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Lawyers Connect with Mobile Users Through JD Supra’s New “Legal Edge” iPhone Application

JD Supra (Business Wire) - 14 October 2009

Lawyers Connect with Mobile Users Through JD Supra’s New “Legal Edge” iPhone Application

JD Supra logoSAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today legal content distributor JD Supra announced the launch of its free “Legal Edge” iPhone application, which streams, by subject, timely legal information written by the nation’s lawyers and law firms. The application allows iPhone users to stay on top of the latest legal news and developments in any profession, industry, or field of interest. Subjects include immigration, bankruptcy, real estate, labor and employment, insurance, tax, consumer protection, intellectual property, and numerous others.

“Our mission is to make legal content posted on JD Supra visible and freely accessible in all the places an audience for it gathers,” said JD Supra founder, Aviva Cuyler. “With our latest distribution channel, we bring the legal community and its expertise into the promising world of mobile apps. This iPhone app is just a beginning.”

“Legal Edge” is the first iPhone application to be powered by the legal community at large. The app allows users to browse latest legal articles, news of interest, blog posts, and court filings uploaded to JD Supra by lawyers and legal professionals, and to read the content in iPhone’s Safari browser or PDF reader. Users can also connect directly with document authors via a “Contact Contributor” feature within the app.

“Now, my work on JD Supra doesn’t only appear in email digests, Twitter news feeds, Facebook pages, RSS streams, and third-party news sources – it also goes to the iPhone. All I do is upload the document,” said San Diego bankruptcy attorney Carl Starrett.

The company also offers custom iPhone applications for lawyers and law firms who want to stream their own content exclusively via a firm-branded mobile app. “We have a handful of custom iPhone apps in the works,” said Cuyler. “Our clients see the value in making their expert legal content available to mobile readers. Stay tuned.”

More information about “Legal Edge” and JD Supra’s custom iPhone app offering is available on the company’s website at http://www.jdsupra.com/resources/syndication/iPhone.aspx. “Legal Edge” is available for free download at the iTunes app store.

JD Supra allows legal professionals to publish and distribute legal content to the world. The company enables lawyers, law firms, and legal professionals to market themselves through the open exchange of legal information -- including court decisions, articles, newsletters, blog posts, and other attorney-written material. JD Supra is based in San Francisco. For more, visit www.jdsupra.com.

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