Editorial Standards

At Legal Beagle, we’re committed to producing content that’s helpful, high-quality and factual. We understand that there are many sources of information available online, and we strive to be a trusted and authoritative one. Our writers are legal experts with years of experience covering the law. If you have questions or concerns regarding our editorial standards, email us at [email protected].

Our Editorial Process

All of our articles go through multiple stages of review, from both topical experts — to ensure authoritativeness and subject accuracy — as well as our content team — to meet our editorial quality standards. Our copy editors diligently fact check every statistic, claim and piece of information. Our internal editorial staff formats content to be informative and digestible. We utilize tables, lists and other comprehensive tools to help you efficiently get the most thorough and accurate answer to your specific question. If you find any content that isn’t up to these standards, please send us an email at [email protected].

High Quality Sources

Legal Beagle understands that not all references are created equal. As part of our editorial guidelines, we ask that Legal Beagle writers only link to authoritative primary sources like government resources. Writers are specifically instructed to avoid sourcing information from websites that don’t meet these criteria. If you find a Legal Beagle article with a broken or unverifiable reference, let us know and we’ll make sure it’s replaced with something higher quality.

Original Content

Legal Beagle has a zero tolerance policy for plagiarism. We prioritize originality, and pride ourselves on publishing content that you won’t find elsewhere. Any indication of plagiarism is fully investigated and reviewed by our editorial team. Contributors who do not adhere to these standards are subject to dismissal.

Editorial Board

At Legal Beagle, we lean on experts to review every article for topical authority and accuracy. Here are a few of our talented legal experts:

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Michelle Seidel B.Sc., LL.B., MBA

Michelle has been a business lawyer since 1998. She has worked with technology companies and small businesses on a wide range of matters from small agreements to multimillion dollar contracts.

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Rebecca McDowell B.A. in English and a J.D.

Rebecca K. McDowell is an attorney focusing on creditor and debtor law. She has a B.A. in English from Albion College and a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.

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Karen Lac B.A. and a J.D.

After earning two bachelor's degrees from Occidental College, Karen went on to earn a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern Law School in 2003. She has worked for several law firms, providing legal services in various fields including family law, housing, bankruptcy and immigration.