Blog guru Kevin O’Keefe has a post with source links, in which he wonders aloud if Google will replace Martindale-Hubbell as the primary method that most people use to search for lawyers. As a practical matter, one can find out much more information about a lawyer, much more quickly, on Google–and its free. My bet is for Google and other search engines to become (if they aren’t already) the first place that most people will look to find out about a lawyer. Search engines will also increasingly be the source where people go to choose a lawyer, either before or after they learn about her. Some credit for this should go to the person generally regarded as the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee.