Wed.May 11, 2022

How To Be A Responsive Lawyer


A responsive lawyer is someone all clients want, and whether you are in-house or still toiling in the law firm world, it’s time to revisit your responsiveness game.

Afghanistan dispatch: ‘The women of Afghanistan are going straight into slavery.’


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

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Justices decline to block execution of Arizona man with schizophrenia


Share The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed Arizona to execute a man who suffered from severe mental illness and, according to his lawyers, did not understand why the state wanted to put him to death.

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Meta sued in Kenya over poor working conditions


A former Facebook moderator filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Kenya’s Employment and Labor Court against Facebook’s parent company, Meta, over poor working conditions.

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.

Investing in Public Schools Reduces Crime: Michigan Study

The Crime Report

A new University of Michigan study has found that increases in public school funding early in children’s lives can reduce adult crime, reports

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‘Be Prepared’: SolarWinds-Style Cyber Attacks Threaten Americans

The Crime Report

In December 2020, foreign hackers penetrated major U.S.

Canada appeals court strikes down environmental assessment law


The Court of Appeal of Alberta Tuesday ruled that Canada’s environmental Impact Assessment Act is unconstitutional.

Camden, NJ Man Paralyzed by Police Wins $10 Million Settlement

The Crime Report

Camden County in New Jersey has agreed to a $10 million settlement in a federal excessive force lawsuit filed by Xavier Ingram, who was paralyzed following a 2014 police encounter, reports New It is allegedly the largest settlement of any police brutality case in the state’s history.


Department of Education Opens Investigation into Liberty University


Liberty is accused of dismissing sexual assault complaints, retaliating against survivors, and forcing LGBT students into "conversion therapy" programs. Civil Rights conversion therapy Department of Education gay conversion therapy investigation liberty liberty university sexual assault time kaine

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.

Global Incarceration, Prison Capacity Expanding at ‘Alarming Rate’

The Crime Report

Mississippi State Penitentiary, Photo courtesy Mississippi Health Department.

How to Hire a Digital Marketing Agency for Your Law Firm

Attorney at Work

Marketing firms, like law firms, vary widely in expertise, capabilities and strategic vision. Ask these questions before hiring a digital marketing agency.

CDC Reports Historic Surge in Gun Deaths in First Year of the Pandemic

The Crime Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that more than 45,000 Americans died in gun-related incidents in 2020 as the pandemic spread in the United States, the highest number on record, with the gun homicide rate being the highest reported since 1994, reports the New York Times.


“For Supreme Court justices, secrecy is part of the job”


“For Supreme Court justices, secrecy is part of the job”: Jessica Gresko of The Associated Press has this report

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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.

Automated Chatbots in Justice System Raise Concerns of Bias, Privacy

The Crime Report

A number of bots being rolled out by U.S. justice systems have advocates saying they improve access to services while critics warn automation opens the door for errors, bias, and privacy violations, reports Reuters.

Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe Says What We’re All Thinking About The Supreme Court

Above The Law

The Court's legitimacy is 'clearly in question.'. The post Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe Says What We’re All Thinking About The Supreme Court appeared first on Above the Law. Courts Alito Leak Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Harvard Law School Laurence Tribe SCOTUS Supreme Court

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Violence Interruptors Hobbled by Burnout, Lack of Resources

The Crime Report

While several cities have set their sights on violence interruption to solve the problems of gun violence and over-policing in communities of color, those who work with such organizations say there is still a lack of the infrastructure workers need to succeed, reports NBC News.

“Why ‘Pro-Life’ Advocates Love Late-Term Abortions”


“Why ‘Pro-Life’ Advocates Love Late-Term Abortions”: Sherry F. Colb has this post at “Dorf on Law ”

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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.

U.S. Admission of Ukrainian Migrants Highlights Disparities at the Border

The Crime Report

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“Forty Years of Attacks and Slurs Against Justice Thomas”


“Forty Years of Attacks and Slurs Against Justice Thomas”: Mark Paoletta has this essay online at Newsweek


Moving Closer To A World Without Roe — See Also

Above The Law

The Real Reason Behind The SCOTUS Leak: Conservatives don't want the John Roberts treatment. Legitimacy Crisis Rocks The Supreme Court: Because *gestures broadly at everything.*. Everything Old Is New Again: That goes for legal tech AND reproductive rights.

“How a 40-Year-Old Supreme Court Ruling May Quash the Book Banning Wave”


“How a 40-Year-Old Supreme Court Ruling May Quash the Book Banning Wave”: Tony Mauro has this post at Freedom Forum

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.

Challenges to administrative action and retroactive relief for prisoners


Share The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here.

“Justices to meet for 1st time since leak of draft Roe ruling”


“Justices to meet for 1st time since leak of draft Roe ruling”: Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko of The Associated Press have this report

The morning read for Wednesday, May 11


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

“Man whose conviction was one of first overturned on tribal jurisdiction grounds receives life in federal prison”


“Man whose conviction was one of first overturned on tribal jurisdiction grounds receives life in federal prison”: Jacob Factor of The Tulsa World has this report


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.