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 […]

Family Law Attorney Discusses Legal Abuse

Family Law Attorney Discusses Legal Abuse by Sherri L. Renner, J.D. “The difference is in the intentions and the motives of the party that is perpetrating what we are calling abuse.” In this third video of our four-video series on Legal Abuse as an Extension of Domestic Abuse, veteran family law attorney Victoria Vilchez discusses […]

Writing While Stressed

by Sherri L. Renner, J.D. July 29, 2020 “Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson A member of our Pro Se Support group on Facebook recently took some steps toward achieving greater protection of her children. Those steps included drafting some papers that she will file with […]

Legal Abuse from a Clinical Perspective

“Courtrooms are the perfect platforms for abusers to maintain contact with their victims,” reports Sandra Brown, MA, CEO of the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education. In this video, which is the second in a series of four, Ms. Brown shares her professional insights into how and why legal abuse is an […]

“Legal Abuse” Introduction

by Sherri L. Renner, J.D. October 2014; updated March 2015 Legal abuse can be an unexpected and sometimes tragic extension of domestic or intimate partner abuse. It is important for everyone in the family courts to understand, including litigants, judges, and evaluative professionals. This is the first of a four-video series. In October 2014, we […]