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FIND IT ON 7 May 2001

Another smart initiative from the Thomson Corporation has just been launched.

Findlaw New Zealand - a new broad-based destination Web site for the New Zealand legal community was launched on 7 May 2001. The Web site will provide the seekers of legal information and services with a great way to find out more about legal issues and how to get in touch with lawyers.

FindLaw New Zealand is a localised version of one of America’s most visited legal portals,, which was purchased earlier this year by the Thomson Corporation, the parent company of New Zealand legal publisher, Brookers Limited. The legal portal takes Brookers Limited into new territory and enhances the publishers portfolio of online, CD, and hardcopy products and research services.

FindLaw Australia was launched at the end of last month by Thomson Legal & Regulatory Asia Pacific. Both the Australian and American sites are available via FindLaw New Zealand, which means that free Australia and American legal information is more accessible.

FindLaw New Zealand is not just for lawyers and law librarians – the new portal hopes to attract seekers of legal information from all walks of life - businesses, students and other interested parties.

Neil Story, Brookers Managing Director, said, “FindLaw New Zealand will be a place where anyone can go to get legal information. Lawyers will be more accessible and can market their expertise directly to those seeking information and advice. We wanted to create a place online where lawyers and their clients can share information, communicate and do business.”

At, visitors can find legal news, recent cases and legislation, as well as articles on practical legal issues. A law directory called Find A Lawyer provides a quick reference service for those seeking legal assistance and an opportunity for lawyers to promote their practices. Behind the directory, is a database of lawyers practicing in New Zealand that is segmented by legal areas of expertise.

It is easy to find information as navigation is constant through the site and the site is structured to focus on the information needs of particular visiting groups - legal professionals, students, businesses and the public.

To find out more visit FindLaw New Zealand at

Contact: Sara Lindsay, Portal Development Manager
DDI: (04) 496 2771 Mobile: 025 223 0933


About the Thomson Corporation
The Thomson Corporation, with 2000 revenues of approximately US$6.5 billion, is a leading, global e-information and solutions company in the business and professional marketplace. The Corporation’s common shares are listed on the Toronto and London stock exchanges. For more information, visit The Thomson Corporation Web site at

About Thomson Legal & Regulatory Division
Thomson Legal & Regulatory Division provides e-information and solutions to legal, regulatory, tax, accounting and intellectual property professionals around the world. Thomson Legal & Regulatory Division is the largest market group within the Thomson Corporation, a US$2.6 billion global e-information and solutions company serving the business and professional marketplace.

With 700 employees in five countries (Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore), Thomson Legal & Regulatory Asia Pacific is one of the largest professional publishers in the Asia Pacific region and provides information and solutions for the legal, tax, accounting and regulatory markets. Our products and services, which range from online services and CD’s to print publications and professional seminars and training, are distributed under five main imprints and specialist brands.

About Brookers Limited
New Zealand's leading provider of legal, tax, accounting and business information. Brookers produces a large range of hardcopy and electronic products and solutions. We use a combination of new technology and traditional methods to deliver our information while ensuring the material is as accurate and as timely as possible. As a member of the Thomson Legal & Regulatory Division, Brookers benefits by being able to draw on their resources. This means we can offer our customers access to the products and technology of Thomson companies worldwide.

FindLaw, Inc. (, the pioneer and leader in online legal information and services, is the highest-trafficked U.S. legal Web site, attracting over 35 million page views per month. Findlaw U.S. provides the most comprehensive set of legal resources on the Internet for lawyers, businesses and individuals. These resources include legal search tools, case law (including U.S. Supreme Court decisions back to 1893), legal news, real-time SEC filings, community discussion areas and online continuing legal education. FindLaw is home to the most complete online legal career centre, with law firm salary charts, legal job listings, personalised legal job placement services and the "Greedy Associates" message boards. FindLaw's channels for businesses and the public provide comprehensive, plain-English legal information for non-lawyers.


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