9 Best Smartphone Apps for Paralegals - Research and Reference Applications

Get the information you need quickly and easily with these best apps for paralegals.  They are perfect for ensuring that you can find just what you need — when you need it. And I think they are great resources for the busy paralegal!    

  1. Black’s Law Dictionary: This software application is meant for a mobile device. You can get it online as well. The mobile version costs $49.99, but it is well worth it. This dictionary offers clear legal definitions, and can provide you with everything you need for proper terminology.
  2. Constitution: There are a number of free apps that can help you access the Constitution of the United States. This is the basis for the law of the land, and understanding it is important. Carry it with you wherever you go.
  3. Title 28: This law deals with judicial procedure and the court system. You can get it for a variety of mobile devices. It’s interactive, and allows you to highlight and bookmark certain passages. Perfect for helping you keep up with how things work in the court system. Cost for Android is $1.99
  4. Fastcase: You can use this app to find different cases quickly. This legal research software app can be used on your desktop or on your mobile device. It’s perfect for finding different cases, and for keeping up with the latest developments.
  5. LawStack: All the procedures you need to know, plus the U.S. Constitution. Perfect if you need to know the rules for different procedures, from civil to appellate to bankruptcy to criminal. Research help available for your mobile device.
  6. iLawLibrary: This iPhone software application costs $6.99, and offers a helpful research tool. You can search by rule, or you can search hierarchically. It’s an interesting and useful app to have in your arsenal.
  7. Federal Rules of Evidence: As you put things together for court, it can help to know the rules of evidence. This iPad app is available for $6.99 and can help you keep track of the rules. Searchable by key word.
  8. PocketJustice: Search Supreme Court rulings quickly and easily. You can read transcripts of the proceedings, and read the outcomes. You can even get audio on the top 100 cases of constitutional law. A great resource.
  9. Paralegal Pocket Guide & Prep: Just what it sounds like; you can get just what you need to be the best paralegal you can be for $2.99.

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