Mon.Sep 13, 2021

What Really is the Distinction In between Paralegal and a Litigator?


The distinction between various job titles among legal practitioners is a typical source of misunderstanding for individuals outside the legal community.

Oregon Cannabis: Deschutes County Sues OLCC and DOR for a Share of Marijuana Tax Revenues


Deschutes County (“DC”) has had a contentious relationship with marijuana and, by extension, the Oregon Liquor & Cannabis Commission (“OLCC”). See here , here , here , and here.


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How Legal Secretarial Roles Are Evolving in Big Law | The Legal Intelligencer


Legal Secretaries are being phased out and now look very differently. Is your job next? This article is a great read – Chere Estrin. The older, traditional role of a legal secretary is pretty much gone, said one industry observer.

Italy data protection authority asks Facebook to clarify privacy implications of smart glasses


Italy’s administrative authority on personal data protection, Garante Privacy, on Friday asked its Irish counterpart, the Irish Data Protection Commission (Irish DPC), to solicit answers from Facebook to a series of questions on the privacy implications of its new smart glasses before the company markets them on the Italian market.

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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.

Can Curfews Curb Gun Violence?

The Crime Report

East St. Louis has been ravaged by gun violence. Shootings last weekend that left seven injured, including an incident where 3-year-old Calyia Stringer was struck in the head by a stray bullet that came through the wall of an apartment, have spurred city authorities to order a curfew. East St.

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Bubble Wrapping History: The National Archives Moves To “Reimagine” The Founding


Below is my column in the Hill on the recommendations of the anti-racism task force to “reimagine history” at the National Archives. It appears that the Archives are moving forward with warnings and other reforms. Here is the column: We are living in the age of reimagination.

Myanmar dispatches: အာဖကန်နစ္စတန်မှ ဥပဒေညီအမများဆီသို့ အိမ်ဖွင့် ပေးစာ


In late August, women law students reporting for JURIST in Myanmar wrote an open letter to women law students in Afghanistan, including those also reporting for JURIST, facing an uncertain and potentially grim future under the new Taliban regime.

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The Missing Link in Justice Reform: People

The Crime Report

The first challenge that faces people entering the “Criminal Justice Reform Space” is deciding how to bring their skills to bear quickly—learning where the “value-added” they contribute can be greatest, finding out how to make a difference.

More than 70 Years Later, How Fashion’s Most Glamorous Night Remains Relevant

The Fashion Law

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.

Has the Pandemic Killed Jury Trials?

The Crime Report

Criminal jury trials, as part of everyone’s Sixth Amendment right, have been declining for decades, down from approximately 20 percent of all federal cases to two percent between 1988 to 2018.

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A Legal Tech Side-Story to 9/11


I was in Manhattan on 9/11, where I worked as editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal. In a post here 15 years ago, I wrote about my memories of that day. In that post, I focused on the end of the day.

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Overall Crime Dropped in 2020: Report

The Crime Report

A new report concludes that “contrary to the media narrative, overall crime decreased in 2020 compared to 2019,” reports NBC News. The study shows that homicides did go up last year but found the category to be an outlier.


The Grain in Maine (milk & veggies too!)


In our country's far northeastern corner, the resilient people of Maine have what it takes to show the rest of the country how to do food right.

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.

‘We’re On Our Own,’ Says Murdered Native Woman’s Family

The Crime Report

Two years after the body of Kaysera Stops Pretty Places was found in Hardin, Montana, less than a mile from the Crow Reservation where she grew up, the family of the 18-year-old continue to pursue justice for Kaysera, whom they believe was murdered, NBC News reports. In August, Big Horn County Attorney Jay Harris released a public report detailing the investigation into Kaysera’s death.

Brands Are Reaping Rewards, Facing Risks Due to the Rise of the Nearly $500 Billion Social Commerce Market

The Fashion Law

Forget traditional e-commerce shopping for a moment.

A Million Inventions Lost: Abandoned Provisional Applications


by Dennis Crouch. US provisional patent applications continue to be popular, with about 170,000 filed each year since 2013. After filing a provisional, the applicant then has one-year to move the case to a non-provisional or PCT application, and eventually toward patent issuance.


Revised Comprehensive New York Free-Market Apartment Lease.


Blumberg announces the publication of the most comprehensive New York State free-market lease form ever written. The revised Blumberg form is entitled. 57, Apartment Lease for an Unregulated Apartment, with Guarantee, 8-21. Attorneys Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Tremain of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.,

Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials of Wealth Management

Speaker: Vi Pham, Attorney at Law

Wealth management is a guaranteed practice: as paralegals, it's essential that you know the complexities of wealth management in order to ensure that your client's rights are protected to their fullest extent. Join Vi Pham, Attorney and educator, in this exclusive webinar that will leave you feeling brushed up and ready. This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential.

“Inherently Violent”: Case Western Newspaper Denounces Funding for Pro-Life Student Group


Occasionally we discuss pieces in student newspapers that reflect the evolving views on our campus toward free speech. One such editorial appeared last week in the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) student newspaper The Observer.

Music Mondays: Nickelback Sued for Copyright Infringement.


Kirk Johnston, a former member of the band Snowblind Revival, has sued Nickleback for alleged copyright infringement over their hit song “Rockstar.”

MN Sheriff Loosens Ties With ICE

The Crime Report

Hennepin County (Minnesota) Sheriff David Hutchinson is scrapping some of the hardline immigration policies the state previously endorsed, eliminating the sheriff’s routine practice of calling federal officials and informing them of foreign-born inmates due for release, the Star Tribune reports.

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We’re Not ‘Partisan Hacks,’ Says Partisan Hack At Partisan Event


Amy Coney Barrett murders irony with Mitch McConnell looking on. Courts Amy Coney Barrett Gabe Roth Mitch McConnell Supreme Court

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Capitol Police Recommend Discipline for Jan. 6 Officers

The Crime Report

The U.S. Capitol Police has recommended disciplinary action in six cases after and internal review of officer behavior stemming from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S Capitol, reports the Washington Post.

Lawyer Murdered In Texas By Guy Blaming Her For Conducting ‘Abortions By The Manner Of Magic’


How did the killer get to this conclusion? The victim flew a Biden flag, of course! Crime Abortion

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After a Crime Spike, Chicago Mayor Backs Police Department

The Crime Report

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has frequently blamed crime spikes in the city on the pandemic, lax prosecutors and illegal guns. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, she said she had “total confidence” in police superintendent David Brown’s ability to reduce the violence.

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“Biden judicial picks win Senate backing at pace not seen since Nixon”


“Biden judicial picks win Senate backing at pace not seen since Nixon”: Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report


‘The First’: Sandra Day O’Connor Finally Gets Her Own Documentary Treatment


Get to know the first woman to ever serve on the Supreme Court. Courts Movies Sandra Day O'Connor Supreme Court The Jabot Women's Issues

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“The Supreme Court Vaccine Case: Jacobson v. Mass.: Explained.”


“The Supreme Court Vaccine Case: Jacobson v. Explained.” ” Jordan S. Rubin of Bloomberg Law has this report

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Rudy Giuliani Is Not A Raving Drunkard. Just Ask Him, He’ll Tell You.


Most sober [HIC] man [HICCUP] at this party. PASSES OUT.]. Government Rudy Giuliani

“The Originalist Case for an Abortion Middle Ground”


“The Originalist Case for an Abortion Middle Ground”: Law professor Aaron Tang has posted this article at SSRN

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A Guide To Law School Tips, Tricks, And Drama Your Mentors Wont Give You


The hottest crossover since Off-white x Nike. Law Schools Above the Law LSM4ET14s Memes