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FindLaw Ranked Among Best Legal Research Tools by Small Law Firms

By Deanne Katz, Esq. on September 14, 2012 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

If you're looking for one of the best legal research tools on the Internet, look no further. You found one.

Results are in for the New York Law Journal's 2012 Reader Rankings and FindLaw comes in at No. 2 in the Best Small Firm Legal Research Tool category, right behind WestlawNext.

WestlawNext is a well-loved legal research tool, and our sister company. But as so many small law firms around the country know, FindLaw has one distinct advantage: the price.

As the highest ranked free legal research service we have a lot to live up to, but we also have a lot to offer.

Perhaps the best known resource for a solo practitioner or small firm is FindLaw's collection of free cases and codes. Rather than sorting through individual government websites to uncover where they keep their federal, state, and local legislation, we have it all in one place.

There's also a large number of federal and state case decisions stored on FindLaw.

In addition, FindLaw boasts a repository of state and federal court forms under the handy tab labeled Forms. From there you can easily find the documents you need in a variety of legal areas - including sample corporate contracts.

Also in the same subheading are a variety of sample contracts you can use for inspiration.

Looking for law-related support professionals such as expert witnesses, process servers, or legal investigators? We don't have them on staff but our Legal Services Market Center makes it easy to find the one's near your practice.

We're proud to be ranked so highly as a small firm legal research tool. But we're also proud to be more than just research.

For attorneys looking to stay in the loop, our blogs, newsletters and legal news service will keep you updated on industry-related information. And if you have questions about running your firm there's a good chance you'll find an answer under Practice Management.

Legal research is something attorneys do all the time and price shouldn't be a limiting factor. If you do your research on, it's not.

[Note: Thomson Reuters, FindLaw's parent company, also owns WestlawNext.]

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