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September 2012 Archives

Once upon a time, FindLaw.com was just a humble Web portal with a list of links and a mission. It served its purpose well, helping legal professionals “find the law” they needed for a given case, whether it was a particular state criminal code, federal antidiscrimination laws, or a recent Supreme Court holding.

But frankly, it wasn’t much to look at.

While retaining the legal research tools that made it a roaring success soon after its founding in 1995, FindLaw is a whole new animal now — and much easier on the eyes. The multifaceted portal has evolved to serve virtually everyone interested in the law (Learn About the Law and FindLaw Answers, for example), not just legal professionals.

FindLaw Bootcamp: Drop and Give Me 50 Case Summaries

Bootcamp can produce amazing results.

No, we're not talking about the real-deal military bootcamp; we're referring to the hard core fitness craze that involves squats, lunges, and pushups, in the sweltering heat or pouring rain. It's a crash course in fitness for your body.

FindLaw has its own version of bootcamp. Here, we call it writing case summaries. Take a minute to peruse the 85,000 FindLaw case summaries on our Legal Professionals website, and you'll understand why.

A Little Bird Told Us: FindLaw Employees Love Social Networks

Here at FindLaw.com, we love participating on social networks. From Facebook to Twitter to Scribd, each of our pages is specifically designed with the unique audience in mind and posted to appropriately. The best part of looking at any of our pages is seeing what our followers are thinking about the content we produce.

Whether it is a response to a blog, or questions about a legal issue, our users are simply the best. And that goes for our employees that take the time to chime in our our social networks too.

How We Learn About the Law: Traffic Law

Do you drive a car, ride a motorcycle, or even pedal a bicycle? Or do you ride the bus or just walk wherever you go? The point is, you are subject to traffic laws no matter how you roll. The average U.S. commuter spends more than 100 hours a year driving to and from work, according to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau statistics, making traffic easily one of the most commonly confronted areas of law for most Americans.

But just like any other legal subject, what you don't know can hurt you; and when it comes to traffic, ignorance of the law can quite literally be a matter of life death.

From parking tickets to vehicle searches, window tint laws to hit and run accidents, FindLaw.com's extensive Traffic Laws section has you covered. Senior Content Specialist Kevin Fayle recently updated the section and described his approach.