May, 2021

Judge Grants Keith Davis a New (Sixth) Trial

EvidenceProf Blog

Today, Judge Sylvester Cox granted the motion of Keith Davis Jr. for a new trial (Download Motion for new trial). Amelia McDonell-Parry covered Keith's case on the Undisclosed podcast. Keith's case is far too complicated to cover in a single

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“Fixing” Criminal Justice Data and My Alternative Approach

CourtTechBulletin

Last month, the Arnold Ventures group released a report titled “ We Need Criminal Justice Data That Doesn’t Exist. Here’s How the Biden Administration Can FixIt.” This is a subject near and dear to me as I have been working on much of this for a long time. I agree with many parts of the report.

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Are You Riding the Horse in the Direction It Is Going?

The Estrin Report

How inability to change can bust your career. by Chere B. Estrin. COVID 19. It is, or was here, and it may never, or might, go away. It’s the great unknown. To say that this horrendous virus brought significant changes to our work and personal lives is clearly underrating it.

9 TED Talks For Paralegals to Watch

Paralegal Bootcamp

9 TED Talks For Paralegals. There are so many free educational videos out there that it can be somewhat overwhelming. Not only that, but you could find yourself going down a rabbit hole and spending too much time finding relevant content. .

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!

New Law Allows Creditors to Invade Arizona Homestead Protection

Diane Drain

On January 1, 2022, HB2617 will become the law of Arizona. Your home is no longer protected from your judgment creditors, which will have a devastating effect on Arizona’s consumers, and those hardest hit by Covid-19.

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Ninth Circuit Grants Qualified Immunity to LAPD Detectives Who Used Psychological Torture to Get a False Confession From a 13 Year-Old

EvidenceProf Blog

The qualified immunity doctrine insulates governmental agents from liability for unconstitutional acts as long “as their conduct does not violate clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known.” The primary purpose of the doctrine

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A 50 State Court Covid-19 Operations List

CourtTechBulletin

The Justia legal information company has posted a compendium of state court Covid-19 operations in all 50 states. They write that “State court systems across the country have significantly altered their operations in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Are You Riding the Horse in the Direction It Is Going?

The Estrin Report

How inability to change can bust your career. by Chere B. Estrin. COVID 19. It is, or was here, and it may never, or might, go away. It’s the great unknown. To say that this horrendous virus brought significant changes to our work and personal lives is clearly underrating it.

Paralegal Communication Skills

Paralegal Bootcamp

7 C’s of Paralegal Communication Skills. Communication skills are important if you want to have a successful paralegal career.

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.

Student Advocates Team and others Falsely Promised Services – Now Banned

Diane Drain

Operators of Student Loan Debt Relief Scheme Banned From Providing Debt Relief Services as Part of Settlement with FTC.

Germany parliament passes law compensating gay and lesbian soldiers for past discrimination

JURIST

The German parliament Thursday voted in favor of the rehabilitation and compensation of soldiers who have faced discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation.

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District of New Jersey Finds "Friend With Benefits" Had Standing to Challenge Search of His Friend's Place

EvidenceProf Blog

The Fourth Amendment states that The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by

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This and That in Court Tech – May 2021

CourtTechBulletin

We have been saving a lot (and I mean “a lot) of interesting items to share in recent weeks.

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.

Instructor Feedback - Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Paralegal.edu

A good instructor will evaluate your school performance in much the same way that a supervisor will assess your execution of work responsibilities.

The Fate Of Midsize Firms In A Post-Pandemic World

The Estrin Report

Law firms leaders quickly learned that a willingness to adopt new technologies into their firms was a requirement for survival during the pandemic. Article By NICOLE BLACK on April 29, 2021 at 12:45 PM Originally published on AboveTheLaw.

Advance Your Litigation Paralegal Career

Paralegal Bootcamp

How to Use Investigative Analysis Skills to Advance Your Litigation Paralegal Career. One way to advance your litigation paralegal career and take on other roles is to add new skills. Usually, the “go-to” answer is eDiscovery.

South Carolina lawmakers pass bill to allow execution by firing squad

JURIST

The South Carolina House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that would enable convicted individuals to elect for execution by firing squad, rather than electrocution or lethal injection.

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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.

Colorado Court of Appeals Finds Trial Court Can't Rely on Additional Race-Neutral Reasons Given on Remand in Resolving Batson Claim

EvidenceProf Blog

In Batson v. Kentucky, the Supreme Court "ruled that a State may not discriminate on the basis of race when exercising peremptory challenges against prospective jurors in a criminal trial."* Under Batson, once the opponent of a peremptory challenge has

Florida E-Filing Portal Celebrates 10th Anniversary

CourtTechBulletin

We learned from our friends earlier this week that the Florida courts are celebrating the 10 th Anniversary of their E-filing Portal program.

Apostrophe Decision Chart

ProofThatBlog

After a recent Proof That blog post about apostrophes and plurals, I had someone ask the question about words that end in “s” and how you make those words possessive.

The Fate Of Midsize Firms In A Post-Pandemic World

The Estrin Report

Law firms leaders quickly learned that a willingness to adopt new technologies into their firms was a requirement for survival during the pandemic. Article By NICOLE BLACK on April 29, 2021 at 12:45 PM Originally published on AboveTheLaw.

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.

The Krasner Effect: DAs Can Lead the Way Towards Ending Mass Supervision

The Crime Report

Few district attorneys in recent history have had a first term as consequential as Larry Krasner’s. With his victory in this month’s primary race in Philadelphia, he proved that reimagining criminal justice can be a political winner.

Federal judge finds Georgia anti-BDS law unconstitutional

JURIST

A US federal judge ruled Monday that Georgia’s anti-BDS law, which prohibits state contractors from boycotting Israel, violates the First Amendment and the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Eleventh Circuit Finds Captain Who Led No-Knock Raid at Wrong House With Flash Grenades Entitled to Qualified Immunity

EvidenceProf Blog

The qualified immunity doctrine insulates governmental agents from liability for unconstitutional acts as long “as their conduct does not violate clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known.” The primary purpose of the doctrine

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CTC 2021 First Announcements

CourtTechBulletin

For CTC 2021, we're taking a hybrid approach to the Center's premier court technology conference. You can attend online or join us in Columbus, Ohio, from September 28–29, 2021.

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.