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Sons of ex-Panama president sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment for bribery and money laundering

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Friday announced that former Panama President Ricardo Martinelli’s sons were sentenced earlier that day in a New York City federal courthouse t o 36 months of imprisonment.

A Virtual Court Counter and More in East Lansing Michigan

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Image use rights from PXhere.com [link] Our favorite fans of film noir , NCSC Tiny Chatters DanielHirsch and Zach Zarnow brought to our attention the virtual court counter , in the Michigan District Court 54B. Read more ».

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What This Paralegal Has Learned After Working With Attorneys for 40 Years

Paralegal Bootcamp

To summarize a list of lessons learned in 43 years of paralegal practice is rather like opening Pandora’s box. Hard to say what may pop up!

Top Notch Representation, Personalized Service

Diane Drain

“ Top Notch Representation, Personalized Service! Diane Drain personally answers her incoming calls! Every individual has their own specific reasons for seeking bankruptcy protection. I enlisted Ms.

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A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

Congress Needs to Invest in Returning Citizens

The Crime Report

Photo via Flickr. A little after five on frigid, dark Buffalo mornings, Audrey Mayo fires up her van to begin picking up her team for the 6:20 AM meeting to drive to Gamma North, a global major window contractor.

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India court convicts Kashmir separatist leader in terror funding case

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A National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court in Delhi Thursday convicted Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik in a case related to funding of terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

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NSTA Guide Advises Against the Use of “Parent,” “Male,” Female,” “Mother” and “Father”

JonathanTurley

In academia, there have been growing controversies over language guides and usages, including the use of pronouns that some object to as matters of religion or grammar.

Building a Better Law Practice: 7 Reasons to Specialize

Attorney at Work

Law specialization has become increasingly common — almost a necessity. . Abraham Lincoln, licensed to practice law in 1837 in Illinois, may be the archetypal general practice attorney.

Can Prosecutors Be Trusted to Correct Wrongful Convictions?

The Crime Report

In the past 20 years, prosecutors in Conviction Integrity Units (CIUs) have increasingly taken on the responsibility of exonerating individuals who have been wrongfully convicted.

Negative Reviews & Online Feedback Happens - But Where Do You Go From Here?

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation and Jeremy Shubitz, Director of Marketing at Bosley

Responding to online negative feedback can be challenging. What should you say? What should you not say? Should you even respond? In today's, your customers will be not only your biggest advocates but also your biggest critics. However, negative feedback can offer actionable insights to build a stronger product and customer experience.

Allegations of racial bias in a death penalty trial

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here. We had another week of complete turnover as Monday’s order list disposed of all the new relists discussed in our last installment.

Federal jury orders 3M to pay $77.5M to veteran over alleged hearing damage from its earplugs

JURIST

A federal jury Friday unanimously ordered 3M Co. to pay USD 77.5 million to a US Army veteran for alleged hearing damage that resulted from using the company’s military-issue earplugs.

Can Blockchain Arbitration become a proper ‘International Arbitration’? Jurors vs. arbitrators

Conflict of Laws

Written by Pedro Lacasa, Legal Consultant, Universidad Nacional de Asunción. There is no doubt that the use of emerging technologies has impacted the international arbitration arena.

17 Things I Wish I Knew as a First-Year Associate

Attorney at Work

When you are a first-year associate in a big law firm the way is fraught with booby-traps. 17 ways to stay out of trouble. A family friend will be graduating from law school this spring and starting his career at a large law firm next fall.

Recovering from a Cyber Attack

Speaker: Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies

If your organization stores data and is connected to the Internet, it is not a matter of “if” a cyber-security incident will happen; but rather, “when” this will occur. Organizations protecting their data is no longer “recommended;” it’s necessary.

Feds Offer ‘Fresh Start’ to Incarcerated Students

The Crime Report

Photo by Dragos Blaga via Unsplash. Amanda Newman would have been the ideal candidate for the associate’s degree program offered at the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Ypsilanti, Mich. She’s already got some college experience and she’s eager to go back.

Elon Musk Takes Time Out From Failing To Buy Twitter To Fail To Build His Own Law Firm

Above The Law

Another thing he builds that can go up in flames. The post Elon Musk Takes Time Out From Failing To Buy Twitter To Fail To Build His Own Law Firm appeared first on Above the Law. Biglaw Cooley LLP Elon Musk In-House Counsel Perkins Coie

Fifth Circuit holds SEC in-house adjudicatory process violates right to jury trial

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Wednesday held that the Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) in-house adjudication violated the petitioner hedge fund manager’s Seventh Amendment right to a jury trial.

Chasing Katz: Princeton Moves to Fire Classics Professor Who Criticized Anti-Racism Measures

JonathanTurley

We have been writing about the rising intolerance for conservative and dissenting views on our campuses. Many faculty members are fearful that, if they challenge the liberal orthodoxy at their schools, they will be shunned, investigated, or fired.

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Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Lindsay Harrison, and Erin O'Brien

Did you know that 4 out of 5 consumers use local search and 88% use smartphones for those searches? With that in mind, I think it's safe to say your online presence is the silver bullet of your business. Think about the revenue you could be missing by not prioritizing local search optimization. Fortunately, there are a handful of steps you can take right now that will immediately impact your business's pace in local search, and we're happy to share them.

The Maternal Mortality Rate is on the Rise, Experts Warn

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Maternal death rates have risen during COVID. Health & Medicine News & Politics birth childbirth delivery Increase labor labor and delivery maternal maternal mortality rate morality rate mother mothers postpartum pregnancy pregnant rate rise statistic stats

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How an Algorithm Made Me Homeless

The Crime Report

Yusuf Dahl. It wasn’t the best time to make a move, considering the housing market crunch with its spiking prices, low inventory, bidding wars, and seller-friendly closing conditions, but a job transition made it necessary.

Conservative majority hollows out precedent on ineffective-counsel claims in federal court

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US House passes bill authorizing President to stop fuel sales at ‘unconscionably excessive’ price

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The US House of Representatives Thursday passed the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act by a vote of 217 – 207.

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A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

“Alito, Syphilis, and Unwanted Pregnancy”

HowAppealing

“Alito, Syphilis, and Unwanted Pregnancy”: Sherry F. Colb has this blog post at “Dorf on Law ”

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Who Can You Sue for a Truck Accident in Minneapolis?

LegalReader

If you wait too long, important documents may go missing, and determining who is liable for your damages may prove extremely difficult.

GOP Senators Balk at Domestic Terrorism Bill

The Crime Report

Legislation that would bolster federal resources to prevent domestic terrorism in response to the racist mass shooting in Buffalo, NY has been passed by the House of Representatives but faces an uphill climb to pass the Senate, with only one Republican voting in favor of the measure, reports The Guardian.

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Announcement of orders and opinions for Monday, May 23

SCOTUSBlog

Share On Monday, May 23, we will be live blogging as the court releases orders from the May 19 conference and opinions in one or more argued cases from the current term. Click here for a list of FAQs about opinion announcements. ?.

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Building a 5-Star Online Reputation for Your Business

Speaker: Brent Werbeck, GetMoreReviews Co-Founder

Trying to figure out how to turn your happy customer’s comments into 5 star reviews may seem like a daunting task. From internal feedback to Google reviews, what is "really" the way to go? Join Brent Werbeck, Co-Founder of Get More Reviews, in this discussion of how to foster and grow your business's 5-star online reputation.