Language is such an essential part of functioning as a human. It connects and divides us, teaches and lies to us, keeps us honest and rips us off, makes us laugh, and cry, and occasionally gets us into trouble. FindLaw's mission depends on clear and trustworthy communication of the law to consumers, most of whom don't have law degrees. While the majority of Americans speak English, Spanish is by far the second-most spoken language in the United States. And since there will be as many as 41 million Spanish speakers in the U.S. by 2020, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, we realized we needed to better communicate with this growing segment of legal consumers.
We're proud to say that FindLaw en Español is now expanded and vastly improved, thanks in large part to the dedication and hard work of Adam Ramirez, currently Sr. Editor of Digital Content for LawInfo (a sister site of FindLaw). Ramirez's task was to improve existing articles on the site, grow the content, and make it a better overall user experience for Spanish-speaking legal consumers.