June, 2022

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6 Paralegal Tips to Reduce Stress

Paralegal Bootcamp

Living in a post-pandemic world leaves us all vulnerable to paralegal burnout. In the legal profession specifically, many paralegals work day and night to adapt to the new challenges exposed by the pandemic.

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20 Ways to Achieve Success as a Paralegal

Paralegal.edu

Becoming a successful paralegal takes hard work and determination. Here are 20 ways to achieve success as a paralegal. Do you have suggestions for more? Develop a Plan – Explore a range of non-lawyer legal positions. Identify specific, short term and long-term goals that will lead you to success.

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The Graying of America’s Prison Population

The Crime Report

Despite a decline in prison populations over the last 15 years, the number of people serving sentences of life without parole (LWOP) has continued to grow.

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Court Forms Online Plus Toolkit

CourtTechBulletin

Courts everywhere should check out the Court Forms Online MassAccess project that was created and maintained by the Document Assembly Line Project at the Suffolk Law’s Legal Innovation and Technology Lab in cooperation with the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission’s COVID-19 task force.

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Buyer's Guide: Evaluating and Selecting the Best CLM Solution for Your Organization

Evaluating and selecting the right contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform can be complicated. However, by getting the right people involved, prioritizing your business needs, and testing your technology options, you can make it easier.

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Best Practices for a Dynamic LinkedIn Profile

The Estrin Report

Get noticed and move your career upward! By Chere Estrin and Nora Boghossian. Creating your LinkedIn profile. How your LinkedIn profile is written, what it says about you, how it distinguishes your personality, are all critical factors employers want to know to choose you as a candidate.

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3 Mistakes That Could Be Preventing You From Landing That First Paralegal Job

Paralegal Bootcamp

You went through your paralegal certificate program, and now you’re looking for a paralegal job. But unfortunately, the fact that you have spent all that time and money preparing yourself to become a paralegal can feel fruitless when you are struggling to find that first paralegal job.

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Freedom House report accuses Rwanda of transnational repression

JURIST

Freedom House released its complete report on transnational repression Thursday where it accused Rwanda of being one of the worst offenders. Transnational repression is a phenomena where a country will suppress dissent and target dissidents outside of its borders.

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How to Communicate Criminal History to Potential Employer

Paralegal.edu

If you have a criminal past, you have likely encountered difficulties re-entering the workforce or obtaining a professional position. A career change or job search with a conviction can be challenging. However, many find success!

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New Mexico AOC Issues Website RFP

CourtTechBulletin

The Administrative Office of the Courts is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to redesign the website of the New Mexico Judiciary (www.nmcourts.gov).

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2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Contract Life Cycle Management Report

Gartner has positioned Evisort in the Visionaries Quadrant of the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management. Read the report to learn why Evisort is a Visionary provider in the market.

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Change the Narrative: Your Invoices Probably Need Better Billing Descriptions

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Every interaction a law firm has with a client is a marketing opportunity, a chance to cement your value as a service provider And, there’s actually no better place to solidify that relationship than through your invoicing.

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Cherry-picked history and ideology-driven outcomes: Bruen’s originalist distortions

SCOTUSBlog

Share This article is part of a symposium on the court’s decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. Saul Cornell is the Paul and Diane Guenther chair in American history at Fordham University and adjunct professor of law at Fordham Law School.

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Paralegal Career Growth – From Receptionist to Director

Paralegal Bootcamp

In our latest podcast episode, I interviewed Kim Barrett who started her career as a part-time law firm receptionist and is now the Director of Paralegals and Legal Professionals at a Global Law Firm.

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Germany unveils plan to deregulate legal name and gender change process

JURIST

The German government Thursday presented plans to make it easier for transgender people to legally change their first name and gender, ending the current rules which require an expert assessment and court authorization.

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Top 3 Data Privacy Challenges for Contract Compliance in 2022

The data privacy landscape is quickly becoming fragmented with dozens of new laws. Outdated compliance practices expose businesses to issues that can cost millions of dollars. Download this paper to find out how contract intelligence can help.

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Take the Lead (Part I): How to Build a Modern Law Firm Intake System

MyCase

The COVID-19 pandemic restrictions were like a figurative asteroid that violently crashed through the shared expectations of lawyers around client intake —in much the same way that a literal, giant asteroid sent dinosaurs scrambling in all directions.

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E-Courts 2022 Featured Speaker - Judge Scott Schlegel

CourtTechBulletin

Judge Scott U. Schlegel, 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson, Louisiana Featured Speaker | Using Low/No-Code Tech to Improve Workflows at eCourts 2022 Conference, December 5-7.

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We Can Work It Out: Standalone Task Management Software

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Smart law firms everywhere are adopting workflows, for a whole host of reasons: to promote efficiency, to reduce malpractice risk and to more effectively manage remote employees. It’s probably long overdue, honestly.

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Announcement of opinions for Friday, June 24

SCOTUSBlog

Share On Friday, June 24, we will be live blogging as the court releases opinions in one or more argued cases from the current term. Click here for a list of FAQs about opinion announcements. The post Announcement of opinions for Friday, June 24 appeared first on SCOTUSblog. Featured Live

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10 Zen Ways to Manage Cash Flows with Contract Intelligence

When you have instant access to your contract data, making strategic decisions in tough times (and good times) becomes much easier. Cash flow management especially can be a top priority for finance, procurement, and other business leaders.

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It Is About More Than Just Paralegal Skills

Paralegal Bootcamp

A new litigation paralegal should look at three key areas early in their career. If you only focus on the paralegal skills that you might be lacking early in your career, then you might spend too much time focused on how many decades it will take you to gain all of those skills.

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China announces ban on industrial projects to combat climate change in key zones

JURIST

China Friday announced that it will ban new steel, coking, oil refining, cement, and glass projects in key zones to combat climate change by lowering pollution and carbon emissions. The plan establishes a zoning system to reduce carbon emissions.

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Children Can Develop Severe Hepatitis Following COVID Infection

LegalReader

Research shows children who contracted COVID-19 also experienced liver damage.

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Nevada AOC Re-Opens CMS RFP

CourtTechBulletin

[link] It was announced regarding Nevada RFP 22-01: Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Statewide Case Management System that the RFP has been re-opened for bidding.

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6 Best Practices to Maximize Value from Vendor Contracts

With uncertainty on the rise and margins and operating budgets stretched thin, there are a range of obstacles threatening to sap value from deals with vendors. Status quo vendor contract management costs businesses millions of dollars every year. Contract Intelligence can help businesses get more value from vendor contracts.

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Search Party: Google’s Directory Service Gets a Refresh

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

There are lots of directory profiles for businesses online, including many built specifically for lawyers. But, none is more important than Google’s, because it perpetually owns real estate on the first page of the most popular search engine on the planet.

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Court strikes down Maine’s ban on using public funds at religious schools

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Maine violated the Constitution when it refused to make public funding available for students to attend schools that provide religious instruction.

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Transitioning to Litigation from Another Practice Area

Paralegal Bootcamp

If you want to transfer to the litigation department at your firm, or you want to find a new position as a litigation paralegal even though you’ve been working in another practice area, how do you do that? Can you do that?

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Americas human rights body urges El Salvador to respect rights of detainees

JURIST

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Friday urged the El Salvador government to comply with international human rights obligations in its treatment of over 36,000 Salvadorans detained during its state of national emergency.

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The Paralegal Coach's Playbook: Strategies for Launching a Successful Virtual Paralegal Business

Speaker: Amanda DeVincenzo, MPPA - Paralegal Business Empowerment Coach and Founder of DeVincenzo Consulting, LLC

Take the guesswork out of starting your own virtual paralegal business with proven strategies and support from an experienced paralegal business owner and business empowerment coach.