Archive for September 2012

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#Smallbiz Wrap: More Games, Less Punching

Another week, another round up comprised of business stories we loved combined with one-liners you tolerate. It’s an eclectic mix this time around, as we cover everything from the HR lessons of […]

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Your Twitter Profile Gets An Upgrade With New Header Image

You probably already knew this, but I’m a big fan of the networking opportunities provided by Twitter. Unlike any of the other popular social media services, Twitter allows you to […]

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How to Find a Lawyer, the Lionel Hutz Way

With the possible exception of impossibly attractive doctors and swarthy police officers, no vocation has enjoyed as much TV airtime as lawyers. You’ve got your crafty, avuncular types like Matlock […]

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Ask a Lawyer: When a trustee isn’t doing their job

Every week we invite our guest attorneys to answer your legal questions on our Facebook page. This week, our guest attorneys fielded a question about estate planning, specifically, what happens […]

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How to write effective emails that comply with CAN-SPAM laws

Before I was a marketer, I sold online media, where I had to write lots of cold email pitches. Six years later, I still rely on cold email outreach almost […]

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Meet Paul Hollerbach, Rocket Lawyer CFO

There’s a new face on the Rocket Lawyer executive team; our new CFO, Paul Hollerbach. He comes to Rocket Lawyer with over 15 years of experience as a financial executive […]

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4 Simple Ways for Attorneys to Keep Clients Happy

As even a novice in the business industry will tell you, it’s normally cheaper to keep an existing client than to earn a new one. And it’s often easier too. […]

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Ask a Lawyer: Can the police help enforce my child visitation rights?

Every week we invite guest attorneys to our Facebook page to answer your legal questions. Issues surrounding child custody disputes are common. This week we answered a question from a […]

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Rocket Lawyer Goes Out to The Ballpark

Last week the Rocket Lawyer team got together for a fun evening out at the ballpark. The night started out with a good old fashioned tailgate, because the best way […]

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On Call Attorney Spotlight: Kendall Taylor Jones, Esq.

Today we’re continuing with the latest installment in our series connecting with attorneys from the Rocket Lawyer On Call® network. As we’ve done with our last profile, we’re meeting with attorneys in […]

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How to Get a Lawyer Who Works for Your Small Business

When you start your own business there are going to be surprises and unknowns around every corner. It’s a great idea to secure the services of a lawyer to help […]

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Social Media Policies Top HR Challenges for 2013: Infographic

In many ways, social media has been a gift to businesses because it allows them to share and connect with their customers in an unprecedented way. However, it’s increasingly becoming […]

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Legal Lessons from Mad Men: Infographic

So your colleague drives a lawnmower through your office Christmas party with terrible consequences? Your boss pours a whiskey, neat, and takes a nap in his cubicle? Coworkers exchange cash […]

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How To Be A Courtroom Cowboy

During my first year in law school one of my professors, intentionally oversimplifying the legal profession, suggested that there were two types of lawyers: office grinders and courtroom cowboys. Grinders […]

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The value of working as a clerk before attending law school

During college and in the time before I went to law school, I worked at a well-known criminal defense firm in Dayton, Ohio. I knew I wanted to be an […]

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How to Freelance Your Way Around the World

You’re young (or maybe just young at heart). You’re talented. And you want to travel the world. Freelancing can be a great outlet for someone who is ready and eager […]

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It’s not you, it’s your student loan debt

You may be wondering, “If we get married, will I be on the hook for my spouse’s student loan debt too?” Here’s what you need to consider.

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Tips for new attorneys seeking their first job

Landing that first job as an attorney can be a stressful experience for many recent law school grads. I’ve witnessed friends who graduated with good grades from great schools spend […]

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#Smallbiz Wrap: Let’s Talk Social Media

I was at South by Southwest when Twitter launched. I remember this specifically, because I was standing in line, waiting for my Bag of Free Stuff I’d Soon Be Throwing […]

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WestlawNext: A Review

I recently wrote about LexisNexis’ new online legal research tool Lexis Advance.  Since then, I’ve been trying out Westlaw’s new system, WestlawNext. Personally, I never saw much of a difference […]

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Ask a Lawyer: Child Custody and Visitation Questions

Nothing is more important than your kids, so if you’re facing a child custody situation, you probably have lots of questions. Here are some recent questions that our guest attorneys […]

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Ask a Lawyer: How Long Should My Break Time Be, Legally?

Every week here at Rocket Lawyer we invite guest attorneys to our Facebook page to answer your legal questions. This week we chose to highlight a question from a woman […]

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#Smallbiz Wrap: Bad Weather, Canada, and Red Pants

I don’t know about you, but after two weeks of national political conventions and speechifying and yammering at empty chairs, I’m spent. Enough. I need a break. So the promise […]

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How to Get Out of a Cell Phone Contract Termination Fee

It’s nearly impossible these days to sign up for a cell phone or cable TV subscription without signing a contract–and often, they stay in effect for years. But what if […]

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Join us in Phoenix for a Great Sociable Lawyer Event!

You might have noticed that our team has been getting around a lot this year. Indeed, we had a great time hosting Sociable Lawyer networking events for attorneys twice in […]

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Ask a Lawyer: Are Handwritten Wills Legal?

Every week we ask our guest attorneys to stop by our Facebook page and answer your legal questions. Here’s one such question from a woman in Texas who wants to […]

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Paycheck Deductions: Where’s Your Money Going?

If you’re like most people, you probably spend about two seconds looking at your paystub, and at one number: your net pay (the amount of your check). But do you […]

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The independent solo: Why I prefer flat fee billing structures

In my experience, most attorneys still live and die by the billable hour. It’s the preferred billing method for most big firms and it’s also the means by which associates […]

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Common labor laws you may be breaking without realizing it

While labor day is a time for employees to relax with a day off, if you’re a business owner or manager, it’s a great time to reflect on how well […]