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New ABA book helps lawyers use iPads to practice law

By John Glynn

CHICAGO, April 8, 2014 — The best-selling American Bar Association book “iPad in One Hour for Lawyers” has helped thousands of lawyers learn to use the iPad in their law practices. Fully revised and updated to reflect the newest versions of the iPad and the latest apps available, iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, Third Edition,” will help attorneys get more out of their iPad. Ideal for lawyers who want to get up to speed fast, this acclaimed book presents the essentials so that readers don’t get bogged down in technical jargon and extraneous features and apps.


In six short lessons, readers will learn how to:

  • Quickly navigate and use the latest versions of the iPad.
  • Set up mail, calendar and contacts.
  • Create and use folders to multitask and manage apps.
  • Add files to the iPad and sync them.
  • View and manage pleadings, case law, contracts and other legal documents.
  • Use the iPad to take notes and create documents.
  • Use legal-specific apps at trial or in doing research.

“iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, Third Edition” also includes an updated listing of the top 10 apps for lawyers, security advice, and dozens of keyboard and browser tips and shortcuts.

Author Tom Mighell is a senior consultant with Contoural Inc. He has written multiple books published by the ABA Law Practice Division, including “iPad in One Hour for Litigators” and “iPad Apps in One Hour for Lawyers.” Mighell is a frequent speaker and writer on the Internet, electronic discovery and other legal technology issues. He authored The Mighell Marker, a legal technology newsletter, from 2000 to 2010 and has run the legal technology blog Inter Alia since 2002. He is also the co-host of “The Kennedy-Mighell Report,” a legal technology podcast produced by the Legal Talk Network.   

Title:                      “iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, Third Edition”
Publisher:              ABA Law Practice Division
Product Code:       5110779
ISBN:                     978-1-62722-614-1
Size:                      7 x 10
Price:                     $49.95
Orders:                  800-285-2221 or

Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an email to Lindsay Dawson at If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets 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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