July, 2021

What Not To Say in a Paralegal Job Interview

PARALEGALBOOTCAMP

Sometimes it is just as important to know what not to say in your paralegal job interview as it is to know what to say. We know it helps to talk about skills, work ethic, and the value you can bring to a potential employer. However, there are also things that you should not say during the interview.

America, What Are We Doing?

HarrisBricken

Like many Americans, one of the first things I do every morning is check the overnight headlines, including anything that happened in the sports world.

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Has your boss fallen out of love with you?

TheEstrinReport

Brutally honest signs there’s trouble in paradise. By Chere B. Estrin. Does this sound familiar? You landed your dream job at a firm that promotes from within, has given you a salary that surpasses anything you have ever received and has all the same values you have ever sought in a position.

Tools to Help Renters and Landlords Access Federal Assistance

Diane Drain

CFPB Releases Online Tool to Help Renters and Landlords Access Federal Assistance. New resource helps renters and landlords find state and local programs distributing federal rental assistance funds. WASHINGTON, D.C.

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.

Grammar Giggle – Interesting Entree Choice

ProofThatBlog

A friend sent this one to me and it recently appeared on Reddit, but I thought it was interesting to show that even if everything is spelled correctly, sometimes placement is an issue. You need to try to look at your writing as a whole to make sure that all the parts of it are correct. Follow.

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Text Analytics, Court Stats, and Privacy

CourtTechBulletin

A couple of weeks ago I shared some of “ my problems with pending case statistics ”. Before that, I posted another note regarding an alternative for analyzing criminal justice data. I generally try not to complain about things without having a solution in mind.

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Cannabis in Ireland: Global Law and Business Podcast with Natalie O’Regan

HarrisBricken

Listen HERE or stream on Spotify , Apple Podcasts , Amazon Music , Stitcher , or Soundcloud ! At Harris Bricken, we keep close tabs on what is happening in various industries around the world, including cannabis.

Mom Brings Her Well-Dressed Toddler (and His Resume) to Job Interview in This Viral Video

TheEstrinReport

Sales trainer Maggie Mundwiller was one of countless people who lost a job they loved as a result of the pandemic. At the time, her son Mylo was just six weeks old, adding an extra layer of complexity to her job search.

Spain top criminal court archives Western Sahara independence movement genocide case

JURIST

The top criminal court in Spain archived a case on Thursday involving genocide allegations against the leader of Western Sahara’s independence movement.

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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.

Grammar Giggle – Visor Issues

ProofThatBlog

A friend sent me a part of this description she saw while looking for a sun visor. I checked and was able to find the full ad and there were so many errors.

Undisclosed Mega-Update Thread 8

EvidenceProf Blog

On Friday, July 16, 2020, DA Keith Higgins moved to drop charges against Dennis Perry because the evidence doesn't support a case against Perry for the murders of Harold and Thelma Swain. Assuming the judge signs off on the motion

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Reminders Work!

CourtTechBulletin

Irving Texas work “in recent years to improve its municipal court’s Failure to Appear (FTA) rate shows what is possible when cities invest in foundational data practices and use data-driven evaluations to test and fine-tune new approaches.”

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Elections and Cannabis in Germany: Green All Around

HarrisBricken

Germany will hold parliamentary elections on September 26 of this year. While the ruling Union is expected to win the largest number of seats in the Bundestag, the majority of polls show the Greens (officially Alliance 90/The Greens) taking the second-highest number of seats.

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.

Update on Arizona Eviction Proceedings – July, 15, 2021

Diane Drain

Arizona Residential Eviction Actions Procedures – effective July 15, 2021.

Sweden prosecutors charge Iran national with war crimes, murder

JURIST

The Swedish Prosecution Authority charged an unnamed 60-year-old Iranian national Tuesday with war crimes and murder of more than 100 political prisoners in Iran going back to 1988.

Twitter Suspends Science Writer After He Posts Results Of Pfizer Clinical Test

JonathanTurley

Just yesterday, we discussed the censoring of a commentator by Twitter for merely expressing an opinion over the need for a “pause” on any federal mandates on Covid-19 as new research is studied.

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Court of Appeals of Virginia Finds Closed-Circuit Testimony by Child Victim Was Proper

EvidenceProf Blog

Section 18.2-67.9 of the Virginia Code covers testimony by child victims and witnesses using two-way closed-circuit television. Specifically, subsection (D) states that The child's testimony shall be transmitted by closed-circuit television into the courtroom for the defendant, jury, judge, and

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Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials of Wealth Management

Speaker: Vi Pham, Attorney at Law

Wealth management is a guaranteed practice: as paralegals, it's essential that you know the complexities of wealth management in order to ensure that your client's rights are protected to their fullest extent. Join Vi Pham, Attorney and educator, in this exclusive webinar that will leave you feeling brushed up and ready. This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential.

West Virginia Issues RFP for CMS/EDMS/E-Filing

CourtTechBulletin

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to acquire an electronic court case management solution comprised of case management, document management, and e-file management systems for the new Intermediate Court of Appeals created in 2021 by the West Virginia Legislature.

FY22 Agriculture Appropriation Bill: A Good Omen for the Hemp Industry

HarrisBricken

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Race Can Determine Who Avoids Prison: Study

The Crime Report

In an effort to reduce incarceration rates, states have created diversion programs, allowing young and first-time offenders to avoid conviction by participating in programs that address the underlying causes of arrest, from mental illness to substance abuse.

Austria Supreme Court refers Facebook data collection questions to ECJ

JURIST

Austria’s Supreme Court of Justice referred four fundamental questions regarding the legality of Facebook’s collection and use of EU customers’ data to the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) on Tuesday.

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The Shadow State: Twitter Suspends Commentator for Criticizing Vaccine Policies

JonathanTurley

I recently discussed how the Biden Administration was actively encouraging corporations to limit speech and impose vaccines mandates as a type of shadow state.

Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee Finds Leading Questions to 9 Year-Old Victim Were Proper

EvidenceProf Blog

Similar to its federal counterpart, Tennessee Rule of Evidence 611(c)(1) states that Leading questions should not be used on the direct examination of a witness except as may be necessary to develop the witness's testimony. Leading questions should be permitted

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CTC2021 Keynote Speaker - Peter Warren Singer Announced

CourtTechBulletin

We’re happy to announce this year’s keynote speaker, Peter Warren Singer. Named one of the nation’s 100 leading innovators by Smithsonian Magazine, Singer is a notable influencer, global thinker, and “ mad scientist ” by organizations including Defense News, Foreign Policy, and the U.S.

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Oregon Psilocybin: Advisory Board and Licensing Update

HarrisBricken

On March 18, Governor Kate Brown appointed members to the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board, which held its first meeting on March 31.

Bodycams Reduced Citizen Complaints Against Chicago Cops: Study

The Crime Report

A landmark study published this month has found the use of body-worn cameras (BWC) by Chicago police officers effectively decreased the excessive use-of-force by cops without increasing the risk of officer injury.

UN report reveals increased human trafficking due to COVID-19

JURIST

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime released a report Thursday revealing the negative effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on victims of human trafficking.

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Puma Has Withdrawn its Opposition in Fight Over Nike’s “Footware” Trademark

The Fashion Law

Puma and Nike appear as though they may have come to a resolution in their battle over “footware,” the trademark that Nike has been angling to register in the U.S. and beyond.

Supreme Court of Wyoming Finds Statements Were Improperly Admitted Under Prior Consistent Hearsay Exclusion

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 801(d)(1)(B) provides an exclusion to the rule against hearsay for a statement that (B) is consistent with the declarant’s testimony and is offered: (i) to rebut an express or implied charge that the declarant recently fabricated

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Some Great NCSC Tiny Chat Sessions

CourtTechBulletin

My friends in the NCSC Tiny Chat Division, have been doing some terrific work lately. Here is a selection of some interesting and fun sessions. Read more ». Court Technology (General) Technology (General) Web conferencing