Monday, July 17, 2006

FindLaw.com

An advisor recently called me on behalf of a client, who sought legal information relating to commercial leases. I'm very leery about passing as a legal research expert (that's a whole other world of librarianship, unknown to me).

However, there does exist a site that attempts to provide insight into common legal issues (both individual- and business-related). It's called FindLaw.com, and its home page breaks down its contents into several recognizable broad categories (bankruptcy & debt, real estate, intellectual property, and so forth). By drilling down from there, you'll eventually encounter articles written in clear language that provide brief, introductory articles relating to a specific subject.

The site is also useful for finding attorneys in the numerous specialties within the legal profession.

FindLaw.com is similar in intent to the web site for Nolo Press. They're a publisher of self-help legal books, and have been mentioned in previous Research Network blog posts.

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