Law Firm: Arnold & Porter LLP
Firm Size: Large
Released: December 23, 2011
Platform: iPhone (iTunes)
Cost: Free

After publishing its first iPhone app for its Consumer Advertising Law Blog, AmLaw 100 firm Arnold & Porter LLP has produced its second iPhone app. While the total number of large firms with mobile apps is limited, there is even a smaller group of firms with more than one mobile app. The firm’s A&P LLP app presents general information about the firm, its practices, and publications.

Major segments of the app include:

  • Attorney biographies searchable by name
  • Office information (including directions, contact information, and an overview for each office)
  • Firm publications, advisories, news, and events.
  • Firm multi-media resources

The app is of fine quality for its app type, but it could use some more refinement. For instance, there are items under the Multimedia player that do not allow the user to actually play the “videocast” listed. Another odd item is that many pages have left and right arrows at the bottom of the screen that are not usable.  Users can request to be notified of updates via email or “push notifications”. It is not clear that this functionality is fully working. In our testing of the App, there were days where our iPhone indicated over 1,000 changes, but we could not tell exactly what was changed.

– Law App Guy