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Introducing the Wolfram Lawyer’s Professional Assistant

December 6, 2011 —
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We are happy to announce our second Professional Assistant App for iOS: the Wolfram Lawyer’s Professional Assistant. This innovative app utilizes the power of Wolfram|Alpha to provide detailed reference information and data for legal professionals on the go.

Wolfram Lawyer's Professional Assistant

Using the Wolfram Lawyer’s Professional Assistant, you can review a dictionary of legal terms; research the statutes of limitations for each US state; look up information about visa types, including basic requirements, common issues, and extensions and limits; and investigate crime rates and history for specific crimes, as well as state and national average comparisons.

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The app also: assists with real estate law, including mortgage calculators, closing cost estimation, and information on square footage, home sales price, and utility prices; provides damages and estate planning computations for occupational salaries, cost of living, life expectancy, and present or future value; and more!

Wolfram Lawyer's Professional Assistant

The Wolfram Lawyer’s Professional Assistant can be found in the iTunes App Store for $4.99. Click here to learn more about all of our mobile apps.


Is the content of these apps also available through WA? If not then what is the dividing line? WA is supposed to contain all data including algorithms.

Posted by Brian Gilbert December 8, 2011 at 10:23 am

    @ Brian –
    The Wolfram Lawyer’s Professional Assistant is powered by the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine, with a unique user interface designed specifically for legal professionals and students. Some of the queries are available through the Wolfram|Alpha site, such as the financial calculations, but other data was designed specifically for the app and will not be found at this time.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team December 8, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Why don’t you make android apps. Do you guys realize android market-share is bigger than AAPL’s? Its not 2008 anymore.

Posted by Sumit January 1, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Because Lawyers are serious people doing serious things, so they’re not going to use a fragmented toy operating system. iOS is built for it’s device, it’s clear what you can, and cannot do, it’s clear what you may, and may not do, and it’s secure. There is no tampering like allowing other distribution channels for software, there is pre-scanning of software so you know that the software in the store is actually safe. There is a centralized vendor everybody knows, so you can get support, sue them or just ask someone who is certified to solve and issue. The distribution method, business models and monetization of the ecosystem are all very clear and well known, there is no ‘guessing’ or ‘what-if’. You can’t get those things with Android, it’s just not a professional product. That doesn’t mean the targeted audience can’t be happy with it, of course. If you need something certified and consistent, Android just doesn’t cut it.

    Posted by John February 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I bought this app, downloaded it, saw that it looked helpful and would be good to use. Unfortunately it freezes on the first screen and it not usable at all. I’ve deleted and downloaded again, but still no good.

Posted by Tanya February 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    @ Tanya –

    Thank you for your feedback. We are aware of the issue you reported and are working on a solution. Right now, if you force close the app and/or uninstall then reinstall, it should only lag for a few seconds on startup, then function normally.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you, and we do expect a full fix soon.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team February 13, 2012 at 11:59 am

Android version plz!!!!

Posted by ab May 21, 2012 at 10:04 am