Founded in 1996, FindLaw began as a list of Internet resources for law librarians in northern California. The online resource listing, FindLaw.com, quickly grew to comprise cases and statutes, legal news, a lawyer directory, an online career center, and message boards for both consumers and legal professionals. In 2001, FindLaw and its 55 employees became part of West Group, a business unit of Thomson Corp. West has been an integral part of the U.S. legal system for well over a century, and today delivers authoritative content to legal professionals through law books and WestlawNext legal research. In April of 2008, The Thomson Corporation completed its acquisition of Reuters Group PLC, forming Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI; TSX: TRI; LSE: TRIL: NASDAQ: TRIN), the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare, and media markets.
FindLaw today: the most popular online legal resource
Today, FindLaw is part of the Thomson Reuters Business of Law group. FindLaw.com is the most popular site for free online legal information and attorney listings, with more than 8 million consumers visits each month. Since launching a custom website design and development practice more than 10 years ago, the company has created and hosted thousands of attorney websites in all practice areas. It supports those sites with:
- Custom law firm video development and distribution
- Search engine optimization (SEO) and attorney internet marketing
- Lead generating online attorney advertising options and programs
The company now has more than 1,000 employees – the largest team of legal marketing design, content, and search engine optimization experts in the industry, creating informative content for consumers and helping lawyers and law firms market more effectively online.