March, 2022

10 WFH Paralegal Technology Tools

Paralegal Bootcamp

Many paralegals have now migrated to the work-from-home status permanently or part-time. Many paralegals have also experienced “burnout” due to the pressures of the times while lacking some tools to sustain productivity and efficiency in our newly set up home offices.

Are you a Corporate Paralegal? You may just be in luck.

The Estrin Report

Today, it’s a matter of dollars and sense. By Chere B. Estrin. Are you happy in your job? Would you like to be happier? I have never witnessed a job market quite like this one. Honest, I haven’t. It’s a circus out there.

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How to Level-Up your Email Address from Cringeworthy to Credible

Paralegal.edu

A strong correlation exists between the perceived quality of an applicant and the email address used. Think of your email address as an online business card. It is a vital piece of personal information and a primary means of contact.

Further DNA Testing is Approved in the Adnan Syed Case

EvidenceProf Blog

Today, Judge Melissa M. Phinn granted the Joint Petition for Post Conviction DNA Testing in the Adnan Syed case. Here is the judge's order: So, let's break that down. First, the order requires the Baltimore Police to overnight the named

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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.

$88 Billion in Medical Bills on Credit Reports

Diane Drain

CFPB Estimates $88 Billion in Medical Bills on Credit Reports Prepared Remarks of Director Rohit Chopra on New CFPB Medical Debt Report. By Rohit Chopra – MAR 01, 2022 (reprint). “Good morning. Today, the CFPB released a report on medical billing and collection practices in our country.

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Paralegal Tips for Negotiating Client Bills and Liens

Paralegal Bootcamp

As a personal injury paralegal , few things ache my heart more than seeing someone injured in a motor vehicle crash with minimal or no personal injury protection (“PIP”) benefits. After a few years of handling these cases, I quickly realized the importance of having PIP benefits.

Apple Launches the First Smartphone Driver’s License/ID with Arizona

CourtTechBulletin

Apple launches the first smartphone driver’s license/ID with Arizona Additional states to follow, including Colorado, Hawaii, Mississippi, Ohio, and the territory of Puerto Rico Read more ». Announcements Implementation Mobile Technology

6 Important Reasons to Utilize College Career Services

Paralegal.edu

Do you want greater visibility as a job candidate? Then take full advantage of the range of resources being offered by your college career center. Doing so can extend your learning experience well beyond the classroom.

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Adnan Syed & the State File a Joint Petition for (Further) DNA Testing

EvidenceProf Blog

On Tuesday, Adnan Syed and the State of Maryland filed a Joint Petition for Post Conviction DNA Testing. So, what does this mean? Prior DNA Testing On March 29, 2018, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland (Maryland's intermediate appellate

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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.

Glenn Hendrix: How to Be a Top Lawyer in Your Field

The Estrin Report

By Chere Estrin. What does it take to become a successful lawyer in your particular niche or practice area? In a series of in-depth interviews for the Estrin Report , Chere Estrin profiles top lawyers from all types of practices. In this column, we zero in on their top tips.

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US House passes bill to end mandatory arbitration in workplace disputes

JURIST

The US House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would prevent companies from enforcing agreements with employees and consumers requiring legal disputes to be settled in private arbitration, rather than in the courts.

Self-Care for Paralegals

Paralegal Bootcamp

Self-care, THE number one most important hyphenated word of 2022! Self-care is the most easily implemented practice available to us for creating a balanced, peaceful, and more productive life.

Webinar: JTC’s Cybersecurity Basics

CourtTechBulletin

When? March 28, 2022 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM EDT Unlike webinars, cyberattacks don’t happen on a schedule. That’s why you should carve out some time now to prepare for the unexpected.

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Recovering from a Cyber Attack

Speaker: Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies

If your organization stores data and is connected to the Internet, it is not a matter of “if” a cyber-security incident will happen; but rather, “when” this will occur. Organizations protecting their data is no longer “recommended;” it’s necessary.

Court remains silent on Thomas’ condition after he entered the hospital last week

SCOTUSBlog

Share Five days after Justice Clarence Thomas was admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., with “flu-like symptoms,” the Supreme Court is providing no updates on his condition.

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2022 Evidence Summer Workshop (ESW2022)

EvidenceProf Blog

The Evidence Summer Workshop will be held at at Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville, TN, on May 5-6, 2022. Details below: Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to announce the 2022 Evidence Summer Workshop (ESW2022) to be held at Vanderbilt Law

‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’: The Failure of Prison Oversight

The Crime Report

Our jails and pris­ons are closed insti­tu­tions, which makes it diffi­cult for those who don’t live or work there to have a true sense of what the condi­tions behind bars are like.

Thousands of anti-war protesters arrested in Russia

JURIST

OVD-Info, a Russian independent human rights group, reported Monday that around 5,000 anti-war protesters were arrested across 69 cities in Russia on Sunday. As of Tuesday, more than 5,292 people are detained by Russian authorities in 74 cities.

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Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Lindsay Harrison, and Erin O'Brien

Did you know that 4 out of 5 consumers use local search and 88% use smartphones for those searches? With that in mind, I think it's safe to say your online presence is the silver bullet of your business. Think about the revenue you could be missing by not prioritizing local search optimization. Fortunately, there are a handful of steps you can take right now that will immediately impact your business's pace in local search, and we're happy to share them.

Practicing Mindfulness to Reduce Stress

Paralegal Bootcamp

I decided to add more to my already very busy life by taking a course in mindfulness. Why would I voluntarily do this to myself you ask?

Quality Program Results in Case Processing Improvement

CourtTechBulletin

From the US Federal Court News on March 8, 2022. “On

Courts bars Texas from executing inmate unless it allows pastor’s touch and audible pray

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a man on death row in Texas can have his pastor touch him and pray out loud while he is being executed. The decision in Ramirez v.

Eastern District of California Finds Expert Testimony Based on Inadmissible Evidence Admissible in Insurance Dispute

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 703 provides that An expert may base an opinion on facts or data in the case that the expert has been made aware of or personally observed. If experts in the particular field would reasonably rely

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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.

The Jackson Hearings and the Death of the Confirmation Process

JonathanTurley

Below is my column in The Hill on the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and the death of the confirmation process as a meaningful and substantive process of review.

Russia withdraws from Council of Europe

JURIST

The Russian Federation Thursday announced its withdrawal from the Council of Europe (“the Council”). The country claimed that EU and NATO countries are using their absolute majority to continue to destroy the Council, of which Russia will no longer will be a part.

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Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault: Here’s Why and What to Do About It

LegalReader

Often, false rape accusations will be made by people known to you or even people close to you. Crimes Alleged Sexual Assault attempted sexual assault child sexual assault sexual assault Sexual Assault Accusations sexual assault charges

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E-Filing Pioneer Judge, James Mehaffy, Jr. Passes

CourtTechBulletin

© 2007 Larry D. Moore. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 [link] A couple of weeks back we learned that retired Texas District Court Judge James Mehaffy, Jr. had passed away. I had the honor of knowing and working with the Judge and visiting his court in Beaumont, Texas.

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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.