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From a distance, the concept behind , a new mobile app developed by the small San Francisco-based firm Wood Robbins, is actually pretty simple: Users post a legal problem, and attorneys tell them whether they have a case or not.

Essentially it’s the digital equivalent of a good old-fashioned bar association referral. But there’s also the Judge Judy-esque law as entertainment factor of it all, which allows spectators to rate an attorney’s advice or push the more engaging cases up the app’s feed. Think Yelp meets “Perry Mason.”

“It’s real-life legal drama. … Not everybody will have a case to post every day, but I’m hoping they’ll keep it on their phone just to see what other people’s problems are,” said Greg Wood, a

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