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2 FindLaw Blogs Make the ABA Journal's 'Blawg 100': Vote for Us!

Yesterday was a good day: no barking from the dog, no smog, and the ABA Journal finally recognized our law blogs as part of their annual "Blawg 100" list.

To be exact, two of FindLaw's blogs -- Technologist (a blog targeted at tech tips for lawyers and emerging legal and tech issues) and Legally Weird (a repository of idiotic criminals, nonsensical laws, and absurd outcomes) -- were nominated by readers of the American Bar Association's monthly magazine, and are now in the running for the top spots in their categories, "Legal Tech" and "For Fun," respectively.

Now all we need are your votes.

FindLaw Live: Blogging From the ABA Annual Meeting

A typical day in the life of a FindLaw for Legal Professionals blogger is full of variety. We'll write a post on small firm practice, then a post on young lawyer or law student life. We'll also dig through federal appeals court opinions and highlight the most ground-breaking, noteworthy and unusual cases, such as the man prosecuted for soiling a courthouse restroom or the U.S. Supreme Court's gutting of the Voting Rights Act.

Each day is a little different. That's what makes this job great. But Monday was very different.

In a rare occurrence, FindLaw took to the streets -- or at least, to Moscone Center West in San Francisco -- for the ABA's Annual Meeting. We covered, live on Twitter and on our Strategist blog, speeches by Attorney General Eric Holder and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (who sounds like she is preparing to run in three years, as a writer for The Washington Post observed).

That News Graphic You Saw? The Info's From FindLaw

They like us. They really like us!

We've noticed a not-so-disturbing trend lately: FindLaw's name, and research, has been cited by a number of news outlets and infographics, and it's got us feeling oh-so-happy. You see, with all the hard work that our team puts into surveys, blog posts, and our Learn About the Law articles, it's great to see the fruits of our labor being put to good use -- in print, on TV, and online.

Yep, we're feeling the love, and we hope you won't mind a bit of shameless bragging. Here are a few recent examples of our information being shared by other outlets and media:

Check this out: Law librarians with the nation's (and the world's) largest library are apparently fans of FindLaw.

How do we know this? Because the Library of Congress touted FindLaw's free legal resources in one of its latest blog posts, entitled "How to Locate Free Case Law on the Internet."

The post lists FindLaw as one of "the most prominent" free resources "for tracking down electronic case law." While three other websites were also mentioned, the librarians had the most to say about FindLaw.

6,000 NYLJ Readers Can't be Wrong: FindLaw Works for You

Who doesn't love a product that serves multiple functions?

A comb that applies sunscreen to your scalp? Brilliant. A phone that takes pictures, sends email, navigates, plays music, and babysits your kids? Life-changing. A popular legal research website that offers comprehensive lawyer marketing services? FindLaw.

A Little Bird Told Us: FindLaw Employees Love Social Networks

Here at, we love participating on social networks. From Facebook to Twitter to Scribd, each of our pages is specifically designed with the unique audience in mind and posted to appropriately. The best part of looking at any of our pages is seeing what our followers are thinking about the content we produce.

Whether it is a response to a blog, or questions about a legal issue, our users are simply the best. And that goes for our employees that take the time to chime in our our social networks too.

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 lawyer that helped her with her divorce and all the child custody questions she had along the way.

FindLaw Launches New Consumer TV Ad

FindLaw is pleased to announce the launch of its new television ad campaign. The 30-second consumer advertisement -- created in collaboration with FindLaw's parent company Thomson Reuters -- is called "Life Gets Legal" and is a humorous look at the kinds of legal issues that crop up in daily life.

The ad is slated to run for the next several weeks. Keep an eye out for it if you are in the Altanta area, or you can watch and share it from YouTube:

US News & World Report Cites FindLaw Marriage Survey

US News and World Report published an article last week for brides-to-be called How to Plan your Wedding and Keep Your Job. The article cited FindLaw's recent press release that found 21% of young couples are deferring their wedding until economic times are better.

No matter when you plan to have your big day, there are legal issues to consider as part of the process. Here are some legal matters for you to take care of while planning your wedding:

BusinessWeek cited FindLaw attorney editor Stephanie Rahlfs in its Smart Answers column this week on the topic of LLCs and collection of debt.

If the owners of an LLC close the business, can landlords or other creditors attempt to collect from the individuals who had originally formed the company?

In general, states Rahlfs in the column, a correctly formed Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) should protect the business owners from having to pay for the company's debts with personal assets or wages, unless other agreements or contracts (such as a signed personal guarantee) were created with the creditor that would nullify such protections. This means that a creditor who wished to collect on the debts of the LLC would be required to pursue collection on the assets of the corporation and not an individual's personal possessions. 

But there may be other limits and exceptions to these protections in the eyes of the courts, including the amount of co-mingling that occured between the owner's personal and business assets, according BusinessWeek writer Karen Klein. Klein recommends carefully reviewing the LLC and other signed creditor agreements with a legal professional to make sure that the former business owners are protected.

Related Links:

How to Form an LLC (FindLaw)
Checklist: Starting a Limited Liability Corporation (FindLaw)
Buy Cost-effective legal forms to create an LLC (FindLaw)