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 Kansas Corporation FAQ
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New Jersey's Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act
A new death with dignity law allows terminally ill patients to request aid in dying under certain conditions.
Hawaii's Our Care, Our Choice Act
A new death with dignity law allows terminally ill patients to request aid in dying under certain conditions.
Colorado's End-of-Life Options Act
Colorado enacted a death with dignity law, called the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act, that allows terminally ill patients who meet certain requirements to request life-ending medication.
Online New Hampshire Corporation FAQ
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Online Michigan Corporation FAQ
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Online Hawaii Corporation FAQ
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Online Wisconsin Corporation FAQ
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