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FindLaw.com Volunteers To Help The SF Achievers Program

One of the cooler things about working at FindLaw.com is the opportunity to use our skills to help others. As a Thomson Reuters company, employees at FindLaw are not only encouraged to engage in philanthropic endeavors, we are paid for it!

Instead of taking a day away from the office to devote to various individual endeavors we decided to try something never done before: an in-office charity day.

We chose SF Achievers, a local charity that provides African American males with academic and personal development in addition to college scholarships. One thing that this fantastic organization was lacking was an online presence that really represented all the great things the program is doing.

Enter FindLaw.com.

My friends outside of California can't believe I drive 40 miles (each way) from the Santa Cruz Mountains to the heart of Silicon Valley five days a week. That's 1,600 miles and about 48 hours each month. How do I do it?

For those of us who work in the San Francisco Bay Area, it's all part of the lifestyle.

It also helps that I like my coworkers (no, really). And that I occasionally carpool with fellow Santa Cruz resident and FindLaw senior writer Richard Link.

A long commute is a rite of passage for many of the more than 7 million residents in the greater Bay Area, a region crisscrossed with freeways, bridges, bike lanes, and commuter trains. And while it consists of nine counties and three major cities, the area functions like a singular metropolis.

The longest commute to the Sunnyvale office probably belongs to Kevin Ahlvin, our director of business marketing.

FindLaw Attorney Client is Featured on MTV's 'Teen Mom 2'

Did you know that more than ¾ of U.S consumers with a legal need use the internet to find legal information? With so many choices out there, we at FindLaw work hard to take the guess work out of important legal decisions. We really do provide our users with the information and resources they need.

And sometimes those consumers are reality television stars. 

That's right, in a recent episode of the hit MTV show "Teen Mom 2," one of the stars on the show did a simple Google search for a local divorce attorney. 

What she found was a FindLaw.com lawyer that helped her with her divorce and all the child custody questions she had along the way.

We know how much you love the U.S. Supreme Court. The Justices have enormous personalities. The decisions can seem larger than life.  

Stories about the tidal wave of campaign cash unleashed by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. FEC were everywhere last year. Same goes for references to Griswold v. Connecticut, which protects access to birth control. Ask Rush Limbaugh if there could be a more hot-button issue right about now.

But neither case was our most viewed U.S. Supreme Court case of 2011. That distinction goes to this unanimous 1954 decision banning racial segregation in public schools: