EAGAN, Minn., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Se habla Espanol. The population of Spanish speakers in the U.S. continues to grow at a steady rate. The U.S. Hispanic population is now estimated at 47 million, and the number of Hispanic-owned businesses tripled between 1997 and 2002 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 – http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/013984.html). To address this growing demographic, FindLaw.com (www.findlaw.com), the most-visited legal Web site for free legal information, has launched a new Spanish content center providing free legal information in Spanish.
The new “FindLaw en Espanol” (http://espanol.findlaw.com/) center will help the 35 million Spanish-speaking individuals in the U.S. (U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 – http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/013984.html) learn about the law, get answers to common legal questions and find Spanish-speaking lawyers. The new center also provides helpful free legal information for the 1.6 million Hispanic-owned businesses. People looking for free legal information in Spanish will find trustworthy resources, including more than 100 informative articles across four of FindLaw.com’s most popular legal topics:
— Family Law & Divorce (Ley de Familia y Divorcio)
— Employees’ Rights (Derechos de los Empleados)
— Immigration & Citizenship (Inmigracion y Ciudadania)
— Civil Rights & Discrimination (Derechos Civiles y Discriminacion)
“We’re excited to provide these valuable legal resources to our Spanish-speaking audience,” said Karl Florida, vice president of Strategy & Business Development at FindLaw. “FindLaw’s purpose is to help connect people with the law, and we’re proud to help the legal system perform better by helping Spanish-speaking people gain fair access to legal content and representation.”
The new “FindLaw en Espanol” center also features links to online Spanish-language legal resources from the federal government, and a lawyer directory that connects FindLaw.com visitors with experienced attorneys who are fluent in Spanish. The FindLaw Lawyer Directory has Spanish-speaking attorneys in every state.
The new “FindLaw en Espanol” center is available at http://espanol.findlaw.com/. For more information on the Spanish content on FindLaw.com, contact Michelle Croteau at email@example.com.
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