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Michigan judge refuses to dismiss second-degree murder charge against former police officer fired after fatally shooting black motorist

JURIST

Michigan Circuit Judge Christina Elmore Friday refused to drop a second-degree murder charge against Christopher Schurr, a former police officer for the Grand Rapids Police Department.

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North by Northwest: Achieving Efficiency through Expertise

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

There’s been lots of talk over the last few years about law firm efficiency. And so , some folks address the value of workflows. And, others talk about how important it is to generate metrics around efficiency.

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Diane is honored by Legal Services Corp – Pro Bono Service Award for establishing the Self Help Center

Diane Drain

Diane is honored by Legal Services Corp – Pro Bono Service Award for establishing the Self Help Center at the Arizona Bankruptcy Court.

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Are You Still Waiting for That On-the-Job Training?

Paralegal Bootcamp

It happens to so many. You start a new paralegal position, and then you wonder for months when you’ll get that on-the-job training that will show you exactly what you should be doing every day. But it never comes.

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Buyer's Guide: Evaluating and Selecting the Best CLM Solution for Your Organization

Evaluating and selecting the right contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform can be complicated. However, by getting the right people involved, prioritizing your business needs, and testing your technology options, you can make it easier.

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Crypto Laundering Scandal Leads To New York’s First Terrorism Financing Case

The Crime Report

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg announced on Tuesday the indictment of a woman living the Upper East Side in Manhattan, New York for using cryptocurrency to finance terrorism groups in Syria.

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Erin Acaley – The Winner of the Fall 2022 Paralegal Division Student Scholarship

NCBA

By The Scholarship Committee The Scholarship Committee had a number of excellent student essays submitted for the Fall 2022 Paralegal Division Student Scholarship. The topic, “What skillsets do you believe a paralegal should have in order to be successful?”,

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“A Federal Judiciary Without Labor Lawyers Is a Failure; Oral argument in Glacier Northwest provided a stark reminder of the weaknesses of a Supreme Court with no justices with union-side labor law experience”

HowAppealing

“A Federal Judiciary Without Labor Lawyers Is a Failure; Oral argument in Glacier Northwest provided a stark reminder of the weaknesses of a Supreme Court with no justices with union-side labor law experience”: Jenny Hunter has this post at Balls and Strikes.

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US federal court: law prohibiting individuals subject to domestic violence restraining orders from owning a gun unconstitutional

JURIST

A US Circuit Court Thursday declared the law preventing those subject to a domestic violence restraining order from owning a gun, unconstitutional. In the case of United States v.

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‘We Are Humans Back Here’: As Texas Hunger Strike Wanes, Prisoners Speak Out Against Solitary Confinement

The Crime Report

“We are humans back here”: As Texas hunger strike wanes, prisoners speak out against solitary confinement was first published by The Texas Tribune , a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.

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2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Contract Life Cycle Management Report

Gartner has positioned Evisort in the Visionaries Quadrant of the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management. Read the report to learn why Evisort is a Visionary provider in the market.

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GMA 3 Host T.J. Holmes Filed for Divorce Just After Departing Atlanta Airport with Amy Robach

LegalReader

After 12 years of marriage, GMA 3 host T.J. Holmes has filed for divorce from his wife, Marilee Fiebig, according to DailyMail1. News of the divorce comes just days after Holmes was spotted at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport with Amy Robach.

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The morning read for Wednesday, Feb. 1

SCOTUSBlog

Share Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court.

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“Federal judge says constitutional right to abortion may still exist, despite Dobbs; The judge said the Supreme Court’s ruling concluded only that the 14th Amendment included no right to abortion, but stopped short of definitively ruling out other aspects of the Constitution”

HowAppealing

“Federal judge says constitutional right to abortion may still exist, despite Dobbs; The judge said the Supreme Court’s ruling concluded only that the 14th Amendment included no right to abortion, but stopped short of definitively ruling out other aspects of the Constitution”: Kyle Cheney and Josh Gerstein of Politico have this report.

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Guantanamo Bay detainee released after 16 years imprisonment

JURIST

The US Department of Defense (DoD) Thursday confirmed the release from Guantanamo Bay of Majid Khan, a former money courier for al-Qaeda. The release follows a transfer agreement between the US and Belize.

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Top 3 Data Privacy Challenges for Contract Compliance in 2022

The data privacy landscape is quickly becoming fragmented with dozens of new laws. Outdated compliance practices expose businesses to issues that can cost millions of dollars. Download this paper to find out how contract intelligence can help.

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Criminal Justice Reform Laws Are Taking Center Stage Nationwide

The Crime Report

Across the country, lawmakers look to tackle criminal justice reform, but not all states are taking the same approach.

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Lawsuit: New Hampshire Girl Escaped Adoptive Parents’ “Dungeon”

LegalReader

The 19-year-old girl woman claims that her adoptive parents kept her confined in a "basement dungeon" between 2004 and 2018, effectively treating and using her as a slave. News & Politics Atkocaitis dungeon human rights lawsuit litigation new boston new hampshire slave slavery

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Startup Alley Voting Ends Friday; Here Are The Current Standings

LawSites

Friday is the last day to vote for the finalists for the seventh-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW 2023. Your votes determine the 15 startups that will be selected to face off in a live pitch competition that is TECHSHOW’s opening-night event.

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Third Circuit extends until March 3, 2023 comment period for proposed rule change that would establish 5 p.m. eastern deadline for electronic filing

HowAppealing

Third Circuit extends until March 3, 2023 comment period for proposed rule change that would establish 5 p.m. eastern deadline for electronic filing: The newly announced deadline can be accessed here. The original deadline for comment had been February 18, 2023. The post Third Circuit extends until March 3, 2023 comment period for proposed rule change that would establish 5 p.m. eastern deadline for electronic filing appeared first on How Appealing

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10 Zen Ways to Manage Cash Flows with Contract Intelligence

When you have instant access to your contract data, making strategic decisions in tough times (and good times) becomes much easier. Cash flow management especially can be a top priority for finance, procurement, and other business leaders.

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Canada dispatch: British Columbia decriminalizes possession of small amounts of several ‘hard’ drugs

JURIST

Canadian law students are reporting for JURIST on national and international developments in and affecting Canada. Mélanie Cantin is JURIST’s Chief Correspondent for Canada and a 2L at the University of Ottawa.

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Court declines to block execution of Texas man who argued that jurors engaged in anti-Hispanic bias

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to block the execution of a Texas man who contended that jurors relied on racist stereotypes and anti-Hispanic prejudices in sentencing him to death.

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GoodRx Illegally Sold Users’ Data to Google & Facebook, FTC Says

MedCity News

GoodRx failed to notify users that it sold their personal health information to Google, Facebook and other tech companies, the FTC claimed.

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Docket Alarm Now Uses GPT-3 To Show You Summaries Of PDF Litigation Filings As You Review Docket Sheets

LawSites

Docket Alarm , which is owned by Fastcase , is one of several products on the market that allow legal professionals to search and browse dockets of federal and state courts.

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6 Best Practices to Maximize Value from Vendor Contracts

With uncertainty on the rise and margins and operating budgets stretched thin, there are a range of obstacles threatening to sap value from deals with vendors. Status quo vendor contract management costs businesses millions of dollars every year. Contract Intelligence can help businesses get more value from vendor contracts.

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“Lawyers for U.S., Navy Seals battle over revoked Covid-19 vaccine mandate; 5th Circuit hears arguments on whether to wipe out injunctions against policy Congress overturned last year over Biden’s objection”

HowAppealing

“Lawyers for U.S., Navy Seals battle over revoked Covid-19 vaccine mandate; 5th Circuit hears arguments on whether to wipe out injunctions against policy Congress overturned last year over Biden’s objection”: Josh Gerstein of Politico has this report on an oral argument (access the audio via this link ) that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard today. The post “Lawyers for U.S.,

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Filings reveal Starbucks paid over $11M to former legal chief amid unionization efforts

JURIST

The Starbucks Corporation Monday disclosed in US Securities and Exchange Commission filings that former General Counsel Rachel Gonzalez’s pay amounted to nearly $11.7 million in 2022, including $7.1 million in severance pay.

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Former Ukrainian prime minister files appeal in two-decade saga over laundered funds

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Petitions of the Week column highlights a selection of cert petitions recently filed in the Supreme Court. A list of all petitions we’re watching is available here. Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, has been much in the news for his visit to Washington, D.C.,

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Should You Use ChatGTP to Generate Your Law Firm’s Marketing Content?

Attorney at Work

This article may help you understand the realities of using ChatGPT and other AI-generated content in your law firm marketing efforts. ChatGPT has been a hot topic in the marketing world lately, and for good reason.

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The Paralegal Coach's Playbook: Strategies for Launching a Successful Virtual Paralegal Business

Speaker: Amanda DeVincenzo, MPPA - Paralegal Business Empowerment Coach and Founder of DeVincenzo Consulting, LLC

Take the guesswork out of starting your own virtual paralegal business with proven strategies and support from an experienced paralegal business owner and business empowerment coach.