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Eagan, Minn., April 17, 2012 -- FindLaw.com has retained its position as the top destination for consumers looking for legal information or an attorney via the web, according to recent data from comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, which found that nearly 40 percent more people used FindLaw.com than its closest competitor when searching for legal information or a lawyer in 2011.*

The comScore Media Metrix data also revealed that:

  • An average of nearly 2.2 million consumers visited FindLaw.com each month in 2011, which is double the number of visitors for its nearest competitor.
  • Visitors to FindLaw.com viewed an average of more than seven million pages each month on the site. In comparison, visitors to the closest competitor's site viewed less than half that number of pages.

"The data confirms that FindLaw remains the go-to source for free online legal information," said Steve Noel, vice president of strategic development and audience at FindLaw. "The FindLaw Lawyer Directory is the largest online attorney directory, with more than one million listings that are searchable by name, location and practice. It also had 10 percent more visits in 2011 compared with 2010. We're proud of these results because they illustrate that we are fulfilling our mission of connecting people with attorneys who can meet their legal needs."

However, the Lawyer Directory is just one of many factors that accounts for the enduring popularity of FindLaw.com. Relevant, easy-to-access content also plays a key role, Noel said, noting that the site includes a wealth of consumer resources, including articles, blogs, FAQs and discussion boards.

*Study results based on a custom-created ranking of consumer legal websites by FindLaw, derived from comScore Media Metrix data. Analysis based on an annual, 12-month average comparing 2011 unduplicated visitor data between FindLaw.com and Martindale-Hubbell directories (lawyers.com and martindale.com) measuring site traffic/use between FindLaw and Martindale-Hubbell.

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