archives of posts, reviews and news of LTR grouped by year: 2012

iPad Use on the Bench

Patrick Connaghan

St. Louis Probate Commissioner Patrick Connaghan has long embraced technology as a means of saving time and taxpayer money. Lawyer Tech Review recently attended a hearing that demonstrated how technology - and an iPad - helps him move cases more efficiently and economically.


App Friday: Nalini S. Mahadevan

Lawyer Nalini Mahadevan

In today’s App Friday round, Nalini S. Mahadevan - an immigration and business law attorney who practices in the St. Louis area - shares an app that allows her to view photos and attachments quickly and an app that tracks exercise and offers an audio coach.

CamScanner App Review

If you've ever found yourself taking pictures of documents but you aren't happy with the results, the CamScanner app can help. With advanced image scanning, processing, PDF exporting and sharing options, CamScanner turns your iPhone or Android smartphone into a portable document scanner and delivers better results than snapping a raw picture of a document.

new iPad Compared

The iPad has is a top productivity tools favored by lawyers. But, are the improvements to the new iPad good enough to justify buying the new model? We have prepared a visual comparison between the old iPad 2 and the new iPad to answer all your iPad questions and help you decide whether the new iPad is the right addition to your collection of gadgets.


5 Top Android Legal Apps for 2012

5 Top Android Apps

Smartphones are changing the way lawyers run their practices. In this guest post, Leslie Krick introduces 5 top, must-have Android legal apps for tracking time, digital dictation and even job hunting.

Google Scholar Update Review

Google recently announced that it has updated Scholar to make it easier for lawyers and legal researchers to find significant opinions. This week, Lawyer Tech Review examines the changes to Google Scholar and highlights the three “Visual Indications of Importance” icons used in the Works Cited tab.


App Friday: Mario Sandoval

Mario Sandoval Trial Tech

In today’s App Friday round, Mario Sandoval - who handles technology for the California-based personal injury firm R. Rex Parris - shares a trial presentation app for the iPad and highlights a fitness app that helps him track workouts.

iPad as legal pad

Note taking is part and parcel of most lawyers’ lives. But if the notes aren’t filed into the client folder promptly, or the legal pad is misplaced, tracking down the information quickly can be frustrating. Instead of jotting down notes on a legal pad while at a meeting or speaking on the phone, try using an app like Evernote on your iPad and desktop or laptop.


App Friday: Morgan C. Smith

Morgan C. Smith, lawyer

In today’s App Friday round, Morgan C. Smith - owner and founder of Cogent Legal, a San Francisco Bay Area litigation graphics firm - shares apps that allow him to remotely use his iPhone to control Keynote presentations on his laptop as well as a trail running app.