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Legalese 101: Did You Know FindLaw has a New Blog Series?

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By Nicole Johnson, JD on March 09, 2011 5:52 AM

Have you ever dropped some legal jargon just to sound important? Ever said the phrase "per se" or "hearsay" without really knowing what you were talking about?

Or would you just like to correct someone at a cocktail party when they mistakenly pontificate about Miranda rights?

Fear not, as one of's most popular blogs Law & Daily Life has a new series for you: Legalese 101, a FindLaw guide to the often-confusing legal vernacular.

We've conjured up another useful way to enhance your FindLaw experience. And you'll be able to talk knowingly about many misunderstood legal words.

Law & Daily Life's recurring Legalese 101 series will now also help you understand all those fancy latin-sounding legal words -- like quid pro quo and statute of limitations.

Think of Legalese 101like a guidebook for legal dummies. If you, like so many other visitors, have questions about the meaning of a legal word or phrase, then you're in luck. Recent Legalese 101 Posts Have Included:

For help with legal words and phrases floating around our site or to brush up on your own legal jargon, Legalese 101 has got your back.

In fact, if you have a legal word you'd like us to write about in Legalese 101, post it on our Facebook Wall and let us know. Our goal is to have you dropping words like caveat emptor in no time.

Now off to your cocktail parties, armed with a newly-enhanced legal vocabulary.

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