Matheson Ormsby Prentice

Law Firm: Matheson Ormsby Prentice
Firm Size:  Medium/Large
Released: September 30, 2011
Platform: iPhone (iTunes), Blackberry (AppWorld), Android (Android Market)
Cost: Free

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Irish firm Matheson Ormsby Prentice has put out a mobile app that is a dictionary of legal terms for law students and trainees.

In its website announcement, the firm remarked,

Matheson Ormsby Prentice (MOP) has become the first Irish law firm to introduce a SmartPhone ‘App’, with the firm’s new student and trainee-focused guide to legal jargon now available for Apple iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry devices. The MOP Legal Jargon App is aimed to help law students and legal trainees to comprehend the myriad of legal jargon and specialist language, and provides definitions to over 330 terms.

While the dictionary may be helpful for law students and trainees, we are pretty disappointed with the lack of effort given to the “training” (application for position) and “insight” (firm publications) areas. Going to these areas on the app mere transports the user to the browser and the firm’s website. That approach takes very little resources to implement, and comes across as cheap. MOP, let’s enhance those areas so that something actually takes place in the app.

– Law App Guy