We continue our Friday round-up of what is newest, best and brightest at FindLaw.com. Below, you will find this week's offerings from various areas of FindLaw's unique content, including: core legal content, blogs, news and case law. Take a look at what's new:
FindLaw Consumer Blogs
- Top 5 Crimes Not to Commit During Mardi Gras: As New Orleans and other cities prepare for Mardi Gras festivities, law-enforcement agencies nationwide are getting ready for rowdy revelers. FindLaw's Blotter provides a few beads of legal wisdom with a parade of common Mardi Gras crimes you shouldn't commit.
- Whitney Houston's Death Provides Estate Planning Lessons: Singer Whitney Houston's untimely death reportedly led to disputes over the location of her burial and who would be invited to her funeral. But such disagreements may have been avoidable. FindLaw's Law and Daily Life explains why you should consider creating a separate legal document for funeral and burial plans.
FindLaw Legal Professional Blogs
- SCOTUS Robberies: Breyer and Aliens, Real and Metaphorical: A real-life robbery (at machete-point in the Caribbean) and a metaphorical robbery (on a legal point, in a deportation appeal) were the talk of First Street this week. FindLaw's U.S. Supreme Court blog summarizes both newsworthy events, which involved Justice Stephen Breyer and the case of Nken v. Holder.
Law Firm Management
- Coworking: Office Space Options for Solo Lawyers and Small Firms: If leasing a standalone office seems too expensive, and working out of a home or coffee shop seems too unprofessional, you may find a coworking arrangement to be the perfect fit. FindLaw's latest Law Firm Management article describes the advantages of hanging out your own shingle in a coworking community.
-- Compiled by the FindLaw Audience Team