Thomson FindLaw Wins Three Honors at 2007 Webby Awards
FindLaw.com Earns "People's Voice Award" for Best Law Web Site
EAGAN, Minn., May 24, 2007 -- Thomson FindLaw, the leading source of online legal information for consumers and businesses and a leader in law firm client development services, has been presented with three honors at the 2007 Webby Awards conducted by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. The Webbys are regarded as the leading international award for Web sites. Thomson FindLaw is a Thomson business (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).
The FindLaw.com portal is the world's most-visited legal information Web site, providing a broad collection of case law, related legal information, the Web's largest online directory of lawyers and tools that connect lawyers with consumers or businesses seeking legal counsel. Thomson FindLaw also is the legal industry's leading provider of client development services, including online marketing services, Web site development and hosting, and online attorney directories.
FindLaw.com received a 2007 People's Voice Award for the Best Law Web Site - the portal's second honor at The Webby Awards in the past three years. In addition, FindLaw.com is the only Web site to be an official nominee in the Law category for each of the last three years.
Thomson FindLaw also received two Official Honoree Awards in the category of Law for its work in designing two law firm Web sites: Denner Pellegrino, LLP, which has offices in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York (www.dennerlaw.com), and The Law Offices of David Smith, PLLC in Portland, Oregon (www.davesmithlaw.com).
Considered the "Oscars of the Internet," The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from over 60 countries. Winners will be honored at The 11th Annual Webby Awards in New York City, June 3-5, 2007.
"The Webby Awards honors the outstanding work that is setting the standards for the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "FindLaw.com's selection as a winner is a testament to the skill, ingenuity and vision of the organization."
"Building on the power of the Web to help consumers, businesses and law firms find solutions to legal issues is an essential value at FindLaw," said Chris Kibarian, FindLaw President and General Manager. "This honor reflects the energy and commitment of every FindLaw employee, and we are proud and honored to receive the 2007 People's Voice award for Best Law Web Site. I would add that we are fortunate to work with clients such as Denner Pellegrino, LLP and The Law Offices of David Smith, PLLC, who share our passion, creativity and vision in leveraging the Web to connect firms with consumers and businesses."
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).
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