The Lawyer launches Internet web site

THIS week, to coincide with the newspaper's tenth anniversary, The Lawyer makes its debut on the Internet with the launch of its web site.

The site complements the weekly issues of The Lawyer newspaper and contains all the week's news and features, updated every Tuesday morning, as well as all the announcements and recruitment advertisements that regularly appear in The Lawyer.

There are also a number of extra features on the site which are designed to make it more than just a mirror image of the printed issue.

Key among these is a database of all the articles and features that have appeared in The Lawyer since 2 August 1994.

It can be searched for keywords (for example the name of a particular firm or lawyer) on selected dates, and can restrict the search to certain type of story, for example all Tulkinghorn stories.

The site enables lawyers who wish to move jobs to consult an index of professional recruitment companies and to search for vacancies selected by type of work, region and experience required.

There is also a subscription form and a section inviting people to provide The Lawyer with their views on the site.

The site has a permanent index, and was developed with the help of Abacus Software.