Wed.Sep 21, 2022

Three Tips on How to be a Great Mentee

Attorney at Work

As a long-time mentor, I have had the privilege of mentoring hundreds of mentees. Some of these mentor relationships lasted only for a single 30-minute “pick-your-brain” session, while others have been as needed over the trajectory of the lawyers’ careers.

Uyghur Tribunal delivers judgment, alleges state-sponsored genocide in China

JURIST

The Uyghur Tribunal, a self-described “ people’s tribunal ” established in the UK, Tuesday appended a December 2021 judgment , incorporating nearly 300 additional pages of historical background, definitions and evidence.

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Justice Department Undercounts Prison, Jail Deaths By Nearly 1,000, Senate Finds

The Crime Report

At least 990 deaths in state prisons and local jails went uncounted by the federal government in fiscal year 2021 alone, indicating failures in how the Justice Department oversees the federal Death in Custody Reporting Act (DCRA), reports NBC News.

Ron DeSantis Accused Of Abusing Federal Funds And Jonathan Turley Is Right There To Offer Argle-Bargle Analysis

Above The Law

Big day in 'abusing COVID funds' news. The post Ron DeSantis Accused Of Abusing Federal Funds And Jonathan Turley Is Right There To Offer Argle-Bargle Analysis appeared first on Above the Law. Government COVID Crime Immigration Ron DeSantis

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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!

Why Homicide Counts Can Be Misleading

The Crime Report

Most public combats between criminal justice reformers and law-and-order conservatives are as stylized as Kabuki theater.

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U.S. Spy Agencies Slammed for Failure to Address Foreign Threats

The Crime Report

A bipartisan report by the Senate Intelligence Committee says that U.S.

Alianza Americas files class-action against FL Governor for flight of migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard

JURIST

Alianza Americas Tuesday filed a class-action lawsuit against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on behalf of nearly 50 migrants flown from San Antonio, Texas, to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The case is in federal court in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

47 Defendants Charged in $250M COVID Aid Fraud Scheme

The Crime Report

The Justice Department has charged 47 defendants with defrauding a federal program of $250 million that provided food for needy children during the pandemic, the largest COVID-related fraud uncovered to date reports Washington Post.

Ireland files intervention in ICJ investigation of alleged Russian genocide in Ukraine

JURIST

Ireland Tuesday filed a declaration of intervention in the Registry of the Court in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case of Ukraine v. Russian Federation. Human rights experts across the world have accused Russia of genocide during its invasion of Ukraine.

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.

Thinning Supply of Rare Bourbons Whets Thirst of Criminals

The Crime Report

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Myanmar dispatch: what is happening in Myanmar, or where do you stand on the Rohingya, NUG?

JURIST

Myanmar law students are reporting for JURIST on challenges to the rule of law in their country under the military junta that deposed the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi in February 2021.

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Texas Judge Rules U.S. Can’t Stop People With Felony Indictments From Buying Guns

The Crime Report

Texas U.S. District Judge David Counts has ruled that a federal law barring people under felony indictment from purchasing guns is unconstitutional, reports the Washington Post.

Biden addresses UN General Assembly, pledges ‘solidarity’ with Ukraine

JURIST

US President Joe Biden Wednesday spoke to the UN General Assembly. Biden used the forum to sharply criticize Russia’s war in Ukraine and tout his administration’s accomplishments. Biden began his remarks by telling the assembled world leaders: Let us speak plainly.

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.

U.S., Ukraine Announce Joint Effort to Investigate War Crimes, Sanctions Violators

The Crime Report

A mass grave was discovered earlier this year after Rujssian forces retreated from the village of Bucha near Kyev. Photo via CNN stil l. Attorney General Merrick B.

The morning read for Wednesday, Sept. 21

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.

“First, Smear All the Lawyers; David Enrich casts my firm in a false light and argues some clients don’t deserve representation”

HowAppealing

“First, Smear All the Lawyers; David Enrich casts my firm in a false light and argues some clients don’t deserve representation”: Kevyn Orr will have this op-ed in Thursday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal. The post “First, Smear All the Lawyers; David Enrich casts my firm in a false light and argues some clients don’t deserve representation” appeared first on How Appealing

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Is It Okay For a Lawyer to Text with Clients?

ALPS

Is it okay for a lawyer to text with clients? This question is one that keeps coming up. The short answer is yes; but just because you can do something, doesn’t mean it’s always a good idea. I say this because texting is ubiquitous in our culture.

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.

“Florida brings battle over social media regulation to Supreme Court; The state attorney general filed a petition to the court Wednesday, after two lower courts split on decisions about social media laws”

HowAppealing

“Florida brings battle over social media regulation to Supreme Court; The state attorney general filed a petition to the court Wednesday, after two lower courts split on decisions about social media laws”: Will Oremus and Cat Zakrzewski of The Washington Post have this report. Brendan Pierson of Reuters reports that “ Florida asks U.S. Supreme Court to revive law targeting social media ‘censorship.’

LA County Sheriffs Ousted From County Supervisor’s Criminal Investigation

The Crime Report

California Attorney General Rob Bonta on Tuesday took control from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department of a controversial criminal investigation into county Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and others, reports the Los Angeles Times.

“House Jan. 6 committee comes to agreement to interview Ginni Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas”

HowAppealing

“House Jan. 6 committee comes to agreement to interview Ginni Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas”: Bart Jansen and John Fritze of USA Today have this report. The post “House Jan. 6 committee comes to agreement to interview Ginni Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas” appeared first on How Appealing

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‘Lethal’ Jail Conditions Free Detainee from Rikers

The Crime Report

Bronx Criminal Court Judge Wanda Licitra has ordered the release of a man who had been incarcerated on Rikers Island, citing his inability to pay a $500 bail and the violent and increasingly lethal conditions at the jail, reports The City. The written decision ordering the man’s release was based in large part on the 2019 reform’s requirement that judges take into account a defendant’s financial circumstances and their “ability to post bail without posing undue hardship.”.

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!

“Federal judiciary to survey employees nationally on harassment, misconduct”

HowAppealing

“Federal judiciary to survey employees nationally on harassment, misconduct”: Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report. The post “Federal judiciary to survey employees nationally on harassment, misconduct” appeared first on How Appealing

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Mike Lindell And Alan Dershowitz Sue FBI For Unconstitutional Pillow Phone Violations

Above The Law

Things can get stupider. And they probably will. The post Mike Lindell And Alan Dershowitz Sue FBI For Unconstitutional Pillow Phone Violations appeared first on Above the Law. Government Alan Dershowitz Andrew Parker Department of Justice Eric Tostrud Kurt Olsen Mike Lindell

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“Crypto law firm Roche Freedman fights to stay in bitcoin case after videos surface”

HowAppealing

“Crypto law firm Roche Freedman fights to stay in bitcoin case after videos surface”: Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Reuters has a post that begins, “A hotly contested disqualification fight at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals should provide a good indication of just how much damage the crypto law firm Roche Freedman is facing after last month’s revelation of surreptitious video recordings of name partner Kyle Roche.”

FIndlaw Finds a Way To Compete Head to Head With the Lawyers Who Pay Its Bills

My Shingle

With the legal tech market now valued at $27.6 billion, it was only a matter of time before a company serving lawyers would succumb to the siren’s song of deregulation and launch a DIY service to compete with its own customers directly. That time has arrived.

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The Ultimate State Trial Court Research & Analytics Platform

Trellis offers state trial court records for legal research with analysis on judges, verdicts, opposing counsel, motions, dockets & legal issues. Discover how judges have ruled on similar motions, or gain insights on opposing counsel, prospects, or clients. Download the guide and request a demo.