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From the ABA Journal: “20 apps to help provide easier access to legal help,” by Joe Dysart, April 1, 2015.

Words to the Wise: DIY Lawyering can be risky – and expensive – if you have to pay a lawyer later to fix what you could have done correctly, and cost effectively, from the start. If you need to respond to a summons, draft a lease, a power of attorney, a contract, or a will, or take any legal action that requires you to know not only how to research the law, which rules of procedure to follow, and how the courts interpret the law, please consult an attorney. As a very wise lawyer/librarian says:

“If you read only what is written in the statutes, the cases, and the constitutions you will be absolutely wrong about what the law is.”

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From a GovLoop blogger: 10 Most Entertaining Government Mobile Apps:

1) Solve the Outbreak, from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

2) NASA App: NASA’s official app enables you to discover the galaxies from the palm of your hand.

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Top 10 Reasons Not to Bother With a Law Firm App,” by Erik Mazzone (ABA Law Practice Magazine, Volume 39 Number 5, Sept/Oct 2013)

Excerpt: “.… Most law firms should sit this one out, their time and money better spent elsewhere. Every once in a while, though, a law firm develops a truly useful app, one that finds its intended audience and has the user reviews to prove it. The rare lucky strike spurs on the all-too-common fruitless claim.

So, how do you know whether your law firm is wasting its time chasing app greatness or if you’re on track to be one of the lucky ones, lighting your cigars with $100 bills in the saloon?