Introducing a free and simplified search engine for the legal web


One of the projects I have worked on recently is Lexfinder, a free search engine for the anglophone legal web. Our aim is to build upon the many freely accessible legal resources, especially those spurred by the Free Access to Law Movement, by making these disparate sources easily accessible to lawyers and laypersons alike.

How does it work?

Lexfinder is built upon Google’s back-end database and uses a series of filters to target queries to the most relevant resources, news, updates, commentary and primary sources of law. These filters are work in progress (hence the ‘beta’ tag) and will be continuously updated to improve accuracy.

Why not give it a try:

Here are some screen captures of top-results for sample searches:

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