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November 2013 Archives

2 FindLaw Blogs Make the ABA Journal's 'Blawg 100': Vote for Us!

Yesterday was a good day: no barking from the dog, no smog, and the ABA Journal finally recognized our law blogs as part of their annual "Blawg 100" list.

To be exact, two of FindLaw's blogs -- Technologist (a blog targeted at tech tips for lawyers and emerging legal and tech issues) and Legally Weird (a repository of idiotic criminals, nonsensical laws, and absurd outcomes) -- were nominated by readers of the American Bar Association's monthly magazine, and are now in the running for the top spots in their categories, "Legal Tech" and "For Fun," respectively.

Now all we need are your votes.

5 Reasons to Make Your Homepage for the Holidays

Season's greetings, merry FindLaw visitors! No matter how you choose to celebrate this festive time of year, should be your legal home for the holidays.

Whether you're traveling to visit family or hanging tinsel for that upcoming office holiday party, check out these five legal reasons FindLaw can keep your seasonal outlook cheery:

What if I said you could be demoted, stripped of your wages, and sentenced to five years in prison simply for walking off the job? That could never happen to a software engineer or a cashier, but there are serious consequences for members of the U.S. Armed Forces who fail to abide by military law. Desertion, or leaving your post without the intention of returning, can even get you executed if done during a time of war.

Maybe that seems harsh, but consider the critical importance of maintaining a cohesive military. If troops are unable to follow the chain of command and respond efficiently to a crisis, the consequences can be devastating. Failing to show up for your shift at the widget factory is one thing, but your absence on the front lines potentially hurts all Americans. is proud to launch its new Military Law section, with useful resources and in-depth articles to help military service members and their families. This section covers military criminal law; family, employment, and housing issues; and the various administrative rules and benefits affecting past and present service members.

FindLaw's Top Pingpong Players Keep Their Eyes On the Ball

A doctor, a priest, and a ninja walk into a cafeteria...

How do you transform a company pingpong tournament from ordinary to extraordinary? Hold the tournament with a handful of participants in costume on Halloween. (Seriously folks: next year, more costumes.)

Or you can simply lock a bunch of Silicon Valley engineers, MBAs, and lawyers in a room and watch them alternate between feats of athleticism and, sadly, tripping over their own feet.