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Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

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Senior Legal Writer,

Joe Fawbush keeps legal professionals and consumers informed on everyday legal topics, recent developments in the law, firm management, marketing, and attorney wellness, among other topics. Joe also produces and co-hosts FindLaw’s "Don’t Judge Me" podcast. A professional writer and legal marketer for the last decade, Joe has helped hundreds of small and mid-size law firms across the country connect with the right audience. He has represented clients in immigration matters, estate planning, and tax controversies. Joe is a graduate of St. Olaf College and the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He is licensed in Minnesota.


Latest Articles

  • Can Facebook Contact Violate a No-Contact Order? What About a Restraining Order?

    No-contact orders typically live at the border of family law and criminal law. A no-contact order is usually the result of allegations of domestic violence, although they can arise in other circumstances such as stalking and harassment. The recipient of a no-contact order may not fully understand…

  • Are DEI Positions and Policies at Law Firms on Risky Legal Ground?

    Many businesses have made diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) a priority. Law firms are no exception. Yet law firms, particularly national firms, have recently come under fire for the diversity efforts they've undertaken in the last several years. Nor is the legal field unique in this regard. Starbucks, Amazon, and…

  • Explainer: Georgia's Charges Against Trump in Context

    It is becoming difficult to follow the various prosecutions against former President Donald Trump. Trump is facing both state and federal felony charges from four separate prosecutions that all arose within the last five months. Some of these charges involve the same underlying behavior (overturning the 2020 election results) but…

  • Making Sense of the Ever-Changing Asylum Rules at the U.S.-Mexico Border

    The Biden Administration enacted a rule in May limiting the number of people able to seek refuge in the U.S. between the U.S.-Mexico border. Migrants who travel through another country before arriving in Mexico will continue to face long waits, overcrowding, and uncertainty. That rule, known as …

  • Pro Bono Explained

    What is pro bono? Can I get free legal advice? FindLaw explains what you need to know about legal aid, pro bono, and do-it-yourself legal help.

  • Qualified Immunity: Both Sides of the Debate

    A look at the benefits and criticisms of qualified immunity.

  • Marbury v. Madison Case Summary: What You Need to Know

    Why do federal judges decide what is, and is not, constitutional? It goes back to 1803, when Marbury v. Madison set up judicial review.

  • Mental Health Resources and Tips for Law Students

    The path to attorney wellness starts in law school .

  • Law Firm Tests Whether It Can Sue Associate for 'Quiet Quitting'

    "Quiet quitting" and "double dipping" with multiple full-time jobs are some of the newest buzzwords about the modern, remote workplace. Both of these issues may be affecting the legal industry, although it isn't clear to what extent. But for the first time in a legal filing,…

  • How Retail Stores Prevent Self-Checkout Theft

    Consumer confidence unexpectedly dipped in January. A tight labor market and worries about inflation have made Americans a little wary of the direction the economy is headed. The bottom line for retailers is that most of us are a little less eager to shop for non-essential items. It also means…

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