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That News Graphic You Saw? The Info's From FindLaw

They like us. They really like us!

We've noticed a not-so-disturbing trend lately: FindLaw's name, and research, has been cited by a number of news outlets and infographics, and it's got us feeling oh-so-happy. You see, with all the hard work that our team puts into surveys, blog posts, and our Learn About the Law articles, it's great to see the fruits of our labor being put to good use -- in print, on TV, and online.

Yep, we're feeling the love, and we hope you won't mind a bit of shameless bragging. Here are a few recent examples of our information being shared by other outlets and media:

USA Today: Murder v. Manslaughter

When it comes to famous legal trials, we've got a bit of an advantage, no? After all, our blog team is staffed by practicing and recovering lawyers.

As the George Zimmerman case went to the jury, our blog post on how Florida differentiates between first and second degree murder was cited by USA Today, known for its cutting-edge use of news infographics.

The result: a lovely interactive feature to help readers distinguish between the various murder and manslaughter offenses.

The Huffington Post: Social Media Use During Divorce

Nobody appreciates our work more than our own FindLaw FirmSite clients. When Indianapolis family law firm Ruppert & Schaefer wanted to stress the importance of social media restraint during a divorce, they cited a number of our blogs in their stunning infographic on social media use during divorce proceedings.

Beyond being pretty, the infographic provides a lot of great tips on privacy settings, proper online behavior, and the most common sources of social media evidence (that'd be Facebook). It was so well done, editors at The Huffington Post even embedded it on their own website.

We like it too, so we're embedding it here:

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Social Media Use During Divorce Proceedings [INFOGRAPHIC]

Source: Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C.

CNN et al.: Have You Checked Your Credit Report?

For yet another example of FindLaw in the news, ask yourself: Have you checked your credit report lately? A recent FindLaw.com survey found that 22 percent of respondents had never done so, which is pretty shocking considering the importance of one's financial report card to financing a home or car. Another 23 percent of respondents said they'd found a problem with their credit report at some point or another.

After our survey was released, we found our name popping up everywhere, from a full-screen graphic on CNN's "Starting Point" to stories in a variety of outlets like the National Association of Realtors' Realtor Magazine and Bankrate.com.

That's a lot of love we've received from a lot of sources. We'd like to take the time to express our gratitude, and hope that you'll keep reading, citing, and learning from our hard work here at FindLaw.com.