Delaware Bankruptcy Companion and Trust Companion

Law Firm: Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Firm Size: Medium
Released: October, 2011
Platform: iPhone (iTunes and iTunes)
Cost: Free
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Law Firm Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is one of the rare law firms that has released more than one mobile application. The firm has published a duo of resource apps: (1) a Trust Companion  and (2) a Bankruptcy Companion.

Trust Companion

The Trust Companion gives users access to laws, procedures, rules and materials specific to Delaware Trust Law practice. The app provides a searchable database that is organized into sections, including select Title 12 (including chapters 33, 35, 38, and 61), Title 25 (chapter 5 Rule Against Perpetuities; Power of Appointment; Rule Against Accumulations), Title 30 (chapter 16), and procedure for Filing Consent Petitions for Trust Matters. In addition, the app provides access to the firm’s Trust Group’s Delaware Trust Law Alerts, Updates and other publications.

Bankruptcy Companion

The Morris Nichols’ Bankruptcy Companion for iPad and iPhone gives lawyers immediate access to  select practice rules and materials specific to the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and the Office of the United States Trustee for the District of Delaware. This app is fully searchable and includes content such as:

  • Select Local Rules
  • Select Local Forms (20 of the most-used forms in Delaware practice)
  • Select General Orders
  • Chambers Procedures (for the Delaware Bankruptcy Court and each of its Judges)
  • Select Form Scheduling and Pretrial Orders
  • Select Mediation and Arbitration Materials

Todd A. Flubacher, a partner in Morris Nichols’ trusts and estates practice, said:

Providing information and resources to clients satisfies their needs from a law firm perspective. It makes the clients happy and makes them look to our firm as a resource for information. I think that’s just valuable from a client loyalty perspective.

While most law firm apps provide web site law firm information (e.g., attorneys, offices, practice area descriptions), there are a growing number of apps, including those produced by Morris Nichols, whose primary purpose is to provide a substantive resource (or service) of interest to a niche of the legal or client community. In the long-run, Law Firm Mobile believes that it is these types of apps that will truly stand out from the crowd.

– Law App Guy