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:
- DUI House Arrest: How Does It Work?: In some cases, a drunken driving conviction won't land you behind bars. As an alternative to jail, house arrest may be possible in some cases -- but that doesn't mean a DUI offender is home-free. How does house arrest work in DUI cases, and what restrictions do offenders commonly face? FindLaw's Blotter takes a sobering look.
- Legal How-To: Breaking a Lease Without Penalty: You've signed a lease for your apartment, but it just isn't working out. Can you be released from your contractual obligations without facing any legal consequences? The answer depends on your specific situation. FindLaw's Law and Daily Life offers five potential ways to get out of your lease that won't lead to a hefty penalty.
FindLaw Legal Professional Blogs:
- Will SCOTUS Address Indefinite Detention Under NDAA of 2012?: Critics of the National Defense Authorization Act, including a federal court, claim it's unconstitutional and could have a chilling effect on free speech. But a federal appeals court insists law-abiding citizens have nothing to worry about. Will the High Court weigh in on the controversy? FindLaw's U.S. Supreme Court blog examines both sides of the debate.
Law Firm Management:
- New Employment Rules for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors: The recently announced rules aim to address disparities in government employment when it comes to veterans and people with disabilities. What new steps will federal contractors soon have to take, and when are the rules set to take effect? Check out FindLaw's latest Corporate Counsel article for a breakdown of the new rules' key requirements.
-- Andrew Chow, FindLaw Audience Team