NEW YORK– LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – ALM, a leading media company…

NEW YORK– LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – ALM, a leading media company serving legal and business professionals, today introduced Quest, a comprehensive vertical search engine developed specifically for the legal Web. Quest provides powerful, Web-based search capabilities that enable attorneys, legal researchers and other industry members to quickly locate, organize and access relevant, useful results from leading legal publications, blogs and law firm Web sites, as identified by an authority in the field. Quest is available now on the home page, or directly by going to

Quest currently searches and indexes more than 150,000 current and historical articles from ALM’s national and regional legal publications, including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal, the New York Law Journal, Legal Times and The Recorder, as well as court decisions and case summaries, and complete content from, almost 800 leading legal blogs and 450 law firm Web sites. Future plans call for significant expansion of the number of blogs and law firm sites that are indexed. In addition, Quest will be rolled out to all ALM newspaper and magazine sites and is available as a free, downloadable graphic that can be placed on any third-party Web site allowing users to run search queries through Quest.

“Quest is a significant improvement over previous options for searching the network of sites. Even better, it adds a broader search of select legal Web sites and blogs,” said Robert Ambrogi, lawyer and author of the LawSites blog. “Beyond its scope, Quest’s most striking feature is its ease of use, facilitated by its ability to filter search results by date ranges and by content source or type. Quest’s broad vertical search, combined with its search of ALM articles, court decisions and features, should make it a key search tool for legal professionals.”

Users can search and group results by publication, media type, format and/or subject and date, enabling them to easily reach relevant results.

“In the legal world, time is literally money,” said William Pollak, president and CEO of ALM. “Research is central to legal work, but until now, the industry has relied on search engines that often fail to produce time-effective, relevant results. We believe that Quest answers the growing need for a vertical search tool built specifically for the legal Web, and providing targeted, convenient access to the entire realm of legal information and news, from stories and decisions to briefing papers and attorney biographies.”

For additional information on Quest, please contact Jill Windwer at 1-(800) 888-8300 or e-mail [email protected]

Headquartered in New York City, ALM is a leading integrated media company, focused on the legal and business communities. ALM currently owns and publishes 33 national and regional magazines and newspapers, including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and Real Estate Forum. The company is one of North America’s largest producers of conferences and trade shows for business leaders and the legal profession. ALM’s is the Web’s leading legal news and information network, while ALM’s is the Web’s leading information source for commercial real estate professionals. Other ALM businesses include book and newsletter publishing, court verdict and settlement reporting, production of professional educational seminars, market research and content distribution. ALM was formed by U.S. Equity Partners, L.P., a private equity fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP. More information on ALM’s businesses and services is available on the Web at

ALM, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal, Real Estate Forum, and all other ALM publication and product names are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ALM Properties, Inc.

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