Nolo's mission is to help consumers and small businesses find answers to their everyday legal and business questions.
We provide information and tools that help people from all walks of life resolve their legal issues.
With Nolo.com and area-of-law-focused sites like DivorceNet.com, DisabilitySecrets.com, and CriminalDefenseLawyer.com, the Nolo Network is one of the web's largest libraries of consumer-friendly legal information, all of which is available for free.
Consumers and small business owners can handle many legal matters themselves with Nolo's do-it-yourself products, which range from online forms and software to books. All are drafted in plain English, with A-to-Z coverage that helps you get the job done.
We at Nolo believe accurate, plain-English legal information can help people solve many of their legal issues. But we know that sometimes there's no substitute for the help of a trained professional, so our sites offer easy ways to get in touch with attorneys.
Since its founding in 1971, Nolo's mission has been to demystify the law for everyday people so they can find answers to their legal questions and make informed decisions. To that end, we offer an extensive library of free and professionally written and edited legal articles.
The following standards and practices guide our publishing.
Our content is originally researched, written, and edited by human beings. Appreciating the substantial risk of hallucinations and other legal errors, we do not publish AI-generated content.
All Nolo content contributors hold demonstrated expertise in their areas of focus. The overwhelming majority of our writers and editors have graduated from law school to earn a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and have passed the bar exam in at least one state. Any who don't have a J.D. instead have credentials in another relevant area—for example, a Master of Science in Library and Information Science or certification in a field like tax or real estate.
Our team of in-house attorney editors has over 100 years of combined experience practicing law. Our editors have worked in a wide array of legal areas, from estate planning to criminal law to business formation and beyond. Each article that we publish has been written or reviewed by one of these professionals.
Our first and utmost goal at Nolo is accuracy. That's why, before writing for us, our contributors must prove that they are both experienced in the law and reliable when translating it into plain language. It's also why we work only from research sources that are reliable and authoritative and are constantly updating our content for changes in the law that impact our readers. And, in those instances where we become aware of an error, we immediately address it.
We also insist on being transparent with our readers about their options for resolving their legal matters, even if that means not purchasing a product from Nolo or connecting with attorneys through our website. We believe in serving the reader, and that includes candidly addressing whether they might be able to handle their legal issue on their own.
Nolo's content educates readers about the law rather than telling them specifically what to do in their individual circumstances. We believe that well-informed people are in a better position to resolve their legal issues, whether by hiring a lawyer, purchasing a product or service, or handling things on their own. The information we provide is not legal advice and doesn't create an attorney-client or other confidential relationship.