Tue.Jul 05, 2022

Accepting Crypto Payments for Legal Services

Attorney at Work

Over the past few years, many law firms have started cryptocurrency practice groups. But are these law firms accepting crypto as payment? Some are. The acceptance makes sense because, for better or worse, cryptocurrency is here to stay.

Maryland Governor directs police to lower gun carrying standard

JURIST

Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday directed the Maryland State police to suspend the state’s “good and substantial reason” standard for permits to carry handguns after the US Supreme Court struck down a similar New York law last month.

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Prosecutorial Misconduct Implicated in 550 Death Penalty Reversals, Exonerations

The Crime Report

An analysis by the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) has discovered rampant prosecutorial misconduct in death penalty prosecutions, finding more than 550 prosecutorial misconduct reversals and exonerations in capital cases, amounting to roughly 5.6

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EU passes landmark digital consumer protection regulations

JURIST

The European Union (EU) Tuesday officially approved two landmark pieces of digital consumer protection legislation: the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and the Digital Services Act (DSA).

Take Control of Your Contracts Without Wrecking the Budget

Manually managing contracts is time-consuming and leaves you prone to errors. Missed dates, overwritten versions, & poor governance leads to frustration & lost revenue. That’s why more businesses are turning to Contract Management Software. Download this checklist to understand what's right for you!

The Deadly Link Between Climate Change and Incarceration

The Crime Report

A prisoner named “Big Jeff” is pictured at the Northern Nevada Correctional Institute near Reno. Photography courtesy of Ron Levine, Prisoners of Age.

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Courts Virtual Summit Series: Cyber Security in the Courts – Ask the Experts

CourtTechBulletin

Following the recent Cyber Monday series of workshops hosted by the Joint Technology Committee (JTC) , the IJIS Courts Advisory Committee (ICAC) is offering a chance to engage with the experts in an extended Q&A forum. Participants will hear from numerous professionals with first-hand knowledge and experiences and also be encouraged to participate in an open discussion with a chance to drill down in more detail than the usual presentation format. Read more ».

Canada dispatch: Pride Month 2022 illustrated that even LGBTQ+ friendly countries still have a long way to go

JURIST

Canadian law students and young lawyers are reporting for JURIST on national and international developments in and affecting Canada. Mélanie Cantin is a JURIST Staff Correspondent in Ottawa, and a 1L at the University of Ottawa.

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US federal judge rules drug distributors not responsible for West Virginia opioid epidemic

JURIST

The United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Monday ruled in favor of drug companies in landmark case City of Huntington, West Virginia v. AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation et al.

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Take Control Of Your Contracts Without Wrecking The Budget

Manually managing contracts is error-prone & time-consuming. Missed dates, overwritten versions & poor governance leads to frustration & lost revenue. That’s why more businesses are turning to Contract Management Software. Download this checklist to understand which features are right for you.

Rural Texas DAs’ Big Prosecution Dreams

LegalReader

Legislation may be introduced allowing rural Texas DAs to prosecute people outside of their jurisdictions, greasing a slippery slope.

Afghanistan dispatch: major Taliban policy event overlooks economic crisis and women’s rights

JURIST

Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation on the ground since the Taliban takeover. Here, a young lawyer in Kabul reports on a recent high-profile policy event that proved disappointing to the many Afghans waiting for resolutions to the country’s economic crisis, women’s professional and educational rights, and other key issues. For privacy and security reasons, we are withholding our correspondent’s name.

Potential Legal Issues in the Home Buying Process

LegalReader

There are lots of legal issues that can come with buying a house, but if you know how to handle them your home purchase will go smoothly. News & Politics buying a home buying a house purchasing a home purchasing a house real estate

France repatriates women and children from northeast Syria camps

JURIST

France Tuesday repatriated 35 children and 16 mothers from suspected terrorist-associated camps in northeastern Syria. The mothers now face judicial proceedings, while the children will remain in the custody of French child welfare services.

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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.

End-of-term reviews for the 2021-22 Supreme Court term

SCOTUSBlog

Share We’ve compiled a list of events offering expert analysis on the Supreme Court’s 2021-22 term. All are free and available to the public.

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Michigan Police Department Apologizes for Using Photos of Black Men for Target Practice

The Crime Report

A police department in Farmington Hills, Mich., will conduct a legal review after photographs of shooting range targets with images of Black men on them were taken at the department’s practice area, The Guardian reports.

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TCDI Completes Its Acquisition of Aon’s E-Discovery Practice, Expanding Its Reach Into the U.K.

LawSites

North Carolina-based TCDI , a company that provides e-discovery and cybersecurity software and services, has completed its acquisition of the e-discovery practice of London-based global professional services firm Aon.

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The Right Lessons to Learn From Chesa Boudin’s Recall  

The Crime Report

The recall of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin on June 7 sparked sensational headlines that wrongly labeled the outcome a sign that movement to end mass incarceration has lost the public’s support. Those of us working on justice system reform know this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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.

Sonia Sotomayor, Lead Dissenter, Is The Supreme Court’s ‘Voice Of Reason’

Above The Law

She's taking over for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The post Sonia Sotomayor, Lead Dissenter, Is The Supreme Court’s ‘Voice Of Reason’ appeared first on Above the Law. Courts Quote of the Day Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court

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The morning read for Tuesday, July 5

SCOTUSBlog

Share Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at roundup@scotusblog.com.

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Supreme Court Officials SHOCKED To Learn That Supreme Court Rules Apply To The Supreme Court

Above The Law

Marshal of the Supreme Court asks governors if they'd be willing to commit some grave constitutional violations among friends. The post Supreme Court Officials SHOCKED To Learn That Supreme Court Rules Apply To The Supreme Court appeared first on Above the Law. Courts First Amendment Supreme Court

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Access the 2022 MoloLamken Supreme Court Business Briefing

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Access the 2022 MoloLamken Supreme Court Business Briefing: Via this link

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Legal Operations 101: A Blueprint for Modern Legal Departments

Legal departments are no longer asking whether to invest in legal operations. Instead, they're interested in building a team that will deliver positive outcomes. Gain insight into key factors required for strong legal ops, process optimization, and more!

Asylum-seeker reflects on ABA pro bono assistance in pursuing American dream

ABA Journal

In honor of World Refugee Day and National Immigrant Heritage Month , the ABA Commission on Immigration offered this inspiring essay from Abdullahi Abdigaani,…

Mississippi judge allows state trigger ban to take effect, orders abortion clinic to close

JURIST

A Mississippi judge Tuesday blocked a challenge to the state’s abortion ban, shutting down abortion access in the cascading aftermath of the US Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision. Chancery Court Judge Debbra K.

After Court Tosses Steve Bannon’s Ploy To Blame His Lawyer, He Tries Repeating It Again LOUDER

Above The Law

Yeah, that'll work. The post After Court Tosses Steve Bannon’s Ploy To Blame His Lawyer, He Tries Repeating It Again LOUDER appeared first on Above the Law. Courts Government Steve Bannon

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Florida law banning abortions after 15 weeks in effect despite injunction

JURIST

A Florida law banning abortions after 15 weeks is still in effect as of Tuesday despite an earlier injunction. Judge John Cooper issued an order on Friday temporarily halting the law, HB5 , from taking effect.

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