April, 2021

Breaking Down the Three Charges Against Derek Chauvin

EvidenceProf Blog

On Monday, there will be closing arguments in the Derek Chauvin trial. In this post, I will break down the three charges that Chauvin faces in connection with the death of George Floyd. Second Degree Murder First, Chauvin is charged

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15 Alternative Paralegal Career Options

PARALEGALBOOTCAMP

The skills that you’ve acquired throughout your paralegal career have opened the door to unlimited employment opportunities if you are looking for a paralegal career path that does not have the title “paralegal” that utilize your paralegal skills and experience.

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The First Cannabis Patent Infringement Lawsuit Has Officially Concluded

HarrisBricken

We’ve reported pretty extensively on the progress of United Cannabis Corporation’s (UCANN) patent infringement lawsuit against Pure Hemp Collective, Inc. since it was filed back in July 2018. See posts here , here , here , here , here , here … and here !)

HB2617 is a Trojan Horse – Will Take Away Decades of Protection for Arizona Homeowners

Diane Drain

Arizona Bill wants Judgment Creditor to get paid before homeowners when house is refinanced (something Arizona law has not allowed since mid 1950s). Concerns about Arizona HB 2617, especially with the amendments: will allow old and new judgments to attached to homesteads.

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 – Accessaries

ProofThatBlog

This was on a box in a package I received from something I had ordered on Amazon.

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Judge Gives an Implicit Bias Jury Instruction in the Derek Chauvin Trial

EvidenceProf Blog

Today, the judge in the Derek Chauvin trial gave an implicit bias jury instruction. Here was the instruction: I think these instructions are a good addition to the standard jury instructions. Indeed, in my new article, "The Constitutional Right to

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What is Ediscovery?

PARALEGALBOOTCAMP

What is Ediscovery? Some terms, concepts, products, and services make sense to us instantly. This happens before we ever even truly use or experience them. These are things that we don’t need to know the “how” to know the “why.”.

Cannabis Taxes, the Biden Plan, the Oregon Plan and Your Bottom Line

HarrisBricken

Here is a scare article published last week in Portland’s Willamette Week. I like that publication pretty well, but the article makes a trio of tax-related assertions which strike me as wrong.

Possible Change in Arizona Homestead Law & Refinancing

Diane Drain

Are you planning on refinancing your home? If so, you could lose protections from creditors under bill at Legislature. Russ Wiles, Arizona Republic, Arizona Republic Interviews Diane L. Drain about Arizona homestead protection and exposure to creditors. Pub li shed 6 : 1 3 p. M T A p r. 1 3, 2021.

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 – NFL News

ProofThatBlog

A local newspaper was apparently so intent on getting news out about rumors of a possible NFL trade that they forgot to read the news story. Here is just one paragraph of that story that I found three errors in–and I’m not even a real football fan! Follow.

Rights experts call for ICC investigation into US police violence against Black people

JURIST

A commission of human rights experts asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague on Tuesday to investigate the pattern of systemic police violence against Black people in the US.

District of Massachusetts Notes a General 20 Minute Cutoff For Present Sense Impressions

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 803(1) provides an exception to the rule against hearsay for A statement describing or explaining an event or condition, made while or immediately after the declarant perceived it. So, how much time can pass after an

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Paralegal Career Growth

PARALEGALBOOTCAMP

Use the “SMARTER” Goal-Setting Method. As a new paralegal or someone who has been working as a paralegal for a few years, this is a great time to set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goals.

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.

New York Cannabis Licensing, Part 1: MRTA Adult Use License Types

HarrisBricken

Next up in our series of posts on New York’s Marijuana Revenue and Taxation Act (MRTA) is a deep dive into the adult-use licensing provisions. There is a lot to unpack here and a wealth of information on the license types and the licensing process.

Even if You Are in Prison – File Required Bankruptcy Documents or Your Case Will Be Dismissed.

Diane Drain

In prison? If You Are Going to File Bankruptcy, You Must Follow the Rules – No Exception. In re Harrell , BAP No. EC-20-1091-BTL (9th Cir BAP, 3-20-21) Harrell is incarcerated at Folsom State Prison in California. He filed a “skeletal” chapter 7 bankruptcy case on March 2, 2020.

Grammar Giggle – No, You’re Nuts!

ProofThatBlog

I saw this sign recently on a TikTok and couldn’t resist. This is a very common error. Just remember that “your” is something belonging to YOU, while “you’re” is a contraction for YOU ARE.

India dispatches: dire COVID crisis presents courts with constitutional dilemma

JURIST

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.

Third Annual Evidence Summer Workshop on Friday, August 6.

EvidenceProf Blog

The Third Annual Evidence Summer Workshop (ESW2021) will be held online as a Zoom conference on Friday, August 6 (Download CFP 2021 Final).

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Announcement: IJIS eXCHANGE - Virtual Summit Series: Data is the Key

CourtTechBulletin

The IJIS Institute has scheduled two virtual Zoom seminars for Tuesday, June 15, 2021. They write: "From incident to final resolution and beyond, every action our courts take relies on accurate, complete, and timely data to best-inform decisions about people, cases, process, and policy.

Cannabis Lending Issues in Arizona

HarrisBricken

It is not very common for banks and financial institutions to provide commercial loans to cannabis companies in Arizona. So why is that? The answer is not always as simple as it may seem.

Bankruptcy, Explained by John Oliver

Diane Drain

There is so much mis-information about bankruptcy and how it works, or does not work.

Grammar Giggle – Random Comma

ProofThatBlog

I saw this while on the internet recently (and on a site that should know better). The comma is unnecessary and makes this difficult to read. Follow. The post Grammar Giggle – Random Comma appeared first on Proof That Blog.

Austria experienced unprecedented number of anti-Semitic incidents in 2020: report

JURIST

The Jewish Community of Vienna (IKG) recorded the largest-ever number of Austrian anti-Semitic incidents in 2020, detailing more than 580 incidents in its 2020 annual report released Monday.

Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Finds That the Smell of Marijuana Alone Doesn't Provide Reasonable Suspicion For an Investigatory Stop

EvidenceProf Blog

In 2014, the Maryland General Assembly decriminalized possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana. So, in Maryland, should the smell of marijuana alone provide reasonable suspicion to conduct an investigatory stop? That was the question of first impression addressed

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Do Paralegals Work Long Hours?

PARALEGALBOOTCAMP

Do paralegals work long hours?

Not All CBD Topicals Are Treated Equal

HarrisBricken

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) released its latest round of warning letters to “cannabidiol” (“CBD”) companies.

Behind the Hiring Scenes – What Interviewers Won’t Tell You

PARALEGAL.EDU

Sometimes you are not the strongest candidate or the best fit. Sometimes it is not your fault. But sometimes it is. Here are the top 10 reasons you might not be getting hired. career featured

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Grammar Giggle – Before Or After?

ProofThatBlog

I saw this online in a breaking news alert for a local television station.

Cameroon security forces cracking down on LGBT people, Human Rights Watch says

JURIST

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday said that Cameroonian security forces, in a crackdown on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, have threatened, arrested, and assaulted at least 24 since February.

Evan Miller, the Petitioner in Miller v. Alabama, Resentenced to Life Without Parole

EvidenceProf Blog

In Miller v. Alabama, the Supreme Court held "that mandatory life without parole for those under the age of 18 at the time of their crimes violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on 'cruel and unusual punishments.'" The case that led

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