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The #1 mobile law library app.

“I'm very impressed by what this app can do.” “It includes all of the features that you would want.” iPhone J.D.

“What helps set rulebook apart from its competition is the fact that you can treat it like you would a paper version of the rules. You can highlight sections (there are a few different highlight colors to choose from), make notes on sections, and bookmark sections. . . .” Third Apple

“Rulebook is well worth picking up and using.” MacLitigator

Limited Offer: Free Friday. Follow @rulebookapp to be informed which book may be downloaded free each Friday.

Using your court rules and other legal authorities has never been easier. Download this app and some of our free books (Federal Rules of Evidence, U.S. Constitution, etc.) and discover for yourself why the editors of The Bluebook®, A Uniform System of Citation®* and other leading publishers have chosen Rulebook™ to be the exclusive mobile publishing platform for their respective works. Access The Bluebook® and other leading copyrighted works along with all your federal and state court rules on one app—all of which are kept current through regular updates.

Take all the rules you have downloaded anywhere you go and quickly access them without the need for an internet connection. Download once; use anywhere.

With Rulebook™ you can:

* Search your entire library by key words or phrases.

* Touch any word to highlight, take notes, copy, print, and/or bookmark any amount of text.

* Navigate easily from rule to rule by swiping the screen or jumping to the rule using the active table of contents feature.

* Keep multiple rules and authorities open at once and toggle easily back and forth between authorities with Rulebook’s multitask function.

* Double tap anywhere in a rule to identify immediately what subsection of the rule you are viewing for easy citation.

* Jump directly to cited internal and external sources through active hyperlinks.

* Enjoy having all your content automatically kept up to date without losing any of your highlights, notes or bookmarks through Rulebook’s proprietary update tool.

To watch a 90-second video highlighting some of these features search for "rulebook app video" in your internet browser and select "Rulebook App for Lawyers" from the list.

Custom versions of the Rulebook™ app are also available on an enterprise basis for law firms and other legal organizations. Contact for additional information.

New legal authorities are constantly being added to the Rulebook library. “Like” Rulebook on Facebook and/or follow @rulebookapp on Twitter to be informed when new books are added to the library and to stay abreast of special promotions and announcements. (Keep in mind that most new books are offered at no charge for a short time after being added to the library, so you will want to download them as soon as they are released.)

*The trademark and copyright in the Bluebook® are jointly owned by the Columbia Law Review Association, Inc., the Harvard Law Review Association, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and The Yale Law Journal Company, Inc., used under license.

What's New in Version 2.5.2

Fixed issues with iOS 8.


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Customer Reviews

Crash & Burn

I only gave this app two stars because when it worked, it worked great. However, when I use the bluebook portion of the app it immediately crashes to the desktop. It is now useless and I am forced to purchase a hard copy of the bluebook. When I pay money for apps from the Apple Store, which is something I rarely do, I expect them to work. I find it amazing that the apps that are free I have no issues with, but the apps that I pay for, I do. I had thought about purchasing Blacks Law dictionary from the app store as well, but will now purchase a hardcopy version as I am afraid it will crash as well.

This app is a GAME CHANGER

I'm a trial lawyer, and this app is a game changer for me. First, Rulebook has reduced my annual expenditure on codebooks from about $75 to less than $20. That alone is reason enough to make it worthwhile.

Second, more importantly, I used to carry a briefcase full of books and resources--including my trusty 4-in-1 codebook--that I would need in court, depositions, or meetings, and it still was not enough. Now I have an entire library constantly at my fingertips.

Third, Rulebooks is far easier to navigate than any set of books. Fourth, you can still use Rulebook like a book by highlighting and bookmarking important constitutional or statutory provisions. Great app.

The customer service is very responsive.

The user interface could use a little spit and polish, but it's simple enough to use.

Still, Broken with IOS 8

I really love this app. It is handy and convienent, but it does not work well with IOS 8. First problem, the app does not show content in portrait mode -- it needs to be turned on its side for landscape mode. This makes the app useless in portrait mode. Second problem, the app crashes when trying to email files.

When the app works, it is a five star app. The developers need to update it for IOS 8.

The recent fix for IOS 8 solved neither problem i described.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
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  • Version: 2.5.2
  • Size: 8.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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  7. Manual for Complex Litigation$9.99
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