GetLegal.com and the Legal Information Institute (LII) at Cornell University Law School have agreed to partner on a series of projects that will provide legal information to the public and also offer free legal research materials for both the public and legal professionals.
The partnership allows content to flow both ways between LII and GetLegal.com’s Legal Information Center and Legal Research Center. The Legal Information Center and Legal Research Center will be centerpieces of the new GetLegal.com website, scheduled to launch this summer. GetLegal.com and LII will share each other’s currently existing content and develop new content in both English and Spanish. New content will be available on both GetLegal.com and LII (www.law.cornell.edu).
GetLegal.com’s Legal Information Center will provide summaries of the law written with the average person in mind. Initially, the center will cover family law, accident and injury law, tax law, criminal law, immigration law, bankruptcy law, employment law and intellectual property law and will quickly expand its coverage to other legal areas. This legal information also will be available on GetLegal’s Spanish-language site, FuenteLegal.com.
GetLegal.com’s Legal Research Center will be the most comprehensive resource for free legal research available on the Internet. It will compile and organize every significant site on the web containing primary or secondary legal research material. GetLegal and LII also will provide Spanish translations of selected portions of the U.S. Code and other important primary source materials.
Later in 2008, GetLegal plans to launch its online Student Center with the participation of law schools across the country. GetLegal.com and LII will jointly develop materials for the Student Center.
About GetLegal.com: GetLegal.com provides online interactive resources for the public and the legal community. The new GetLegal.com website will launch this summer. The family of GetLegal sites includes GetLegalTV.com, an online video site with legal news, information and entertainment; TheLegalCafe.com, a social networking site with a legal twist; TheAttorneyStore.com, a one-stop shop for the legal community; and USALegalOpinion.com, a gateway for the public to connect with attorneys about legal issues.
About the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School: The Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School is one of the most linked-to legal websites with more than 1 million inbound links. It receives nearly 1 million page views per day from more than 200 countries.