FindLaw to Provide Wall Street Journal Online With Law-Related Resources and Tools
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 10, 2003 FindLaw, the most-visited legal Web site and a business within The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX:TOC), today announced an agreement with The Wall Street Journal Online, the largest paid subscription news site on the Web. FindLaw will sponsor an archive of legal stories from the Online Journal and provide access to an extensive collection of valuable and timely law-related content and resources from the FindLaw Corporate Counsel Center, the premier online legal resource center used by more than 70 percent of U.S. corporate counsel.
Under the agreement, FindLaw will sponsor an updated archive of recent Journal news on a wide range of legal topics, which will be linked from the Online Journal's main site. Adjacent to the archive, FindLaw will feature The Legal Report, which provides business and legal news, legal commentary, upcoming legal conferences and events, and authoritative articles from leading attorneys on a wide range of legal practice areas that impact businesses, such as corporate governance, intellectual property and employment law, and covers a variety of industries, including biotechnology, financial services, insurance, real estate and telecommunications. The Legal Report will also feature West Legal Directory®, the most comprehensive online attorney directory, with more than one million lawyers and legal professionals. West Legal Directory will be the exclusive lawyer directory promoted from within the Online Journal.
"We are excited about our relationship with The Wall Street Journal Online," said Debbie Monroe, general manager, FindLaw. "FindLaw has worked with the Online Journal to provide links to primary legal and court documents surrounding major court cases and legal issues. Our sponsoring of the new archive of Online Journal stories, together with the FindLaw Corporate Counsel Center's new Legal Report, will feature critical resources that promote better understanding and management of important business issues. FindLaw offers authoritative legal content, as well as unmatched client development and legal directory services, giving lawyers and law firms a powerful online presence for attracting and retaining potential clients."
FindLaw (www.findlaw.com) is the leading provider of online legal information and solutions for the legal community, businesses and individuals. The FindLaw Internet portal is the highest-trafficked legal Web site, according to leading independent Internet-traffic-monitoring services. The site provides comprehensive, plain-English legal information to businesses and individuals. These resources include West Legal Directory®, the Internet's largest directory of lawyers and legal professionals. FindLaw also offers comprehensive information, resources and services for law practice and legal career development, including free case law, an online career center, breaking legal news, newsletters, message boards, service directories, continuing legal education and legal search tools. In addition, FindLaw provides access to tools and services that help connect legal professionals with potential clients. FindLaw is a business with The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).
About The Thomson Corporation
The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com), with 2002 revenues from continuing operations of $7.5 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate training and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson has approximately 43,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).