FindLaw.com, the most popular free legal information Web site, and JusticeLearning.org, a collaboration between National Public Radio's Justice Talking program and The New York Times Learning Network, are jointly producing an informative new online feature called "Today in Legal History." Thomson FindLaw is a Thomson business (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).
"Today in Legal History" is a brief, informative daily feature that highlights a historical event relevant to law or government. The feature appears on both the FindLaw (https://today.findlaw.com ) and JusticeLearning ( www.justicelearning.org ) Web sites. "Today in Legal History" covers noteworthy court cases, significant legislation and other landmark events; it also features links to additional resources, including audio clips from Justice Talking and information from FindLaw and other Web sites.
"The events detailed in "Today in Legal History have often had a tremendous influence on our society today," said Stephen Noel, vice president, Online Advertising and Portal, FindLaw.com. "In addition to the law, these court cases, legislation and events have also impacted our economy, government, politics and other aspects of our daily lives."
"'Today in Legal History' is both interesting and informative," said Kathryn Kolbert, executive producer of Justice Talking. "This daily look back provides a rich history of some of the most significant developments in law and government, and complements our ongoing coverage of legal events."
About Thomson FindLaw
Thomson FindLaw (www.findlaw.com) is the leading provider of online legal information and solutions for the legal community, businesses and individuals. According to comScore Media Metrix, a leading independent Web usage reporting service, the FindLaw.com Internet portal is the highest-trafficked legal Web site with 3.7 million unique monthly users -- three times more than its closest competitor. The site provides comprehensive, plain-English legal information to businesses and individuals. These resources include West Legal Directory, the Internet's largest directory of lawyers and legal professionals. FindLaw.com also offers comprehensive information, resources and services for law practice and legal career development, including free case law, an online career center, breaking legal news, newsletters, message boards, service directories, continuing legal education and legal search tools. In addition, Thomson FindLaw provides access to tools and services that help connect legal professionals with potential clients. Thomson FindLaw is a business within The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).
The Thomson Corporation
The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com) is a global leader in providing essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional customers. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research and healthcare. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).
About Justice Talking and JusticeLearning.org
Justice Talking is an award-winning radio show hosted by NPR's Margot Adler, exploring issues of law and American life. Produced by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, the program is distributed by NPR to nearly 100 public radio markets in the U.S. and 140 countries around the world. Made possible with the generous support of the Annenberg Foundation, Justice Talking is the flagship of a multimedia civics education initiative online and in classrooms, libraries and other public venues. JusticeLearning.org uses audio from the Justice Talking radio show and articles from The New York Times to teach students about reasoned debate and the often-conflicting values inherent in our democracy.