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The New FindLaw for Legal Professionals

Posted by Library Blog on 06/11/2008 at 12:00 AM

With the recent merger of publishing giant Thomson and international news agency Reuters, the Thomson website FindLaw for Legal Professionals was revamped with a new look, easier navigation, and additional content.  Major categories of content consist of primary legal research materials, resources for managing one’s career and practice, and legal news and in-depth commentary provided by leading legal scholars.

Click on “Research the Law” tab to access federal and state cases & codes, case opinion summaries, and sample business contracts. One can also research an attorney or law firm.  For those already in practice, the section “Manage Your Practice” contains information about law technology, law practice management, law firm marketing services, and corporate counsel practice.  The “Manage Your Career” section has legal professional job listings, salary data, and an employer directory in addition to links for bar exams and continuing legal education programs.  There is also information for current law school students.  Findlaw for Legal Professionals offers several RSS feeds and over sixty email newsletters of daily opinion summaries, legal headlines and topical newsletters.  Registration is required to receive the free newsletters.  Of note, this website contains a fair number of documents (e.g. complaints, briefs, courts orders) in high profile cases.