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Here at FindLaw, the details matter.

We're not just talking about the legal nuances our readers depend on us for, we're talking the tiny, editorial subtleties most people are likely to overlook -- because even when you're dealing with millions of pages of content, the small things still matter. Here's how FindLaw finds pleasure in the details and a quick overview of some of the small, small changes you might notice throughout the site.

In this Insider series, we're highlighting FindLaw employees who have been with the company the longest. Today we're excited to feature Lorna Beich, who joined FindLaw in 2003. She currently serves as the company's User Support Specialist.

In recognition of our ability to provide small firms and solo practitioners with the best AdWords advertising solutions, Google named FindLaw a Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner. The elite designation verifies FindLaw's deep AdWords expertise, established track record of administering online advertising campaigns, and especially its ability to manage PPC campaigns to help law firm clients grow their businesses.

The award is not just based on what FindLaw has already done for its clients -- it also means that our customers' campaigns will now be enhanced with additional Google support and resources, access to the latest Google technology, and technical and sales assistance. So while we couldn't be prouder of our past achievements, we couldn't be more excited about what the partnership means for our future.

Trust: It's in Our DNA at FindLaw.com

I am not sure what got me thinking about this post in the From the Managing Editor series. Maybe it was some entertaining videos from our national sales conference. Maybe it was the annual goal setting last month. Maybe it was the post I wrote a few weeks ago about FindLaw's big 20th birthday. In any case, I started thinking about some values we hold to be crucial to the way we do business here at Thomson Reuters; most of all, the value of trust.

FindLaw celebrated its 20th birthday in January 2016. Over the past two decades, FindLaw has gone through so many changes, it's hard to imagine the company's humble beginnings as a Silicon Valley startup. A number of current employees, however, don't need to imagine -- they were there.

In this new Insider series, we're highlighting FindLaw employees who have been with the company the longest. Today we have the pleasure of featuring Andy Zangrilli, FindLaw's Business Lead, Cases and Codes in Sunnyvale, California.

FindLaw Turns 20!

Time flies when you're having fun.

Of all the clichés I could think of about the passage of time, this is the one that I think best describes just how the little start-up that could -- FindLaw.com -- reached its 20th anniversary. Happy Birthday FindLaw. Next year you can drink!

See, fun. That is part of our ethos here at FindLaw, even though we are all grown up. We work every day to fulfill our mission to our users and bring them solutions to their legal problems, and we think you can tell if we love what we do. We think you can tell if we really believe that bringing people free, accurate, useful information and resources is important and yes, even fun. But how did we get here? Here's the story.

Viva FindLaw en Espanol!

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.

If you're not following FindLaw's blogs, you're missing out. Don't just take our word for it, take the ABA's. FindLaw's Technologist has been included in the ABA's 9th Annual Blawg 100, a list of 100 of the best legal blogs. This is the third time Technologist has made the ABA's top blogs list.

But while Technologist, a blog on legal technology news and developments for legal practitioners, may be winning praise, it's just one of the many great blogs FindLaw offers.

When you've got a legal question, to whom do you turn? I mean, besides the helpful FindLaw blogs. You probably ask that one friend who went to law school -- they're an expert, right? So you can imagine how many questions FindLaw's staff get from family and friends, covering every legal topic under the sun.

So here are a few of the more common questions we get asked, with some hopefully useful answers:

What Matters Most to a FindLaw Writer

This post in the From the Managing Editor series is a look at how we do what we do. My group here at FindLaw.com are the content creators. Other than News, Answers, Social, and our huge lawyer directory, all the original content on the site comes from the fantastic attorney writers who are part of the content team.

This is my crew. They write, update, scrub, improve, edit, and publish a ton of content each and every day, all year long. I won't tell you exactly how much, but let's just say the usual response when I tell other teams at FindLaw and Thomson Reuters how much we get done on a weekly basis is an "ooohhhh." I have to say, I am proud of that fact.