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FindLaw Nominated for 1999 Webby Award


PALO ALTO, CA -- January 19, 1999 -- FindLaw (, the Internet legal portal, has been nominated for a 1999 Webby Award in the``Politics & Law'' category. Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet,'' the Webby Awards are the leading creative honors for digital media. Other nominees in the ``Politics & Law'' category include California Voter Foundation, Free! The Freedom Forum Online, The Non-Partisan Center for Responsive Politics, and Web White & Blue.

"We're thrilled about the nomination," said Stacy Stern, president of FindLaw. "It's a tremendous honor to be recognized as one of the best five Politics & Law sites on the Internet."

FindLaw offers a panoply of free services designed to make legal and government information and community easy to find online, including a comprehensive guide, legal search tools, such as LawCrawler and full-text law review searching, case law, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions back to 1893, legal news, real-time SEC filings, Government, Small Business & Consumer resource centers, free e-mail, free Web sites, and community areas, such as message boards, chat rooms and mailing lists, where legal professionals, small business owners, consumers and Netizens can interact and exchange ideas.

The third annual Webby Awards will be presented March 18, 1999, at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre as well as webcast over the Internet. Nominees and winners are chosen by members of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a global organization dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of new media. Members of the Academy include luminaries from a wide range of disciplines. While these celebrities are casting their votes, the online community simultaneously casts their own votes for The People's Voice Awards. Netizens can learn more about the Webby Awards and cast their votes for the People's Voice Awards by visiting