The 165-lawyer law firm Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff has created an iPhone and iPad app that sends out an alert any time a job opens at the firm. The free app, called “Benesch Apportunity,” is a recruiting tool for law students and laterals who may be interested in joining the firm, which has offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Shanghai, White Plains and Wilmington. Besides sending out alerts, the app lists the firm’s on-campus recruiting schedule and provides other information about the firm and its recruiting program.

A story today in The Plain Dealer by reporter Alison Grant, Benesch uses new app to alert potential hires about jobs at firm, provides much more information about the app and reaction to it from several legal industry observers (including me).