May, 2022

Adding Value to the Firm – Are you in or Out?

The Estrin Report

by Nora Boghossian Sr. Researcher and Executive Assistant Estrin Legal Staffing. We often talk about how to get a job but why don’t we talk enough about keeping a job? You are going to have to kick me out, because I’m not going anywhere.” I remember saying that to my boss one day.

Federal appeals court upholds bar dues despite free speech concerns

JURIST

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Friday ruled that required bar dues for lawyers in Wisconsin are constitutional.

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Vickers v. Bison Specialty Services: An Exercise in Rampant Racism

LegalReader

Put together, and spread out over time, [the alleged actions] show a pattern of "frequent and offensive" acts creating a hostile work environment for Mr. Vickers and other employees of color.

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Websites Paralegals Should Bookmark (Or At Least Know About)

Paralegal Bootcamp

Bookmark? Must be a boomer who wrote this, you are thinking–now we have Google, and we don’t need long nested lists of bookmarks. Just tell Google what you want and it will take you there, at least most of the time, right?

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!

A Virtual Court Counter and More in East Lansing Michigan

CourtTechBulletin

Image use rights from PXhere.com [link] Our favorite fans of film noir , NCSC Tiny Chatters DanielHirsch and Zach Zarnow brought to our attention the virtual court counter , in the Michigan District Court 54B. Read more ».

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Police Surveillance and Racial Justice

The Crime Report

Laws aimed at providing community oversight over police surveillance technology still raise concerns about privacy and racial bias, according to a forthcoming study in the UCLA Law Review. .

India Supreme Court affirms sex workers’ rights, issues directions to government

JURIST

The Supreme Court of India Thursday passed an order affirming that sex workers also enjoy human rights and constitutional rights, and that the police “should not abuse them, […] subject them to violence or [coerce] them into any sexual activity.”

Court sides with Ted Cruz and strikes down campaign-finance restriction along ideological lines

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal campaign-finance law that limits how and when candidates can repay loans that they make to their own campaigns. The 6-3 ruling , which held that the law violates the First Amendment, came in a case filed by Sen.

What This Paralegal Has Learned After Working With Attorneys for 40 Years

Paralegal Bootcamp

To summarize a list of lessons learned in 43 years of paralegal practice is rather like opening Pandora’s box. Hard to say what may pop up!

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.

North Carolina Publishes the Results of their Court Appearance Project

CourtTechBulletin

[link] A report on the results of “The Court Appearance Project” in North Carolina was released recently.

Supreme Court Is Totally Going To Make The Gun Situation In This Country Worse — See Also

Above The Law

Let's Not Forget, SCOTUS Is Poised To Open Up Gun Regulations. AGAIN: Why shouldn't we know what the conservative majority is going to do? As American As A Mass Shooting: Gun violence is more representative of our culture than apple pie. Judge Isn't Happy: About attorneys blowing deadlines.

Congress Needs to Invest in Returning Citizens

The Crime Report

Photo via Flickr. A little after five on frigid, dark Buffalo mornings, Audrey Mayo fires up her van to begin picking up her team for the 6:20 AM meeting to drive to Gamma North, a global major window contractor.

Canada Supreme Court rules life without chance of parole is unconstitutional

JURIST

The Supreme Court of Canada Friday unanimously ruled that a life sentence without any chance of parole is unconstitutional under Section 12 of the nation’s charter. In Canada, anyone serving a life sentence for first-degree murder is automatically ineligible for parole for 25 years.

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.

Divided court curtails judicial review of factual questions in immigration proceedings

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Monday limited the ability of federal courts to review certain factual findings in immigration proceedings that determine whether noncitizens will be deported or will be allowed to remain in the country. The ruling in Patel v.

3 Ways to Work Better with Attorneys

Paralegal Bootcamp

Working with attorneys can be challenging. Really working with anyone can be, but we’re here to give you 3 tips that will help you start working better together today. Prefer to Listen Instead of Read?

Proven Marketing Guide to Enhance Your Law Firms Visibility

LegalReader

All you need is to invest time, energy, and money into creating a successful marketing strategy that works for your firm. . Business attorney marketing digital marketing digital marketing for law firms marketing for law firms most prestigious law firms

Elon Musk Takes Time Out From Failing To Buy Twitter To Fail To Build His Own Law Firm

Above The Law

Another thing he builds that can go up in flames. The post Elon Musk Takes Time Out From Failing To Buy Twitter To Fail To Build His Own Law Firm appeared first on Above the Law. Biglaw Cooley LLP Elon Musk In-House Counsel Perkins Coie

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.

Investing in Public Schools Reduces Crime: Michigan Study

The Crime Report

A new University of Michigan study has found that increases in public school funding early in children’s lives can reduce adult crime, reports Phys.org.

New York Assembly district maps face constitutional challenge

JURIST

A press conference was held Wednesday to announce a constitutional challenge against the redistricting of the New York State Assembly’s electoral districts.

Justices decline to block execution of Arizona man with schizophrenia

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed Arizona to execute a man who suffered from severe mental illness and, according to his lawyers, did not understand why the state wanted to put him to death.

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Paralegal Career Choice: Public Service or Private Practice

Paralegal Bootcamp

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 12 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. Paralegals and legal assistants held about 345,600 jobs in 2020.

10 Must-Have Features of Plaintiff Personal Injury Case Management Software

This free guide covers the “10 Must-have Features of Personal Injury Case Management Software” that trial attorneys and paralegals should have top of mind when deciding to choose (or switch) to a new legal software.

Building a Better Law Practice: 7 Reasons to Specialize

Attorney at Work

Law specialization has become increasingly common — almost a necessity. . Abraham Lincoln, licensed to practice law in 1837 in Illinois, may be the archetypal general practice attorney.

Sure Would Be Nice If Equal Justice Works Paid For Work… Equally

Above The Law

I mean, if I made $50k I'd be mad if folks with less seniority made 14% more than me for the same job too. The post Sure Would Be Nice If Equal Justice Works Paid For Work… Equally appeared first on Above the Law. Public Interest Equal Justice Works Law Schools Money Public Interest Salaries

‘A Crisis Ignored’: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The Crime Report

When 18-year-old Kaysera Stops Pretty Places , of the Crow, Northern Cheyenne, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nations, disappeared after filming a tense situation between her 15-year-old brother and law enforcement in 2019, her friends and family immediately knew something was wrong.

Russia releases Danish Jehovah’s Witness from prison

JURIST

Russian authorities Tuesday released Dennis Christensen, a Danish citizen and Jehovah’s Witness, from prison.

The Law Firm Billing Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Automated Billing

This guide uncovers how automated billing creates efficient processes that optimize time, improve billing accuracy, and meet current client demands in the legal marketplace.