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Afghanistan dispatches: ‘no bank has enough money to serve its customers at the moment’

JURIST

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.

13 Fascinating Facts About Self-Driving Cars

LegalReader

A study published in Science Direct shows that out of the motor vehicle collisions studied, 64.2 percent of those involving autonomous vehicles were rear-end accidents, compared to 28.3 percent of accidents involving conventional vehicles.

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America’s Justice System Needs a ‘Course Correction’: Jeremy Travis

The Crime Report

Jeremy Travis. Photo courtesy John Jay College. In one way or another, Jeremy Travis has been involved in almost every significant criminal justice reform effort of the past 50 years.

Simple Ways to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

LegalReader

When stress becomes severe or persistent, it can have a negative impact on your health. That is why it is critical to have stress relievers that can both soothe your mind and body.

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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.

Pride in Patent Ownership Act

Patently-O

by Dennis Crouch. A bipartisan pair of Senators have proposed the “ Pride in Patent Ownership Act.” ” The premise is that if you own a patent, you should be proud to own the patent — and actually record your ownership interest.

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Amnesty: 10 Women and Girls Killed Daily in Mexico

The Crime Report

Juarez demonstration against femicide. Over 400 women are believed dead. Photo by Aine Philips via Flickr.

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Justices tweak format of in-person oral arguments to allow time for taking turns

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that oral arguments will follow a slightly different plan when the justices return to the courtroom for in-person arguments next month.

Federal Trade Commission warns health app companies that user info breaches could lead to hefty fines

JURIST

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has clarified the scope of their Health Breach Notification Rule. The move seeks to provide notice to health applications—many of which handle sensitive user information—that security breaches of user information could result in hefty fines. The Rule, 16 C.F.R.

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What Are Corporate Bylaws?

Blumberg

A corporation’s bylaws, also called company bylaws or just bylaws, are a legal document setting forth key rules and regulations governing the corporation’s day-to-day operations.

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.

Amazon and Big Five publishers move to dismiss ebook price-fixing lawsuit

JURIST

On Friday, Amazon and the Big Five American publishers —Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin Random House—independently moved to dismiss a price-fixing lawsuit against them.

Rising Gun Violence Catches Kids in the Crossfire

The Crime Report

Last year was the deadliest year for gun violence in the U.S. in at least two decades, according to the Gun Violence Archive, and children have been caught in the middle, reports USA Today.

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European Union joins outcry over executions by Yemen’s Houthis

JURIST

The European Union Monday joined an outcry of international criticism over the execution of nine men by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen. In a statement, the EU said it “strongly opposes the death penalty at all times and in all circumstances.

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Parnall Law Scholarship Opportunity

LegalReader

Your essay should encompass the concept of Distracted Driving by formulating a plan for you and your family. Positive News college books college scholarship College Tuition scholarships tuition and books

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Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation, & Lindsay Harrison, Marketing Coordinator, Grand Pacific Resorts

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 adds seven Central American officials to corruption list

JURIST

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced on Monday actions against seven Central American officials who are accused of “undermining democracy” and “obstructing investigations into acts of corruption” in El Salvador and Guatemala.

Brush Up Research Skills with Law Library Legal Research Seminars

C|M|LAW Library

The Fall semester is in full swing, and many of you may be grappling with significant research projects for the first time. The C|M|Law Library provides numerous Legal Research Seminars to help you get up to speed.

Texas doctor sued by two private citizens in first lawsuit brought under strict state abortion law

JURIST

Oscar Stilley and Felipe Gomez , two private citizens, sued Doctor Alan Braid on Monday for violating Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB8) that prohibits abortions six weeks into the pregnancy.

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How to Handle Employees on TN Visas During Mergers and Acquisitions

Chugh LLP

By: Navdeep Meamber. Employers must have a comprehensive plan to manage the immigration status of the former company’s foreign employees when undergoing a merger, acquisition, or other entity change.

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.

Never Talk To Or Trust The Police

AboveTheLaw

I say this as a law professor. But it comes from experiences that have nothing to do with being a law prof. Police LawProfBlawg Police Misconduct Police Officers

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McGeorge Law Partners with LexBlog to Launch Publishing Portal for Faculty, Staff and Alumni

LawSites

There was a time when the central focus of law school publishing was the law review. But over the years, as more law school professors, staff and alumni launched blogs, they have become a more essential medium for keeping up with legal news, trends and critical thinking.

Wisconsin High Court to Hear Case of Trafficking Victim Accused of Killing Her Abuser

The Crime Report

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to review the case of Chrystul Kizer, a teenage sex trafficking victim who is charged with killing her abuser, marking the next step in a years-long legal battle that could have national repercussions on the way that trafficking victims involved with serious crimes are treated, reports the Washington Post.

“Abortion and the Adoption Option”

HowAppealing

“Abortion and the Adoption Option”: Law professor Sherry F. Colb has this essay online at Justia’s Verdict

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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.

Chicago Mayor Boosts Police Spending to $1.9 Billion

The Crime Report

Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled a $16.7 billion spending plan that boosts funding for police and relies on federal money to help fill the city’s budget hole as she seeks to move Chicago past the ongoing pandemic and to address rampant gun violence, reports the Chicago Tribune.

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Next Up On Netflix: Biglaw And All Of Its Partner Track Drama

AboveTheLaw

Hopefully the show will have some realism. Biglaw Netflix Partner Track Quote of the Day Television The Partner Track

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Advocates say Illinois Victim Compensation Program is ‘Broken’

The Crime Report

The Illinois victim compensation program, which many states offer with their own unique terms, was designed to help survivors and victim’s families to cover necessities like medical costs, funeral costs and lost wages.

GOP Operatives Face Campaign Finance Charges After Taking Notes On A Criminal F in’ Conspiracy

AboveTheLaw

Just send it all by email, no one will ever find out. Government Crime Department of Justice Election Law

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.

From Copyright to Contracts, a Look at the Legal Risks and Regulations that Come with Fashion’s Embrace of NFTs

The Fashion Law

Non-fungible tokens – or NFTs – have well and truly made their mark on the fashion industry.

Waving Assault Rifles At People Isn’t Good For Your Law License

AboveTheLaw

Mocking the justice system is frowned upon too. Legal Ethics Mark McCloskey Patricia McCloskey

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Does Your Law Firm’s Marketing Content Suffer from TL;dr?*

Attorney at Work

Is your firm producing the kind of marketing content clients and prospects want to read? If I had a dollar for every panel discussion where a GC admitted to ignoring an important client alert after reading the first or the second one in their inbox, I’d be a very wealthy woman.