Android App Review: AgileLaw for Android

Exciting news from AgileLaw hit my Droid Lawyer inbox recently. Thomas Allen, CEO of AgileLaw, sent me some followup information regarding my review of the AgileLaw cloud deposition system.

The most important tidbit was the notification of the availability of the AgileLaw app for Android. Man, what was sweet, just got sweeter . . . or is it more sweet? Anyway, AgileLaw is tasty, and the Android app is simply marvelous.

No doubt about it, AgileLaw is going to make a serious impact in the litigation world.

Right now the app allows for viewing of deposition exhibits. If you want, you can demo the app by using 000-000-000 as the pin.

After authenticating and entering the app, the viewer sees a blank desktop.

This is the desktop where exhibits get revealed.

One of the key features I like, is the witness’s ability to annotate documents on the desktop.

Colors and size are adjustable. This certainly gives a new meaning to the, “draw me a picture of the accident scene” technique.

At the conclusion of the deposition, AgileLaw asks the viewer to confirm his/her email address and reminded to write down the key code for later access.

The exhibits zip securely to the cloud and the participant’s email inbox for paperless reproduction of documents. Neat, tidy, and environmentally friendly. Simply amazing.

If I have one complaint, and it’s semi-major, I would complain about the log in screen.

In landscape mode, my keyboard covered up every text field, making entering information very difficult.

AgileLaw Login Landscape

I fared slightly better in portrait mode, but still not crisp.

AgileLaw Login Portrait

I wasn’t too concerned about the issue since minimizing the keyboard takes mere seconds. I suspect that the keyboard is also a major cause of this problem.

Overall, the AgileLaw app for Android gets 4 of 5 stars.

Finally, Thomas was gracious enough to answer some lingering questions, and I’m happy to report that my Chrome issue with scrolling documents is fixed.

From a technical and legal prospective, Thomas confirms that there is absolutely no way AgileLaw could access your documents once they’re uploaded. That 256-bit encryption is a killer. Cyclone tells me:

If AgileLaw is subpoenaed for access to documents that are stored in its system, it would respond with an affidavit that explains that it cannot access the documents stored by users in AgileLaw’s system.  AgileLaw’s architecture is set up so that it is impossible for anyone to access the documents including our employees unless they have the user’s password. Because the documents and the passwords are encrypted we are physically unable to produce any documents stored in the system.

Very comforting for those who are concerned about notice during subpoena time. While we’re likely talking about soon-to-be-public documents, I’m satisfied with AgileLaw’s handling of this delicate issue.

While I’m still skeptical about the technological implications, including how does this world in the real world?, I think AgileLaw is going to provide a cost-effective method for delivering deposition exhibits.

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Jeff Taylor

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