Are You Pretty Enough for Your Job?


Your Hidden Weapons. By Chere B. Estrin. Some time back, I was on the cover of a legal trade publication. I was so excited. The editor wanted to portray me as a fortune teller predicting the future of the legal industry.

Supreme Court of Arizona Eliminates Peremptory Challenges

EvidenceProf Blog

The Supreme Court of Arizona has taken the landmark step of eliminating peremptory challenges from jury selection in both civil and criminal cases. So, what does this mean, and why did the court do it? During jury selection, there are

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Supreme Court adds two cases involving Native Americans to docket


The Supreme Court added two new cases Monday involving Native Americans to its docket this term. The first case is Denezpi v. United States , which asks the Court to consider an issue regarding the double jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment.

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Roger Royse: 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Field


An Interview with Chere Estrin. Exposure. It does little good to be a Top Lawyer if nobody knows about it. This can happen organically because word of good legal work will get around and will beget more legal work. Whether it happens by accident or design, Top Lawyers are known.

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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.

Amazon appeals $865M fine imposed by Luxembourg data protection authority


Amazon filed an appeal at the Luxembourg Administrative Tribunal on Friday challenging an $865M fine imposed by Luxembourg National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD). The penalty was handed down for violations of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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UN Human Rights Council recognize sustainable environment as a human right


The United Human Rights Council recognized a “ safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment” as a fundamental human right on Friday. .

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Norway Supreme Court rules for Sámi reindeer herders in wind power case


The Supreme Court of Norway unanimously ruled Monday that the license for a Storheia and Roan wind power plant is invalid.

Civil rights groups sue over Oklahoma law banning critical race theory


A group of civil rights organizations filed suit on Tuesday challenging Oklahoma HB 1775 , which prevents public schools from requiring students to learn about critical race theory and gender discrimination.

Sierra Leone abolishes death penalty


Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio signed a bill Friday that abolishes the death penalty in the country. The new law makes Sierra Leone the 23rd African country to officially abolish the death penalty. .

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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.

10 Tips for Summarizing Medical Records


Summarizing medical records can be a major part of a paralegal’s job, yet it is one that gets little attention in the curriculum of many paralegal certificate programs. As one who has had to learn it the hard way, I’d like to offer my top 10 tips for summarizing medical records. Know Your Purpose.

Chile becomes first country to pass neuro-rights law


Chile became the first country in the world to protect neuro-rights after the Chamber of Deputies approved Wednesday an amendment to the Chilean Constitution. The bill is expected to be signed into law by their president soon.

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Federal appeals court upholds Florida law requiring felons to pay debts before voting


The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Monday upheld a 2019 Florida law that prevents felons from voting until they pay their legal financial obligations of fines, fees, and restitution.

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DC Attorney General adds Mark Zuckerberg as defendant in Facebook privacy lawsuit


District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine on Wednesday announced the addition of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as a defendant to an existing lawsuit over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, where the data firm harvested information from as many as 87 million individuals without their knowledge.

Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation, & Lindsay Harrison, Marketing Coordinator, Grand Pacific Resorts

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.

Top Lawyers: Sheila Murphy of Focus Forward Consulting On The 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Specific Field of Law


An Interview With Chere Estrin. Lawyers must be able to be strong advocates for themselves, as well as their clients.

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Fifth Circuit Grants Qualified Immunity To Officers Who Tased Man Soaked in Gasoline, Knowing it Would Light Him on Fire

EvidenceProf Blog

The qualified immunity doctrine insulates governmental agents from liability for unconstitutional acts as long “as their conduct does not violate clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known.” The primary purpose of the doctrine


UN High Commissioner warns of imminent attack by Myanmar military


The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a press release on Friday warning of the possibility of an imminent attack by the Myanmar military against its opponents.

HRW report: Algeria authorities urged to drop efforts to dissolve prominent civil society group


Five international rights groups are urging Algerian authorities to drop their effort to dissolve a prominent civil society group over alleged violation of the law on associations, Human Rights Watch stated in a report on Monday.

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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.

UN rights chief warns of human rights catastrophe in Myanmar


UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned Thursday that urgent action is needed to prevent a human rights catastrophe in Myanmar. The UN Human Rights Office issued a new report documenting serious human rights and international humanitarian law violations.

Medical Debt Purchased by Debt Buyers for Pennies on the Dollar, but Sue For the Full Amount

Diane Drain

Dirty Little Secret – medical bills are the highest they have ever been and debtor buyers are paying pennies on the dollar to purchase the debts, but then sue the borrower for the full amount of the debt. Article Yahoo!Finance, Finance, Adriana Belmone, June 21, 2021. Medical debt is the no.

Afghanistan dispatches: ‘the central bank as well as commercial banks are running out of dollar banknotes’


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. Here, a lawyer in Kabul offers his personal observations and perspective on recent banking and financial developments in Afghanistan.

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Ethiopia expels UN officials putting millions at risk: HRW report


Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on Friday in response to a decision by Ethiopia’s federal government to declare seven senior UN officials as “persona non grata,” meaning they are unwelcome in the country.

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.

California Genetic Information Privacy Act signed into law


California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 41, Genetic Information Privacy Act , into law on Wednesday, requiring direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to provide information and obtain consumers’ express consent regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of genetic data. “

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Planning Your Contract Management System


When paralegals are looking at alternative paralegal careers outside the popular litigation paralegal field, contract management does not usually come to mind. However, there seems to be an increase in paralegal job opportunities in the field of contract management.

Brazil senators accuse Bolsonaro of exacerbating COVID-19 outbreak


Brazilian senators investigating the handling of the country’s COVID-19 outbreak filed their final report Wednesday on whether President Jair Bolsonaro is responsible for more than 300,000 COVID-19-related deaths in Brazil.

Paralegal Checklist: Countdown to Hitting Send


Paralegals often initiate or respond to dozens of emails, instant messages, and other electronic communications daily. This pace doesn’t provide much time to devote to any one of these messages.

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.

Dublin Circuit Court confirms €450,000 fine for Twitter delay in reporting data breach


The Dublin Circuit Court (DCC) on Monday confirmed the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) decision to fine Twitter € 450,000 for its delay in reporting a data breach.

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EU Parliament legal affairs committee adopts Digital Services Act recommendations


Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) adopted Thursday the committee’s recommendations on the Digital Services Act. This act comes amongst concerns about user privacy and free speech online.

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Breaking Down the Three Charges Against Derek Chauvin

EvidenceProf Blog

On Monday, there will be closing arguments in the Derek Chauvin trial. In this post, I will break down the three charges that Chauvin faces in connection with the death of George Floyd. Second Degree Murder First, Chauvin is charged


India government increases abortion limit to 24 weeks


The Government of India Tuesday notified the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Rules, 2021. These rules increase the upper limit for abortion from 20 weeks to 24 weeks for certain categories of women.

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.

Grammar Giggle – My Kind of Wine Glass!


I saw this in a catalog I received. While I would definitely use the second one for wine, since the page before uses the same description on a typical wine glass, I’m just saying that someone missed this in the review.

Top Lawyers: Randy Zelin of Cornell University Law School On The 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Specific Field of Law


An Interview With Chere Estrin. Be empathetic. Put yourself in the client’s shoes. Have you ever been a client? Wouldn’t you want your call returned; your matter attended to? Wouldn’t you want to understand what’s happening in advance of it happening? Wouldn’t you want to feel cared for and secure?

Judge Grants Keith Davis a New (Sixth) Trial

EvidenceProf Blog

Today, Judge Sylvester Cox granted the motion of Keith Davis Jr. for a new trial (Download Motion for new trial). Amelia McDonell-Parry covered Keith's case on the Undisclosed podcast. Keith's case is far too complicated to cover in a single


Afghanistan dispatches: ‘no public university is resumed since the Taliban came to power’


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. Here, a lawyer in Kabul offers his observations and perspective on recent developments in Taliban university policy.