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The U.S. Supreme Court has a busy March to look forward to, with 12 cases scheduled for oral arguments.

With Confederate license plates, environmental regulations, criminal procedure questions, and patent cases on the docket, there's something here for everyone:

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing six cases in the last week of February. The cases touch on issues including alleged religious discrimination by a clothing store, performance bonuses from courts to attorneys, and whether a firearms offender can sell his confiscated guns.

If you like to keep an eye on the highest court in the land, this is what you have to look forward to:

The U.S. Supreme Court returns from its winter break to hear 10 cases in January, starting today.

Many of the High Court's cases this month will deal with statutory interpretation, but a few deal with polemical issues like free speech, housing discrimination, and unlawful searches.

Here's what Court watchers have to look forward to this month:

If you're considering filing for bankruptcy, you may have to face quite a few tough decisions.

One of the easy ones, however, should be deciding whether or not to hire a bankruptcy attorney. While it's certainly possible to handle your own bankruptcy, you may be biting off more than you can chew.

How so? Here are five things a bankruptcy attorney can do that you probably can't:

Legal How-To: Getting Student Loans Forgiven

As you try to manage your student loans, it's important to remember that there are a number of loan forgiveness programs out there that you may qualify for.

Forgiveness programs aren't a quick fix, as they take several years to complete. Still, they're a great way to see the light at the end of the tunnel, to avoid defaulting on your loans, and eventually, to help you move on with your life.

Here are a few potential ways to get your student loans forgiven:

5 Questions to Ask a Bankruptcy Lawyer

If you're considering filing for bankruptcy, you'll want to come up with a few questions to ask a bankruptcy attorney before you hire one.

Failing to ask the right questions -- especially regarding attorney's fees or the specifics of your case -- can end up costing you, both in terms of wasted time and money.

To help you get started, here are five questions to consider asking your (potential) bankruptcy lawyer:

Supreme Court Calendar: 10 Cases to Watch in Jan.

If you take a look at the U.S. Supreme Court's calendar for January, you may notice a few cases that are of particular interest to you.

From gun ownership rights to presidential powers, the Court is slated to hear a wide variety of legal issues over five days of oral arguments this month.

Here are 10 Supreme Court cases to watch, in chronological order:

Bankruptcy Discharge, Dismissal Are Very Different

There are two ways a bankruptcy case can end: through discharge or dismissal. 

But while the terms "dismissal" and "discharge" may sound very similar, their meanings are actually worlds apart.

So, what's the difference between a bankruptcy dismissal and a discharge?

Casey Anthony Settles Search-and-Rescue Bill

Casey Anthony has finally reached a settlement with a search-and-rescue group that spent about $100,000 looking for her missing 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

Anthony was convicted in 2011 of lying to police, but acquitted in her daughter's killing. The search group, Texas EquuSearch, sued Anthony to cover its expenses in searching for Caylee. EquuSearch brought many volunteers to Florida and claimed that its funds were drained in the futile search.

But despite the settlement, it is unlikely that the group will see any money soon, if at all, because of the fact that Anthony, 26, has filed for bankruptcy.

Filing for bankruptcy is never pleasant, and it requires a vast amount of forms that can overwhelm even the most organized petitioner.

Don't become crushed under the weight of confusion over bankruptcy forms. Most of the essential forms you will need fall into these categories: