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
- ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws: State by State: The shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin has sparked a national debate about Florida’s “stand your ground” law. But Florida isn’t alone — many other states have similar statutes on the books. FindLaw’s Blotter highlights some similarities and differences among state self-defense laws.
- Job Interviewers Asking for Facebook Passwords: A growing trend among employers -- to ask job applicants for Facebook passwords -- got quite a bit of buzz on our FindLaw for Consumers Facebook page this week. "This is an invasion of our privacy," one comment read. "So wrong!" read another. But is asking for social-media passwords legal at a job interview? FindLaw's Law and Daily Life has the answer.
FindLaw Legal Professional Blogs
- Sackett v. EPA: Yes, You Can Fight the Man: EPA orders to nix construction projects because of environmental concerns can now be directly challenged in court. The High Court ruled that an Idaho couple who wanted to build a house near a lake, despite EPA orders not to, is entitled to a hearing. FindLaw's U.S. Supreme Court blog explains the court's reasoning in a decision that affects developers and property owners nationwide.
Law Firm Management
- Marketing Strategy for Lawyers: Competing for Clients: It's a competitive market out there -- not just for legal jobs, but also for clients. What are the best strategies for rainmaking and client retention? One of FindLaw's latest Law Firm Management articles provides some helpful pointers to help market your firm and stay on top of the competition.
-- Compiled by the FindLaw Audience Team