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Connecting Europe Facility

Dear Colleague

The Law Society of Northern Ireland is delighted to announce the roll out of the Find a Lawyer search engine.

The Society has secured European Commission funding to build the new search interface into it's members section allowing local solicitors to showcase their services on the European e-Justice portal.

What is the Find a Lawyer Search Engine?

o The 'Find a Lawyer search interface' was launched several years ago and is administered by the European Commission.

o It is part of the European e-Justice portal which is a resource for lawyers and the public offering legal information at both national and European levels.

o It links up national electronic lawyer directories allowing businesses, the public and lawyers to search in one place for a local lawyer.

o The ‘Find a Lawyer’ project has been operating successfully for some years, covering nearly all of the EU, and available in all EU languages.

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What is this of interest and importance to you and your firm?

o It is a powerful marketing tool allowing local solicitors and their firms to showcase the range of services they offer to a European audience.

o It is free and approved by the European Commission.

o Anyone using the portal can search for local solicitors using a search category listing provided by the e-Justice portal team.

o The category listing has been predefined by the e-Justice portal team and cannot be changed.

o Members can showcase their individual legal specialisms online for the first time.

o You can access the e-justice portal by clicking here

o https://e-justice.europa.eu/content_find_a_lawyer-334-en.do

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What do you need to do to update your profile on the Find a Lawyer search engine?

o The Society in conjunction with its web development company have produced a simple 'How to' guide as illustrated below.

o The guide which is produced in PDF provides guidance and links.

o Members can download the How To guide by clicking here.

You MUST sign into the members area to update your profile.

To those members who have not logged into the members section before the process is outlined at the bottom of this email.

Please take the time to login and update your profile it will take less than 10 minutes.

 

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