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:
- Living Will May Not Be Valid If You’re Pregnant: Estate planning lawyers often stress the importance of specifying one’s end-of-life wishes in a living will. But a tragic case in Texas shows how in some states, do-not-resuscitate orders will not be followed if the person is pregnant. FindLaw’s Law and Daily Life explains what happened in the Texas case and lists the 25 other states that have similar provisions.
- 10 States With the Highest Rates of Property Crime: Data provided by the FBI is shedding light on which states see the most (and fewest) incidents of property crime per capita. Which states topped the list, which ranked at the bottom, and what types of crimes were included in the FBI’s report? FindLaw’s Blotter has a concise breakdown.
FindLaw Legal Professional Blogs:
- Half-Measures: How Long Before Marriage Returns to SCOTUS?: In recent weeks, courts in Utah and New Mexico have cleared the way for same-sex marriage in those states. Other courts have also ruled on marriage-related issues, such as polygamy and listing a same-sex spouse on a death certificate. Does all this mean the issue of marriage will soon be back before the High Court? FindLaw’s U.S. Supreme Court blog offers some insight.
Law Firm Management:
- Ten Ways to Eliminate Bad Law Marketing Habits: With 2013 quickly coming to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on what worked — and especially what didn’t — when it came to marketing your law firm this year. From ineffective websites and advertising campaigns to failing to treat your clients right, there are many things you can resolve to do better in 2014. Check out FindLaw’s latest Law Firm Management article for some practical pointers.
— Andrew Chow, FindLaw Audience Team