April, 2022

The Pros and Cons of Going Solo vs. Large Firm

Paralegal Bootcamp

Are you a paralegal trying to decide on working at a solo vs large firm? Applying for your first or early-career legal positions may be a little daunting. A little research, introspection, and narrowing the field will assist in targeting your search. Decide Where You Want to Work.

Busting myths about bankruptcy and private student loans

Diane Drain

Education Loans Can Be Discharged in Bankruptcy. Busting myths about bankruptcy and private student loans. By Robert G. Cameron – APR 12, 2022 (Reprint from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “www.CFPB.gov” The following is an excerpt from Mr. Cameron’s article.).

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Emily Weber: How to Be a Top Lawyer in Your Field

The Estrin Report

By Chere Estrin. What does it take to become a successful lawyer in your particular niche or practice area? In a series of in-depth interviews for the Estrin Report , Chere Estrin profiles top lawyers from all types of practices. In this column, we zero in on their top tips.

Georgia Judge Grants Joey Watkins's Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus

EvidenceProf Blog

Today, Judge Don W. Thompson of the Superior Court of Walker County granted Joey Watkins's petition for writ of habeas corpus, meaning that Joey's conviction for murdering Isaac Dawkins has been tossed. Here is Judge Thompson's opinion. The State now

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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!

Why Should We Hire You? Give a FAB Response!

Paralegal.edu

FAB is an acronym for Features, Advantages, and Benefits. FAB is a common 3-Step strategy employed in sales and marketing to generate interest in products.

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Mobile Notary (Signing Agent) Work As A Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

As a Paralegal, there are an exciting number of opportunities available to make extra income, or even start your very own business as a mobile notary! I came from a background of 20 years in the medical field only to decide I wanted a change.

ARIZONA IS ONE OF 2 STATES THAT WILL TAKE YOUR TAX REFUND IN BANKRUPTCY.  SHOULD THE LAW CHANGE?

Diane Drain

ARIZONA IS ONE OF 2 STATES THAT WILL TAKE YOUR TAX REFUND IF THIS HAPPENS. SHOULD THE LAW CHANGE? By RUSS WILES, Arizona Republic (reprinted for educational purposes only).

Registration for eCourts 2022 Opens

CourtTechBulletin

As we have been sifting through session proposals and ideas for how to make a great conference, we realized the conference theme is obvious: We have all been living The Great Shift. The Great Shift has so many facets: Read more ». Announcements Conferences Court Technology (General

Chere Estrin names one of the Top 50 Women Leaders of Los Angeles

The Estrin Report

The team here at Estrin Report and Estrin Legal Staffing is very proud of Chere.

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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.

Social Media: Keep it Professional or Keep it Private!

Paralegal.edu

If you are active on social media, be aware that what you give to the web and sharing platforms can be linked to your professional profile.

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Top EU court allows consumer body to challenge Meta over data protection violation

JURIST

The European Union’s top court Thursday ruled that the consumer protection association may bring representative action against Big Tech over infringements of laws protecting personal data.

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6 Ways to Expand Your Paralegal Education

Paralegal Bootcamp

Don’t Settle for the Tip of the Iceberg. Anyone who has spent any time on social media has seen memes depicting an iceberg. The top part of the iceberg illustrates what people see, while the portion below the waterline depicts what people don’t see.

My Supplement to the Request for Review for Michelle Heale

EvidenceProf Blog

On February 15, 2022, I filed a Request for Review with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Conviction Review Unit on behalf of Michelle Heale. Here was the Introduction to that Request: On April 17, 2015, Michelle Heale was convicted of

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.

Automating Plain Language

CourtTechBulletin

From Microsoft Stock Images Over two decades ago our NCSC Jury Studies pioneer, Tom Munsterman, ran the WordPerfect word processor language level test against some jury instructions.

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Georgia Officials Tied to $200M Human Trafficking Scheme

The Crime Report

Photo by datacameraguy on Unsplash. Brett Donovan Bussey and Jorge Gomez, who worked for the Georgia Department of Labor, have been linked to one of the largest U.S. human trafficking cases ever prosecuted involving foreign agricultural laborers brought here on seasonal visas, reports Yahoo!

In the case of the praying football coach, both sides invoke religious freedom

SCOTUSBlog

Share Joseph Kennedy had never coached football when Bremerton High School, a public school near Seattle, Washington, hired him in 2008. He was too small to play in high school, and his football experience was limited to playing for two years while he was in Hawaii serving in the Marines.

SCOTUS hears oral arguments in bankruptcy amendment, Washington workers’ compensation law cases

JURIST

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in Siegle v. Fitzgerald and United States v. Washington.

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.

eDiscovery Q & A

Paralegal Bootcamp

In our latest podcast episode, Ann asked guest experts Andrea Pileggi and Kevin Gerami to answer your eDiscovery questions.

Undisclosed Mega-Update Thread 9

EvidenceProf Blog

Yesterday, Judge Don W. Thompson of the Superior Court of Walker County granted Joey Watkins's petition for writ of habeas corpus, meaning that Joey's conviction for murdering Isaac Dawkins has been tossed. Given this terrific turn of events, I wanted

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This and That in Court Tech– April 2022

CourtTechBulletin

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Injustice With Impunity: A Texas Tale

The Crime Report

Photo by Clyde Robinson via Flickr. Now-retired prosecutor Ralph Petty earned a living at the Midland County District Attorney’s Office in West Texas. But that wasn’t his only job. He also moonlighted as a law clerk for the same judges who presided over his cases.

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!

In historic first, Ketanji Brown Jackson is confirmed to Supreme Court

SCOTUSBlog

Share By a vote of 53-47, the Senate on Thursday afternoon confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the 116th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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US Supreme Court rules Puerto Ricans can be excluded from federal benefits program

JURIST

In an 8-1 decision, the US Supreme Court Thursday ruled that Congress does not have to provide Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to residents of Puerto Rico. The decision impacts the residents of Puerto Rico and other US territories who are applying for government benefits.

It Can Happen to Anyone

LegalTalkNetwork

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” – Luke 6:31. Believe it or not, wrongful convictions can happen to anyone. Innocent people go to prison all the time for crimes they didn’t commit. All anyone has to do is be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Libraries around the world are helping safeguard Ukrainian books and culture

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The Ultimate State Trial Court Research & Analytics Platform

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.