I’ve heard that FindLaw, the popular web site relied upon by lawyers and the general public as a portal for legal information, changed its look this week. The old FindLaw front page, crowded with too much information, has become two pages: one for legal professionals (including law students) and one for consumers. At www.findlaw.com, tabs at the top of the page allow users to toggle between “For the Public” and “For Legal Professionals”. The consumer page features searching for a lawyer, along with basic information and sample forms in areas of law such as real estate, wills, divorce and employment, with links to state laws and courts. The “professionals” page is clearly divided into five sections: search; legal research (cases and codes and a law student page with U.S. law school links, study materials and career resources); legal products and services; practice tools such as reference sources and CLE information; and "In the News"--with links to news articles and “hot topic” court documents.
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