 audio books from your local public library) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TripCase (organizes all of your flights, rental cars, hotels; notifies you of flight or gate status, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Resources <ul><li>iPhone JD ( http://www.iphonejd.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Library Blog ( http://blogs.overdrive.com/library/default.aspx ) </li></ul><ul><li>LawLibTech ( http://www.lawlibtech.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>law| hackr ( http://lawhackr.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>LLRX ( http://www.llrx.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Law Student ( http://socialmedialawstudent.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Ambrogi’s Law Sites ( http://www.lawsitesblog.com/ ) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Questions? Thank you for your time! This presentation can be accessed at: [URL for slideshare]

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