Wolfram|Alpha Releases "Lawyer's Professional Assistant" App
“Lawyer’s Professional Assistant” is the latest app release from Wolfram|Alpha.
W|A mobile apps (iOS*) provides a variety of tools and features from their main database packaged specifically for various needs or user groups. In other words, a focused resources (vs using the entire database) that can make for easy/quick access and full utilization.
To be clear, the useful wonderful Wolfram|Alpha database still is available online and continues to be 100% free. Mobile version too.
Mobile apps fall into four categories:
1. Course Assistants
2. Reference Assistants
3. Professional Assistants
4. Personal Assistants
The Lawyer’s Professional Assistant app runs $4.99 and is a selection of specific tools from the Wolfram|Alpha database that will be interest to lawyers and others in the legal community.
What’s Available (via the W|A Blog)
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.
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!
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