Free Historic Legal Internet Books

While supplies last, I am giving away old copies of books that I’ve written, including ‘The Legal List,’ which documents early legal Internet pioneers.

The Legal List” was the first book published simultaneously in print and on the Internet. All editions of the book were published using a novel (and open-source-like) distribution method (free electronically, costs to print), which is described in the book’s print-and-pay copyright notice. The last edition was published in 1995 (ten years ago next month).

It is interesting looking at “The Legal List” ten years later. When the fifth edition was published (August 1994), there were only 78 law firms listed with any sort of Internet presence (and “Internet presence” included firms that had only an email address). Only five of those first law firms on the Internet had websites, and only one (Venable) had a website with its own domain name.

Here are the first 78 law firms on the Internet, including the first five law firms on the web (numbers represent the section of “The Legal List” in which each appears):

  • 1.2.01. Adam Myers & Company.
  • 1.2.02. Adams & Reese.
  • 1.2.03. Bassford, Heckt, Lockhart, Truesdell & Briggs, P.A.
  • 1.2.04. Beckman, Hirsch & Ell.
  • 1.2.05. Bowen & Bowen.
  • 1.2.06. Bricker & Eckler.
  • 1.2.07. Brobeck Hale and Dorr.
  • 1.2.08. Brown & Welsh, P.C.
  • 1.2.09. Bujold Tax Lawyers.
  • 1.2.10. Christian Sagawe & Dr. Johannes Klages.
  • 1.2.11. Clark, Lindauer, McClinton, Fetherston, Edmonds & Lippold.
  • 1.2.12. Clifford M. Miller, Chartered.
  • 1.2.13. Covington & Burling.
  • 1.2.14. Daniel R. Vaughen, P.A.
  • 1.2.15. David A. Youck, Attorney at Law.
  • 1.2.16. David C. Thomas, Esq.
  • 1.2.17. Dawson Law Chambers.
  • 1.2.18. Dennis R. White, P.A.
  • 1.2.19. Douglas G. Mason, Attorney at Law.
  • 1.2.20. Edward Still, Esq.
  • 1.2.21. Eileen Walker, Attorney at Law.
  • 1.2.22. Elias, Goodman & Shanks.
  • 1.2.23. Elman Wilf & Fried.
  • 1.2.24. Fisher Thurber, Ltd.
  • 1.2.25. Fliesler, Dubb, Meyer & Lovejoy.
  • 1.2.26. Francis E. Goodwyn, Attorney at Law.
  • 1.2.27. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.
  • 1.2.28. Garwin, Bronzaft, Gerstein & Fisher.
  • 1.2.29. George, Donaldson & Ford, L.L.P.
  • 1.2.30. Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados.
  • 1.2.31. Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.
  • 1.2.32. Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar.
  • 1.2.33. Ikard & Golden, P.C.
  • 1.2.34. Jacqueline Wohl, Attorney at Law.
  • 1.2.35. Jeffrey A. Goldberg and Associates.
  • 1.2.36. Kasdan, Simonds, Peterson, McIntyre, Epstein & Martin.
  • 1.2.37. Kenneth N. Flaxman, P.C. (http://venus.mcs.net/~knf/home.html)
  • 1.2.38. Law Office of Joseph Mattone.
  • 1.2.39. Law Office of Paul Dahlman.
  • 1.2.40. Law Office of Wade Coye.
  • 1.2.41. Law Offices of Carl Shusterman, The.
  • 1.2.42. Law Offices of Charles R. Lipcon.
  • 1.2.43. Law Offices of Ivan W. Halperin, The.
  • 1.2.44. Law Offices of Rajiv. S. Khanna.
  • 1.2.45. Law Offices of Rosario Perry.
  • 1.2.46. Law Offices of Timothy A. Stewart.
  • 1.2.47. Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps.
  • 1.2.48. Manahan & Bluth.
  • 1.2.49. Marger Johnson McCollom & Stolowitz, P.C.
  • 1.2.50. McInnes Cooper & Robertson.
  • 1.2.51. Michael J. Lavery, Esq.
  • 1.2.52. Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
  • 1.2.53. Oppedahl & Larson.
  • 1.2.54. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt.
  • 1.2.55. Peter Faris, QC.
  • 1.2.56. Piedimonte and Associates, P.C.
  • 1.2.57. Preston Gates & Ellis.
  • 1.2.58. Robert B. Raymond II, Esq.
  • 1.2.59. Robert D. Baron, Attorney.
  • 1.2.60. Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi.
  • 1.2.61. Rohan Kelley, P.A.
  • 1.2.62. Samaha, Grogin & Stulberg.
  • 1.2.63. Scott Gardner, Esq.
  • 1.2.64. Starre & Cohn.
  • 1.2.65. Stolar Partnership, The.
  • 1.2.66. Studio Legale Menchetti.
  • 1.2.67. T. Chuck Hazzard, Counselor at Law.
  • 1.2.68. Thomas L. Bohan and Associates.
  • 1.2.69. Thompson & Long.
  • 1.2.70. Vallerga & Vallerga.
  • 1.2.71. William R. Daniels, P.A.
  • 1.2.72. Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering.
  • 1.2.73. Zamore & Gisser.
  • 1.2.74. Zegarelli Associates.
  • 5.02. Clyatt Immigration Law Services (http://nearnet.gnn.com/mkt/rescenter.html)
  • 5.06. Heller, Ehrman, Legal Resource Center (http://nearnet.gnn.com/mkt/heller/center.html).
  • 5.10. Pepper and Corazzini, L.L.P. (http://www.iis.com/p-and-c)
  • 5.26. Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti (http://venable.com/vbh.html )

I have a limited supply of my old books that I’m giving away. Simply send me (at Clock Tower Law Group) a self-addressed stamped envelope (padded 11×13 recommended) with the appropriate postage. I have included the weight of each book below so you can calculate postage. Here is what I have:

  • 3 (1.3 lbs) of “The Legal List, Law-Related Resources on the Internet and Elsewhere,” Seventh Edition, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, 1995 (ISBN 0-7620-0012-0).
  • 2 (1.3 lbs) of “The Legal List, Law-Related Resources on the Internet and Elsewhere,” Sixth Edition, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, 1995 (ISBN 0-7620-0000-7).
  • 15 (1.1 lbs) of TheLegalList_5.1_09-17-94 (September 1994, second printing).
  • 4 (1.6 lbs) of TheLegalList_5.1_09-17-94 (September 1994, first printing).
  • 14 (0.6 lbs) of TheLegalList_3.1_03-17-94 (March 1994).

I also have 4 copies (1.2 lbs) of “Law, Law, Law on the Internet,” which I co-authored for the ABA with Rick Klau (1998).

“The Legal List, Law-Related Resources on the Internet & Elsewhere: Version 5.1” by Erik J. Heels.

“Law, Law, Law on the Internet: The Best Legal Web Sites and More” by Erik J. Heels and Richard P. Klau.

2 Replies to “Free Historic Legal Internet Books”

  1. Those books looks interesting, I’m pondering if I should get one! It would be a great piece to have even if it just sat on a shelf for a while. I would love to know which law firm was actually the first too. I wish I could find an internet archive that crawled sites from 1994.

  2. These books and the information they bring should be required reading for anyone learning the history of the internet and the law. I hire interns from the local university and they are amazed that life existed for anyone, much less lawyers without the internet.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *