Thomson FindLaw Wins Four WebAwards From Web Marketing Association
and Standard of Excellence Awards
EAGAN, Minn., Nov. 1, 2007 -- Thomson FindLaw, the leader in law firm client development services and consumer online legal resources (www.findlaw.com), has been presented with four 2007 WebAwards from the Web Marketing Association. The international WebAward Competition is regarded as one of the premier Web site recognition programs.
Thomson FindLaw is the legal industry's leading provider of client development services, including online marketing services, Web site development and online attorney directories. FindLaw is a Thomson business (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).
FindLaw received a 2007 Outstanding Web Site award in the category of Best Legal Web Site for producing the Web site of the Law Offices of Timothy David Kosnoff (www.kosnoff.com). FindLaw also received three Standard of Excellence awards for:
- Denner Pellegrino, LLP (www.dennerlaw.com) Boston, Mass.; Springfield, Mass.; Providence, R.I.; New York, N.Y.
- Gallion & Spielvogel (www.internalinvestigationlaw.com) New York, N.Y.
- Halling & Cayo, S.C. (www.hallingcayo.com) Milwaukee, Wis.
The Web Marketing Association's WebAwards honor the best Web sites in 96 industry categories. Nominations for WebAwards come from more than 33 countries from around the world. Web sites are judged on seven criteria: design, ease of use, copywriting, interactivity, use of technology, innovation and content.
This marks the second major award this year for Thomson FindLaw's work developing the Denner Pellegrino, LLP Web site, which also earned an Official Honoree Award at the 2007 Webby Awards.
"While some companies are constantly improving their Web efforts in small ways, others are making incredible leaps ahead," said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. "The WebAwards has always been a great way for Internet professionals to showcase their work and gain recognition and marketing opportunities for Web development that sets the standard for the entire industry."
"Online marketing is becoming increasingly important to law firms' client development efforts, and having an effective Web presence is key," said Chris Kibarian, FindLaw president and general manager. "As a leading developer of law firm web sites and comprehensive online marketing solutions, a cornerstone of our offerings is the quality and effectiveness of the Web sites we develop. We are tremendously proud of the work our talented Web developers deliver. The 2007 WebAwards are clear recognition of our staff's creativity, innovation and leadership in the marketplace."
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. The FindLaw.com Internet portal is the highest-trafficked legal Web site with 3.7 million unique monthly users. According to comScore Media Metrix, a leading independent Web usage reporting service, FindLaw.com has three times more monthly unique visitors 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 Thomson Corporation
The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com) is a global leader in providing essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional customers. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research and healthcare. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).