Bethany Laurence joined Nolo as a legal editor in 1997. She holds a law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, a B.A. degree from Boston University (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude), and is a member of the California State Bar. Bethany is the editor for Nolo's Disability Law Center and the Social Security and Medicare Center and edits Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability, The Complete IEP Guide, Social Security, Medicare, and Government Pensions, Long-Term Care and California's Workers' Compensation. Bethany also answers readers' disability-related questions on Nolo's Disability Blog. Bethany has also combined her legal and financial expertise to edit many Nolo small business books and online software applications over the years. She is a coauthor of Business Buyout Agreements: Plan Now for Retirement, Death, Divorce or Owner Disagreements, Save Your Small Business: 10 Crucial Strategies to Survive Hard Times or Close Down & Move On, Bankruptcy for Small Business Owners: How to File for Chapter 7, and Nolo's Online LLC. Over the last decade she has been active on the board of directors of several educational nonprofit organizations.