If you’re a legal professional who uses FindLaw.com, chances are you’re taking advantage of our unmatched collection of online cases and codes, while at the same time getting some helpful practice tips from our thousands of online articles and blog posts. (All for free, of course.)
Well now there’s a new way to get the information you need from FindLaw, online or off. Introducing our new “mini guides” for Legal Professionals — concise, to-the-point pamphlets on topics pertinent to practicing lawyers.
“Our goal is to provide some useful guidance, especially for new practitioners and new corporate counsel,” explains Andy Zangrilli, editor of FindLaw’s Legal Professional content, who’s been working on this project for several months.
Because the “mini guides” are in PDF format, you can read them on your computer, on your tablet, or even on your smartphone. You can also print them out for easy reference, or to share with colleagues at your firm.
So what exactly do these “mini guides” for Legal Professionals cover?
The answer: Whatever you, the FindLaw user, want them to cover. To guide us in creating these “mini guides,” we turned to a recent FindLaw user survey; legal professionals told us they wanted to learn more about issues facing solos and small law firms, along with general tips for new general counsel.
Ask and you shall receive. Our first two “mini guides,” released within the last month, are:
- The FindLaw Guide to Negotiating Liens in Personal Injury Cases — a topic that can turn into a huge headache for even the most seasoned personal-injury lawyers; and
- The FindLaw Guide to Counseling the Human Resources Department — essential reading for any in-house lawyer who has to work closely with HR on employment issues.
A third “mini guide,” on malpractice insurance for small firms and solo practitioners, will be available shortly. And there are more titles in the works, which will be published in the coming months.
As the creation of these “mini guides” was driven by FindLaw users like yourself, we’d love to get your input on what topics we should cover next. If you have an idea, feel free to send us a tweet (@FindLawLP) or post on our Facebook page.