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Eliminate Bias Against People Who Represent Themselves in Court

During my many years of working with Nolo, I have spoken with loads of competent people, including many who excelled in demanding occupations — physicians, architects, teachers, dentists, inventors, physicists — who felt they were treated like not very bright children by clerks and judges. Lawyers and judges, of course, typically claim that legal self-helpers  Continue Reading »

Criminal Justice Is Everyone’s Business

I wondered whether the good folks at Nolo had lost it when they proposed in the mid-1990’s that I write a book about criminal law and processes. Nolo was the leading self-help law book publisher, and very few criminal defendants represent themselves.  This is almost always a good thing, and a book trying to expand  Continue Reading »

Small Claims Court: Big Ideas for Reform

Small claims court is our legal system’s best kept secret. Especially when combined with a mediation program that encourages people to settle their cases outside the courtroom, the small claims system offers high-quality justice at a reasonable cost. But unrealistically low dollar limits and restrictions on the types of cases allowed in small claims court  Continue Reading »

The Rise of Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

Like many areas of the law, estate planning was once a lawyer-only endeavor—folks were expected to pay lawyers to draw up their wills or trusts. These days, however, DIY estate planning is common and growing. And thanks to the Internet, it’s easier than ever to access sound legal tools that you can use to plan  Continue Reading »

Nolo Joins Internet Brands

We are pleased to announce that we have been acquired by Internet Brands, a new media company based in El Segundo, California. “Nolo has always advocated for a more accessible and affordable legal system while giving consumers the plain-English information they needed to tackle everyday legal tasks,” said Jake Warner, our executive chairman and co-founder.  Continue Reading »