Editors of Nolo

Nolo’s editorial department includes more than 15 legal editors and two legal researchers, who all together have have more than 100 years’ experience turning legal jargon into plain English. Most of our editors gave up careers as practicing lawyers in favor of furthering Nolo’s mission: getting legal information into the hands of people who need it.

Nolo editors write and edit articles and books, develop legal forms, and create the legal content of Nolo software.


Articles By Editors of Nolo

How Every State's Legal System Is Operating During COVID-19
Use our 50-state tracker to learn how courts are operating in your state.
How to Make a Will
Here are the few simple steps you need to take to create your will.
What Happens During an Asylum Interview
What and who to bring to your interview at a U.S. Asylum Office, who you'll meet, and what will occur.
When to Call the Cops on a Neighbor
Neighbors can engage in all sorts of activities that can annoy, bother or even scare you. But is calling the police the answer?
Criminal Defendants' Rights
The Bill of Rights provides certain rights to criminal defendants throughout the criminal process, from arrest to appeal.
Criminal Trial Procedures: An Overview
The many rituals followed in criminal trials have developed over centuries. America's common law heritage makes it possible for all states and the federal government to follow a largely uniform set of trial procedures, from jury selection to sentencing. Here are explanations of most of the things that will happen at a trial, in the order in which they occur, including jury selection, opening statements, cross-examination, motions to dismiss, and jury instructions.
Nolo's List of Helpful Legal Websites
At Nolo we know that consumer access to quality online legal information is important, so we've compiled a one-stop guide to the best legal information on the Web.
Accomplices, Accessories, Aiders, and Abettors
State laws define criminal actors—such as principals, accomplices (sometimes called “aiders and abettors”), and accessories—differently depending on how they participate in a crime.
Dealing With Police During Traffic Stops: What to Do If You Are Pulled Over
When a police officer begins to pull you over, what you do and say during a traffic stop can have a huge effect.
Requesting Recaptured Priority Date on Behalf of a 2A Child Turning 21
How to ask that USCIS give a child who turned 21 the same priority date he or she had when included in an immigrating parent's I-130.