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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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The 8 Emotional Stages Of Filing Your Taxes

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness… it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us…” – Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities There’s no…
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The Evolution of Search at Rocket Lawyer

How do you find a legal document, lawyer, article, or service at Rocket Lawyer? The answer is simple: Just type in what you are looking for in the search box, and a site search will return all your relevant search results. That’s easy enough, right? While our customer experience is simple, there is a lot…
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Rocket Lawyer Bags & Tags 2,500 Pounds at SF Food Bank

A full belly is something many of us take for granted, but it a daily struggle for thousands of people throughout San Francisco and Marin. To help end hunger in these areas, the San Francisco and Marin Food Bank serves more than 100,000 meals a day to families in need — made possible thanks to…
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The Secrets to Jawbone’s Company Culture

I recently had the opportunity to hear Randy Knaflic, the Vice President of People and Operations at Jawbone, speak at an excellent event hosted by HR 2.0, a human resources networking group headed by Robbie Peters from Sequoia Benefits. Randy shared the three pillars he bases his People Operations upon: Philosophy, Data, and Simplicity. Although…
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Rocket Lawyer Talks Estate Planning at Twitter

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters to conduct a “lunch and learn” with some of their employees. The topic? Estate planning! While not the most thrilling of topics, estate planning is an important part of financial wellness no matter your age — it is a useful tool for ensuring that…
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Rocket Lawyer Gets Merry at the Exploratorium

It’s been said that Christmas isn’t a season, but a feeling. Nowhere was this sense of joy and celebration more apparent than at Rocket Lawyer’s recent holiday party. Naughty and nice Rocket Lawyer team members, friends and family partied hard in the local Exploratorium’s new East Gallery space off Pier 15, a venue which proved…
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Using Apache Storm for real-time analytics at Rocket Lawyer

With today’s data technologies, storing data and scaling the infrastructure is becoming a non-issue with HDFS, Hadoop, and related architectures. Hadoop provides the batch-processing framework with MapReduce for processing the data. However, batch processing poses challenges with high data read latency for use cases like real-time analytics, clickstream visualization, and machine learning. We needed a…
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What Lies at the Heart of Marketing? Customers!

I’ve worked at Rocket Lawyer for just over 4 years now, doing everything in the Marketing department from Search Engine Marketing (SEM) management and public relations to my current role in product marketing. Throughout my various roles, the one common thread has been our customers. Regardless of the work we are doing here, each employee…
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