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With Memorial Day just a few days away, we at FindLaw would like to extend a heartfelt salute to all the selfless men and women who have served our country. And while those of us who haven't served can simply change the channel whenever there is news about military conflicts halfway around the world, thousands of uniformed service members don't have that luxury. Look around you; quite a few of these brave individuals are your neighbors and coworkers, or their sons and daughters.

Meet Air Force Captain Tony Alexander

One of our favorite colleagues, Air Force Captain Tony Alexander, works as a Project Manager in our Sunnyvale office. His current title makes sense, given the enormously complicated projects Alexander managed as a young captain in the 1980s. But while his work in the military involved matters of life and death, he credits his service for helping shape his approach to work and life in general.

We here are FindLaw aren't just lawyers. (Or journalists, or social media genii.) And we don't spend every hour of the day churning out the best consumer and legal professional content on the web.

Many of us have lives and hobbies that extend beyond the walls of our Sunnyvale, California offices -- here are just a few:

April Fools' Day is behind us, and Tax Day is starting to fade from memory. But before April -- also known as Distracted Driving Month -- comes to a close, you should remind yourself of the distracted driving laws that exist in your and many other states.

To get you started here are some legal reminders about what to do (and not do) when you're behind the wheel.

FindLaw.com is certainly the most knowledgeable source for legal information on these here interwebs, but where did we get all this legal knowledge from? Easy: Wikipedia.

Kidding.

Almost all of us amassed our considerable legal expertise in law school, while the others are just that smart. Here's a little rundown of the institutions to which FindLaw's best and brightest owe mountains of law school debt.

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:

Thanks to you, our visitors, FindLaw.com saw tremendous growth this past year: Visits to many of our Learn About the Law topic sections more than doubled in 2014. But in our eyes, the true mark of success lies in the countless stories of people who successfully turned to FindLaw for help -- for example, learning how to file a claim for a wage violation or how to start the adoption process.

We take our work seriously because we know it involves real people's lives, often in times of crisis. (In fact, we'd love to hear your stories of how FindLaw helped you get out of a legal jam -- please let us know via Facebook and Twitter!)

As the year draws to a close, we'd like to leave you with the 10 fastest-growing Learn About the Law sections -- those that saw the greatest increase in visitors in 2014:

The year is coming to a close, but we can't say goodbye to 2014 without considering some of the "greatest hits" from FindLaw's consumer-focused legal blogs.

Every year, FindLaw's Blogs cover topics that consumers can't get enough of: law enforcement questions, viral video liability, and even reality TV court battles.

So what did consumers love most about 2014? Here are 2014's Top 10 Consumer Blog posts:

As dusk falls and the sun oozes into an orange puddle on the horizon, you hear the slow but steady cadence of footsteps approaching your front door. You're not expecting company, and you get a chilling sensation as you hear a dull knock at the door, the clap of thunder, and what sounds like the word "brains." Halloween was several weeks ago, so you're not expecting trick-or-treaters (or zombies, for that matter).

You peer through the peephole and see a young man holding a few papers in his hand; nothing out of the ordinary. It's not a monster, you conclude, but something much, much worse... a process server!

That's right, you're being sued for something that happened on October 31, and apparently it's your fault (Oh, and the guy serving you the complaint said "rain" under his breath when he felt a few drops on his head). The horror!

Actually, there are quite a few ways you can expose yourself to a lawsuit on Halloween. Let's explore a few -- if you dare:

User Complaints: We Love 'Em. No, Really, We Do.

Everyone has seen that sign for the "complaint department" asking the complainer to pull his number from a grenade. There is also one that says, "Complaint Department --> 300 Miles." You get the idea, nobody likes to hear complaints.

This month's From The Managing Editor post is going to take that idea on, just a bit. Do I like complaining? Not particularly -- just ask my son. However, our user comments system, the place where we get many complaints and comments our readers may have, is actually pretty important to us.

So much so that sometimes, yes, I could almost say we love it.

Civic-minded Americans may already know that we're about a month away from Election Day. You might be someone who always schedules out your trip to your polling place, or you might even be someone who's planning on voting for the first time.

Regardless of your experience, FindLaw can help you enhance your participation in our democracy, with helpful articles in our Blogs and in our Learn About the Law section.

To wit, here are 14 legal reminders for the 2014 elections: