“The People’s Law Dictionary”
Signature Reference by Renowned Authorities Gerald and Kathleen Hill
Provides Definitions, Context and Usage for Over 3,000 Terms
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA — May 18, 2005 — Farlex, Inc., publisher of leading online reference site TheFreeDictionary.com, announced today the debut of The People’s Law Dictionary on TheFreeDictionary.com. Regarded by scholars, jurists, leading attorneys and reviewers as one of the most practical works of its kind, The People’s Law Dictionary gives TheFreeDictionary.com users a comprehensive source of meanings and use for thousands of today’s most common legal terms.
The People’s Law Dictionary, a searchable online database, is written by noted authors Gerald N. Hill and Kathleen Thompson Hill. Gerald Hill has been a lawyer for over 40 years in Northern California and has served in various capacities as an arbitrator, pro tem judge, lecturer, and author, as well as an advisor to states and municipalities both inside and outside the U.S. and executive director of the California Governor’s Housing Commission.
Kathleen Hill, former Fellow in Public Affairs with the prestigious Coro Foundation, earned a Certificat from The Sorbonne in Paris and served in the White House during the Kennedy administration. She was Executive Coordinator of the 25th anniversary of the United Nations, chair of two city commissions, and has developed programs for the Institute of Governmental Studies of the University of California. Together Gerald and Kathleen Hill have co-authored 25 books on the law as well as other non-fiction subjects, and have co-taught U.S. government and politics at three universities in California and British Columbia.
The People’s Law Dictionary has gained widespread praise for its scope and clarity. Library Journal said, “[The authors’] explanations of 3,000 common legal terms go beyond mere definitions to provide context and usage and to make sense of the arcane vocabulary of the law…Quite handy.” The Honorable Jeff Brown, former public defender for the City of San Francisco, called Hills’ work “An invaluable tool to translate the legal phrases that bombard us every day in countless ways.”
“With legal issues so topmost in public and private discourse today, The People’s Law Dictionary is an invaluable addition to TheFreeDictionary.com,” said Nick Simonov, president of Farlex, Inc. “We believe our hundreds of thousands of users will quickly find this online database to be indispensable resource when researching nearly any topic.”
“The People’s Law Dictionary has gained enormous credibility and exposure since its release. We look forward to expanding that exposure through our new relationship with TheFreeDictionary.com,” said Gerald Hill. “TheFreeDictionary.com makes the process of defining or researching a term exceptionally easy. Our content will be quickly available through this web site, which will benefit anyone who wants quick information about the law.”
As the World Wide Web’s premier free online dictionary, TheFreeDictionary.com offers over one million original entries in an easy-to-navigate, user-friendly format. In addition to The People’s Law Dictionary, TheFreeDictionary.com boasts definitions and articles from various dictionaries and encyclopedias specializing in the fields of medicine, technology and finance. The highly-regarded site also offers several general interest encyclopedias and other useful research tools.
For more information, or to conduct a search, visit www.thefreedictionary.com.
Launched in the spring of 2003, www.TheFreeDictionary.com has quickly grown to become one of the best reference sources on the Web. From its beginnings as a simple dictionary of everyday terms, TheFreeDictionary.com has incorporated medical, legal, and computer dictionaries, a thesaurus, an encyclopedia, a literature reference library, and a search engine, all in one place. A prime online vehicle for advertisers wishing to reach active information seekers, TheFreeDictionary.com was accessed by more than one hundred million visitors in 2004.
About Farlex, Inc.:
Farlex, Inc. (www.farlex.com) is an independent, privately held provider of online reference products based in Huntingdon Valley PA. Founded in 2004, Farlex, Inc. provides innovative, easy-to-use reference and learning tools. Farlex’s flagship websites, www.TheFreeDictionary.com and www.TheFreeLibrary.com, contain about one million pages of books and reference information from the world’s most respected sources.
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