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#LocalLiftTour Lessons: Take Your Small Business To The Next Level

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The #LocalLiftTour has come to end, but the lessons we learned from each other will carry on! We couldn’t have imagined a better way to spend the last few months than teaming up with Yelp and Main Street Hub to provide free, personalized advice on marketing and legal services to help you take your local…
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Rocket Lawyer Pongtoberfest Raises Over $1,000 for Next Generation Scholars

October was a spectacular month for sports fans at Rocket Lawyer. First of all, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series (go Bumgarner!). But more importantly, we held our first annual Pongtoberfest: a month-long bracketed ping pong tournament amongst coworkers and archrivals — and a smashing success. The best part: we raised over $1,000…
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Veterans Day Resource Round-Up

“While we can’t begin to repay the debt we owe our veterans for their brave service, we can certainly take steps to ease the physical, psychological and financial hardships they may be experiencing.” Senator Kirsten Gilibrand (D-NY) This Veterans Day, we’re taking a moment to say thank you to those who serve and sacrifice to…
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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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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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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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