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FindLaw Acquires Infirmation.com, Boosting Traffic and Expanding Lawyer Community and Legal Career Offerings

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 29, 2000--FindLaw (http://www.findlaw.com), the most highly trafficked legal Web portal, today announced it has acquired Infirmation.com(http://www.infirmation.com), a leading virtual community of lawyers and a legal career center. This acquisition combines the Web's two largest legal portals and further solidifies FindLaw's position as the industry leader in onlinelegal information and resources.

The fusion of FindLaw and Infirmation.com provides legal professionals with access to the most comprehensive legal information and resources on the Web. Infirmation.com complements FindLaw'scontent by providing legal professionals personalized job placement services and a one-stop career center, which includes high-profile brands such as The Insider's Guide to Law Firms and the "Greedy Associates" message boards, the most active online community for legal professionals. Infirmation.com's offering also includes one-of-a-kind, interactive law firm salary charts and a unique database of interesting and unusual jobs for lawyers.

"The huge amount of traffic generated by FindLaw and Infirmation.com is testimony to the viability and importance of the legal vertical on the web," said Tim Stanley, co-founder and CEO of FindLaw. "We're thrilled to be combining the complementary strengthsof our two sites."

FindLaw currently provides legal professionals with a wide range of information such as cases and codes, news, and U.S. federal and international resources, as well as tools for the legal office like e-mail and fax, online document sharing and web site hosting. Theacquisition of Infirmation.com further elevates FindLaw as the most comprehensive online resource for legal professionals by providing a place where all their professional and career-related needs can be met.

"Given our shared vision to offer comprehensive information and resources to the legal community we believe our content and services are an excellent fit with FindLaw," said Sheila Walsh, co-founder and president of Infirmation.com. "The two companies together are trulythe one-stop site for legal professionals and consumers of legal services."

About Infirmation.com

Infirmation.com, founded by Sheila and Michael Walsh, is the leading virtual community for lawyers on the Internet. Infirmation.com has built an active on-line community for both law students and lawyers that includes an array of resources including the ability tofind a job, research employers, join discussion forums, review the latest salary information and much more. For legal employers, Infirmation.com offers a one-stop resource for all recruiting needs, including a pre-screened database of quality candidates and a platformfor marketing to them. Infirmation.com is a privately held company backed by Potomac Ventures, a Washington D.C. based venture capital firm. To find out more about Infirmation.com visit our website at www.infirmation.com.

About FindLaw

FindLaw, Inc. (http://www.findlaw.com), the leading Web portal focused on law and government, is dedicated to making legal information on the Internet freely available and easy to find. By far the Internet's most highly trafficked legal portal, FindLaw offerslawyers, consumers, and small businesses a wealth of legal resources and information, including legal search tools, case law (including U.S. Supreme Court decisions back to 1893), legal news, real-time SEC filings, community discussion areas and online continuing legal education. FindLaw is currently a privately held company backed by @Ventures, the affiliated venture capital arm of CMGI, Inc. Other investors include Amicus Investments, Angel Investors LP, Arba Seed Investment Group and Glasser Legal Works.