Nolo Legal Writer

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Nolo, the oldest and foremost publisher of do-it-yourself legal books and software for consumers, and Internet Brands, a leader in online publishing for vertical markets, are seeking writers with a strong legal background to contribute well-written, informative articles to our portfolio of legal websites. Writers must be able to read statutes, understand legal issues, and put the law into plain English for a general audience. Demonstrated legal expertise is required.
For more than 40 years, Nolo has been dedicated to publishing the best, most accurate and up-to-date legal information available. We take our mission seriously. If you share our passion for making the legal system accessible to everyone--and can translate legalese into Englishwed love to hear from you.
This is a 100% freelance, telecommuting position. Assignments, writing, editing, and submissions are all handled through our online system. All you need is a computer, Internet access, and the ability to deliver clean, concise copy on a legal topic in which you have expertise.
Requirements include:
- Ability to write in an authoritative, neutral tone.
- Ability to translate legal concepts into articles and FAQs that can be easily understood by a consumer audience.
- A law degree and at least three years of experience as a practicing lawyer.
- Strong research and fact-checking skills.
- Attention to detail and the desire to provide accurate legal information to the reader.
We are currently looking for lawyers in the following areas who are strong writers:
- Disability Law. Experience from Social Security disability to SSI to longterm disability insurance to veterans benefits.
- Family Law. An attorney experienced with divorce, alimony, property rights, child custody and support, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, and more.
- Personal Injury. We help readers, who've experienced an accident or injury, understand what they can expect from an insurance settlement or lawsuit.
- Immigration. Note : Accepting applications, but will be hiring in the future. An attorney actively practicing immigration law (preferably non-business side) -- in particular, seeking knowledge of overlap with criminal codes as well as advanced naturalization issues.
- Real Estate. Note : Accepting applications, but will be hiring in the future. Experience in property transactions, including all aspects of buying and selling.
- Medicaid. Estate planning experience in the field of asset protection for Medicaid planning purposes.
- Small Business. Significant small business law experience.
- Taxes. We cover tax issues for both individuals and small businesses, including deductions, audits, and tax debt.
- Workers Compensation. We need experienced attorneys to explain workers comp coverage in various states.
When you join the Nolo writing team, a legal editor who has expertise in your subject area will assign and edit your articles. Most articles we publish are from 600 to 1200 words long. Rates vary; as you would expect, we pay more for longer and more complicated articles.
To apply, go to http://www.ibpublishing.com , the Internet Brands application site for writers.

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