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Laura Temme, Esq.

Laura Temme, Esq.,

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Senior Legal Writer, FindLaw for Legal Professionals

Laura Temme is a lawyer, writer, and host of FindLaw’s "Don’t Judge Me" podcast. She obtained her law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. She loves putting her decade of experience in writing online content to work making the law accessible to a broad audience at FindLaw. You can see Laura discuss the process of finding a lawyer (and how it doesn’t have to be scary) in her Balancing Act interview with Montel Williams.

Laura is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, and she has consulted with artists and arts organizations on contracts, copyright, and licensing issues. When she isn’t writing or thinking about the law, Laura is probably watching horror movies or having outdoor adventures with her canine best friend, Ted.

Latest Articles

  • Harvard and Yale Will No Longer Participate in U.S. News Law School Rankings

    Harvard and Yale's law schools announced this week that they will no longer submit themselves for ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Both schools say that one of the most troubling outcomes triggered by law school rankings is the barriers they create for lower-income students.

  • What Sally McNeil and Brittany Smith's Murder Cases Teach Us About Self-Defense

    The true crime documentary machine continues churning out content, with two new Netflix documentaries highlighting what it means to act in self-defense. "Killer Sally" and "State of Alabama vs. Brittany Smith" dive into the harrowing stories of two women who seemingly acted in self-defense but were still convicted of murder.

  • What Can You Do If Your House Has a 'Watcher?'

    Derek and Maria Broaddus bought their dream home in 2014 and were getting ready to move in with their three children when they began finding strange letters in their mailbox. "Dearest new neighbor at 657 Boulevard," the first letter began, "Allow me to welcome you to the neighborhood." But it soon took an unsettling turn.

  • Fired Fitness Instructor Says Peloton Stereotyped Him for Being Irish

    The complaint, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, says that Peloton's chief content officer, Jennifer Cotter, singled out McKenna on staff Zoom calls, repeatedly asking him if he was drunk at work. Cotter also allegedly ridiculed McKenna based on his Irish accent, saying, "Nobody understands what you are saying, Daniel."

  • DACA Hanging By a Thread After Fifth Circuit Ruling

    Those who qualify for protection from deportation under DACA (known as DREAMers) have been on uneven footing for years. And while the Biden administration made moves to codify the program, will that be enough to overcome the legal challenges DACA faces?

  • 4 Ways You Can Celebrate Pro Bono Week

    Every year, the last full week of October is the time for the National Celebration of Pro Bono. Whether it's recognizing the excellent work of other pro bono attorneys or finding new ways to donate your time, this week is dedicated to the positive impact lawyers can have on their community. We're kicking of Pro Bono Week with a list of ways you can get involved. 1. Check Out Events Near You The ABA's event calendar includes Pro Bono Week events going on in every jurisdiction.

  • Make the Most of Your Law School Reading Week

    Classes are finally over, and you've got a week to get it together before finals. But without the structure and regular schedule you're used to during the semester, how do you make the most of your time? Here are some do's and don'ts to have a productive and rejuvenating reading week in law school: DO Edit Your Outline First things first: Let's clean up that outline. Ideally, you'd have your outlines more or less complete by the time classes end.

  • What to Do If You Don't Pass the Bar Exam

    I didn’t sleep the night before my bar exam results came out. My thoughts raced, my stomach churned - I couldn’t stop thinking about how I would tell people if I had failed. Then I finally realized: The world would not stop turning if I didn’t pass. I would still have a job and a roof over my head. Luckily for me, I had already started down the path of an alternative legal career, so the stakes were different.

  • Medical Marijuana Dispensary Sues Minnesota Over New THC Regulations

    This summer, the Minnesota legislature approved a measure making edibles and beverages containing hemp-derived THC legal for folks over 21. Some rejoiced at the jump forward for a state where only medical marijuana was previously permitted. Others, not so much.

  • Prosecutors Request New Trial for Subject of "Serial"

    A jury convicted Syed of kidnapping and murdering his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in 2000. Lee was 18 years old when she went missing in January 1999, and her body was found buried in a park a few weeks later. She had been strangled to death. Syed always maintained his innocence and spent the last two decades filing appeals and motions for post-conviction relief. But those requests didn't get far in Maryland courts — until prosecutors in Baltimore filed a motion to vacate Syed's conviction last week.

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