It's been a while since we took a look at a law firm app but one caught my eye this week.
Big hitting US firm Latham & Watkins have rolled out an app that has more than 1,000 complicated legal terms translated into plain English.
Some of the terms might not immediately look to have a particular legal bent to them but according to Peter Gilhuly, a partner with Latham and head of its West Coast restructuring practice, many of the terms arose from the words of bankruptcy professionals, who have developed a language out of the scores of terms thrown around in the pursuit of rescuing a company. Peter calls the language “colorful” yet “efficient”.
The app itself is pretty simple to look at and easy to use, simply search for a phrase or check it out in the index.
My initial reaction was that if you saw your lawyer with this app during what could potentially be the last few days of your corporation, then you might think you'd got the wrong lawyer.
However, some of the entries are so random that I probably wouldn't hold it against anyone who didn't know what they meant.
Here are just a choice few to check out:
It's a tidy little app, not too gimmicky and it does what it says on the tin. You can check it out here and see some more screen grabs below.
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