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You Need a Cannabis Business Plan


By and large, cannabis businesses are small businesses. We’ve represented hundreds of these businesses over the years, in many states. Within these businesses one finds many kinds of people.

5 Tips for Making Recruiters Your Best Friend and Career Miracle Worker


. Recruiters can be your best ally in developing your career. It’s that time again. We struggle as to whether it’s time to change jobs, hang in there or be thankful we’re in the best firm in the world. Well, maybe the best. OK, the best so far.


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California Psychedelic Law Updates


It’s been a while since I provided an update on the state of California psychedelics law, but there have been a few important updates in the last few weeks, so it’s now that time.

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UN rights chief calls for safeguards on artificial intelligence


UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called Wednesday for a moratorium on artificial intelligence (AI) systems that threaten human rights until enough safeguards are in place.

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.

Getting the Most Out of Your Paralegal Internship


Is a paralegal internship worth the time? Put yourself in this situation: you have recently finished your academic studies and are set up at a local law firm to intern as a paralegal for the next few weeks.

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The FDA Warns Consumers of the Risks Associated with Delta-8 THC Products


On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”) released its first statement via a consumer update regarding Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (“Delta-8 THC”).

DOJ requests emergency order to block Texas abortion ban


The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an emergency motion Tuesday seeking to immediately block Texas’ controversial abortion restriction pending further proceedings. The DOJ filed suit against Texas earlier this month, challenging the constitutionality of Senate Bill 8 (SB 8).

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Thoughts on Notes


[link] As has happened many times in the past I was prompted by the most recent NCSC Tiny Chat on the Hawai’i Online Dispute Resolution system that preparing notes on one’s legal issue in dispute could be useful? That got me to look at what web-based notes applications are available?

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Diane Was Fabulous During Our Bankruptcy

Diane Drain

“Her assurance that there was nothing to be ashamed of, gave us the incentive to proceed.” Diane was fabulous during our bankruptcy, guiding us every step of the way. After medical bills got us behind, we didn’t know where to turn and felt uncomfortable filing.

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.

Supreme Court of Wyoming Finds Statements on Bodycam Footage Were Admissible as Excited Utterances

EvidenceProf Blog

Similar to its federal counterpart, Wyoming Rule of Evidence 803(2) provides an exception to the rule against hearsay for A statement relating to a startling event or condition made while the declarant was under the stress of excitement caused by

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Minnesota Cannabis: Appellate Court Rules that Hemp-Derived Cannabinoids in Liquid (But Not Leafy!) Form are Unlawful


We don’t write about criminal cases often, but a recent decision from the Minnesota Court of Appeals caught my eye because of its potential impact on the people of Minnesota and businesses engaged in processing, manufacturing, possession, or selling of Hemp/CBD in Minnesota.

Federal court blocks parents in Tennessee from opting out of school mask mandates


How to Get the Most from CTC2021 with Exhibitors and Sponsors


Exhibitors and sponsors are a fundamental part of the CTC experience. There are dozens of booths in the exhibit hall. One can plan your in-person visit with our online exhibit hall map so you don’t miss anything.

Process Serving Made Easy: Serve in All 50 States Using One Platform

Speaker: PROOF

PROOF has revolutionized service of process. Using our online platform, create serve requests nationwide and receive live updates with mapped verification of each attempt. PROOF’s technology provides users with complete transparency from start to finish.

America’s Justice System Needs a ‘Course Correction’: Jeremy Travis

The Crime Report

Jeremy Travis. Photo courtesy John Jay College. In one way or another, Jeremy Travis has been involved in almost every significant criminal justice reform effort of the past 50 years.

13 Fascinating Facts About Self-Driving Cars


A study published in Science Direct shows that out of the motor vehicle collisions studied, 64.2 percent of those involving autonomous vehicles were rear-end accidents, compared to 28.3 percent of accidents involving conventional vehicles.


North Carolina court permanently enjoins controversial voter ID law


A three-judge panel of the Wake County Superior Court in North Carolina permanently enjoined the state’s controversial voter ID law, holding that it discriminates against Black voters.

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Rep. Nunes Wins Major Victory In Defamation Case Against Ryan Lizza and Hearst


We have been following a slew of defamation lawsuits by political figures over the last few years. ( See, e.g., here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here ).

Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials of Wealth Management

Speaker: Vi Pham, Attorney at Law

Wealth management is a guaranteed practice: as paralegals, it's essential that you know the complexities of wealth management in order to ensure that your client's rights are protected to their fullest extent. Join Vi Pham, Attorney and educator, in this exclusive webinar that will leave you feeling brushed up and ready. This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential.

UN Human Rights Commissioner Calls for Moratorium on Artificial Intelligence

The Crime Report

The use and sale of artificial intelligence systems should be suspended until governments can establish “guardrails” to protect privacy, says the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR).

Lawsuit is Filed Over Use of Tire Chalk to Monitor Parking


Woman seeks $50 million and class-action status of tire chalking lawsuit.

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Washington State’s Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine: A Minefield for Ketamine Management Services Organizations


Many ketamine clinics enter into management agreements with management services organizations (“MSO”).

Afghanistan dispatches: female civil servants to be fired and replaced by men in new Taliban decree


JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban.

Indiana Police: Drunk Driver Called Wife To Rescue Him…Wife Then Crashed into his Car Drunk


Police in Poseyville, Indiana have a curious criminal case. It started when at 8:24 pm Donald Ricketts, 56, of Poseyville, drove left of center of a highway and struck the driver’s side of a tractor-trailer. He was allegedly drunk and called his wife to come get him.

Major abortion case set for argument on Dec. 1


Share The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will hear argument on Dec. 1 in a challenge to a Mississippi law that bans almost all abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. The case, Dobbs v.

Homicides Increased at Slower Rate in 2021: PERF

The Crime Report

Major police agencies reported increases in homicides, shootings and carjackings over the first seven months of 2021, according to a survey released by the Police Executive Research Foundation (PERF).


Cannabis Litigation: Solar Therapeutics’ Principal Claims No Personal Liability for Copyright Infringement


Recently, we covered Sacha Baron Cohen and his company’s copyright infringement lawsuit against Massachusetts dispensary Solar Therapeutics, its President and Director, Edward Dow III, filed a motion to dismiss this week for failure to demonstrate Mr. Dow is personally liable for Solar’s conduct.

European organizations urge Poland to change definition of rape and stop restricting press freedom


Several European organizations on Thursday called upon Poland to make changes to the legal definition of rape and condemned attacks on media and the free press.

Heckler’s Veto: Sixty-Six Percent of College Students Say Stopping Speech Is Free Speech


We have previously discussed the worrisome signs of a rising generation of censors in the country as leaders and writers embrace censorship and blacklisting.

Paralegal Automation: Will Paralegals Be Automated?

Sharon Miki

Worried about paralegal automation? Read our blog post to find out if paralegals will be automated and how automation will impact paralegals

COVID Telehealth Fraud Caused $1.4B in Losses: DOJ

The Crime Report

The Department of Justice has filed criminal charges against 138 defendants — including 42 doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals — for their alleged participation in numerous health care fraud schemes resulting in nearly $1.4

California Cannabis Owners and FIHs Get New Treatment Under DCC Emergency Cannabis Regulations


I’ve preached before on the blog about how often our firm gets pulled into M&A deals where the parties have screwed up reporting the transaction to cannabis regulators on both the state and local levels.