Thu.May 12, 2022

Changing Jobs: Use This Process to Figure Out if It’s Time to Go

Attorney at Work

Young lawyers often reach out to me as a mentor when they’re thinking of changing jobs, whether that is to another firm, toward being in-house counsel, or away from the practice of law altogether. Contrary to what most of them expect to hear, I can’t answer that question for anyone.

Websites Paralegals Should Bookmark (Or At Least Know About)

Paralegal Bootcamp

Bookmark? Must be a boomer who wrote this, you are thinking–now we have Google, and we don’t need long nested lists of bookmarks. Just tell Google what you want and it will take you there, at least most of the time, right?


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UN Human Rights Council to investigate Russia war crimes in Ukraine


The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Thursday passed a resolution to initiate an investigation into possible war crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine.


The Challenge of Life After Prison

The Crime Report

A 36-year-old man walked out of an Illinois prison last May in a pair of joggers and a T-shirt. Coming off a 10-year prison sentence, he had no money. He had nothing but the joggers and a T-shirt.

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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.

Massachusetts reaches $56M settlement with families of veterans who died during COVID-19 outbreak


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Thursday agreed to pay a $56 million settlement to the families of veterans who contracted COVID-19 during an outbreak at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in 2020. The families filed the class-action lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

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UK imposes visa requirements on Salvadorans after asylum applications surge


The United Kingdom announced Wednesday that it had implemented a visa requirement for Salvadorans seeking to enter the country due to a spike in asylum applications from Salvadoran citizens.


U.S. Overdose Deaths Hit Record High as Treatment Fails to Reach Most in Need

The Crime Report

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that nearly 108,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2021, a record level that is up 15 percent from those counted in 2020, which was already 30 percent higher than pre-pandemic estimates in 2019, reports the Courthouse News Service.


India top court suspends all pending and future cases of offenses under sedition law


The Supreme Court of India (SC) Wednesday passed an order to discontinue all pending and future cases in relation to the offence of sedition under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Drunk Drivers in Kansas City May Soon Have to Pay Child Support if They Kill a Parent


Under Missouri’s Dram Shop law you may also file a lawsuit against the owners of the bar or restaurant where the driver got drunk. News & Politics driving drunk drunk drunk driving drunk driving accident drunk-driving laws

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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.

US uncovers 53 burial sites at Native American boarding schools


The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) Wednesday reported that is uncovered 53 marked or unmarked burial sites at federal Native American boarding schools.

Conflict of Laws of Freedom of Speech on Elon Musk’s Twitter

Conflict of Laws

Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter has been a divisive event. Commenting on the response on Twitter and elsewhere, Musk tweeted : The extreme antibody reaction from those who fear free speech says it all. > > By “free speech”, I simply mean that which matches the law.

Sri Lanka police ordered to use live ammunition on anti-government protesters


Sri Lankan security officials were given orders Wednesday to use live ammunition against protesters to prevent “anarchy” amid anti-government protests and an economic crisis in the island nation.

Romance Scams Cost Would-Be Lovers $1 Billion

The Crime Report

Romance scammers ripped off about $1 billion from would-be U.S. lovers in 2021, up from $600 million the year before and the third highest amount of scam losses reported by the FBI in 2021, reports Pew Stateline.

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.

Afghanistan dispatch: armed resistance against the Taliban continues


Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover. Here, a law student in Kabul reports on continuing challenges to Taliban rule and prospects for further conflict in Afghanistan.

Rising Crime Prods U.S. Cities to Reconsider Facial Recognition Bans

The Crime Report

Facial recognition is making a comeback in the United States as bans to thwart the technology and curb racial bias in policing come under threat amid a surge in crime and increased lobbying from developers, reports Reuters. From 2019 through 2021, about two dozen U.S.

Ukraine dispatch: how volunteers help Ukrainian soldiers in the field become ‘invisible’


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

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“How do you solve a problem like Alito?”


“How do you solve a problem like Alito?” ” Luppe B. Luppen has this post at his “Pawprints” Substack site


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 House January 6 committee subpoenas 5 lawmakers


The US House of Representatives Select Committee investing the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol Thursday issued subpoenas for five Republican lawmakers. The Democrat-led committee subpoenaed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Reps.

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“Alito, Rape, and Incest”


“Alito, Rape, and Incest”: Law professor Sherry F. Colb has this essay online at Justia’s Verdict

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LegalTech Hub acquires LegalTech Jobs, Adding Job Listings to Its Directory


In all my years of covering legal tech, a question I’ve never had to confront is how to — or even whether to — cover my competitors.

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“Dissents I Would Like to Read in Dobbs”


“Dissents I Would Like to Read in Dobbs”: Joseph Fishkin has this post at the “Balkinization” blog


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.

The Defamation Trial of Johnny Depp: When thespians testify, who can you believe?

ABA Journal

My main office has three large conference rooms. They are outfitted with presentable marble tables and large, comfortable black chairs, and they are adorned with…


“Alito reluctant to discuss state of Supreme Court after Roe leak”


“Alito reluctant to discuss state of Supreme Court after Roe leak”: Robert Barnes and Lauren Lumpkin of The Washington Post have this report

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Absence of Crypto Disclosures Ensnare Computer Chip Manufacturer

Intelligize Blog

California-based Nvidia Corp. boasts that its computing technology enables users to accomplish feats that would be impossible with “ordinary” computers. “We We make computers for the da Vincis and Einsteins of our time so they can see and create the future,” the company’s promotional material says.

“Paul Weiss Can Bill Oklahoma Up to $1.4 Million in Tribal Case”


“Paul Weiss Can Bill Oklahoma Up to $1.4 Million in Tribal Case”: Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson of Bloomberg Law has this report

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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.