Published Press Release by: LISA R. WILSON

Deciding to file for bankruptcy is a difficult decision. Although some bankruptcy claimants are deemed as credit abusers and/or considered financially irresponsible, many individuals and businesses can succumb to financial difficulty and face irreparable economic crisis. Bankruptcy is designed as a legal option to help resolve such a crisis, and act as a financial life preserver for those drowning in debt. The most common reasons for filing for bankruptcy are unemployment, large medical expenses, overextended credit and other large unexpected expenses.

LawInfo has expanded its free online national directory to include experienced and qualified bankruptcy attorneys. These attorneys are a part of LawInfo's signature service, the Lead Counsel Program, which provides pre-screened bankruptcy lawyers through a simple, 2-click accessible attorney directory. The Lead Counsel Program has resulted in the enhanced screening of attorneys' credentials and has become a symbol of quality assurance for consumers searching for legal representation.

In addition to providing access to qualified, Lead Counsel bankruptcy and foreclosure attorneys throughout the nation, LawInfo's legal resource center (LRC) can also help the public locate qualified legal experts nationwide-- including bail bondsmen, expert witnesses, private investigators, court reporters, process servers, paralegals and litigation funders. Further, LawInfo has created the largest interactive legal forum with over 1200 message boards as a resource for the Internet community. The boards provide an opportunity to research information and share commentary on a multitude of legal topics.

LawInfo has also expanded its free online legal resource center to include a comprehensive legal blog--incorporating interactive polls, providing access to volumes of legal archives and keeping a live feed on breaking legal news that is updated around the clock. LawInfo has produced online videos that take the mystery out of the legal process by breaking down complex legal problems into clear, easy-to-understand solutions. These "How-to" videos provide information on a variety of legal topics in all major areas of law, including bankruptcy, foreclosure, family law, estate planning, criminal law, business, and labor and employment.

For over a decade, LawInfo's mission has been to assist the public in locating qualified attorneys and legal services. LawInfo provides marketing packages for attorneys and legal professionals crafted by a team of specialists that integrates web design, content development and internet marketing with targeted traffic-generation tactics. LawInfo is staffed by experienced legal industry professionals and their corporate offices are located in San Marcos, California, just thirty minutes north of San Diego.