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We received invaluable expertise, recommendations, and advice throughout our chapter 13

Diane Drain

“We received invaluable expertise, recommendations, and advice throughout our chapter 13. “The decision to declare bankruptcy is difficult. The journey through a 5-year Chapter 13 is more difficult.


Israel police accused of using Pegasus spyware to illegally spy on citizens


Israeli news portal Calcalist published an investigative report Tuesday revealing that Israeli police allegedly used NSO group’s Pegasus spyware to remotely access, control and extract data from phones of Israeli citizens without a warrant.


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Ericsson files patent infringement lawsuit against Apple over 5G


Ericsson filed another patent infringement lawsuit Tuesday against Apple concerning the use of 5G wireless patents in iPhones.

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Minnesota Legal Kiosk Project


Thanks to a tweet from attorney Mark C. Palmer we learned today about this Minnesota project that started last year. The project issued the following press release on May 3, 2021. Read more ». A2J Implementation Pandemic Response Self-represented Litigant systems

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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.

How To Be A Problem Solving Paralegal


Ready to become a better problem solver? I wish paralegal training programs included a course on problem-solving! It’s such an important skill for paralegals to have.

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Afghanistan dispatch: Taliban disagreements and disconnection may bring on another war


Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after Taliban takeover.

Bankruptcy and New Arizona Homestead Statutes

Diane Drain

Bankruptcy Issues After January 1, 2022 Changes in Arizona Homestead Statutes. Reprint from Gary Stickell’ s website: January 19, 2022. The Arizona Homestead exemption increased from $150,000 to $250,000 as of January 1, 2022.

Two Unbelievable Reasons Why Paralegal Resumes Get Tossed


Are You Guilty of This? By Chere B. Estrin. Are you sending your paralegal resume out with little or no response? Are you thinking about seeking a new position but not sure whether your resume will meet the test? Let’s talk turkey.

‘Stunned for Life’: The Use and Abuse of TASERs on Children and Youth

The Crime Report

Photo courtesy Strategies For Youth.

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.

Eastern District of Missouri Finds Limitation of Cross-Examination Under Rule 608(b) Did Not Warrant a New Trial

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 608(b) provides that Except for a criminal conviction under Rule 609, extrinsic evidence is not admissible to prove specific instances of a witness’s conduct in order to attack or support the witness’s character for truthfulness.


Germany moves toward repealing Nazi-era abortion law


Germany’s Ministry of Justice Monday announced a draft law for the repeal of a Nazi-era law that prohibits the dissemination of information on abortion. Section 219a of the German Criminal Code prohibits the advertisement of abortion for pecuniary benefit.

Hermès Names MetaBirkins NFT Creator in Trademark Infringement, Dilution Lawsuit

The Fashion Law

Hermès has filed a lawsuit against the individual behind the collection of 100 MetaBirkins non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) that include images depicting furry renderings of its famous Birkin bag.

Court grapples with choice-of-law doctrines in lawsuit seeking to recover painting taken by Nazis


Share The Supreme Court heard argument on Tuesday in Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation. The case was brought by a family seeking to recover a Camille Pissarro painting expropriated by the Nazis and now owned by a Spanish museum.

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.

A ‘Fair and Speedy Trial’ is a Pipe Dream for Many Poor Americans: Study

The Crime Report

While most Americans believe arrested people go to court soon after their arrest, Constitutional guarantees of a “fair and speedy trial” are infrequently honored in our under-resourced criminal justice system, according to a study produced by the Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

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Court of Appeals of Washington Finds 1981 Newspaper Article Admissible Against Mobil as an Ancient Document

EvidenceProf Blog

Similar to its federal counterpart, Washington Rule of Evidence 901(b)(8) provides that By way of illustration only, and not by way of limitation, the following are examples of authentication or identification conforming with the requirements of this rule: (8) Ancient

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What Do Brands Stand to Gain in Fights Over Their Marks in the Metaverse?

The Fashion Law

A number of recent instances in the virtual space have prompted discussions about branding – and trademarks, more specifically.

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Boston’s refusal to fly a Christian flag over city hall raises First Amendment questions


Share When it hears oral argument on Tuesday in Shurtleff v. City of Boston , the Supreme Court will return to the role of religion in public spaces.

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.

Gun Owners’ Personal Info Can Now Be Released to Violence Researchers

The Crime Report

Colorado Court of Appeals Reverses Drug Conviction Based on Insufficient Chain of Custody

EvidenceProf Blog

Similar to its federal counterpart, Colorado Rule of Evidence 901(a) provides that The requirement of authentication or identification as a condition precedent to admissibility is satisfied by evidence sufficient to support a finding that the matter in question is what

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US House approves voting rights bill amidst White House push for action


The US House of Representatives Friday approved H.R.5746 , the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, as President Biden made his way to Capitol Hill to push for progress on voting rights. The bill passed on a slim margin of 220-203 votes.

“It is False”: Justices Sotomayor and Gorsuch Disclaim NPR Story as “False”


Supreme Court justices Neil Gorsuch and Sonia Sotomayor issued a rare joint public statement Wednesday to disclaim the bombshell NPR report by Legal Affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg on the unpopularity of Gorsuch among his colleagues and his alleged refusal to wear a mask despite a request from Sotomayor.

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.

A quest to reclaim a Pissarro masterpiece hinges on the Erie doctrine


Share At the beginning of World War II, the heir of a prominent German Jewish art collector was forced to surrender her family’s Camille Pissarro painting to the Nazis.

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Is Online Learning Creating a Virtual School-to-Prison Pipeline?

The Crime Report

The school-to-prison pipeline has gone “virtual” as a result of online schooling during the pandemic, warned a paper published in the Loyola Children’s Legal Rights Journal.

Ironclad Raises $150M At $3.2B Valuation


It was barely more than a year ago that Ironclad raised a $100 million Series D round at a valuation of nearly $1 billion, and now the San Francisco-based company has raised a $150 million Series E at a $3.2 billion valuation.

New Jersey governor signs abortion rights bill into law


New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill Thursday guaranteeing abortion rights in the state. Murphy also signed legislation to expand contraception coverage under private insurance and Medicaid. The new legislation comes amid concerns that the US Supreme Court may overturn Roe v.

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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.