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    September 22nd, 2010

    ♫ Eggs and sausage, now a side of toast
    Coffee and a roll, hash browns over easy
    Chile in a bowl with burgers and fries
    And now what kind of pie?..♫

    Music, lyrics and recorded by Tom Waits.

    Torys' iPhone and iPad app

    Torys' iPhone and iPad app

    The iPhone and iPad have taken the world by storm. One of the strongest appeals of these devices is the ability to download an app from the iTunes store onto your iPhone or iPad. While there are many apps for lawyers to use, there are (as yet) few apps offered by lawyers for their clients (and potential clients). Here is a survey of the Canadian, UK and USA apps that I have found:

    • Torys:  Their app (screen shot above) is described as follows: “Stay connected with Torys. Get our latest news and updates, view our most recent legal bulletins and videos, and conveniently access our directory and profiles of lawyers, IP agents and paralegals.”
    • Delany’s Law Firm: For Ontario residents, this app provides a toll-free line to contact the firm’s lawyers as well as an FAQ for basic legal advice on a variety of subjects. For Ontario lawyers, there is a child support calculator as well as a land transfer tax calculator.
      Delaney's Law Firm App

      Delaney's Law Firm App

    • Geist: Michael Geist has an iPhone app featuring his blog posts, tweets, videos and more.
    Geist App photo

    Geist App photo

    Then there are apps such as those developed by Pocket Lawyer in the UK. They are sentencing guidelines in a number of areas and more:

    Pocket Lawyer

    Pocket Lawyer

    Pocket Lawyer

    Pocket Lawyer

    In the USA, there are a host of apps being developed by lawyers and law firms:

    iPhone Apptorney App

    iPhone Apptorney App

  • Eric M. Pelton, the “Apporney” has developed a free app aimed at IP lawyers composed of a number of useful categories (see above).
  • Estate Divider App

    Estate Divider App

    Estate Divider App

    Estate Divider App

  • The estate divider app by DivorceApps.com is a quick way to find out what each spouse will get following a marital breakup.
  • These are just an “appetizer” of the explosion of apps that will soon be available on the menu from iTunes.

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