Jessica Gillespie

Jessica Gillespie is a Legal Editor and Nolo’s Research Director. Her articles appear on Nolo.com, CriminalDefenseLawyer.com, and Lawyers.com.

Education. Jessica received a B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Long Island University, and an M.A. in United States History from North Carolina State University. She also did doctoral work in history at the University of Tennessee, where she focused her research on Progressive Era reform movements in the Appalachian South.

Working at Nolo. Jessica joined the Nolo Editorial team in 2014. At Nolo, Jessica conducts legal research and writes and edits articles across many areas of practice, including estate planning, criminal law, and personal injury. She is also the current editor of Nolo’s Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business and a cocreator of many of Nolo’s online legal forms, including the online LLC and online corporation formation services.

Before Nolo. In addition to her background in academia, Jessica has years of experience working in law libraries. Before coming to Nolo, Jessica managed the U.S., E.U., and U.N. documents collections at New York University’s Law Library and worked in the library of a large law firm in Richmond, Virginia, where she provided technical services support and research assistance to attorneys and staff.


Articles By Jessica Gillespie

Online North Dakota Corporation FAQ
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Vermont's Death With Dignity Law
This article sets out the requirements for obtaining a prescription for life-ending medication under the Vermont Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act.
Online Mississippi Corporation FAQ
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Online Minnesota Corporation FAQ
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Online Montana Corporation FAQ
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Online Nebraska Corporation FAQ
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Online Rhode Island Corporation FAQ
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Death With Dignity in Wyoming
In 2017, Wyoming legislators tried to introduce a death with dignity bill.
Death With Dignity in West Virginia
West Virginia has never officially considered adopting a death with dignity law. However, citizen groups are actively working to legalize aid in dying in West Virginia.
Death With Dignity in Texas
Texas has never officially considered  adopting a death with dignity law. However, citizen groups are actively working to legalize aid in dying in Texas.