Thursday, September 07, 2006

Internet Use For Legal Advice Tripled In Past Six Years

A Lexis press release Wednesday says, “almost three time as many adult Americans turn to the Internet today for legal information and advice as six years ago,” according to a Harris Interactive survey commissioned by is a free online attorney database from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell.

“People have unprecedented access to legal information that had once been only the purview of legal professionals,” Alan Kopit, legal editor of, said.

“Besides lawyers, traditional sources of legal advice, such as friends & family, are on the decline today as consumers increasingly turn to widely-available online resources to become better informed about their legal rights & responsibilities. The challenge is knowing what information is trustworthy, and consumers need to look to reputable web sites and investigate the source of the legal information they find online before relying on it.”

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