Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Citepad


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  • Local attorney Emily Montgomery, currently at Olson Cannon by way of the DA's office, has invented and launched legal keypad software called Citepad, available as an OS X download on the App StoreCitepad reduces 8-19 key strokes for a properly formatted citation signal to one click. Users can toggle between italic and underline formatting, and insert footnotes with a click of a button. It supports Word, Pages, OpenOffice, and Google Docs, with more supported word processors on the way. She will also be adding Windows and iPad apps soon, so users will be able to have Citepad on every device seamlessly. Citepad will sell for $49.99 regularly, with a limited-time special introductory price of $39.99. More info here

35 comments:

  1. That Citepad is a great idea

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    1. But is it worth $40-$50?? I don't think so..

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    2. Maybe, maybe not. Industry specific apps like this usually cost more money because they're not ever going to become Angry Birds. Also, it might be something firms would pay for - who knows. I'm probably not going to buy it, but I hope it succeeds and I think it's great that a local attorney came up with it.

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    3. Emily has been opposing counsel on a case with me... I don't know where she finds the time to develop an app. She always seems so busy!

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    4. The thing is pretty stupid. If prices $1.99, maybe.

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  2. Firms would also have a volume discount http://www.apple.com/business/vpp/ Let me know if anyone has any questions!

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    2. Any discounts for government attorneys?

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    3. Emily, huge kudos on doing something like this. Best of luck!

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    4. Well done! Are you looking at developing other apps?

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  3. wow, she's here. that's going to make the lawyer hot discussion awkward....

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  4. I'll leave the utility of this software for others to debate, but regardless, I am happy to see one of our own out there doing something productive besides billing clients. Good luck, Emily, and congratulations for seeing this idea past a thought/conversation, where so many ideas get stuck!

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  5. Quick question: my client got sued in business court. I'm going to file a Motion to Dismiss. Is the filing fee for a Motion to Dismiss the same as an Answer? Because the fee for an Answer in business court is $1500 and my client shouldn't have to pay that to get out of a case he should have never been sued in.

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    1. Getting sued is expensive bro.

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    2. If your motion is successful you will be able to tax costs against the other side, which includes the business court fee.

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    3. If you can convince the opposing party that your client shouldn't have been named, you get a voluntary dismissal. If you can't, the answer is to win. Then, as a prevailing party, file a Memorandum of Costs and recover them. If you can't win on a MTD, maybe your client should have been sued after all, and you put your big boy litigator pants on.

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  6. I highlight text on westlaw, click the "copy with reference" button, which I set up to use bluebook citation method, and then I paste into my document. Then I italicize the case name. Later, once I know I won't move the case, I turn some into short cites. How does this app simplify life for me? It seems like Westlaw already does what I'm looking for.

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    1. We actually designed it for people like you who are already using available technology. Using Westlaw copy with reference, you would copy in the citation from westlaw and click in the the app to add in your signal with one click. Simply typing id. with formatting takes 8 keystrokes. For italics, it looks like this: [ctrl][i][i][d][.][ctrl][i][space]. The longest, but see, e.g., is 19 keystrokes all together. The app makes sure the right commas and periods are italicized/underlined or not, every time, so it adds guaranteed accuracy. The app also has the section and paragraph symbols, for which most people don't have the shortcuts memorized and spend time hunting around for them. There is a button to turn on small caps (mostly for law students or others writing law review articles) and insert footnote (for everyone).

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  7. I type out citations using the ctrl and shift buttons as needed because I learned how to type before I left college, learned how to cite cases in law school, and am not an infant.

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    1. You type out every case name? You memorized every word that's supposed to be shortened when in a citation? You find the page number of the reference every time you cite it? I think the Westlaw function is helpful for those things.

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    2. Infants can't use apps!

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    3. I have associates for this.

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  8. Did you guys see that Boyd moved up in the US News ranking this year? Does that have something to do with all the 2011-2013 grads making their mark on the world?

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  9. Where the heck has Emily Montgomery been hiding? She is a step above lawyer hot.

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  10. 1:58, you must work for Akerman, thank you for the laugh.

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  11. Emily Montgomery is annoying. Try a case with her.

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  12. All software results can probably be obtained via another method - it's easy to criticize but I say if one likes it let them use same if not - I don't know Emily but good for her for trying to help others - I play a lot of poker n the biggest app out there simply tracks winnings - I could use a notebook but it's cool via app - good luck Ms montgomery!

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  13. UNLV Law is (tied) for being the 62nd most elite, incredible, amazing law school in the land. I bet the mothers of all you UNLV Law grads are just bursting with pride at this ranking. It will probably be a point of conversation (and great maternal pride) this week at the local bridge game and at church back home. Nobody graduates more competent, grab-life-by-the-balls attorneys than UNLV Law, believe me! What a beautiful picture to have UNLV Law recognized as the 62nd very best law school in this most amazing country of ours!

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  14. 55:36 PM--Boyd Grads are smart there is no reasons the Dean asked to relax the grading on the bar exam!

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  15. Can someone gently tell a certain Boyd alum to stop using "reply all" to any referral seeking post on the alumni list? Also, can people stop asking via the list for discounted or "reasonable" fees for friend referrals? What part of why fees are what they are do these folks not understand?

    Who you people?

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    1. I'm pretty sure PUNEET GARG'S FIRM CAN HANDLE THAT MATTER FOR YOU

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    2. OR...Billie-Marie Morrison

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    3. Both for sure.

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    4. I unsubscribed from that waste of time for a reason. Those lawyers seem nice enough, but they're definitely in the aggressively-cram-my-name-into-every-potential-source-of-leads category.

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    5. Someone please get the memo to G. Bongiovi.

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