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Ohio Law Firm Introduces App That Notifies Potential Hires About Available Jobs

Posted May 18, 2011 4:32 PM CDT
By Stephanie Francis Ward

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Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, an Ohio law firm, today revealed a free iTunes app that sends out notices when attorney positions open up, the Plain Dealer reports.

The 165-lawyer firm, with seven offices, has hired about 24 lawyers over the past year-and-a-half, and according to firm management it has about two job openings a month.

Benesch Friedlander plans to make the hiring app, "Benesch Apportunity," available on Droids and BlackBerrys too, targeting law students and laterals. The app lists Benesch's recruiting schedule and Benesch alumni by school.

"We're really looking for people who are using this technology," Chris Reuscher, chair of the hiring committee, told Cleveland.com, "and students are looking for firms that are ahead of the curve."

Morrison & Foerster launched its free MoFo2Go app in March of 2010, and Littler Mendelson and Allen & Overy also have apps, the Plain Dealer notes. But Julie Gurney, Benesch's senior marketing communications manager, told the Plain Dealer that those firms' apps are just "rehashes" of their firm websites.

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