Thank you to Lit Software for sponsoring iPhone J.D. this month. This company produces three of the very best iPad apps designed for attorneys: TrialPad, TranscriptPad and DocReviewPad. TrialPad (my review) was first released in 2010 — the same year that the iPad itself debuted — and has seen numerous major updates over the years. If you want to present evidence to a jury, judge, or other audience, the app gives you powerful tools for displaying and annotating documents, including the Callout tool that most jurors expect to see nowadays. There is a recent post on the Lit Software blog explaining how Arlington, TX attorney Chase Ware uses TrialPad.
In my own litigation practice, I spend a lot of time working with deposition transcripts, such as preparing for a motion for summary judgment. Thus, TranscriptPad (my review) is the Lit Software app that I use the most. Whether I am drafting a motion, or I am in a subsequent deposition and I want to quickly see all of the relevant testimony on a subject during prior depositions, TranscriptPad does exactly what I need. On several occasions, other attorneys have watched me use TranscriptPad and then remarked that they need to get an iPad. When an app is so useful that it is a reason for attorneys to buy an iPad, you know it is a good app. There is a recent post on the Lit Software blog explaining how Virginia attorney Brandon Osterbind uses TranscriptPad (and TrialPad).
DocReviewApp (my review) is the newest app from Lit Software. This is an app that you can use to review and annotate documents on your iPad, so this app is especially useful during the request for production of documents process.
Thanks to Lit Software for sponsoring iPhone J.D. this month, and more importantly, a big thank you to Lit Software for doing more than any other company when it comes to designing fantastic iPad apps specifically for attorneys.