2017

Top 5 Legal Add-ons for lawyers

Friday, June 16th, 2017 time is 2pm I find myself clicking away on the google chrome homepage in the Apps section and I was amazed at the number of add-ons lawyers may not realize exist. I’ve aggregated them to what I call the top 5 add-ons for legal productivity. And they are:

  1. Lexbox

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Lexbox helps you organize and monitor your online legal research. It enables you to assemble in one central location relevant legal information from various online sources and to create personalized alerts. Lexbox is your legal research workspace.

Lexbox is the online version of your “legal research folders”. It allows you to organize links to legislation, case law, and webpages by file folders, and assist you in keeping this information up to date. Lexbox has the capacity to generate alerts when new legal research results become available, when cases get cited or when legislation is amended. It also keeps track of your online legal research sessions for invoicing purpose, or to recover missed items. It has the capacity to export this history, as well as stored research items via lists of authorities.

Lexbox currently supports 8 legal research websites with advanced features: CanLII, the Supreme Court of Canada decision website, Federal Court of Appeal decision website, Federal Court decision website, the Tax Court of Canada decision website, the Canadian Federal Legislation website, Ontario’s E-Laws, and the BC Laws website. A bookmarking functionality is also provided to store webpages from any other site.

Features List:

-Save, monitor and email cases, legislation and webpages

-Save frequent search queries and get alerts for new results

-Get citation alerts and track impact of cases over time

-Get modification alert when legislation is amended

-Create, edit and delete research folders

-Add personal notes to folders and individual items

-Track your online research history sessions

-Export lists of authorities

To get started:

-Install the Chrome extension

-Create your account at https://app.mylexbox.com/#/signup

-Visit one of the supported websites at http://lexum.com/en/products/lexbox/#supportedwebsites

  1. Blueline fetch: Quickly Fetch Legal Citations

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BlueLine Fetch reads your clipboard, finds citations and queries Westlaw, Lexis or Scholar. By using a hotkey, you can fetch citations from anywhere on your computer, even without a Chrome browser open.

The program has a handful of modes and additional features including google searching, multi-mode for batch downloading, quick mode to minimize clicks, name recall, context menu support, and the ability to search for cases by name or opinion text among the cases you recently viewed.

  1. StudyBlue

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Study millions of student-authored explanations for your classes, or create your own. For free!

Features StudyBlue students:

  • Create, study and share your own digital flashcards for free

  • Customize your study materials with images and audio

  • Quiz yourself, track your progress and set study reminders

  • Access study materials seamlessly across desktop and mobile devices

  • Copy and edit flashcards you like to make them your own

  • See flashcard recommendations tailored to your studies

  • Get fast answers with Homework Help and easily turn them into flashcard decks.

  1. Bundledocs

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Effortlessly Prepare Quality Legal Briefs, Court Bundles, And Booklets In Minutes. Create, Customise, Print Or Securely Share.

As every lawyer knows, a well prepared brief is an important aspect of any case. However, the problems with preparing legal briefs have not gone away and their preparation can still cause many a late night. Lawyers and legal teams can spend countless hours copying, assembling, indexing, paginating (numbering) documents for court. With Bundledocs these problems are a thing of the past…

Bundledocs is designed to help legal professionals quickly and easily create court-ready legal briefs. With this intuitive software, lawyers no longer have to outsource tasks or waste valuable time creating briefs.

Our cloud based solution (also available as an on-premise solution) means that legal teams do not need to invest in any hardware or software. It’s simple. Users simply logon to their unique account and begin creating briefs immediately.

Bundledocs brief builder software is an all-in-one solution used to create: litigation briefs, trial bundles, court bundles, commercial deal bibles, e-briefs (electronic bundles), report books etc.

Website

http://www.bundledocs.com/

  1. Docusign

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Send docs for electronic signature, or add your own signature in minutes. Sign PDFs directly from Google Drive or Gmail. Need others to sign? DocuSign also makes it easy for you to send out documents for signature.

Key features of DocuSign for Google Drive:

1) Send and Sign from Gmail and Google Drive

  • Right-click on any of your files to send with DocuSign. Guide signers with clear fields to complete the document. Send quickly to signer’s email inbox.

  • Are you the only one signing? Sign unlimited documents for free on your account.

  • Need others to sign? Your first 3 signature requests are free.

2) Store securely in Google Drive

  • Completed documents are automatically returned and stored for you, making for easy retrieval and organization.

3) Real-time status updates

  • Timestamps will show you when your signers have opened, viewed, and signed your documents.

4) Access account from any device, anywhere

  • DocuSign works with any device so that you can sign and send on the go

DocuSign provides a simple and secure way to electronically sign documents and collect signatures from others. Install the Docusign for Google Drive app today and eliminate the costs, hassle, and lack of security in paper-based transactions. With just a few clicks you can sign and send any document for signature right from Google Drive or Gmail.  No printing, faxing, scanning, or overnighting required. Once you’ve tried DocuSign, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it! DocuSign is the most widely used eSignature platform in the world, and is trusted by millions who have DocuSigned in 188 countries. It is used in nearly every industry and department, including finance, legal, human resources, sales, real estate, healthcare, and many others.

Want to learn more about our advanced features? Go to http://www.docusign.com.

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