Fri.Oct 22, 2021

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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Afghanistan dispatches: ‘The Taliban Ministry of Agriculture is setting new rules to collect Islamic taxes.’


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 new Islamic taxes being levied on farmers in Afghanistan.


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Court of Appeals of North Carolina Finds Rule 701 Violation But Upholds Convictions

EvidenceProf Blog

Similar to its federal counterpart, North Carolina Rule of Evidence 701 provides that If the witness is not testifying as an expert, his testimony in the form of opinions or inferences is limited to those opinions or inferences which are

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau orders tech giants to turn over payment information


The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ordered Thursday that several tech giants, including Amazon, Facebook, and Google to turn over information on payments-related systems and products. CFPB ordered six technology platforms to turn over information.

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.

How Education Helps Women Incarcerees Resist ‘Inhumanity’ of Prison

The Crime Report

American prisons are profoundly inhospitable for incarcerated women — but prison education programs can help women on the inside resist the inhumanity of incarceration, say Kathy Boudin and Judith Clark, two formerly incarcerated women advocating for reform.

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Five Ways to Reduce Lawyer Burnout and Improve Employee Retention

Attorney at Work

Last week I served on a panel about attorney burnout for a bar association club for attorneys in their first 10 years of practice. The panelists had lots of helpful guidance and information to share.

Texting in the car, surveillance of a home, and Section 1983 for Miranda


In its Nascency, Virtual Fashion is a Burgeoning Opportunity for Fashion and Luxury Brands

The Fashion Law

Interest in virtual fashion is at a high, with a growing number of consumers looking to entirely-digital offerings as the way forward at a time when consumers can seamlessly navigate between URL and IRL. With enduring growth in the gaming market and with the rise of the metaverse (i.e.,

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California ‘Red Flag Law’ Hampered by Funding, Coordination Issues: Study

The Crime Report

In January 2016, California legislators passed the Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) law, which provides a legal mechanism for law enforcement to temporarily remove deadly firearms and ammunition from people who are at risk of harming themselves or others. .

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.

India top court no objection to farmers protest as legal challenge is pending


The Supreme Court of India (SC) stated Thursday that the court does not have any objection against farmers’ right to protest even concerning matters pending before courts, but those protests cannot involve blocking public roads indefinitely.

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The morning read for Friday, Oct. 22


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

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Afghanistan dispatches: ‘according to the Russians, more terrorists including ISIS are coming to Afghanistan from Iraq and Syria these days’


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.

Methodist Hospital of Southern California Nurses Sue Over Alleged Age Discrimination, Wrongful Termination


The Methodist Hospital of Southern California recently found itself on the receiving end of a lawsuit over claims of age discrimination and wrongful termination. Lawsuits & Litigation Age Discrimination Civil Lawsuit Methodist Hospital of Southern California Nurses Wrongful Termination

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.

US blocks imports from Malaysian glovemaker over alleged forced labor practices


US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Wednesday that it had barred imports from a Malaysian glovemaker Supermax Corporation over alleged forced labor practices.

NYPD Officers on Misconduct Watchlist Still Able to Jeopardize Cases

The Crime Report

A Deeper Dive into the Cassirer Case: United States Supreme Court Grants Cert on Case Concerning Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

Conflict of Laws

This post is by Emilia Beuger (LL.M. Utrecht), JD Candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As noted in an earlier post on this site , the United States Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari to the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Cassirer v.

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St.Louis-Chicago Gun Trafficking Network Developed on Facebook

The Crime Report

Louis-to-Chicago gun trafficking network began with a relationship that was kindled on an online sneaker marketplace, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Jerome Boykin and Rogelio Mancera met on a Facebook specialty sneaker group and started trading guns for marijuana about a year ago.


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.

This Week in Rideshare: Offices, Shares, and Reports


Uber taps Chicago, a company rewards gig workers, and Lyft releases its first safety report. LegalRideshare breaks it down. News & Politics legalrideshare Lyft rideshare apps rideshare companies rideshare safety rideshare services this week in rideshare Uber


Can a Foreign Company that is not registered in Nigeria maintain an action in Nigerian Courts (Part 2)?

Conflict of Laws

This is an update on my previous blog post here. Capacity to sue and be sued is an important aspect of conflict of laws. It connects very well with the issue of access to justice.

Lyft Records Over 4,000 Sexual Assault Cases Over 3 Years

The Crime Report

In its long-promised first safety report showing the extent of the safety problems on its app, Lyft collected more than 4,000 reports of sexual assault dating from 2017 through 2019, reports the Washington Post.

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McKinsey & Co. Will Now Face an Opioid Class Action in Canada


Consulting firm McKinsey will face opioid litigation in Canada after settling in the U.S. Featured Article Opioid Drugs addiction crisis Canada Canadian class action consultant consulting firm court case crisis epidemic lawsuit legal case McKinsey McKinsey & Co. Overdose suit

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.

Sentence for Minneapolis Cop Who Killed 911 Caller Cut By More Than Half

The Crime Report

Top Firm To Pay Senior Associates Full Biglaw Salaries For Working In Yearlong Justice Fellowships


Orrick is really putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to racial and social justice. Biglaw 2012 Public Sector and Public Interest Attorney Salary Report Orrick Pro Bono Quote of the Day Racial Justice Social Justice

Growing Number of Witnesses Film Crimes Before Reporting Them to Police

The Crime Report

Instead of dialing 911 to inform police of a crime, many people are documenting events as they unfold and immediately sharing them with the rest of the world, reports Axios.


“The Supreme Court Faces a Huge Test on Libel Law”


“The Supreme Court Faces a Huge Test on Libel Law”: Floyd Abrams has this guest essay online at The New York Times

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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.

Law Firms Are Dropping The Ball On Contract Management


The good news is that it's easy to do better. Technology ATL Non-Event In-House Counsel Jared Correia Legal Operations Legal Technology Non-Event Non-Eventcast Practice management Small Law Firms

Film Fridays – Spike Lee And Nate Parker Hit With Copyright Lawsuit Over “American Skin “


Spike Lee and Nate Parker face a lawsuit over their 2019 film, “American Skin,” by two independent filmmakers, Selton and Langston Shaw.

Don’t Be Nice. (But, Generally, Don’t Be A Jerk.) Win.


Control your ego and your desire to be liked if you want to serve your clients the right way. Litigators Boutique Law Firms Matthew W. Schmidt