Apple has some good news for lawyers. As per a deal reached between the American Bar Association and Apple, e-books pertaining to legal matters will soon be available for download from the Apple iBookStore. The first title on offer is ‘iPad in One Hour for Lawyers‘ now available for download via the iBookStore for $17.99.
However, the app ‘iPad in One Hour for Lawyers’ can be considered more of a tutorial as it provides tips and tricks to those who wish to use the iPad as an aid to make things simple with their day-to-day legal proceedings. It has been designed so that both advanced users and beginners can be equally at ease with the app. The app will also be equally relevant to those studying law as well as attorneys who have been in the business for years. So from the technical aspects, such as ways to set up the interface, multitask, sync files, or keyboard and browser tips and shortcuts to the legal aspects such as managing pleadings, case law, contracts, and other legal documents, ‘iPad in One Hour for Lawyers’ has it all. Of course, there is no stopping anyone outside of the legal fraternity to download the app if they wish to pick up a trick or two about legal matters.
Andrea Hartley, Chair of the ABA Law Practice Management Section has this to say of the latest development: “We are thrilled to partner with Apple to offer our cutting-edge legal publications as e-books in the iBookstore. iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, one of our bestselling titles of the year, is the perfect book to mark the launch of the e-book program. Readers can easily download the book on their iPads and learn as they go. We look forward to publishing many more e-books on Apple’s platform in the future.”
The ‘iPad in One Hour for Lawyers’ will be compatible on all Apple devices. So while ‘iPad in One Hour for Lawyers’ can be considered a tutorial, it is a good sign of what more are in the pipeline in this domain.
Interestingly, the timing of the new deal couldn’t have come at a better time, what with a lot of companies now engaged in patent wars the world over, and Apple itself featuring in a few of those.
CHICAGO, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section (LPM) and Apple have partnered to make e-books on legal subjects available in the Apple iBookstore. iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, the debut title in the program, is now available for purchase as an e-book that can be read and enjoyed on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
iPad in One Hour for Lawyers offers tips and lessons designed for new and advanced iPad users alike. Ideal for lawyers (and any tablet PC novice) wanting to get up to speed swiftly, this book teaches readers to set up the iPad user interface, multitask with apps, sync files, and manage pleadings, case law, contracts and other legal documents. The e-book also includes a listing of the best apps for lawyers, as well as dozens of keyboard and browser tips and shortcuts. iPad in One Hour for Lawyers is an essential handbook for the tech-savvy lawyer-and anyone else seeking to effortlessly master the iPad.
Andrea Hartley, Chair of the ABA Law Practice Management Section, says, “We are thrilled to partner with Apple to offer our cutting-edge legal publications as e-books in the iBookstore. iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, one of our bestselling titles of the year, is the perfect book to mark the launch of the e-book program. Readers can easily download the book on their iPads and learn as they go. We look forward to publishing many more e-books on Apple’s platform in the future.”
Author Tom Mighell is a senior consultant with Contoural, Inc., where he helps companies deal with their records management and electronic discovery capabilities. He is also the incoming Chair of the ABA Law Practice Management Section. Tom is a frequent speaker and writer on the Internet, electronic discovery and other legal technology issues. He has published the legal technology blog Inter Alia (www.inter-alia.net) since 2002, and is the publisher of the new iPad 4 Lawyers blog (www.tommighell.com/ipad). He is the coauthor, along with Dennis Kennedy, of The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, also published by the ABA Law Practice Management Section. He is also the co-host of “The Kennedy-Mighell Report,” a legal technology podcast produced by The Legal Talk Network.
The ABA Law Practice Management Section is a professional membership organization providing resources for lawyers and other legal professionals in the core areas of the business of practicing law – marketing, management, technology and finance – through its award-winning magazine, Law Practice, Law Practice Today webzine, educational CLE programs, website and publishing division. For more than 30 years, LPM has established itself as a leader within the legal profession by producing ABA TECHSHOW, the leading legal technology Conference that brings lawyers and technology together, and through its publishing arm, which has more than 90 titles in print.
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
Title: iPad in One Hour for Lawyers
Publisher: ABA Law Practice Management Section
Size: 7× 8.5
ABA Paperback Product Code: 5110719
ABA E-Book Product Code: 5110719EBK
ABA Paperback and E-Book Price: $34.95
ABA Paperback and E-Book Orders: 800-285-2221 or www.ababooks.org
Apple E-Book Price: $17.99
Apple E-Book Orders: Apple iBookstore
Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an e-mail to Lindsay Dawson at Lindsay.Dawson@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tearsheets or a copy for our files to Lindsay Dawson, American Bar Association, Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.
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