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FindLaw Launches "FindLaw en Español" Center for Spanish-Speaking Consumers

EAGAN, Minn., Nov. 12, 2009 - Se habla español. The population of Spanish speakers in the U.S. continues to grow at a steady rate. The U.S. Hispanic population is now estimated at 47 million, and the number of Hispanic-owned businesses tripled between 1997 and 2002 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2009). To address this growing demographic, FindLaw.com (www.findlaw.com) has launched a new Spanish content center providing free legal information in Spanish.

The new "FindLaw en Español" (español.findlaw.com) center will help the 35 million Spanish-speaking individuals in the U.S. (U.S. Census Bureau, 2009) learn about the law, get answers to common legal questions and find Spanish-speaking lawyers. The new center also provides helpful free legal information for the 1.6 million Hispanic-owned businesses. People looking for free legal information in Spanish will find trustworthy resources, including more than 100 informative articles across four of FindLaw.com's most popular legal topics:

  • Family Law & Divorce (Ley de Familia y Divorcio)
  • Employees' Rights (Derechos de los Empleados)
  • Immigration & Citizenship (Inmigración y Ciudadanía)
  • Civil Rights & Discrimination (Derechos Civiles y Discriminación)

"We're excited to provide these valuable legal resources to our Spanish-speaking audience," said Karl Florida, vice president of Strategy & Business Development at FindLaw. "FindLaw's purpose is to help connect people with the law, and we're proud to help the legal system perform better by helping Spanish-speaking people gain fair access to legal content and representation."

The new "FindLaw en Español" center also features links to online Spanish-language legal resources from the federal government, and a lawyer directory that connects FindLaw.com visitors with experienced attorneys who are fluent in Spanish. The FindLaw Lawyer Directory has Spanish-speaking attorneys in every state.

The new "FindLaw en Español" center is available at español.findlaw.com.

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