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LawStack app review: an up-to-date resource for legal professionals

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Introduction

If you are looking for an up-to-date resource that will bring you a library of text such as the U.S. Constitution and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to your iPhone or iPad, then LawStack is a great app for that!

This app comes pre-loaded with some of the basics you'll need as a lawyer or legal professional, and it only takes up 13 MB of space on your iOS device. You'll find this app in the Reference category of the App Store where it is available for free, with some in-app purchases for State codes and procedures.

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Quality Content

LawStack comes packed with the US Constitution and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Appellate Procedure, Evidence, and Bankruptcy Procedure. Other State codes can also be added via in-app purchases at nominal prices ranging from $1.99 to $9.99, but when you consider how much this app brings to the palm of your hand, the costs of the in-app purchases are completely justified.

If you find that some of the text you're looking for is not available, you can make a request to the developers, who promise that the most-requested items will be made available.

What's more is that once you've downloaded the files, you won't need to be connected to the Internet in order to view them.

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Organized search results
Organized search results

Functions & Features

Users can search through the entire text they have available in the basic app as well as their purchases, or choose to search just the headers to find what they're looking for. The app also keeps a search history so in case you lose some text you've found with great difficulty, you will be able to find it again with ease.

When you open up a searched item, your search term or terms will be highlighted each time they appear within the text. You can then choose to bookmark, email, or print the section from within the app!

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Full text and header search options
Full text and header search options

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • An up-to-date resource for lawyers and other legal professionals
  • Comes with the US Constitution and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Appellate Procedure, Evidence, and Bankruptcy Procedure
  • Add other State codes via in-app purchases at nominal prices
  • Make a request for other items to the developers
  • Access titles offline once you've downloaded them
  • Search through the entire text within the app or just the headers
  • Search terms are saved in the history section
  • Bookmark the sections that are important to you
  • Email sections through the app

Cons

  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Action options
Action options

Final Words

LawStack is a fantastic tool for lawyers and other legal professionals as it will serve to be a handy reference guide that will eliminate the process of looking through tomes each time you need to refer to these texts. Have the rules available to your on your iPhone or iPad at meetings, or on the go.

 

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.