Tue.May 24, 2022

Building Confidence: Strategies for Lawyers

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One quality is more important than any other in having the life you want: confidence. Confidence is ultimately more important than resilience, talent or even intelligence for having the life you want.

Russia releases Danish Jehovah’s Witness from prison


Russian authorities Tuesday released Dennis Christensen, a Danish citizen and Jehovah’s Witness, from prison.


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A Virtual Court Counter and More in East Lansing Michigan


Image use rights from PXhere.com [link] Our favorite fans of film noir , NCSC Tiny Chatters DanielHirsch and Zach Zarnow brought to our attention the virtual court counter , in the Michigan District Court 54B. Read more ».

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US appeals court: Civil War amnesty law does not protect officials who supported January 6 insurrection


The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Tuesday ruled that post-Civil War amnesty laws do not protect members of Congress who voiced support for the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol.

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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.

Give Returning Citizens Chance to Become Entrepreneurs: Report

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Photo by Hédi Benyounes on Unsplash. Creating entrepreneurship opportunities for returning citizens will generate wealth and opportunity for disadvantaged communities and mitigate recidivism, says the Center for an Urban Future (CUF), a nonprofit New York-based think tank.

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The Danger of ‘Collective illusions’ About Crime  

The Crime Report

Take a look at the two well-circulated graphs below. If you agree with them, you are in alignment not just with the law, but with contemporary mores that stipulate the sole cause of rape and domestic violence is the individual perpetrator. It is not caused by the victim. It is not caused by society.

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Israel court overturns order prohibiting Jewish prayer in Al-Aqsa Mosque


The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court Sunday overruled a police order prohibiting three Jews from praying at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in contravention of a prolonged understanding between Israel and Jordan.

Washington State Sets Template for Protecting Kids’ Privacy in Court

The Crime Report

This month, the Washington State Supreme Court took a bold step toward protecting children in the legal system.

Dutch police arrest Syrian militia member on war crimes charges


The Netherlands Public Prosecution Service Tuesday arrested a 34-year-old Syrian man accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes during in the Syrian Civil War. The unnamed suspect is reported to have served in the state-aligned Liwa al-Quds militia during the ongoing conflict.

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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.

Silencing Email Read Receipts: Why You Don’t Always Get What You Want

Attorney at Work

Back in the day when I was a young and naive pup, I didn’t pay much attention to how my email was set up.

Missing Foster Kids at Risk of Substance Abuse, Sex Trafficking: Report

The Crime Report

A report from the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general analyzing data from 45 state agencies has found that children who disappeared while in foster care were unaccounted for an average of 34 days, with nine states losing children for more than 50 days, reports the Washington Post.


Legal Pricing: Good Lawyers Talk Money With Their Clients

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If you were to believe everything being written about legal services today, you might think lawyer-client relationships have boiled down to one thing: legal pricing.

State Prisoners Denied Right to Challenge Verdicts Based on Poor Representation

The Crime Report

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that state prisoners have no constitutional right to present new evidence in federal court to support their claims that they were represented at trial by unqualified or otherwise deficient lawyers, reports NPR.

Recovering from a Cyber Attack

Speaker: Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies

If your organization stores data and is connected to the Internet, it is not a matter of “if” a cyber-security incident will happen; but rather, “when” this will occur. Organizations protecting their data is no longer “recommended;” it’s necessary.

Massachusetts Court Blocks ExxonMobil Attempt to Thwart Climate Change Lawsuit


The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said that ExxonMobil's anti-SLAPP defense is inadequate. Featured Article Verdicts & Settlements climate change climate change lawsuit exxonmobil global warming Massachusetts massachusetts supreme court Maura Healey Ruling supreme judicial court

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Federal Agents Empowered to Intervene in Excessive Force Incidents

The Crime Report

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland has revised rules governing the use of force by law enforcement agencies overseen by the Justice Department, requiring federal agents to intervene when they see officials using excessive force or mistreating people in custody, reports the Wall Street Journal.

LawNext Podcast: Notarize Founder and CEO Pat Kinsel on Disrupting A Centuries-Old Process


If ever there was a process ripe for disruption, notarization would seem to be it. A function that may date back to Ancient Egypt, it has changed little for centuries – still typically done in person, on hard-copy paper, using physical seals, and recorded in written ledgers. .

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New York to Suspend Statute of Limitations on Adult Sex-Abuse Cases

The Crime Report

Legislation expected to be signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul would temporarily suspend its civil statute of limitations for adult sexual abuse, reports the New York Times.

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.

Five Ways to Shift Your Perspective

Attorney at Work

When you face situations you don’t enjoy or problems you can’t readily solve, it is helpful to shift your perspective. Shifting your perspective can allow you to focus on the good, elevate your mood and bring you to new creative solutions.

The morning read for Tuesday, May 24


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.

Scrub Your Document With Microsoft Word Document Inspector

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? ?word document inspector. Watch the video to learn how to easily scrub your document with Microsoft Word document inspector. You spent a lot of time getting that pleading or contract together, and now you’re ready to send it out.

FL AG Takes Victory Lap After Eleventh Circuit Dropkicks The State’s Ridiculous Social Media Law

Above The Law

State's top lawyer lying about a court order? No, say it ain't so! The post FL AG Takes Victory Lap After Eleventh Circuit Dropkicks The State’s Ridiculous Social Media Law appeared first on Above the Law. Government 11th Circuit Ashley Moody Free Speech Ron DeSantis Social Media Technology

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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.

Russia soldier sentenced to life in prison for Ukraine war crimes


A Russian soldier was sentenced to life in prison Monday for killing a 62-year-old unarmed civilian during the Battle of Sumy, in Ukraine’s northeast, after pleading guilty to charges of premeditated murder and violating the laws and customs of war.

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The E-2 Visa And Its Potential To Boost The US Economy 

Above The Law

The E-2 visa can be used in any business and in any industry. The post The E-2 Visa And Its Potential To Boost The US Economy appeared first on Above the Law. Immigration E-2 Visa Small Law Firms Tahmina Watson

US Senate candidate sues Pennsylvania over mail-in ballots


Republican US Senate candidate David McCormick Monday brought a lawsuit asking a Pennsylvania court to order counties to count undated mail-in ballots from the state’s May 17 primary.

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Programming note


Programming note: At 9 a.m. eastern time on Wednesday, I will be presenting an oral argument in-person to a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. As a result, additional posts will not appear here until Wednesday afternoon

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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.