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With FindLaw, Halloween Is Nothing to Fear

By William Peacock, Esq. on October 22, 2013 4:48 PM

We cover all the angles at FindLaw. From our Learn About the Law section to our consumer-focused legal blogs, we make it our mission to help you understand pressing legal issues -- and if needed, to locate an attorney who can help. As for those attorneys, our legal professional blogs also provide topical content.

So how are we tackling All Hallows' Eve? From Halloween-related hijinks to advice for young lawyers headed to office costume parties, we hit the angles that we feel are most likely to scare resonate with our readers.

Consumer Blogs: Real-Life Pranks, Lawyers Ruining Parties

Fun story: A man decorated house with such realistic and gruesome decorations (including a dummy that appeared to be pinned under a garage door) that a panicked neighbor called 911.

Another fun story: A haunted house in Pennsylvania dared patrons to walk through naked -- a challenge that didn't last very long. Thankfully, FindLaw's keen legal bloggers were able to conjure up a few lessons from those frightfully true tales.

If you aren't the prankster type, but are rather the partying type, check out "10 'Spooktacular' Halloween Party Legal Tips" from our Law and Daily Life blog. The tips are written by a brilliant (and paranoid) legal mind, and provide best practices to avoid double, double, [legal] turmoil and trouble.

Learn About the Law: Sex Offender Laws

For parents, Halloween can be both fun, and a bit worrisome, especially if your children are reaching the "we want to trick-or-treat alone!" stage.

Before you let your children run amok (amok, amok, amok!), you might be curious about sex offender laws, which range from prohibiting sex offenders from handing out candy to allowing random checks by police officers on Halloween night.

Legal Professionals Blogs: Law Firm Parties

It's a big transition, from law student to legal associate. One year, you're dressed as a hairy, bearded version of the girl from "The Exorcist"; the next year, you're invited to the law firm's office party.

Our Greedy Associates blog regularly focuses on issues relevant to new attorneys, and our post providing tips for the office party has proven to be a smash hit with readers -- though some of us would disagree with the first tip. (No sexy costumes? Does that mean Sexy Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a bad costume idea?)

That's just a sample of what FindLaw has to offer this Halloween season. Are there more legally-related Halloween topics that you'd like us to cover? Don't be afraid to let us know on our Facebook pages (FindLaw for Consumers or FindLaw for Legal Professionals).

From all of us at FindLaw, have a safe and happy Halloween!

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