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Writers, employees, and leadership at FindLaw.com recognize the important and potentially life-altering issues FindLaw.com users and readers may be experiencing. As such, our mission is to provide the most helpful, relevant, and accurate information possible.

The following standards and best practices guide the writers and employees responsible for putting content on FindLaw.com and related subdomains. This policy governs all content posted to FindLaw.com, including potentially any third-party contributors.

Content

Content on FindLaw.com is unique, well-researched and helpful to the intended reader. FindLaw staff create the content for Learn About the Law, FindLaw for Legal Professionals, and FindLaw Legal Blogs. Primary legal information, including statutes and caselaw, is provided by Westlaw, a part of Thomson Reuters. 

Editorial Review

All content is reviewed and edited at least twice before being posted on FindLaw.com. Content is reviewed for legal accuracy, clarity, and style. FindLaw attorneys review posts for legal accuracy.

Not a Substitute for Legal Advice

Content on FindLaw.com is not a substitute for legal advice. All our content is for informational purposes only. For more information, please read our disclaimer and terms of use.

Accuracy and Sources

All legal content is sourced appropriately. Appropriate sources include, but are not limited to, federal, state, and local laws, federal and state case law, government websites, respected newspapers and media outlets, and industry publications and newsletters. Mentioned sources are linked to when possible.

Corrections

FindLaw will promptly correct any information it learns to be in error. While we strive to be as accurate as possible, federal and state laws are constantly changing. FindLaw does not guarantee the accuracy of any of the information on FindLaw.com and related subdomains, nor is any content a substitute for competent legal advice from a professional. If you believe content on FindLaw.com is outdated or incorrect, please write to us.

Copyright

All content on FindLaw.com and its subdomains is subject to FindLaw’s terms of service. FindLaw does not knowingly host copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. If you believe existing content violates a copyright, please contact us.

Take-Down Requests

All information on FindLaw.com, including case law, is public information. Any requests to remove content from FindLaw.com and its subdomains will be determined on a case-by-case basis, weighing the need for precedential case opinions and current legal information to be publicly available versus any harm caused to the requestor by hosting the content. FindLaw reserves the right to leave up any content it deems would be of value to attorneys and the public. FindLaw does not charge a fee to remove content from its site.

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While we strive to be accurate and free of mistakes (or even typos) with each piece of content we produce, we don't always reach our goal. Anyone who has a comment, correction, or complaint may reach our customer response team directly. We respond to every comment we receive.