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February 2012 Archives

When the lunch whistle blows, those of us who work at FindLaw's Sunnyvale office in the balmy Bay Area head down to "The Cannery," the name given to our designated dining area.

Cannery as in fruit canning.

Although Sunnyvale is at the heart of Silicon Valley (both Apple and Google are within a 5-mile radius of our office), the region's history is rooted in the fruit business. In fact, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs named his company in honor of that legacy.

Which brings us to the massive can of fruit cocktail next to the FindLaw office building. Employees Really Love Mardi Gras

What's one part cinnamon roll, one part cake has a small plastic baby Jesus inside? Why the FindLaw King Cake in celebration of Mardi Gras of course! 

The cake, baked with love by our own Mardi Gras veteran Robyn Hagan Cain, has been making its way around the office lately.

You may not know it by looking at us, but we here at FindLaw are big fans of The Big Easy and Fat Tuesday.

Great costumes, fun music and of course colorful beads everywhere... Mardi Gras is fun for the sake of having fun. And here at FindLaw, we love to have fun. Many employees here have been to Mardi Gras multiple times and all agree that once is never enough.

Civil rights and civil liberties were very much on your minds last year. With the issues of gay marriage and equality making headlines, that is in line with the top five most-trafficked U.S. Supreme Court cases at

Many of these cases are stark reminders of America's messy history of discrimination and the restriction of personal freedoms. But they also prove the wisdom of the U.S. Constitution and the capacity for change.

You voted with your mouse-clicks all year, and here are the top five most searched-for SCOTUS cases of 2011:

As Legal Aid Layoffs Hit Nationwide, FindLaw Can Help

We know times are tough lately. The employment climate in the U.S. is something that we write about daily here at FindLaw.

And as jobs are cut, many legal aid positions are also going away. Legal aid departments are being slashed across the country, The Wall Street Journal reports. So we're proud of the fact that FindLaw can help fill this void. We are a free legal information website, after all.

We are constantly empowering you, our loyal users, with the information to make informed decisions on your own.

So for those of you searching for help with a legal issue, here are some areas of our website that could help:

5 Reasons You Should Receive FindLaw's E-mail Newsletters

We can all agree that email has become increasingly important to our day-to-day lives, both on a personal and professional level. There are an estimated 3.146 billion email accounts worldwide! Here at we understand how important email is to you. We're addicted to checking our accounts on a daily basis too!

We send out 2 million email newsletters every month. More than just staying up to date (legally speaking), email provides a direct and regular way to get the content you want. Here's a look at 5 reasons why we think FindLaw's email newsletters are so great: