FindLaw to Provide SignOnSanDiego with Law-Related Content and Resources
Leading San Diego area news site to offer FindLaw legal information, lawyer directory
EAGAN, Minn., Apr. 5 -- FindLaw®, the leading provider of client development services for the legal profession and a Thomson business (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), today announced an agreement to be the exclusive provider of legal content and resources to SignOnSanDiego, the leading online source of news and information in the San Diego area. SignOnSanDiego joins FindLaw's extensive and rapidly expanding network of partner sites, leveraging FindLaw's collection of in-depth legal information resources to enable their users to learn more about the law and connect with legal professionals.
Under the agreement, FindLaw will provide SignOnSanDiego users with a complete informational online resource for personal and business legal topics, including employment law, estate planning, family law, intellectual property and real estate law. These resources include authoritative articles, FAQs, legal forms and access to West Legal Directory®, the Internet's largest directory of lawyers. West Legal Directory contains listing and profiles of more than one million lawyers and legal professionals, searchable by name, firm, location and practice area. FindLaw's legal information portal (www.findlaw.com) is the most visited legal Web site. According to comScore by Media Metrix, a leading, independent Web usage monitoring service, FindLaw.com ranked 385th most visited among all Web sites on the Internet in February 2004, far outpacing all other legal Web sites.
"As San Diego's premier online source for local news and information, it is important for us to provide our users with in-depth information on topics that are important to them," said James Drummond, business development director, SignOnSanDiego. "FindLaw provides a comprehensive source of authoritative legal information, and the addition of its resources will be of great benefit to our users."
"We are pleased to be working with SignOnSanDiego, one of the leading local online sources for news and information," said Stacy Stern, FindLaw vice president. "SignOnSanDiego users will now be able to find helpful information and resources on legal issues – both those contained in news stories and those that affect their daily lives. FindLaw continues to expand its agreements with leading news sites around the country, including SignOnSanDiego. This provides additional avenues for law firms to use FindLaw's industry-leading traffic to connect with people and businesses seeking legal help."
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).
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