Mon.May 09, 2022

Law Firms Put A Lot Of Eggs In One Basket… And That Basket Is Looking Iffy

Above The Law

Thomson Reuters unveiled the Q1 Law Firm Financial Index and there are some potentially problematic findings. The post Law Firms Put A Lot Of Eggs In One Basket… And That Basket Is Looking Iffy appeared first on Above the Law.

France court upholds ex-PM’s fraud conviction

JURIST

A Paris appeals court Monday upheld former prime minister François Fillon’s conviction for the misuse of public funds. The conviction resulted from a scandal where Fillon paid his wife, Penelope Fillon, over €600,000 for work that she never performed.

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Rikers Island Reports Fourth Inmate Death This Year

The Crime Report

Dashawn Carter, a 25-year-old homeless man who had been transferred to Rikers from a state psychiatric hospital, was found hanging from a window in his cell at the Anna M. Kross Center, making his supposed suicide the fourth inmate death at the jail this year, reports the New York Times.

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US sanctions Russia bank executives, state-aligned television stations

JURIST

The White House Sunday announced that it had sanctioned multiple Russian bank executives, barred US assets from three Russian television stations and banned accounting services from US citizens to anyone in Russia.

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.

Chiefs: Dropping Gun Permits Threatens Public Safety—and Officers’ Lives

The Crime Report

Photo by Jonathan Quilter via Flickr. Even in a country where gun violence feels routine, the last several weeks have been shocking. A large swath of Washington, DC shut down recently after a gunman fired dozens of rounds from an apartment window toward a nearby school.

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UK announces £1.7B sanctions against Russia and Belarus

JURIST

UK officials Monday announced further sanctions against Russia and Belarus worth £1.7 billion. The sanctions are aimed at encouraging Russia to cease its invasion of Ukraine. The UK already have a number of sanctions in place. The UK package of sanctions involves increasing tariffs on £1.7

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Alabama Makes Gender-Affirming Care for Teens a Felony

The Crime Report

An Alabama law that makes it a felony to provide gender-affirming medical treatment to transgender youth has gone into effect after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the bill on April 8, reports Reuters.

Ukraine dispatch: the ICC is not the appropriate tribunal to adjudicate Russian war crimes in Ukraine

JURIST

Law students and young lawyers in Ukraine are filing for JURIST on developments and legal issues arising as the country defends itself against Russian invasion.

All the Lonely People

LegalReader

American individualism plus economic atomization creates lonely people, but the search for connection and meaning can take us to some dangerous places.

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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.

Peru congressional commission rejects executive call for constitutional referendum

JURIST

Peru’s Commission for the Constitution and Regulations of Congress Friday rejected a bill presented by the country’s executive branch that seeks to call a referendum to draft a new Constitution.

Gun Thefts From Cars Stoke Alarm Over Rising Violence

The Crime Report

The majority of gun homicides and assaults involve illegal guns, and the latest data and research supports the fact that criminals are getting these guns by stealing them from unlocked cars across the country, according to new research published by Everytown for Gun Safety.

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How It Works: LollyLaw, Cloud-Based Case Management Software for Immigration Law Firms

LawSites

On this episode of the video series How It Works : LollyLaw , a cloud-based, all-in-one case management platform for immigration law firms.

Chicago Struggles With Rise in Juvenile Violence

The Crime Report

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.

“Leave the justices alone at home”

HowAppealing

“Leave the justices alone at home”: The Washington Post has published this editorial

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Red States Unite Against New Biden Immigration Policy

The Crime Report

A coalition of 14 red states, as well as Texas, have filed an immigration-related lawsuit against the Biden administration, representing a coordinated effort to block a new policy allowing individual U.S.

“In Abortion Case, Trashing Stevens’ Legacy”

HowAppealing

“In Abortion Case, Trashing Stevens’ Legacy”: Kenneth Jost has this post at his blog, “Jost on Justice ”

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QAnon Members Join Vigilantes Policing the Southern Border 

The Crime Report

Dozens of armed civilians deployed along the southern border to police immigration have been joined by a new style of border enforcers, motivated not so much by their interest in halting immigration as by guarding the country from an alleged QAnon conspiracy that migrant children are being funneled into pedophilia rings, 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.

The Dobbs draft

SCOTUSBlog

Share. Amy sits down with SCOTUSblog’s media editor, Katie Barlow, to discuss the leaked draft in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the repercussions such an opinion would have on reproductive rights. Plus Amy explains the court’s request for additional briefing in Biden v.

Safety of UK Women Endangered by Changes to Human Rights Act: Critics Warn

The Crime Report

More than 50 organizations have warned that British plans to revise its participation in the European Court of Human Rights would have “dire consequences,” including removing obligations to properly address violence against women and girls, and will also destabilize peace in Northern Ireland, reports The Guardian.

Are the Provisions in Your Retainer Agreement Too Bad or Terrific??

My Shingle

Did you pull your retainer agreement off of the Internet or your bar’s website? Or maybe you scored a template from a colleague? Or maybe you’ve been using your retainer agreement for so long that you can’t remember its origins.

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The morning read for Monday, May 9

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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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.

Music Mondays – H.E.R. Sued For Copyright Infringement Over Debut Song “Could’ve Been”

The Hollywood Lawyer

H.E.R. faces a copyright lawsuit over their song “Could’ve Been,” featuring Bryson Tiller, off her debut album. The Grammy-winning group filed the lawsuit, Take 6, names David A. Harris, David A. Harris d/b/a Progressive 86, Jeff Robinson d/b/a SLIH Songs, Sony ATV Sounds, L.L.C.,

Ninth Circuit agrees that Flavor Flav was untimely

HowAppealing

Ninth Circuit agrees that Flavor Flav was untimely: According to an unpublished decision that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today, perhaps the performer’s attorney would have likewise benefitted from wearing a clock necklace

Protest Surveillance: Police Transparency or Doxxing?

The Crime Report

How can public safety and the right to privacy be balanced? During the massive protests across America in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, police departments nationwide engaged in robust video surveillance of protesters on a scale that was never seen before.

“Stay Mad Like Sam”

HowAppealing

“Stay Mad Like Sam”: You can access today’s new episode of the “Strict Scrutiny” podcast, featuring law professors Kate Shaw , Melissa Murray , and Leah Litman , via this link

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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.