DALLAS, TX – MAY 5, 2009 – The global Web community has voted GetLegal as Best Law Site of the year in the Webby People’s Voice Awards.
This year, over 500,000 votes were cast by people around the world for their favorite sites, videos, and ads in The Webby People’s Voice Awards. A list of both Webby Awards and People’s Voice Awards winners can be found at http://www.webbyawards.com/webbys/current.php?season=13.
GetLegal will be honored at a star-studded ceremony hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers on June 8th in New York City. On June 9th, fans will be able to watch the ceremony, including GetLegal’s five-word speech, at the official Webby Awards YouTube Channel.
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile websites. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose members include Internet co-inventor Vint Cerf, R/GA’s Chief Bob Greenberg, Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington and Harvey Weinstein.
“The Webby Awards honors the very best of the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. “GetLegal’s win is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”
“This award recognizes the outstanding work done by our incredible team of editors, developers and designers,” said Phillip Galyen, Chief Executive Officer of GetLegal. Akhil Saklani, GetLegal’s Chief Operating Officer added, “It’s gratifying to have the public recognize our efforts to provide them with a valuable resource for obtaining legal information.”
GetLegal’s primary portal, GetLegal.com, offers the public a broad range of legal information and engages visitors with innovative design and navigation. The Legal Information Center is the heart of GetLegal.com. Developed in partnership with Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, the Center combines accessible written content with high-definition video to educate users on basic legal principles relating to crime, personal injuries, divorce, employment, bankruptcy, immigration and many other topics. GetLegal.com also features an attorney directory with nationwide listings by location and practice area, as well as original featured articles. Most resources also are available in Spanish.
The 13th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states.
Founded in 1996, The Webby Awards are known worldwide for its famous five-word speech limit. Past Webby Award winners – and their speeches – include Al Gore (“Please don’t recount this vote”), Beastie Boys (“Can anyone fix my computer?”), and Stephen Colbert (“Me. Me. Me. Me. Me.”).
GetLegal.com provides online interactive resources for the public and the legal community. The family of GetLegal sites includes FuenteLegal.com, a Spanish-language site providing legal information for the public, and GetLegalTV.com, an online television network with legal information and entertainment.
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received over 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: YouTube; Microsoft Silverlight; The Creative Group; .ORG; Getty Images; The Barbarian Group; Digital Kitchen; Variety; Wired; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.