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Considering Renting Property? Here’s a Few Things Small Landlords Should Know. (Part 1 of 2)

By Rachel Grainger Puryear, the Free Range Lawyer Do you have an extra room in your house that you have considered renting out to a new housemate? Or have you thought about buying an investment property and renting it to families? You are not alone. Real estate investment can be a powerful tool for building…

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

This Memorial Day weekend, my husband and I visited Lassen Volcanic National Park, which is located in far Northeastern California. This park, offering plenty of high desert mountain beauty as well as really cool geothermic activity, is well worth a visit. The park’s geothermic features including bubbling mud pots, geysers, hot springs, and fumaroles. Such…

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Oops, someone got injured on your property. But will fixing the danger make you look culpable?

It’s something any property owner dreads, whether it’s their home or their business. Nothing seems amiss, and then all of a sudden, someone got hurt on your property. Maybe a slip and fall, a weak step, a sharp edge, or poor electrical work. You feel bad that someone is hurt, and want to do the…

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When a Tenant Needs to Modify a Rental Unit to Accommodate a Disability, What Rights and Responsibilities Do the Tenant and their Landlord Have?

Sometimes, a tenant with a disability will need to physically modify a rental unit in order to meet their living needs. They might need grab bars in the bathroom, a wheelchair ramp up to the door, a flashing door light instead of a doorbell, or lowered kitchen counters; as a few examples. When this happens,…

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Should You Go To Law School? Arguments For and Against (part 3 of 4)

Welcome to part 3 of this series, which will discuss why going solo could be a lawyer’s best shot at personal satisfaction and financial success. Part 1 of the series discussed financial aspects of becoming a lawyer that anyone thinking about going to law school should read:https://freerangelaw.net/2019/04/30/should-you-go-to-law-school-arguments-for-and-against-part-1-of-4/, and part 2 of the series discussed what…

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Should You Go To Law School? Arguments For and Against (part 2 of 4)

Welcome to part 2 of this series, which will discuss what it is like to work in the legal profession. Part 1 of the series discussed financial aspects of becoming a lawyer that anyone thinking about going to law school should read: https://freerangelaw.net/2019/04/30/should-you-go-to-law-school-arguments-for-and-against-part-1-of-4/. If you follow this blog, you probably have a favorite lawyer show.…

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