HARTFORD, Conn., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best legal websites in the world as part of their 17th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development at www.webaward.org. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including legal websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful web site. The deadline for legal websites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2013.
"The legal industry is very competitive when it comes to Web development and companies can benefit from the independent evaluation of their online efforts," said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. "Not surprisingly, legal websites are not known for taking risks – it's the way their industry is. They score well in terms of ease of use, design and content, but past judges have noted they would like to see more use of technology and innovation."
Web sites are judged on seven criteria including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. All legal entrants benefit from receiving valuable feedback in terms of their specific scores compared against the average scores for their industry.Each year the Web Marketing Association names the Best Legal Website based on the scores submitted by the competition judges. Recent winners of the Best Legal Web site include:
- 2012 - Scorpion Design, Inc for Crary Buchanan Website
- 2011 – Clark/Nikdel/Powell for Peterson & Myers Website
- 2010 – WilmerHale for WilmerHale Careers
- 2009 – Thomson-FindLaw for Law Offices of Lisa L. Maki
- 2008 - The Attorney Store for GETLEGAL.COM