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:
- Legal for Students to Work During the School Year?: Back to school also means back to work for many young people. In fact, a recent survey found nearly 80 percent of high school and college students juggle part-time work while hitting the books. But employers beware: There may be legal limits to hiring students, especially high schoolers, during the school year. FindLaw's Free Enterprise explains.
- Unenforceable Contract? 5 Common Errors: That contract you just signed may seem valid, but there are a few reasons why a court may refuse to enforce it. From glaring mistakes to terms that go against public policy, what kinds of errors do judges look for in striking down a contract? FindLaw's Law and Daily Life highlights five factors that all parties to a contract will want to consider.
FindLaw Legal Professional Blogs:
- Scalia Says SCOTUS Shouldn't 'Invent New Minorities': The High Court's most outspoken conservative couldn't contain his anger when addressing members of the Federalist Society this week. His headline-making remarks touched on the Court's most recent rulings and even seemed to refer to the controversial NSA surveillance programs. FindLaw's U.S. Supreme Court blog offers some insight into Justice Scalia's remarks.
Law Firm Management:
- Voice Technology Tools Should Adapt to Lawyers' Workflows: The days of using analog tape recorders to dictate notes, letters, and briefs are history, at least for most lawyers. Attorneys today are turning more toward digital voice-recording tools -- though those tools can raise new issues, such as security. Check out FindLaw's latest Legal Technology article for guidance on how streamlining your digital dictation process can pay off for your firm.
-- Andrew Chow, FindLaw Audience Team