Adams and Reese attorney Jeff Richardson, in the law firm’s New Orleans office, was featured in New Orleans CityBusiness’ article, “NOLA Attorneys Lean on More Gadgets, Apps to Ease Workflow,” where attorneys were asked how they use their smartphone or tablet device in their practice with applications running the gamut from timekeeping and jury selection to editing documents and running audio-visual displays in the courtroom.
According to a November ABA Journal survey, 57 percent of the responding lawyers currently use iPads in their law offices. Of those who didn’t use them, 59 percent are considering buying them for their office within the next year.
“Everywhere you turn, lawyers are using an iPad,” Richardson said. Richardson is the founder of iPhone J.D., a web site for lawyers who use iPhones and iPads.
For the second consecutive year in 2012, Richardson’s iPhone J.D. blog was selected the No. 1 Legal Tech Blog by the ABA Journal editors and more than 4,000 readers in the 2011 ABA Journal Blawg 100. This was the third consecutive year in which Richardson’s blog was ranked among the Top 100 Blogs by the ABA Journal Law News in its ABA Journal Blawg 100.
Richardson launched the blog to explore lawyerly uses for the iPhone, which he describes in his bio as the “perfect handheld device” he’s been searching for since the late 1980s. Richardson has served as an adjunct professor at Tulane University, teaching “Computers and the Law.”