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30 Things You Can Do With A Law Degree

Not everyone who goes to law school, gets a law degree and even passes the bar wants to practice law. Some do it for the education and the skills law school can teach...

 
 

Avoiding Problems When Using Electronic Signatures

Although the benefits of signing documents electronically heavily outweigh the potential disadvantages involved in this process, individuals choosing to use an electronic signature service should be aware of the following pitfalls that may...

 
 

How To Find a Pro Bono Attorney

There’s so much legal advice on the Internet that it’s easy to forget how many people struggle to be able to afford it. And when people below the poverty line face genuine, difficult...

 
 

What To Do When Your Driver’s License Has Been…

“License and registration please.” These words can be unnerving enough during a routine traffic stop. But consider how these words feel when you’re driving with a suspended license. They probably sound like impending...

 
 

How To Know When It’s Time To Go To Small Clai…

The country’s justice system is set up to ensure both fairness and security. The problem is that sometimes, what’s fair is not necessarily…well, all that big of a deal. But even small claims...

Avoid These Common Business Law Mistakes as You Buil…

In business, there’s no escaping this simple fact: we operate in a world of laws. In many cases, we might not agree with these laws, as excessive and wasteful regulations hamper the progress...

How You Can Get Arrested for Someone Else’s Cr…

If you’re a lawyer, there are great advantages to understanding criminal law. After all, a defense attorney should have an intimate knowledge of criminal law if they plan on helping their clients –...

How to Become a Permanent Legal Resident of the Unit…

For many people, the prospect of U.S. citizenship is a far-off goal, something they’ll work towards in the long-term but something they ultimately cannot achieve overnight. This can be discouraging for people who...

Five Corporate Contracts You Should Never Be Without…

Want to know a quick way to sink your business? It’s easy: stop putting everything in writing. Rent an office from someone who doesn’t “do” lease agreements. Pay your taxes with as little...

The Beginner’s Guide to Intellectual Property …

The idea of “property” isn’t very tough to figure out. Many people apply this simple formula: if you paid for a house, that’s your property. If you bought a car, that’s your property....

Five Examples Where Doing Nothing is a Crime

Most of us associate the word “crime” with a very conscientious activity. We picture burglars scoping out neighborhoods, donning ski masks, and taking pains to avoid leaving any evidence behind. Sure, these are...

Is the United States an Easy Country to Immigrate To…

In the early 1900s, immigrants to the United States would often be greeted on their way toward Ellis Island by the towering Statue of Liberty: a sign of both the freedom of opportunity...

How To Use Trusts to Avoid Estate Taxes

In modern parlance, a “trust” has the connotation of extreme wealth, of an upper-crust legal refinement that most people in the middle-class wouldn’t be able to enjoy. But in reality, a legal trust...

Ten Ways to Legally Reduce Your Estate Tax Burden

The estate tax is often a tax many people don’t worry about – that is, until they finally sit down and try to figure out how much they’ll be leaving behind. The federal...