Twentieth Amendment

The Twentieth Amendment moved the start dates for presidential and congressional terms from March to January

The Trial by Franz Kafka

Kafka's The Trial cover art

Kafka’s The Trial by Sherri L. Renner, J.D. “Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was arrested.” -F. Kafka Franz Kafka’s The Trial is a surreal expression of angst and an unforgiving commentary on the law and the too-powerful people who administer it. The protagonist, Josef K., is […]

Affiliate Marketing Program

by Sherri L. Renner, J.D. We know that most people we serve here do not have a lot of money. Some have spent their life savings on attorneys. That’s why we’ve always been committed to keeping our programs accessible by keeping costs low. The low-cost model means we need high numbers of involved people for […]

State Landlord-Tenant Laws

State Landlord-Tenant Laws by Sherri L. Renner, J.D. Got landlord-tenant law questions? We have your answers right here! We gathered information from every state and the District of Columbia and organized it into the table below for you to use as you research your issue.  We arranged the table with the states in the first […]

Justice has a Name: Marshall

Marshall: His Name Means Justice Table of Contents US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall Originally published Oct. 15, 2018. Updated June 13, 2019, and June 20, 2022. Introduction Before being appointed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1967 to the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States and becoming the first African-American Justice, Thurgood […]

The Ultimate CiGAR is the LawYou Logo

LawYou’s Original Logo is the Ultimate CiGAR by Sherri L. Renner, J.D.  |  March 2, 2016  |  Updated December 23, 2021 “I’m your huckleberry.” -Doc Holliday LawYou’s original logo was the historic courthouse in Tombstone, Arizona. I first visited Tombstone several years ago while I was in Arizona spending some time with family. Tombstone is […]

How LawYou Got Its Start

Urban Youth Impact

by Sherri L. Renner, J.D. Last updated March 2021. Originally published January 2015. Sometime back in 2007, I was driving somewhere in Palm Beach County, Florida, with the radio on when I heard it again: a public service announcement from Urban Youth Impact about some event the organization would be holding. It caught my attention […]

Neuroscience Behind Financial Scams

Neuroscience Behind Financial Scams by Sherri L. Renner, J.D. Families often find themselves handling the aftermath of scams which target and victimize senior family members.  Through its Elder Justice Initiative, the Department of Justice combats financial fraud targeted at seniors.  In this webinar, the Department of Justice helps answer the question, Why do seniors seem […]