Foreign Attorneys: To get background information on foreign attorneys, check Martindale-Hubbell (but not the Web version), the West Legal Directory, A Guide to the World’s 1000 International Business Law Firms, European Counsel 3000, AsiaLaw Profiles, the “The Canadian Bar,” “Mexican Bar” and/or “International Bar” sections at the end of The American Bar, the relevant Guide to the World’s Leading Attorneys by Euromoney and/or any other relevant, available directory.

You could also check The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, Which Lawyer? by the Practical Law Company and/or WhosWhoLegal.

U.K. lawyers & firms are listed in the Lawyer Locator (,InfoLaw, The Legal 500 and

Canadian Lawyers are listed in the West Legal Directory, Martindale-Hubbell and theCanadian Law List (Canada Law Book). Canadian law school professors are listed in the Directory of Law Teachers by the Canadian Association of Law Teachers. Also, the Law Society for each province and territory has an online directory of attorneys.

For attorneys anywhere in “the Americas,” you can call the publisher of The American Bench in California (800-328-5091), who will provide telephone reference for a fee.

Some practice groups have international directories, such as World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

For more directories, see “Law Firms.”

In addition, check any relevant Web sites, case databases, news databases, article indexes and/or article databases. You’ll find contact information for foreign law firms onHieros Gamos or just pull up the firm web site with a good search engine.

If that doesn’t do it, try calling a law library in the given country and ask them to fax you relevant pages from one of their lawyer directories. To find out the name of such directories, try doing a subject search in the Library of Congress’ online catalog using the terms “lawyers,” “directories” and the name of the country.

In-House Counsel: See the entry for “Company Personnel.”

Statistics About Attorneys: Statistics relating to attorneys and the practice of law are collected and posted by the Legal Profession Statistics section of the ABA web site.

Bar Admission: See “Bar Admission.”

Billing Rates: See “Law Firms.”

Compensation: See “Compensation.”

The Legal History of Lawyers

This section provides an overview of the legal development of Lawyers.

New Challenges For E-Commerce Clients And Their Lawyers and the Electronic Commerce

New Challenges For E-Commerce Clients And Their Lawyers in the Online Business Law


See Also

  • PPC Advertising
  • Social Networking
  • Online Business Law
  • Internet Law
  • Spam
  • Startups
  • Internet Tax
  • Crossborder Commerce
  • Technology Law
  • Terms of Use


See Also

  • Legal Biography
  • Legal Traditions
  • Legal Profession
  • Private Practice
  • Fees
  • Code Of Professional Responsibility
  • Legal Counsel
  • Lawyer-Client Relationship
  • Compensation
  • Judges
  • Law Firms
  • Legal Ethics
  • Legal Malpractice

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