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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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New Attorney Task Board Streamlines Legal Advice Experience

Technology. It’s kind of a big deal these days. From banking to shopping to the endless proliferation of new apps, technology increasingly is penetrating our everyday lives. Even the legal industry, which has long-resisted technology’s embrace, is facing a new wave of online, cloud and paperless technologies that is reshaping the legal future. One thing…
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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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Inside Rocket Lawyer: Ignite 2014 Kickoff Day

We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a…
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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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