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Top Ten Nolo Articles for 2017

Top Ten Nolo Articles for 2017

Happy New Year! And now, for a quick look back at what Nolo’s online readers were putting first on their reading lists last year. Anyone notice any themes? The ones that seem to stand out are money, money, more money, the inevitable inquiries following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and food. Let’s take a closer look, starting at the top. Will I Get Penalized for Working While Collecting Social Security Retirement? Looks like a lot of people either can’t give up the…

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Nolo Contributing Author Kyle Knapp Volunteers in Dilley, Texas Detention Center

Nolo Contributing Author Kyle Knapp Volunteers in Dilley, Texas Detention Center

Wondering why you haven’t read any new immigration-law articles by Nolo contributing author Kyle Knapp lately? Kyle just returned from a week in Dilley, Texas, site of the nation’s largest immigration detention center. He volunteered his time to provide legal assistance to migrants held there–numerous migrants. His experience provides a powerful reminder that, while the flow of Central American migrants has slowed and the news headlines all but disappeared, the human need continues. “We helped 263 women prepare for their…

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New Edition of “Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits” Hits the Shelves!

New Edition of “Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits” Hits the Shelves!

Nolo’s all-around guide to raising money for small to mid-size charitable organization has been a success since it was first published, not only becoming a resource for not nonprofit staff, but used at many universities to teach fundraising principles. We’re please to announce that the book has just been released in its fifth edition. Like every Nolo book, we take pains to update and freshen it up before issuing a new version. This latest one features: Detailed new advice on running a…

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Check Out the Writing-Award Winners From the 2016 National Association of Real Estate Editors’ Conference!

Check Out the Writing-Award Winners From the 2016 National Association of Real Estate Editors’ Conference!

The Annual National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) Conference just concluded in New Orleans, bringing together real estate writers, journalists, and industry experts from around the United States. As always, the announcements of NAREE’s 2015 journalism and book award winners were event highlights. Here’s a sampler of the writings that caught the judges’ eyes: Josh Salman, of the Sarasota Herald Tribune, discussed flaws in administration and oversight of the EB-5 investor visa program, which many non-citizens use as a way to get…

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EEOC Files First Lawsuits for Sexual Orientation Discrimination Under Title VII

EEOC Files First Lawsuits for Sexual Orientation Discrimination Under Title VII

Earlier this month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed its first two lawsuits against a Pennsylvania employer and a Maryland employer for sexual orientation discrimination. The EEOC’s actions are not too surprising, given its recent decision in July of 2015, in which it held that discrimination against employees based on sexual orientation was illegal sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The EEOC’s decision is seen as controversial by some, as federal courts have historically found…

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