Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Directory of Lawyers from LII

Last week, the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School launched a directory of Legal Services & Lawyers (http://lawyers.law.cornell.edu/). This free resource offers basic information for every U.S. lawyer whom LII staff could identify; more robust profiles are available for lawyers who choose to register with the site. LII additionally offers higher placement for lawyers who donate to the LII website or perform other unspecified “good works”.

Users may find a lawyer by location, practice area, or name. How does this resource compare to other free online directories? Only time will tell. For some comparison shopping, check out the Goodson Law Library research guide to Directories of Lawyers (http://www.law.duke.edu/lib/researchguides/dirlawyers).