Have you entered to win the a free copy of the TranscriptPad (normally $49.99) iPad app yet? If not, head on over to the MyCase blog and find out how you can enter to win 1 of 2 copies that are up for grabs compliments of the good folks at LitSoftware. If you’re not familiar with it, TranscriptPad is a really useful iPad app for attorneys that allows you to read, highlight, and share deposition and trial transcripts using just your iPad.
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And, here’s an excerpt from my latest post at the MyCase blog, iPad Statistics, Resources, and Apps for Lawyers:
Every year the American Bar Association publishes a multi-volume report on technology trends in the legal industry (available for purchase here). One trend that really stood out this year was the tremendous effect of mobile computing on the practice of law. From the statistics, one thing is clear: of all new technology trends, lawyers are embracing mobile computing, first and foremost.
Jeff Richardson over at iPhone J.D. recently reported on the mobile computing statistics from this report and the results were sometimes surprising, but always interesting.
First, smartphone use by lawyers for work-related tasks was up by just 1 percent from last year, with 89 percent of lawyers using smartphones. However, their phone of choice changed dramatically from last year, with Blackberry use declining significantly from 46 percent of smartphone-users in 2011 to just 31 percent this year.
More likely than not, the decline in Blackberry use by most lawyers is linked to RIM’s recent corporate struggles, but even so, BigLaw continues to cling to the dying brand, with 57 percent of large law firms reporting that Blackberrys are their smartphone of choice…
Continue reading for more statistics, iPad resources and a list of legal iPad apps…
Nicole Black is a Rochester, New York attorney and the Vice President of Business Development and Community Relations at MyCase, an intuitive cloud-based law practice management platform for the modern law firm. She is also a GigaOM Pro Analyst and is the author of the ABA book Cloud Computing for Lawyers, co-authors the ABA book Social Media for Lawyers: the Next Frontier, and co-authors Criminal Law in New York, a West-Thomson treatise. She is the founder of lawtechTalk.com and speaks regularly at conferences regarding the intersection of law and technology. She publishes four legal blogs and can be reached at email@example.com.