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4 Scary Legal Myths for Your Small Business

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This was originally published on The Huffington Post: Small Business.  It can be dreadfully difficult to be a small business owner these days. Often you’re a one-person shop, and it can seem like a handful of full-time jobs just to keep up with your legal responsibilities on top of everything else. Unfortunately, one of the easiest…
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How To Talk To Your Lawyer

We get it. No one wants to talk to lawyers. But there comes a time in everyone’s life—whether it be good news (Marriage) or bad news (Divorce)—when you’ll need to consult with a lawyer. And when that time comes, there are a few tips you should consider to make the legal process a whole lot…
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Documents + Advice: Together At Last

Today, your Rocket Lawyer membership just got a whole lot better. We’re excited to announce the enhanced Ask a Lawyer experience! It’s the perfect union between two of our most popular features: Ask a Lawyer and Documents. We’re thrilled to be the first to offer this—it’s a huge milestone for the world of online legal…
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Lawyers: Be Afraid of Ghostwriting

As Halloween draws near, I thought it would be appropriate to bring up the issue of ghost stories. To be more specific, I’m talking about “ghostwriting.” To say that attorneys are creatures of limited time is to wildly understate the amount of work and pressures we face on a day-to-day basis. Not only must we…
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The 4 Secrets That All Savvy Lawyers Know

While many of you were chugging your third coffee and trying to shake off your case of the Mondays, Rocket Lawyer paid a visit to our sister city Palo Alto to plug into the inaugural LawTech Silicon Valley conference! Presented by The Recorder and Law Technology News, the event focused on four major challenges that…
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7 Odd Alcohol Laws That Could Complicate Your Happy Hour

Benjamin Franklin allegedly once said, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” But the consumption of alcoholic beverages has been a contentious topic in the United States since the colonial period. The debate over the government’s role in regulating alcohol consumption culminated in the 18th Amendment during the early…
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Three Reasons Why Lawyers Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Technology

Any attorneys out there have nightmares about the Big Bad Wolf of Technology huffing, and puffing, and blowing away our law firms? The American Bar Association’s Rule 5.5 regarding the unauthorized practice of law notes: “The definition of the practice of law is established by law and varies from one jurisdiction to another. Whatever the definition,…
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Mind Your Manners: Social Media Etiquette for Lawyers

Hey lawyers, here’s something I bet you’ve never heard before: you’re a lot like doctors. Traditionally, you both get a lot of your referrals via personal recommendations between friends, family members, and other close community ties. However, as more and more consumers become invested in the communities they build online, it’s increasingly important to make…
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Six of the Weirdest Laws From Around the World

One of the best parts about travel is exposing yourself to the unfamiliar — such as strange customs or foods. By going outside of our individual comfort zones, we not only get to know the world better, but also ourselves. Just as Mark Twain once wrote: “…nothing so liberalizes a man and expands the kindly…
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Legal Start-Ups Offer Hope For Change

These are trying times: it’s hard to avoid reading about diminishing law school enrollment, the difficulty of graduates landing jobs with firms, and the alleged decline in legal profession prestige. Based upon headlines, it’s easy to conclude that all is doom-and-gloom in the legal profession, with little prospect for rejuvenation. Somewhat ironically, while lawyers are…
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