Posts By: Preston Clark

LegalZoom Competitor Emerges – RocketLawyer

For the past couple of years, RocketLawyer.com has emerged as a major competitor to LegalZoom and has made a strong push to gain market share in the legal document services industry. Thanks in large part to an $18.5 million injection by Google Ventures in 2011, RocketLawyer has experienced tremendous growth in the first quarter of 2012– and with a strong… Read more »

What’s the Difference Between an Attorney and a Lawyer

An attorney is a lawyer, but a lawyer may not necessarily be an attorney. On television, in advertisements, and from our friends, we often hear reference to “lawyers” and “attorneys.”  Despite the ease of categorizing these two words as synonyms, they do in fact mean different things.  The difference is only slight, but it matters… Read more »

BMW Recalls the Rolls-Royce Phantom

CNNMoney.com is reporting that BMW of North America has announced that it will be recalling 198,000 BMW and Rolls-Royce cars due to a flaw in the braking system. Among the cars being recalled is the 2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom. With an MSRP price tag ranging from $380,000 – $450,000, the recall of the 2010 Rolls Royce… Read more »

How to Write a Demand Letter

demand letter template

A well constructed demand letter can be a very powerful document. Demand letters can be formal letters written by an attorney on behalf of a client demanding payment or some other action from another party. They can also be less formal and written by one individual to another demanding payment. In both instances they are… Read more »

Celebrity Law: Lohan Out on Bail

Our favorite case study in celebrity misdemeanors, Lindsay Lohan, was released on $300,000 bail late Friday night, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Speculation about whether or not Lohan is receiving special treatment from the court system because of her celebrity is spreading across the blogosphere. Let The Law Insider clear things up here:… Read more »

Did France Just Ban Islam?

CNN.com is reporting that the French senate approved a law banning any veils that cover the face. Not only did the law pass with overwhelming support in the senate and the parliament, but the Pew Global Attitudes Project reports that the French people approve of the legislation 4 to 1.   At a time of growing… Read more »

The Canadian Prince of Pot and the Future of Weed in America

Marc Emery, the infamous “Prince of Pot”, who has disregarded US marijuana laws for years in the name of drug law reform, has been sentenced to 5 years in prison. Emery pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Friday to charges stemming from his sale and distribution of cannabis seeds in the US. It is alleged… Read more »

Friday Legal Blawg of the Day

I stumbled upon a really interesting post on ClientRevolution.com last night. Client Revolution is a cool legal blawg that was ranked among the top 100 legal blawgs by the ABA in 2009. They posted a video yesterday from a Ted lecture by Dan Ariely. I know it’s a bit off topic for The Law Insider, but this is… Read more »

CENSORED: Craigslist Adult Services Blocked in U.S.

Craigslist has finally made changes to its website early Saturday morning, censoring its “adult services” section in the United States. Craigslist has been under fire for years for facilitating prostitution via its “adult services” section. Last week the attorney generals from 17 states collectively made a call to action for Craigslist to once and for… Read more »