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Farewell to TabletLegal, the 'iPad + Lawyers' Blog

I welcomed TabletLegal ("iPad + Lawyers") into the blawgosphere here back in early 2010, so I probably ought to bid it farewell as it shuts down a little over two years later.

On Jan. 27, 2010, Apple announced that the first iPad would be available in March 2010. Three days later, Portland, Ore., business attorney Josh Barrett launched TabletLegal, a blog that would allow him to "discuss lawyers using the iPad, applications for the iPad and other developments specific to the iPad in the legal profession." Since that original post, Barrett has cranked out over 150 additional posts about the use of the iPad by lawyers over the past two-plus years. Several of Barrett's posts on TabletLegal (here and here, for example) have been profiled here at LBW. 

This week, Barrett wrote that a combination of new demands on his time (such as opening his own firm), and a growing disconnect between what his readers wanted to read and what he wanted to write, had led him to conclude that it was time to shut down TabletLegal. "TabletLegal has become that extra app on my home screen, the distracting choice, gumming up my ability to get the stuff I want to do, done. I need to delete some apps and TabletLegal is the one to go," he explained.

For those who seek information on lawyers use of the iPad going forward, Barrett recommends iPhone J.D. by Jeff Richardson; WalkinGOffice by Rob Dean; and iPad4Lawyers by Tom Mighell. Farewell, TabletLegal, and thanks for over two years of interesting posts.

Posted by Bruce Carton on May 4, 2012 at 04:13 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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