August, 2022

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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?

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Price Rise: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Law firms don’t do price rises nearly enough. Law firm pricing barely keep up with inflation, as it is. And, with the current rate of inflation, law firm pricing is likely being lapped.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Phone It In: How Do You Get Calls Answered?

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Law firms only answer 1 of 3 phones call they receive, on average. Couple that with the fact that 64% of law firm voicemails are not returned, and there isn’t much ‘ service ’ left in law firm ‘customer service’. The good news is that this is all fixable.

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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.

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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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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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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.”

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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

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Window Dressing: A Client Portal Is the Next Step in Attorney-Client Relations

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

These days, most law firms have invested in a law practice management software solution – that’s a relational database organized around matters ; and, it helps law firms to better organize their cases.

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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.