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January 2015 Archives

FindLaw.com Opens New Doors With Legal Forms in Spanish

FindLaw.com is expanding its already robust selection of easy-to-use legal forms by offering over a dozen of our most popular forms in Spanish.

We recognize that the Spanish-speaking population is continuing to grow in America, and those families and individuals more comfortable with Spanish need better access to the U.S. legal system.

Now with the launch of our Formularios Legales en Español, Spanish speakers can approach American law in their native tongue.

We're nearing the end of January, which for many Americans means two things: It's time to get ready for the Super Bowl, and time to get started on your personal income taxes.

As you may recall, FindLaw Insider tackled 10 Super Bowl-related legal issues this time last year, in a blog post that's worth revisiting. So this year, we're going to kick off tax season with some frequently asked questions -- and answers.

What are some of the most common queries about tax law that we field here at FindLaw.com? Here are five:

Willie Peacock Looks Back on FindLaw's Blogs, McDonald's Ice Cream

I remember my first job fondly. As a 15-year-old, I was hired at the nearby McDonald's, the fifth of five Peacock children to join the fast food ranks (and the fourth McCrew member).

Nobody likes working in fast food, especially not for $6 an hour. But I took pride in that job, and to date, there are a few accomplishments that stand out: being able to make the tallest soft-serve ice cream cone anyone has ever seen, being so fast at taking drive-through orders that I'd crash the entire store's computer system, and reciting every word of Ciara's "Goodies" while mopping up the lobby.

I expect I'll look back at FindLaw with a similar sense of pride. My editor asked me to toss out my 10 favorite posts of all time in classic listicle format, but after more than 3,400 posts, that would take all day -- and the Guinness is getting warm.

Instead, as always, I'm going to do it a little differently.

So It's Come to This: Blogger Brett Snider's 10 Favorite Posts

After being a Senior Writer with FindLaw's Consumer Blogs for almost two years, I've written quite a few posts -- over 2,000 if you're keeping score.

In all that time, there were obviously some posts that were better than others and some that were... best left unsaid. But why focus on the negative when there are real gems that came out of my time with FindLaw's Blogs?

As I transition from the Blogs team to FindLaw's Direct to Consumer unit, I've been asked to reflect on 10 of my favorite posts during my tenure as a writer. Here they are: