Archive for October 2012

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Hurricane Sandy Update: Rocket Lawyer On Call Coverage

Our thoughts and best wishes are with everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. Due to the magnitude of Hurricane Sandy’s damages this week many of the Rocket Lawyer On Call® attorneys […]

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The Challenges Of Going Solo

Deciding to go from a law firm to solo practice is a tough decision. Not only that, it’s a big one that will affect you for potentially the rest of […]

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Where Should I Register My Business? Ask a Lawyer

There are a lot of unknowns when you are starting your own business.  This week we received a question about where to register a business (local or international) and what […]

How To Tell Your Client They’re Wrong

One of the trickiest situations you may ever face is when you need to tell a client they are wrong. Unfortunately, as an attorney it is your job to break […]

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Home Foreclosure Defense: When to DIY or Get a Lawyer

Our guest contributor, Attorney Michael “Mike” Ziegler, explains some of the situations when you can take steps to defend a home foreclosure yourself, and when you really need a lawyer’s […]

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Stay Productive With Evernote’s To-Do List Feature

Do you ever have those days where you have so many things you need to accomplish that you don’t even know where to start? I certainly do. On days like […]

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First Sale Doctrine Under Threat: Why You May Need Permission to Sell Your iPhone

Guest contributor Brian Keith Felderstein, Esq. explains what you need to know about the First Sale doctrine and how an upcoming Supreme Court decision could change the way you buy […]

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#Smallbiz Wrap: Keeping Your Creativity. And Your Shirt.

Want to know your customers’ inner most secrets? How to make a better landing page? How the end of tax-free online shopping will affect your business? Then you’re in the […]

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When Can My Employer Issue Wages in Lieu of Notice? Ask a Lawyer

Under what set of conditions is it legal for an employer to issue Wages in Lieu of Notice? -DeLann W When an employer has an obligation to provide a certain […]

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How to Copyright Photos and Written Works: Ask a Lawyer

Whether you’re writing the next great novel or inventing a new cell phone app, it’s important to legally protect your creative works. One of our fans asked us how to […]

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Life in California is Certainly Sociable!

The Sociable Lawyer team just had a blast at the California State Bar Annual Convention in Monterey. I know, tough life! At our meetup, we filled the London Bridge Pub […]

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Tenant’s rights: 5 crazy landlord stories you can learn from

I recently spoke with a satisfied customer who completed a sublease agreement with Rocket Lawyer. He had to create the document because his roommate was moving from San Francisco to […]

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How to Rent an Apartment: 6 Tips for Tenants

So you’ve been looking for that dream apartment for weeks or months. You’ve submitted countless rental applications. You’ve been to dozens of open houses. Finally, you found the perfect place […]

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Landlord Problems? You’re Not Alone: Infographic

If you’ve ever rented an apartment, you know what a nuisance it can be when you have a leaky kitchen faucet or when a mouse family decides to set up […]

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Why You Should Update Your LinkedIn Company Page

In the past I’ve discussed the value of creating a LinkedIn Company Page for your small firm on LinkedIn. After all, it’s a great way to highlight and advertise the specialties and […]

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#Smallbiz Wrap: No One Reads Your Facebook Posts

A lot of folks do business link roundups, but do they reference horrifying 80’s comedians or that time when Gatorade made beer? We doubt it. Here are our favorite business […]

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Help Rocket Lawyer Win $5000 for Charity with Dell for Business

At the Inc 500/5000 conference last week in Phoenix, Charley Moore, our Founder and Executive Chairman, was asked by Dell to record a 60-second pitch about how Rocket Lawyer helps […]

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Ask a Lawyer: Is my Private Road a Public Problem?

Every week we invite guest attorneys to our Facebook page to discuss your legal questions. Topics range from estate planning to custody disputes to personal finance and everything in between. […]

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How to Keep Your Law Firm’s Website Fresh

Creating a simple website for your practice is an important part of establishing your firm’s digital footprint. For people who discover your practice online, it’s your first chance at a […]

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Working together: Pros and cons of shared office space

Shared office spaces can be a happy medium for entrepreneurs who don’t necessarily want to work in a big office environment but who might not be cut out for working […]

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Get Involved! How Lawyers Can Help in The Upcoming Election

The election has certainly captured the country’s attention in the past few months. Discussion, analysis, and news stories about the election have dominated television news, social media channels, and discussion […]

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Ask a Lawyer: What Are My Legal Options After Slipping in a Store?

Slips and falls happen to the best of us. This week on our ask a lawyer forum on Facebook, a concerned mom wrote in wanting to know if her daughter […]

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Ask a Lawyer: What Can I Do About My Nuisance Neighbor?

At one point or another we’ve all had the misfortune of having unpleasant neighbors. Have you ever wondered if there was any legal action you could take to make the […]

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#Smallbiz Wrap: Indiana Jones vs. Nucky Thompson

There’s a whole genre of business writing based on fictional characters. You know, stuff like “How running a business is like being Tony Soprano” or “Would Gordon Gecko take your […]

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Join Us In Monterey, California for The Latest Sociable Lawyer Event!

Hot off the heels of our recent event last month in Phoenix, the Rocket Lawyer team is excited to announce our latest networking opportunity and meetup event. This time we’re […]

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Has Your Business Been Helped or Hurt by Law and Regulations? Share Your Story!

If you’re a small business owner, you’re no stranger to the opportunities and potential burdens of legal issues and compliance with government regulations. According to our semi-annual business index, 33% […]

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Boardwalk Empire’s Nucky Thompson: Gangster or Businessman?

BEWARE: Spoiler alert. In case you missed it, Nucky Thompson is back as Atlantic City’s mob boss in HBO’s third season of ‘Boardwalk Empire.’ It’s been a year and a […]

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A Roadmap For Lawyers Seeking To Create An Online Presence

The other day I received an email from a former coworker announcing that he’s recently made the move into solo practice. While he builds his own book of business, he’ll […]

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Crowdfunding Your Next Venture with Legal Know-How

Whether you are an artist or an entrepreneur, there has probably been a time when you’ve considered starting a crowdfunding campaign to help fund your next venture. Crowdfunding campaigns have […]

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Ask a Lawyer: Who Gets Fido?

Child custody issues are a common subject on our weekly forum. However, last week we got a different kind of custody question: Which roommate is entitled to custody of an […]

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Essential Legal and Productivity Apps For Your New iPhone 5

Like at least 5 million other people, last week I decided to upgrade my phone to the new iPhone 5. At the time of writing, my phone is scheduled to […]