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Gain Experience with Paralegal Pro Bono Work

Paralegal Bootcamp

If you haven’t done any paralegal pro bono work, you could be missing out.

Canada man charged with terrorism for plot to stage coup in Haiti

JURIST

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Thursday announced terrorism charges against Gérald Nicolas, a 51-year-old resident of Lévis, Quebec. The RCMP allege that he planned a terrorist act to overthrow the Haitian government.

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5 Ways to Figure Out What You Want

Attorney at Work

Jamie Spannhake | Why is it so hard to figure out what we want? Let's take a new approach. The post 5 Ways to Figure Out What You Want appeared first on Attorney at Work. Friday Five Lawyer Health Lawyer Stress Well-Being Work-Life Balance You At Work

US judge blocks part of Florida law limiting professors’ views on racism and sexism

JURIST

The US District Court for the Nothern District of Florida Thursday blocked part of a Florida law that limits what professors at public universities can believe about racism and sexism.

8 Benefits of Automatic Lawyer Time-Tracking Software

Automatic lawyer time-tracking software captures all the work you do, eliminating the need to manually track your time. This guide will help you: See how Automatic Time Tracking can benefit your firm. Learn how your firm can start saving hours every day. Then, spend all that time focused on your clients.

How Law Firms Benefit From Outsourcing Legal Transcription

LegalReader

The decision to try legal transcription is entirely up to you and your law firm. But considering its growth over the last two years, we feel it's safe to say the legal industry approves. .

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Berkley PD in Disarray After Leaked Racist Texts, Calls for Quotas

The Crime Report

A leak of the president of the police officers’ union for the Berkley Police Department texts shows alleged racially insensitive remarks and calls for arrest quotas sending the department in disarray, Noah Goldberg reports for the Los Angeles Times. . City officials confirmed that Sgt.

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Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to 135 months in prison for defrauding Theranos investors, judge determines $121M total loss to investors

JURIST

Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Friday was sentenced in San Jose, CA by US District Judge Edward Davila to 135 months (11.25 years) in prison and three years of supervised release following her prison sentence.

What You Need to Know About Filing for Divorce in Utah

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Manhattan district attorney dismisses 188 convictions following officer misconduct investigation

JURIST

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Jr. Thursday moved to vacate 188 misdemeanor convictions tied to eight New York City Police Department officers.

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.

This Week In Rideshare: Layoffs, Safety and NYC

LegalReader

10,000 job cuts, DoorDash adds new features and NYC drivers get paid. LegalRideshare breaks it down. News & Politics legalrideshare rideshare apps rideshare companies rideshare safety rideshare services this week in rideshare

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Three sentenced by Dutch court in flight MH17 crash trial

JURIST

The District Court of The Hague Thursday sentenced three defendents to life imprisonment in the Flight MH17 criminal case. Leonid Kharchenko and Sergei Dubinskiy were present at sentencing, and Igor Girkin was found guilty in absentia.

What Assets Will Be Protected from Divorce Settlements?

LegalReader

As per law, the property that has been awarded to you from your ancestors as an inheritance or personal gift will be considered separate property.

UK dismisses challenge to extradition of former FIFA vice president to US to face corruption charges

JURIST

The UK Privy Council Thursday dismissed former FIFA vice president Jack Warner’s appeal against a US extradition request in the USA v. Webb Et Al (known as the FIFA corruption case).

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.

At COP 27, Developing Countries Fight to Define a Global Goal on Adaptation

Law Columbia

By Martin Lockman. At the 27 th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, delegations are hard at work determining the contours of how nations should prepare for climate change.

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Moderate improvements for gender equality in law in 2021, New Zealand Law Society reports

JURIST

The New Zealand Law Society Thursday released the results of their Gender Equality Charter, reporting on developments in gender equality among legal workplaces in New Zealand in the past year.

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DOJ: Four Officers Plead Guilty to Federal Crimes This Week

The Crime Report

Three former NYPD cops pleaded guilty to a bribery scheme while a former New Orleans police officer pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old crime victim in a rough week for law enforcement criminal misconduct. .

Biden administration: Saudi crown prince should have immunity from US lawsuit over Jamal Khashoggi murder

JURIST

The US Department of State Thursday released a letter stating that Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohhammed bin Salman should have immunity in a US case regarding his role in the murder of Saudi-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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.

FBI: Unauthorized Chinese ‘Police Stations’ in U.S. Cities Are ‘Outrageous’ 

The Crime Report

FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers Thursday that the U.S. is concerned about the Chinese government setting up unauthorized stations allegedly operating as abroad ‘police stations,’ Michael Martina and Ted Hesson report for Reuters.

As Companies Rein In Legal Spend, They Are Bullish on Leveraging Legal Tech, Survey Says

LawSites

Not surprisingly given the economy, a survey of inhouse legal professionals finds that companies are slowing down or freezing hiring, reducing outside counsel spending, and conducting layoffs.

“National Injunction vs. Vacatur: The Tension Intensifies.”

HowAppealing

“National Injunction vs. Vacatur: The Tension Intensifies.” ” Samuel Bray has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.” ” The post “National Injunction vs. Vacatur: The Tension Intensifies.” ” appeared first on How Appealing

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Immunity Denied To Deputies Who Tried To Turn Muscular Dystrophy Into Reasonable Suspicion

Above The Law

Courts are cool with pretextual stops. As long as a cop can make up a reasonably good excuse for pulling someone over, they can start casting their lines in hopes of bigger fish. Given enough time and b t, cops can often talk people into warrantless roadside searches.

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Getting Automated: An End-to-End Guide to Law Firm Automation

This guide is designed to help you understand and overcome your automation gap so you can offload all the work you don't want to do onto a cloud-based platform. We'll walk through all the tasks your firm can automate, how to implement automation and measure your success.

Court Strikes Down Appeal for Rikers Federal Monitor

The Crime Report

Under pressure to respond to the high volume of deaths and misconduct at Rikers Island, a U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain denied requests by attorneys of Rikers Island detainees to appoint a federal receiver to regulate the jail, Matt Katz reports for the Gothamist.

Film Friday: Hollywood Studios Backing Away From Vaccine Mandates

The Hollywood Lawyer

Hollywood studios are backing away from blanket vaccine mandates on some productions.

Alabama Fails To Execute Man In Judicial Override Case 

The Crime Report

Today, we’re following up on the scheduled execution of Kenneth Smith. Evan Mealins reported from the scene in Atmore, Alabama for the Montgomery Advertiser. Smith’s execution was delayed by hours of court back-and-forth.

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Government appeals decision against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Petitions of the Week column highlights a selection of cert petitions recently filed in the Supreme Court. A list of all petitions we’re watching is available here.

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!