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Six of the Weirdest Laws From Around the World

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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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We Are Teaming With The American Bar Association To Explore Expanded Online Opportunities For Lawyers.

It’s a very happy Friday here at Rocket Lawyer indeed. Today we announced that we are teaming up with the American Bar Association to explore innovative solutions to a vexing legal paradox – the difficulty small businesses face finding affordable legal services at a time when many lawyers would welcome expanded professional opportunities. Through a…
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The Jury Is Out On Nullification

I would venture that for the average American citizen, the #1 Google search pertaining to the word “jury” is “How do I get out of serving on a. . . .” With the possible exception of being force-fed Brussels sprouts, I doubt there’s anything the public unanimously despises as much as performing jury duty. Folks…
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Is Today’s Version Of Law School Right For You?

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: law grads simply aren’t getting hired by big, fancy firms at the same rates (and salary levels) as they used to — no matter how fervently my Greek grandmother might assure me that law is a safe and sensible career path. Thanks to an economic crisis and shrinking job…
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National Small Business Week Celebrates U.S. Entrepreneurs & SMBs

This week marks the 51st annual National Small Business Week, and small businesses have more reason than ever to celebrate. Business is booming or growing for over half (56%) of U.S. small businesses, and 44 percent plan to hire during the second half of the year, according to a new Rocket Lawyer survey. The Rocket…
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5 Small Business Lessons From Vietnamese Traffic

Have you ever seen the traffic in a Vietnamese city? Once you do it will change you, mostly because the thought of navigating it will scare you silly. But also because there are lessons every small business owner can take away from how it operates. I recently returned from an amazing 10 days in Vietnam…
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Rocket Lawyer Discusses the ‘Consumer Law Revolution’ at Stanford Law School

Stanford Law School recently invited our own Jay Mandal, Senior Director and Head of the Legal Advice Business at Rocket Lawyer, as a guest lecturer in their Legal Informatics class. He spoke about how attorneys can make money from the latent demand for legal services brought forth by the “Consumer Law Revolution.” The Stanford class…
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Rocket Lawyer Supports Modest Needs at Press Club SF

An automotive technician named Paul came to the charity, Modest Needs, last year after a disability forced him out of full-time employment, causing him to face eviction from his home. As Paul’s health had deteriorated, his wife Dawn left her job as an in-home caregiver to care for him. Shortly thereafter, Paul welcomed his recently-widowed…
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Where There’s a Will There’s a Way (To a Successful, Lasting Business)

San Francisco resident Sarah Burns first opened her beauty shop in the city’s Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood in 1980. Driven by a passion for improving lives and working with innovative companies within the beauty industry, Sarah grew her business into what is now a global beauty consulting and boutique salon — Ms. Sarah’s Creations of…
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