FindLaw was founded in 1996. They offer a variety of tools such as a mix of cases, statutes, legal news, a lawyer directory, an online career center and community-oriented tools such as mailing lists and message boards. FindLaw began it’s developement when two attorneys put together a list of Internet resources for a group of law librarians in northern California. The response to the material was so positive they decided to post and make the information on the Internet for the general public. In 2001, FindLaw and its 55 employees joined West Group and they remain the most popular site for free legal information on the Internet with more than five million legal consumers visiting each month and the largest legal directory available. NOTE: please visit the site directly to verify the details and obtain more information. If you are interested in finding a lawyer you will want to start online for a faster process. We have provided a quick “how to” search guide below for you to find a lawyer online.

how to activate- search for a Lawyer online

what you need:

  • internet access
  • legal issue and location

what to do:

  • visit:
  • type in the type of legal issue you have in the space provided
  • review the list provided and find a lawyer of your choice
  • type in your location in the space provided
  • click on the yellow “FIND LAWYERS” button