Thu.Aug 11, 2022

Can More Jury Trials Save the Justice System?

The Crime Report

The right of trial by jury should extend even to defendants charged with criminal offenses that are considered “petty,” in order to restore the legitimacy of the U.S. justice system and reduce mass incarceration, argues a Washington and Lee University law professor.

Legal AI – Can Paralegals be Replaced by Robots?

Paralegal Bootcamp

I made the mistake of going into a deep dive on legal AI the other day and googling “will paralegals be replaced by robots?” and I was in that rabbit hole for over an hour. It might have been double that, but I had a live webinar I was presenting to a law firm on billable hours.

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Federal Trade Commission issues proposal for increased data privacy regulations 

JURIST

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has initiated proceedings towards making new rules regulating consumer data privacy, the board announced Thursday.

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Examples of Documents You Need for a Divorce Case

LDA PRO

Before you apply for a divorce, you need to gather the relevant documents that the court will use during the process. Below are a few examples of documents you need. List of Assets. You have to divide your marital assets upon divorce.

Take Control of Your Contracts Without Wrecking the Budget

Manually managing contracts is time-consuming and leaves you prone to errors. Missed dates, overwritten versions, & poor governance leads to frustration & lost revenue. That’s why more businesses are turning to Contract Management Software. Download this checklist to understand what's right for you!

Eloquence Makes Every Word Important

Attorney at Work

Eloquent speakers understand that in every setting, every minute should be informing, perhaps delighting, your audience. Every lawyer needs to speak with colleagues, clients and prospects. Litigators need to address the court and sometimes jurors. Some lawyers give formal presentations.

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Critics Wary of New Mental Health Crisis Lifeline

The Crime Report

While many mental health providers, researchers and advocates celebrated the launch of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline last month, some advocates and people who had experiences with the mental health system suggest it may do more harm than good, reports NPR.

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What is the Importance of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?

LegalReader

It was not until a third EPA report was released in 1984 and news of the base’s toxic water went public that action was finally taken to limit exposure to the deadly substances.

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European Commission: Poland must meet judicial independence target before receiving funds under recovery deal

JURIST

A spokeswoman for the European Commission (EC) Thursday told a press briefing that Poland will only receive money under the Poland Recovery and Resilience Plan if Poland submits a payment request, which must be approved by the EC, and meets a list of milestones and targets, including greater judicial independence.

How to Step and Repeat for Successful Marketing Events

LegalReader

When planning a marketing event, one important element to consider is the step and repeat banner. Business attorney marketing digital marketing for law firms inbound marketing for law firms job marketing law firm marketing lawyer marketing step and repeat banners

Take Control Of Your Contracts Without Wrecking The Budget

Manually managing contracts is error-prone & time-consuming. Missed dates, overwritten versions & poor governance leads to frustration & lost revenue. That’s why more businesses are turning to Contract Management Software. Download this checklist to understand which features are right for you.

Federal Health Agency Seeks to Identify Barriers to Cannabis Research

The Crime Report

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has posted a request for information titled, “Investigators’ interests in and barriers to research studies on the health effects of cannabis and its constituents,” hoping to help “strengthen the scientific evidence” of the plant’s therapeutic potential, reports Marijuana Moment.

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‘Medical Gaslighting’ is Real and it Can be Dangerous

LegalReader

Vulnerable populations are more likely to be gaslighted by medical personnel, studies show.

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Merrick’s Revenge — See Also

Above The Law

Okay, This Is In No Way Politically Motivated: But Merrick Garland's ready to defend his people. No Summer Bonuses This Year? I mean, it's probably because of the looming economic recession, but associates are still salty! This Is Just Gross: "Toilet abuse" at a Biglaw firm.

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“Speech by Justice Alito made news for a joke — but it’s raising alarm for a different reason”

HowAppealing

“Speech by Justice Alito made news for a joke — but it’s raising alarm for a different reason”: Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report. The post “Speech by Justice Alito made news for a joke — but it’s raising alarm for a different reason” appeared first on How Appealing

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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.

Mother And Daughter Face Criminal Charges After Facebook Divulges Their Conversation About Abortion

Above The Law

You may want to double check your privacy settings. The post Mother And Daughter Face Criminal Charges After Facebook Divulges Their Conversation About Abortion appeared first on Above the Law. Technology Abortion Rights Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Facebook Meta Surveillance

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“AG’s office asks permission from Utah Supreme Court to appeal hold on abortion trigger law; Utah’s trigger law has been blocked since Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit three days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade”

HowAppealing

“AG’s office asks permission from Utah Supreme Court to appeal hold on abortion trigger law; Utah’s trigger law has been blocked since Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit three days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade”: Emily Anderson Stern of The Salt Lake Tribune has this report.

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Pushing Private Judging Out Of The Shadows?

Above The Law

There’s no question that some of these private judge will be wiping off reputational mud based on what’s been revealed in the Girardi investigation. The post Pushing Private Judging Out Of The Shadows? appeared first on Above the Law.

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“Former Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer joins National Constitution Center board as co-chair; As co-chair, Breyer joins Justice Neil Gorsuch, who has served in that position since 2019; The two are collaborating amid a historic low in public confidence in the Supreme Court”

HowAppealing

“Former Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer joins National Constitution Center board as co-chair; As co-chair, Breyer joins Justice Neil Gorsuch, who has served in that position since 2019; The two are collaborating amid a historic low in public confidence in the Supreme Court”: Nick Vadala of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this report.

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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.

Police Can Legally Set You On Fire Because Someone In The 1800s Made A Copying Error

Above The Law

If the Reviser were alive today, maybe we'd give him qualified immunity for all the lives he's ruined. The post Police Can Legally Set You On Fire Because Someone In The 1800s Made A Copying Error appeared first on Above the Law.

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“Joe Kennedy hasn’t returned to coaching since Supreme Court upheld his 50-yard line prayers”

HowAppealing

“Joe Kennedy hasn’t returned to coaching since Supreme Court upheld his 50-yard line prayers”: Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report. The post “Joe Kennedy hasn’t returned to coaching since Supreme Court upheld his 50-yard line prayers” appeared first on How Appealing

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The morning read for Thursday, Aug. 11

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.

“Gavin Newsom Taunts Texas With Assault Weapons Law; California mimics the Lone Star State’s abortion law to sue weapons businesses”

HowAppealing

“Gavin Newsom Taunts Texas With Assault Weapons Law; California mimics the Lone Star State’s abortion law to sue weapons businesses”: This editorial will appear in Friday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal. The post “Gavin Newsom Taunts Texas With Assault Weapons Law; California mimics the Lone Star State’s abortion law to sue weapons businesses” appeared first on How Appealing

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Legal Operations 101: A Blueprint for Modern Legal Departments

Legal departments are no longer asking whether to invest in legal operations. Instead, they're interested in building a team that will deliver positive outcomes. Gain insight into key factors required for strong legal ops, process optimization, and more!

‘Suits’ and the difference between federal and state court

ABA Journal

Most of the law practice occurs while the federal prosecutor sits alone in a room with the suspects. Despite the other outlandish issues in the…

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“Judicial group launches ads claiming Democrats endanger Supreme Court justices”

HowAppealing

“Judicial group launches ads claiming Democrats endanger Supreme Court justices”: Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report. The post “Judicial group launches ads claiming Democrats endanger Supreme Court justices” appeared first on How Appealing

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As Unjust As They Are, The Insular Cases Are Still ‘Good Law.’ The ABA Is Pushing For SCOTUS To Change That.

Above The Law

Justice White really had a bone to pick back then huh. The post As Unjust As They Are, The Insular Cases Are Still ‘Good Law.’ ’ The ABA Is Pushing For SCOTUS To Change That. appeared first on Above the Law. Government ABA American Samoa Insular Cases Puerto Rico

“A Legacy of Equal Justice; Justice Clarence Thomas has had many important influences, but he will always be his grandfather’s son”

HowAppealing

“A Legacy of Equal Justice; Justice Clarence Thomas has had many important influences, but he will always be his grandfather’s son”: At the “Law & Liberty” blog, Jesse Russell has this post reviewing the book “ Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words ,” by Michael Pack and Mark Paoletta.

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Trellis offers state trial court records for legal research with analysis on judges, verdicts, opposing counsel, motions, dockets & legal issues. Discover how judges have ruled on similar motions, or gain insights on opposing counsel, prospects, or clients. Download the guide and request a demo.