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Gain Experience with Paralegal Pro Bono Work

Paralegal Bootcamp

If you haven’t done any paralegal pro bono work, you could be missing out.

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Canada man charged with terrorism for plot to stage coup in Haiti

JURIST

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Thursday announced terrorism charges against Gérald Nicolas, a 51-year-old resident of Lévis, Quebec. The RCMP allege that he planned a terrorist act to overthrow the Haitian government.

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Berkley PD in Disarray After Leaked Racist Texts, Calls for Quotas

The Crime Report

A leak of the president of the police officers’ union for the Berkley Police Department texts shows alleged racially insensitive remarks and calls for arrest quotas sending the department in disarray, Noah Goldberg reports for the Los Angeles Times. . City officials confirmed that Sgt.

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US judge blocks part of Florida law limiting professors’ views on racism and sexism

JURIST

The US District Court for the Nothern District of Florida Thursday blocked part of a Florida law that limits what professors at public universities can believe about racism and sexism.

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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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5 Ways to Figure Out What You Want

Attorney at Work

Jamie Spannhake | Why is it so hard to figure out what we want? Let's take a new approach. The post 5 Ways to Figure Out What You Want appeared first on Attorney at Work. Friday Five Lawyer Health Lawyer Stress Well-Being Work-Life Balance You At Work

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DOJ: Four Officers Plead Guilty to Federal Crimes This Week

The Crime Report

Three former NYPD cops pleaded guilty to a bribery scheme while a former New Orleans police officer pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old crime victim in a rough week for law enforcement criminal misconduct. .

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Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to 135 months in prison for defrauding Theranos investors, judge determines $121M total loss to investors

JURIST

Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Friday was sentenced in San Jose, CA by US District Judge Edward Davila to 135 months (11.25 years) in prison and three years of supervised release following her prison sentence.

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How Law Firms Benefit From Outsourcing Legal Transcription

LegalReader

The decision to try legal transcription is entirely up to you and your law firm. But considering its growth over the last two years, we feel it's safe to say the legal industry approves. .

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Manhattan district attorney dismisses 188 convictions following officer misconduct investigation

JURIST

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Jr. Thursday moved to vacate 188 misdemeanor convictions tied to eight New York City Police Department officers.

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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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What Assets Will Be Protected from Divorce Settlements?

LegalReader

As per law, the property that has been awarded to you from your ancestors as an inheritance or personal gift will be considered separate property.

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Three sentenced by Dutch court in flight MH17 crash trial

JURIST

The District Court of The Hague Thursday sentenced three defendents to life imprisonment in the Flight MH17 criminal case. Leonid Kharchenko and Sergei Dubinskiy were present at sentencing, and Igor Girkin was found guilty in absentia.

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What You Need to Know About Filing for Divorce in Utah

LegalReader

Pretrial conferences are required for divorcing parties before they can schedule a trial date. News & Politics amicable divorce children and divorce covid-19 divorce increase divorce and children divorce and finances divorce and mental health divorce attorney divorce lawyer

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UK dismisses challenge to extradition of former FIFA vice president to US to face corruption charges

JURIST

The UK Privy Council Thursday dismissed former FIFA vice president Jack Warner’s appeal against a US extradition request in the USA v. Webb Et Al (known as the FIFA corruption case).

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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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This Week In Rideshare: Layoffs, Safety and NYC

LegalReader

10,000 job cuts, DoorDash adds new features and NYC drivers get paid. LegalRideshare breaks it down. News & Politics legalrideshare rideshare apps rideshare companies rideshare safety rideshare services this week in rideshare

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Moderate improvements for gender equality in law in 2021, New Zealand Law Society reports

JURIST

The New Zealand Law Society Thursday released the results of their Gender Equality Charter, reporting on developments in gender equality among legal workplaces in New Zealand in the past year.

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Court Strikes Down Appeal for Rikers Federal Monitor

The Crime Report

Under pressure to respond to the high volume of deaths and misconduct at Rikers Island, a U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain denied requests by attorneys of Rikers Island detainees to appoint a federal receiver to regulate the jail, Matt Katz reports for the Gothamist.

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Biden administration: Saudi crown prince should have immunity from US lawsuit over Jamal Khashoggi murder

JURIST

The US Department of State Thursday released a letter stating that Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohhammed bin Salman should have immunity in a US case regarding his role in the murder of Saudi-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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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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FBI: Unauthorized Chinese ‘Police Stations’ in U.S. Cities Are ‘Outrageous’ 

The Crime Report

FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers Thursday that the U.S. is concerned about the Chinese government setting up unauthorized stations allegedly operating as abroad ‘police stations,’ Michael Martina and Ted Hesson report for Reuters.

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At COP 27, Developing Countries Fight to Define a Global Goal on Adaptation

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By Martin Lockman. At the 27 th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, delegations are hard at work determining the contours of how nations should prepare for climate change.

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Alabama Fails To Execute Man In Judicial Override Case 

The Crime Report

Today, we’re following up on the scheduled execution of Kenneth Smith. Evan Mealins reported from the scene in Atmore, Alabama for the Montgomery Advertiser. Smith’s execution was delayed by hours of court back-and-forth.

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“National Injunction vs. Vacatur: The Tension Intensifies.”

HowAppealing

“National Injunction vs. Vacatur: The Tension Intensifies.” ” Samuel Bray has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.” ” The post “National Injunction vs. Vacatur: The Tension Intensifies.” ” appeared first on How Appealing

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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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Reduced Prison Sentences Lead Spain to Reconsider New Sex Abuse Law

The Crime Report

Spain’s new ‘yes means yes’ law, which puts any non-consensual sex into the category of rape, is being reviewed following concerns from victims, law enforcement and advocates, Graham Keeley reports for Euro News.

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Film Friday: Hollywood Studios Backing Away From Vaccine Mandates

The Hollywood Lawyer

Hollywood studios are backing away from blanket vaccine mandates on some productions.

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DOJ Probes Oklahoma Mental Health Sytem and Police Department Response

The Crime Report

The Department of Justice on Thursday announced an investigation into Oklahoma’s Mental Health System based on Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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As Companies Rein In Legal Spend, They Are Bullish on Leveraging Legal Tech, Survey Says

LawSites

Not surprisingly given the economy, a survey of inhouse legal professionals finds that companies are slowing down or freezing hiring, reducing outside counsel spending, and conducting layoffs.

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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.