For many independent contractors, small business owners, and families, hiring a lawyer to help with any number of legal needs is a huge financial burden.
However, the people at LegalZoom have been flipping this notion on its head since 2001, helping over three million people get the legal help they deserve through affordable solutions and trusted partners. The company’s licensed, independent lawyers do it all: Estate plan documents, business formation and trademark registration, and everything in between.
LegalZoom’s employees (called Zoomers) feel just as strongly about its mission. “LegalZoom is taking the lead in democratizing the law,” says Associate Product Manager Jazmine Faniel. “We want to provide consumers with a less intimidating process so their legal needs can be addressed in an easily accessible, convenient, affordable, and attainable way.”
To help their Zoomers be the best they can be, LegalZoom's leadership strongly encourages individual projects, creativity, and innovative problem-solving to take on the number of unique challenges that pop up working in the world of law.
This approach fosters a company culture that’s productive but also incredibly positive. “There’s constantly something new every day—there’s always an opportunity for me to better myself,” says Daniel McMahon, Assistant Manager, Production.
Given the nature of LegalZoom's work, the company is always looking for ways to give back to its Zoomers as well as the communities it serves. In the office, team members can relax by taking advantage of a huge gym, a basketball court, a ping-pong table, and TV stations. Within the community, the company hosts any number of events for employees and others, like summer picnics, a Thanksgiving potluck, and charity golf tournaments.
“I love that we’re able to help people realize their dreams,” says Sales Specialist Bianca Sanchez. “It’s such a great feeling when you hear a customer say, ‘Thank you so much for helping me.’”
Check out LegalZoom’s offices, then go get your next job.
Lily is a writer, editor, and social media manager, as well as co-founder of The Prospect, the world’s largest student-run college access organization. In addition to her writing with The Muse, she also serves as an editor at HelloFlo and Her Campus. Recently, she was named one of Glamour’s Top 10 College Women for her work helping underserved youth get into college. You can follow Lily on Twitter.More from this Author