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5 Productivity Tips That Helped Me Get My Head Back Above Water

Attorney at Work

A few months back, I was drowning in work. Every available space on my calendar seemed to be filled with other people’s priorities. While it’s good to be busy, it’s not when you get to the point where things start slipping through the cracks.

Death of woman in Tehran police custody sparks protests across Iran

JURIST

Human rights organizations and foreign authorities Monday criticized Iran’s handling of protests following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Since Amini’s death in a Tehran hospital on September 16, protests have occurred in major cities throughout the country.

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Oklahoma’s Justice ‘Success Story’

The Crime Report

Photo by Jimmywayne via Flickr. At a time when justice reform has increasingly come under fire around the country, with hardliners citing rising crime rates, a new report highlights Oklahoma’s success in reducing its prison populations.

US Department of Justice charges 47 in pandemic relief fraud scheme

JURIST

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Tuesday charged 47 defendants for their alleged roles in a $250 million fraud scheme during the COVID-19 pandemic. Minnesota nonprofit Feeding Our Future allegedly stole money from the Federal Child Nutrition Program intended to feed children during the pandemic.

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!

Putting the ‘Juvenile’ Back in Juvenile Court

The Crime Report

Photo by peretzpup via Flickr.

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ACLU Warns Hardline Alabama Laws Will Worsen Prison Crisis

The Crime Report

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Alabama has released a new report denouncing the Alabama Legislature’s introduction of 148 “pipeline bills” increasing criminal punishment and incarceration instead of ideas that would help resolve prison overcrowding or reforms such as more options for voting, reports AL.com.

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Texas authorities launch investigation into Florida governor’s flight of migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard

JURIST

Texas authorities Monday announced a criminal investigation into Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ operation which flew approximately 50 Venezuelan migrants into Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Federal Agents Seize 660 Pounds of Fake Adderall Pills in Rhode Island

The Crime Report

Federal agents seized about 660,500 counterfeit Adderall pills weighing about 660 pounds from a pill mill in Rhode Island with suspected ties to a Mexican cartel, reports USA Today.

“Judiciary Expects Disclosure Database Will Be Ready in November”

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“Judiciary Expects Disclosure Database Will Be Ready in November”: Madison Alder of Bloomberg Law has this report. The post “Judiciary Expects Disclosure Database Will Be Ready in November” appeared first on How Appealing

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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.

Undocumented Immigrants on Southwestern Border Hit Record 2 Million in 2022

The Crime Report

For the first time, the number of arrests of undocumented immigrants along the southwestern border exceeded two million in one year, reports the New York Times. The number of arrests at the border increased slightly from July to August, with a total of more than 2.1

“Cardozo Law fights fallout from Yeshiva University LGBT club case”

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“Cardozo Law fights fallout from Yeshiva University LGBT club case”: Karen Sloan of Reuters has this report. The post “Cardozo Law fights fallout from Yeshiva University LGBT club case” appeared first on How Appealing

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Texas Congresswoman Questions Military Pretrial Confinement

The Crime Report

Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar of El Paso, who represents El Paso and sits on the House Armed Services Committee, raised questions about military pretrial confinement amid an August investigation by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune.

“The most powerful conservative Court of all time?”

HowAppealing

“The most powerful conservative Court of all time?” ” Adam Feldman has this post at his “Empirical SCOTUS” blog. The post “The most powerful conservative Court of all time?” ” appeared first on How Appealing

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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.

Colorado Court Backs Dismissal of Juror For Calling American Justice Racist

The Crime Report

Colorado’s Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a Hispanic man from an Arapahoe County jury because of his observation that the judicial system is unfair to racial minorities, reports The Gazette.

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US national Mark Frerichs released in Taliban prisoner exchange

JURIST

The Taliban Monday released American Mark Frerichs after more than two years in captivity. US President Joe Biden negotiated a prisoner swap and exchanged Bashir Noorzai, an associate of the Taliban, for Frerichs.

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San Francisco PD Wants Access to Private Surveillance Cameras

The Crime Report

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering a consequential vote on a proposal from the San Francisco police department that seeks a boost in law enforcement access to privately owned surveillance cameras popping up around the city, reports the San Francisco Standard.

European Court of Human Rights rules parents of missing child Madeleine McCann received fair trial in Portugal

JURIST

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Tuesday unanimously ruled against the parents of missing child Madeleine McCann. The ECHR stated that Portugal authorities gave Kate and Gerry McCann a fair trial in their libel suit against former Portuguese police officer Goncalo Amaral.

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.

Kentucky School Shooter Gets Parole Hearing After 25 Years in Prison

The Crime Report

Michael Carneal, a Kentucky man who in 1997, at the age of 14, killed three students and wounded five more at a before-school prayer group in the lobby of Heath High School, will try to convince the parole board he deserves to be freed after serving 25 years in prison, reports the Associated Press.

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“The Supreme Court could revisit ‘archaic’ citizenship cases. The Biden administration is urging it to pass.”

HowAppealing

“The Supreme Court could revisit ‘archaic’ citizenship cases. The Biden administration is urging it to pass.” ” Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report. The post “The Supreme Court could revisit ‘archaic’ citizenship cases. The Biden administration is urging it to pass.” ” appeared first on How Appealing

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Uber Targeted by Hackers Seeking Fame Over Money

The Crime Report

Uber Technologies Inc. has announced that it was a victim of a hacking group called Lapsus$, some of whom are suspected to be teenagers, who experts say seem more interested in publicity than money, reports the Wall Street Journal.

“U.S. Senate approves Pan to succeed U.S. Supreme Court’s Jackson on D.C. Circuit”

HowAppealing

“U.S. Senate approves Pan to succeed U.S. Supreme Court’s Jackson on D.C. Circuit”: Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report. And Madison Alder of Bloomberg Law reports that “ Justice Jackson’s D.C. Circuit Successor Confirmed by Senate.” ” Today, the U.S. Senate voted 52-to-46 to confirm U.S. District Judge Florence Y. Pan ( D.D.C. ) to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The post “U.S. Senate approves Pan to succeed U.S.

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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!

DC Pilot Program Earmarks $25M to Help 600 Homeless Families

The Crime Report

A Washington D.C. pilot program called the Career Mobility Act Plan aims to transition families out of homelessness but does not require permanent housing vouchers. The spending nears $25 million to help 600 low-income families find homes, reports the Washington Post.

“An unsung hero of our Supreme Court: Retired justice David Souter, who turned 83 a few days ago, exemplifies the kind of humility and grace that receives scant attention in our celebrity-driven, 24/7 news-cycle world.”

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“An unsung hero of our Supreme Court: Retired justice David Souter, who turned 83 a few days ago, exemplifies the kind of humility and grace that receives scant attention in our celebrity-driven, 24/7 news-cycle world.” ” Timothy P. O’Neill has this essay online at The Chicago Sun-Times.

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Key Trends in Client Service That Lawyers Need to Know

My Shingle

Though it seems counter-intuitive, these days, top client service depends more on digital engagement and self-service options than personal human interaction. At least that’s one of the findings of the 2022 State of Service Report sponsored by Salesforce, reports ZDNet.

“Republican Supreme Court to Decide If Democrats Are Allowed to Win Elections Anymore; The independent state legislature theory has been picking up steam on the right; Moore v. Harper could be its next big break”

HowAppealing

“Republican Supreme Court to Decide If Democrats Are Allowed to Win Elections Anymore; The independent state legislature theory has been picking up steam on the right; Moore v. Harper could be its next big break”: Yvette Borja has this post at Balls and Strikes. The post “Republican Supreme Court to Decide If Democrats Are Allowed to Win Elections Anymore; The independent state legislature theory has been picking up steam on the right; Moore v.

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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.