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FindLaw has an amazing collection of talented writers, each of whom found their love of writing nurtured by a favorite author or two. Or five. It's not shocking that FindLaw's writers are also voracious readers.

So who do they love to read? And which authors influenced FindLaw's current writing team? Let's take a look:

How much time do you spend reading your email? Well, according to a 2012 survey, you're probably spending one out of every four work hours with your eyes glued to your inbox. So why not keep those eyes happy by checking out the fresh new face of FindLaw Newsletters.

FindLaw has been sending out dozens of information-packed newsletters for the better part of a decade, but check out these new features for 2015:

Let's be honest: practically no one enjoys the prospect of hiring a lawyer. Not even lawyers themselves. But, like a good auto mechanic, you're always glad they're around when you need one. The law, like an automatic transmission, is complicated and requires the know-how of a trained professional -- even though it can be frustrating to not understand what it is you're paying for. Life is full of risks; so it pays to understand the process of hiring a lawyer when you need help filing a successful injury claim, defending against a frivolous lawsuit, or staying out of prison.

Just like your car will need maintenance and repair throughout its lifetime, you most likely will need a lawyer at some point. FindLaw's extensive Guide to Hiring a Lawyer will help you determine whether you need counsel, how to choose the right lawyer, and how to make sense of attorney fees and agreements. Below, we discuss three essential articles from the section:

The U.S. economy may not be in the midst of a hiring boom, but if you're a job seeker, the news is generally good. Unemployment is down and economic growth is ticking up. Best of all, you've got FindLaw to help you out in your job search.

That's right, you can get much more than just legal information, attorney contacts, and great blogs at FindLaw. We've also got excellent resources to help job seekers know and protect their rights as they look to land a new gig or move up the ladder. Here are seven highlights:

2015 has already been a big year in the law. From marijuana to marriage, and state statutes to the Supreme Court, the past nine months have brought about many significant legal changes that affect day-to-day life in America.

This busy year in the law has kept everyone in the legal profession on their toes. This is certainly true for the content teams at FindLaw, as we continually cover the latest legal changes through our Legal Blog Network and our Learn About the Law sections. Here are a few of the biggest legal changes in 2015 we've covered so far:

You can't work with the law, write about the law, and help people with the law every day without coming to love at least some of those laws. We here at FindLaw love the law.

Luckily, laws aren't like your children. You're allowed to pick favorites. (And pick your least favorites, too. We're looking at you, Rule Against Perpetuities.) Here are some of our favorite laws, constitutional provisions, and cases, from the FindLaw staff:

Attorney, writer, and world traveler Gina Scialabba is doing exactly what she set out to do as a young child. Scialabba, a Senior Writer in FindLaw's Core Content team, said she wanted to be either a lawyer or a writer ever since she was six. Luckily for her, she gets to do both in her current job. Having worked a couple of stints for FindLaw as a contractor, Scialabba was recently hired as a full-fledged member of the staff; and we couldn't be happier.

She took a few moments out of her busy Monday morning to shed some light on what makes her tick, including her earliest inclinations toward the legal profession and her life outside of the office. Below is an edited transcript.

This Is What a FindLaw Engineer Looks Like

For this month's From the Managing Editor series, I want to think about Silicon Valley's latest controversy: #ILookLikeAnEngineer. It all started when her company decided to feature a picture of Isis Anchalee as part of a recruiting campaign. Isis, to the horror of some, is young, pretty, and female. Was this just a ploy to lure brogrammers to the company? She must be a model or some kind of fake! No, Isis is a full-stack engineer for OneLogin.

We all have passions and interests we pursue away from our desks, and the FindLaw team is no different. A few months ago we highlighted some of the skills and interests FindLaw employees bring to their lives outside the office, but our team is just too amazing to be contained in one post.

So we're back again for Part 2 of FindLaw staff's hidden talents, showcasing our musical, linguistic, and altruistic talents.

Summer for kids may mean no more teachers and no more books, but you're an adult. And reading is fun-damental. Plus, as a grown-up of legal age, you can flip the pages of your favorite paperback with a cold glass of sangria or a frosty beer.

We're pretty sure you won't need help finding your favorite beverage, but in the spirit of summer literacy, our FindLaw staff offered these 10 summer reads: