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5 Fun Facts About FindLaw: We Were Mentioned on 'Hellcats?'

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By Nicole Johnson, JD on May 03, 2011 9:53 AM

In 1995, FindLaw began as a small list of Internet resources for law librarians in northern California. Created by two attorneys in a small two-bedroom apartment in Silicon Valley, the goal was to provide cases, statutes, and other legal resources for workshop participants.

When the response to the material was so great, the team decided to share it with students, businesses, lawyers, and other individuals who were looking for free legal information.

Today, more than 4 million visitors frequent the site each month for free legal information and access to attorney listings - making FindLaw the most popular free legal site on the web!

How's that for innovation?

Here are Five More Fun Facts about FindLaw:

1. FindLaw.com's Offices are Located within a 4-mile Radius of Google, Yahoo, Apple, and NASA

Did you know the team that runs FindLaw.com is located in the heart of Silicon Valley? Yes, FindLaw is an actual building filled with engineers, content writers, web developers, and search engine consultants -- located just minutes away from other Internet giants such as Google and Apple. (FindLaw's main headquarters are located in Eagan, Minnesota.) We'd like to think we're in good company.

2. Over 90% of our Editorial Staff Hold Law Degrees

How many internet companies can boast a highly-educated staff of mostly attorneys? Not many. For FindLaw, however, it's the lay of the land. Almost all of FindLaw's editorial and management staff have law degrees from top law schools across the country. That's a lot of J.D. power!

3. FindLaw Was Mentioned in Season 1 of 'Hellcats'

Here's news for all you CW fans out there. FindLaw was mentioned during Hellcats Season 1 episode Beale St. After Dark which aired on the CW network in 2010. In true Hellcats form, lead character Marti (played by Aly Michalka) has hopes to join a research team in her school that works on real court cases (a la Legally Blond) and needs to complete a research project given by her professor. In the episode, she turned to FindLaw to help her out.

4. FindLaw Has Won 2 Webby Awards, and Countless Others

To the average person, a Webby Award may not mean much but to an online digital provider, it's a huge honor. Hailed as the "online Oscars" by Time Magazine, FindLaw has been honored with not one, but TWO Webbys (2005 and 2007) along with countless other awards and recognitions including being named one of Time.com's 50 Coolest Websites in 2005.

5. 'Divorce' is the Most Searched term on FindLaw.com

Given the state of failed marriages, it's no wonder why "divorce" continues to lead the pack by a mile as the most searched legal term on FindLaw.com. We just hope Prince William and his new bride Kate have better luck with their nuptials!

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