August, 2022

Paralegal Professional Development – Tips for New Paralegals

Paralegal Bootcamp

If you’re reading this blog post, I don’t have to tell you about the desire to work hard, achieve, or care about what you do. You’re reading this because you already think of your work as a paralegal in the foremost-important way to succeed: As a Career! Getting Started.

Don’t Be Afraid to Raise Your Legal Fees

Attorney at Work

Some lawyers always seem fearful of increasing legal fees — recession or no recession, crisis or no crisis. If you are wondering whether to raise your hourly rates or fixed fees, my advice — with very limited exceptions — is to go for it. Clients are never as price-sensitive as you think.

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12 Brand Recognition Strategies for Legal Practices

LegalReader

If a legal practice can highlight how it's making a difference in society, that can help with brand recognition. Jibran Qazi, MCPD. Business attorney marketing branding content marketing for law firms inbound marketing for law firms marketing for law firms rebranding

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Motions to Strike or Do I Have a Case?

SAV Paralegal Services

As it is usually seen there are many misconceptions when it comes to the Small Claims Court litigation. Among others, the understanding that the Claim shall go through some stages.

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!

eDiscovery Matters to Your Litigation Career

Paralegal Bootcamp

eDiscovery is not a bad word. It’s actually the opposite. For those litigation paralegals who embrace it and learn everything they can about it, eDiscovery matters and has been a game-changer for their careers.

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Law Firm Telephone Etiquette Best Practices

Attorney at Work

Attorney Noble McIntyre shares best practices for rolling out the welcome mat for new clients. First, tips for law firm telephone etiquette.

How to Minimize Risks in Legal Translations

LegalReader

It is strongly advised to have a second legal translator review the work and there is even an ISO quality standard to ensure this. Business legal translation companies legal translators translate translation devices translations translator

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9 Ways to Succeed as a Personal Injury Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

Do you want to stand out as a Personal Injury Paralegal?

Five Ways to Get Back to You

Attorney at Work

Reconnecting with yourself is a critical course correction for a frenzied lawyer; the job can get ahead of you. Here’s how to come back. Sometimes we get busy in life — with work, family, building our business, taking care of others, and on and on.

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.

Graduation | Live in Person Event - August 20, 2022

Paralegal.edu

On August 20, 2022, at 10:00 AM Central in the Joe M. Green Auditorium at South Texas College of Law, Center for Advanced Legal Studies will hold its 70th Commencement Ceremony for graduates of its paralegal programs.

Nicaragua priest detained amid growing crackdown on Catholic Church

JURIST

A Catholic pastor in Nicaragua’s Mulukuku has been detained for undisclosed reasons amid a growing crackdown on the Catholic Church by the government of President Daniel Ortega.

Eighth Circuit Finds No Error With Judge Preventing For Cause Challenge to Juror Who E-Mailed Detective One or Twice a Week

EvidenceProf Blog

A party can move to strike a prospective juror for cause based upon implied bias by the juror. One ground for such implied bias is a connection with one of the witnesses in the case. Even if the prospective juror

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‘Third Branch of Public Safety’ Thrives in Albuquerque

The Crime Report

Photo via ACS website. One year into its implementation, the Albuquerque Community Safety (ACS) Department is gaining traction in addressing street-level mental health, addiction and homeless related crises— much to the relief of the city’s besieged police and fire departments.

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.

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.

Security fencing around court is removed, but building remains closed to public

SCOTUSBlog

Share An eight-foot-tall fence erected around the Supreme Court in the spring has come down, replaced by a network of much smaller barriers.

“Supreme Court Justices Should Say Sorry Too”

HowAppealing

“Supreme Court Justices Should Say Sorry Too”: Gabe Roth has this essay online at Bloomberg Law. The post “Supreme Court Justices Should Say Sorry Too” appeared first on How Appealing

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Long-awaited report provides new evidence of Rohingya genocide in Myanmar

JURIST

The Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA) released its long-awaited report Thursday on the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar. CIJA began its investigation in 2018, looking for evidence to clear a path toward international criminal prosecutions.

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.

Court of Appeals of Mississippi Finds Rule 801(d)(1)(C) Only Applies to Technical Identifications

EvidenceProf Blog

Similar to its federal counterpart, Mississippi Rule of Evidence 801(d)(1)(C) provides an exclusion to the rule against hearsay when The declarant testifies and is subject to cross-examination about a prior statement, and the statement: (C) identifies a person as someone

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The New (Still Troubling) Look of Juvenile Justice in California

The Crime Report

Strings of fairy lights adorning fenced-in exercise yards. Bright new paint obscuring cinder block walls. Cozy reading nooks” and starry night ceiling panels.

Cities & the Inflation Reduction Act

Law Columbia

By Amy Turner. On August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (or “IRA”), widely hailed as the most ambitious piece of climate legislation in U.S. history.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders return to the court after Collins

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. Under the Fifth Amendment, “private property” cannot be “taken for public use” by the government “without just compensation.”

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!

Estate Planning Requires the Best Attorneys

LegalReader

Making preparations for transferring your property and other belongings after your death may be made easier with the help of an estate-planning attorney.

Myanmar court sentences Aung San Suu Kyi to six more years in prison on corruption charges

JURIST

A Myanmar court Monday sentenced former State Counsellor and democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi to an additional six years in prison after she was found guilty of corruption charges, according to state media.

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LSU Law Center Seeks an Evidence Professor

EvidenceProf Blog

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER seeks to hire tenure-track or tenured faculty in a variety of areas, including, but not limited to, faculty who have expertise in business law, civil & comparative law, civil procedure, constitutional law

Drop in Youth Crime Punctures ‘Myth’ of Failed Reforms

The Crime Report

Earlier this year, New York City Mayor Eric Adams proposed rolling back his state’s raise the age law that, in 2017, had moved 16- and 17-year-olds out of New York’s violent Rikers Island jails and into its more rehabilitative family court.

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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.