LegalView.com Announces its New, Free Legal Encyclopedia
July 13, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsDenver, CO July 13, 2006 –
LegalView today announces the addition of its new Legal Encyclopedia, based on Cornell University’s WEX Encyclopedia. The encyclopedia joins the Legal Dictionary, Legal Directory, and massive legal bookstore as part of a free “everything legal” service bringing legal information and legal resources to ordinary people.
LegalView provides two types of legal information. First, the general legal resources, allowing people to look up legal terms and legal definitions, and to seek legal information through a wide range of legal resources; LegalView’s directory includes many thousands of links to useful online resources, for instance, from legal publications and blogs, to lists of expert witnesses and paralegal services. It also contains a bookstore, with information about tens of thousands of law-related books.
Secondly, LegalView provides information about specific legal issues and legal controversies. For instance, LegalView’s mesothelioma area contains articles about this tragic disease, providing asbestos-related legal information, links to books about mesothelioma, recent press releases and newsfeeds about the subject, and more.
LegalView has information about almost a hundred such legal issues, from class action lawsuits, to unsafe products, from well-known legal controversies such as those related to Vioxx and Bausch and Lomb’s ReNu, to lesser known issues such as Benzene contamination. In each area articles written by LegalView.com’s staff explain the issues in simple terms, while additional, extensive information is provided in the form of press releases, newsfeeds, useful Web sites, government-related articles, and so on. Many of the legal issues also have associated videos, in which an attorney discusses background and details related to the issue. These are often confusing subjects of interest to many people; LegalView tries to cut through the clutter and confusion to help people find the information they need.
LegalView’s new Legal Encyclopedia contains information about many general legal terms and subjects, such as employment discrimination, affirmative action, and even the Geneva Conventions, currently a particularly topical subject. It joins the Legal Dictionary, which defines literally hundreds of legal terms. Just what does In Personam mean? What is a blawg? If your lawyer uses the term Stare decisis, what does he mean? These and many other questions are answered in LegalView’s legal dictionary.
The Legal Encyclopedia is just the latest addition; in the months to come LegalView will be growing, adding many different forms of law-related information, with the aim of helping people understand the law and the legal issues that affect them.
Legalview.com is provided as a free, public service, brought to you by Legal WebTV Network, LLC, a Limited Liability Corporation created by a group of the nation’s most highly respected law firms: Anapol Schwartz, Brent Coon and Associates, Burg Simpson, Cohen, Placitella and Roth, James F. Humphreys and Associates, Lopez Hodes, and Thornton and Naumes. For more information, visit LegalView at http://www.LegalView.com/.