Happy New Year! As 2014 begins, 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:
- 5 Legal New Year’s Resolutions That Can Pay Off: Diet and exercise goals may be the most common types of new year’s resolutions, but there are some important legal resolutions you may also want to consider — especially those that can affect your pocketbook. Will this finally be the year you draft a will, create a living trust, or get a handle on your student loans? FindLaw’s Law and Daily Life offers a few ways to include legal planning in your 2014 to-do list.
- Obamacare’s Contraceptive Mandate Blocked for 2 Religious Non-Profits: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has ordered a temporary injunction in another challenge to Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate. The legal question in this case: Does being required to fill out a government-issued form constitute a burden to religious liberty? FindLaw’s Decided explains what’s at stake.
FindLaw Legal Professional Blogs:
- Snippets: Sotomayor Honored, Utah’s Appeal, and NSA Metadata: The High Court didn’t hear any cases over the holidays, but one particular justice made history on New Year’s Eve. Meantime, legal disputes over same-sex marriage and NSA surveillance seem to be paving a path toward potential Supreme Court review. Check out FindLaw’s U.S. Supreme Court blog for an update on where these cases stand.
Law Firm Management:
- Using Community Message Boards for Legal Marketing: Consumers have many questions when it comes to the law, as a quick glance at the FindLaw Answers online forum will attest. So how can lawyers capitalize on discussing and answering posted questions, especially considering ethics rules about solicitation and sharing legal advice? One of FindLaw’s most recent Law Firm Management articles suggests a few ways to make the most out of online message boards.
— Andrew Chow, FindLaw Audience Team