FindLaw.com Named Best Legal Web Site in Ninth Annual Webby Awards
International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences Honors FindLaw.com
EAGAN, Minn., May 6, 2005 -- The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for Web sites, today named FindLaw.com as the best Web site of 2005 in the category of law. FindLaw.com is the nation's leading provider of online legal information and solutions for the legal community, businesses and individuals. According to comScore Media Metrix, a leading independent Web usage reporting service, the FindLaw.com Internet portal is the highest-trafficked legal Web site with 3.7 million unique monthly users.
Hailed as the "online Oscars" by Time Magazine, the Webby Award is a prestigious accolade recognizing the very best of the Internet. With over 4,300 sites entered from all 50 states and more than 40 countries, Webby winners truly represent the best of the Web.
"This award epitomizes what FindLaw.com is all about," said Debbie Monroe, president and CEO of Thomson FindLaw. "FindLaw's goal is to make the law easily understood and accessible by the public. Winning the Webby Award for best Web site shows that FindLaw is doing its job right by providing customers with a valuable, user-friendly resource."
FindLaw.com was selected for recognition based on excellence in content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity and overall experience.
"The Ninth Annual Webby Awards provide both a remarkable snapshot of digital life today and a powerful sneak preview of where we are going next," said Tiffany Shlain, creative director and chairperson of The Webby Awards. "We're proud to shine a spotlight on outstanding sites like FindLaw.com."
The Webby Awards are determined by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization with a membership that includes musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, The Body Shop President Anita Roddick, "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, and fashion designer Max Azria.
Winners will be honored at The Ninth Annual Webby Awards, which will be held in New York City for the first time on June 6 at the landmark Gotham Hall and hosted by comedian Rob Corddry of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
For more information on The Webby Awards, please visit: www.webbyawards.com.
About Thomson FindLaw
Thomson FindLaw (www.findlaw.com) is the leading provider of online legal information and solutions for the legal community, businesses and individuals. According to comScore Media Metrix, a leading independent Web usage reporting service, the FindLaw.com Internet portal is the highest-trafficked legal Web site with 3.7 million unique monthly users - three times more than its closest competitor. 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.com 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, Thomson FindLaw provides access to tools and services that help connect legal professionals with potential clients. Thomson FindLaw is a business within The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC)
About The Webby Awards
Called the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, the Webby is the leading international award honoring excellence in Web design, creativity, usability and functionality. Established in 1996, the 9th Annual Webby Awards received over 4,000 entries from all 50 states and over 40 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: The Creative Group; Adweek Magazines; Fortune and FSB; Ektron; 2Advanced Studios; The Online Publishing Association; MX Interactive; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Rackspace Managed Hosting. For more information, visit www.webbyawards.com.
About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the internet and interactive media. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes over 500 members consisting of leading experts in a diverse range of fields, such as musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, business guru and author Tom Peters, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, fashion designer Max Azria, "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser. For more information, visit www.iadas.net.
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