Fri.Jan 20, 2023

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What It Looks Like to be a Proactive Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

We hear this all the time: you should be a proactive paralegal! But what does that actually look like? This week I’m giving you a sneak peek of an important lesson I teach in our Litigation Paralegal Boot Camp that opens on January 30!

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Canada to repatriate 19 women and children held in Syrian camps, CBC reports

JURIST

The government of Canada will proceed with the repatriation of 19 Canadian women and children being held at detention camps in northeast Syria.

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3rd Article Awarded a Best Article Award for 2022!

The Estrin Report

Are You Pretty Enough For Your Job? Originally Posted on here November 19, 202 1 (republished by Paralegal Brief in early 2022) by Chere Estrin Editors Note: This article struck a chord with many of our readers resulting in a huge outpouring of comments.

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Australia government ‘deeply troubled’ by ongoing China detainment of Australia citizen

JURIST

Senator Penny Wong from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs Office Thursday said that the “Australian Government is deeply troubled by the ongoing” detainment of Dr. Yang Hengju (also known as Dr. Yang Jun), an Australian citizen and academic.

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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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Justices were not asked to swear under penalty of perjury that they didn’t leak Dobbs

SCOTUSBlog

Share Gail Curley, the Supreme Court’s marshal, said on Friday that she spoke with the justices as part of her investigation into the Dobbs leak but that the justices – unlike court employees – were not asked to swear under penalty of perjury that they were not responsible for the leak.

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Mindfulness, Yoga Prove Useful for Mitigating Middle School Pressures

LegalReader

Practicing yoga, mindfulness at school may help ease the stress of junior high.

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University of Tehran institutes disciplinary procedures for students refusing to wear hijab

JURIST

President of the University of Tehran Dr. Seyed Mohammad Moghimi Thursday announced procedures for disciplining students who do not wear proper hijab. In the statement, Moghimi affirmed the university’s commitment to “pluralistic viewpoints, scholarly theorizing and scientific dialogue.”

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This Week In Rideshare: Colorado, Deactivations, and EVs

LegalReader

Lawmakers join drivers, IDG fights deactivations and Uber teams up with car makers. LegalRideshare breaks it down. News & Politics legalrideshare rideshare apps rideshare companies rideshare safety rideshare services this week in rideshare

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India Supreme Court collegium stands firm to appoint gay lawyer as High Court Judge

JURIST

India’s Supreme Court Collegium Wednesday reconsidered the proposal to appoint openly gay lawyer Saurabh Kirpal as a Delhi High Court judge, and observed that every individual is “entitled to maintain their own dignity and individuality based on sexual orientation.”

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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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Virginia resident challenges electricity rates set by Tennessee Valley Authority

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Petitions of the Week column highlights a selection of cert petitions recently filed in the Supreme Court. A list of all petitions we’re watching is available here.

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DA Accuses Alleged YSL Leader Of Smuggling Percocet To Young Thug In Court

The Crime Report

Prosecutors in Fulton County, Georgia, are accusing Kahlieff Adams of illicitly handing co-defendant and rapper Young Thug a prescription painkiller during open court on Wednesday, Jozsef Papp and Shaddi Abusaid report for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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“Supreme Court embarrassed by the opinion leak is embarrassed again”

HowAppealing

“Supreme Court embarrassed by the opinion leak is embarrassed again”: Joan Biskupic of CNN has this report. The post “Supreme Court embarrassed by the opinion leak is embarrassed again” appeared first on How Appealing

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Court Calls Ex-Houston Cop ‘Routine’ Liar Undermining Countless Cases

The Crime Report

Recent rulings in Texas court have found that former Houston narcotics officer Gerald Goines fabricated evidence and ‘routinely lied’ as a witness in cases between 2008 and 2019, and may also have lied to secure search warrants including no-knock warrants that caused multiple deaths, Nicole Hensley reports for the Houston Chronicle.

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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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Former New York City police union president pleads guilty to defrauding union of $600K

JURIST

Edward Mullins, the former union President of the Sergeants Benevolence Association (SBA), Thursday pled guilty to one count of wire fraud for defrauding the SBA of $600,000.

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Michigan School Districts Awarded Grants To Hire Resource Officers

The Crime Report

On Wednesday, 195 school districts and charter schools were awarded grants as part of the state’s School Resource Officer Grant Program and a $25 million investment in the program as part of the state’s 2022-23 budget, the Monroe News reports.

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Five Tips for Effectively Using LinkedIn to Attract New Clients

Attorney at Work

Annette Choti | LinkedIn has emerged as the most trusted networking platform for doing business. Focus your efforts on these steps for using it to get more clients. The post Five Tips for Effectively Using LinkedIn to Attract New Clients appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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How People In Prison Use Banned Tech

The Crime Report

Cell phones smuggled into prisons have many different uses, Keri Blakinger reports for The Marshall Project. Some inmates use cell phones to self-publish books or take online college classes. Others become prison reform advocates, teach computer skills, trade bitcoin or write legal briefs.

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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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Film Fridays – DGA Faces “Extremely Challenging” Contract Negotiations in 2023

The Hollywood Lawyer

DGA leaders said their upcoming contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers “promises to be an extremely challenging negotiating environment – one of the most difficult and complex we have faced in many years.”

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Alaska Man Charged With Attempted Murder For Firing At Officer

The Crime Report

Alaska man Joseph Fagundes has now been charged with felony attempted murder for opening fire on an Anchorage police officer on Saturday, Joey Klecka reports for Alaska’s News Source.

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Harvard Law Professors Caught Using Final Exams To Outsource Copaganda

Above The Law

With leftists like these, who needs PragerU!? The post Harvard Law Professors Caught Using Final Exams To Outsource Copaganda appeared first on Above the Law. Law Schools Adaner Usmani Alec Karakatsanis Christopher Lewis Copaganda Harvard Harvard Law School Law School Exams

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With Justice’s Retirement, SC Supreme Court Could Return To All-Male Bench

The Crime Report

In contrast to news in Pennsylvania of the formal appointment of the state’s first female chief justice, with the retirement of Justice Kaye Hearn, South Carolina’s Supreme Court is poised to have an all-male bench of justices for the first time in 35 years.

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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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Turn Your Law Office Into A Virtual One!

Above The Law

Transitioning provides numerous opportunities to grow and expand your current law firm. The post Turn Your Law Office Into A Virtual One! appeared first on Above the Law. Small Law Firms Annette Choti Digital Marketing Virtual Law Firms Virtual Law Office

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The morning read for Friday, Jan. 20

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.

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Western Australia to ban display of Nazi symbols

JURIST

The Government of Western Australia (WA) Wednesday announced plans to introduce legislation banning the “ display and possession” of Nazi symbols like the Hakenkrauz, also known as the Nazi swastika, in the state.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Supreme Court Leak Report But The Justices Were Afraid To Ask

Above The Law

If you know what to look for, this report says a whole lot. The post Everything You Need To Know About The Supreme Court Leak Report But The Justices Were Afraid To Ask appeared first on Above the Law.

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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.