Survey: People Now Search Internet First When Needing a Lawyer

People in need of legal representation now are more likely to turn to the internet to find a lawyer, a recent survey suggests. This is a reversal since just a decade ago, when studies showed the internet was the least popular source, behind personal referrals, the Yellow Pages or local bar associations. The new survey, conducted by FindLaw.com and Thomson Reuters, found that 38 percent of the 1,000 respondents said that they would use the Internet first. That was considerably higher than the other available options: 29 percent of respondents would ask a friend or relative first, 10 percent would go straight to the local bar association; and 4 percent would rely on the Yellow Pages. ABAJournal.com has more details.