September, 2021

DOJ requests emergency order to block Texas abortion ban


The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an emergency motion Tuesday seeking to immediately block Texas’ controversial abortion restriction pending further proceedings. The DOJ filed suit against Texas earlier this month, challenging the constitutionality of Senate Bill 8 (SB 8).

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Is It Time to Steal One of Those Surprising Job Titles?


HR Manager, attorney, paralegal, marketing manager, may describe your role but it sure ain’t fun. By Chere B. Estrin. COVID-19 has led a lot of people to search for a brand new position.


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Federal court grants Sackler family immunity from all future opioid lawsuits


The Sackler family on Wednesday won immunity from opioid lawsuits linked to Purdue Pharma , their privately owned company, and its OxyContin medication when a federal judge approved a bankruptcy settlement to resolve thousands of opioid lawsuits.

Getting the Most Out of Your Paralegal Internship


Is a paralegal internship worth the time? Put yourself in this situation: you have recently finished your academic studies and are set up at a local law firm to intern as a paralegal for the next few 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.

Grammar Giggle – Hiring Serveres


I took this picture at a recent restaurant visit. I forgive the missing “i” in “Hiring” only because it looks like it slid down to the line below and the “h” is about to follow, but the misspelled version of “Servers” is too much for me.

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How to Find A Way Out of Paralegal Burnout

Josh Kern

Paralegal burnout can cripple your mental health. Learn how you can find a way out of burnout—including alternative careers for paralegals

Top Lawyers: Stacey A. Giulianti of the Florida Peninsula Insurance Company On The 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Specific Field of Law


An Interview With Chere Estrin. T he legal field is known to be extremely competitive. Lawyers are often smart, ambitious, and highly educated. That being said, what does it take to stand out and become a “Top Lawyer” in your specific field of law?

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UN rights chief warns of human rights catastrophe in Myanmar


UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned Thursday that urgent action is needed to prevent a human rights catastrophe in Myanmar. The UN Human Rights Office issued a new report documenting serious human rights and international humanitarian law violations.

A Role Of Paralegal In Family Law


Family law offices are hectic places to work, with tight deadlines and emotionally disturbed clients. A family law paralegal Roseville is responsible for numerous tasks, from the first intake to the final hearing.

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.

Our Emotional Ups and Downs Were Frequent, and Her Patience Was Unwavering!

Diane Drain

“We highly recommend Diane Drain IF you are looking for the educated, knowledgeable, honest and transparent (and very fairly priced) attorney! We had recently relocated to Arizona from the Chicago area when we realized we had to face up to our financial problems, rather than run away from them.

Do You Have the Foundational Technology Skills to Be Successful in Your Paralegal Career?


Owning a laptop computer and Instagram account might help combat boredom—but doesn’t necessarily translate to technical proficiency in a legal setting. Digital native doesn’t always mean tech-savvy. In fact, the assumption itself is somewhat false.

Tenth Circuit Finds That Judge's Statement to Jury That Contradicted Defendant's Testimony Violated Rule 605

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 605 provides that The presiding judge may not testify as a witness at the trial. A party need not object to preserve the issue. Rule 605 covers not only literal testimony but also the functional equivalent


5 Tips for Making Recruiters Your Best Friend and Career Miracle Worker


. Recruiters can be your best ally in developing your career. It’s that time again. We struggle as to whether it’s time to change jobs, hang in there or be thankful we’re in the best firm in the world. Well, maybe the best. OK, the best so far.

Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation, & Lindsay Harrison, Marketing Coordinator, Grand Pacific Resorts

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.

Federal court rules Artificial Intelligence cannot be an ‘inventor’ under US patent law


The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Wednesday ruled that an artificial intelligence (AI) machine cannot be an inventor under the Patent Act.

Everything You Need to Know about Paralegal Automation

Sharon Miki

Thoughts on Notes


[link] As has happened many times in the past I was prompted by the most recent NCSC Tiny Chat on the Hawai’i Online Dispute Resolution system that preparing notes on one’s legal issue in dispute could be useful? That got me to look at what web-based notes applications are available?

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Diane Was Fabulous During Our Bankruptcy

Diane Drain

“Her assurance that there was nothing to be ashamed of, gave us the incentive to proceed.” Diane was fabulous during our bankruptcy, guiding us every step of the way. After medical bills got us behind, we didn’t know where to turn and felt uncomfortable filing.

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.

Supreme Court of Wyoming Finds Statements on Bodycam Footage Were Admissible as Excited Utterances

EvidenceProf Blog

Similar to its federal counterpart, Wyoming Rule of Evidence 803(2) provides an exception to the rule against hearsay for A statement relating to a startling event or condition made while the declarant was under the stress of excitement caused by

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How Legal Secretarial Roles Are Evolving in Big Law | The Legal Intelligencer


Legal Secretaries are being phased out and now look very differently. Is your job next? This article is a great read – Chere Estrin. The older, traditional role of a legal secretary is pretty much gone, said one industry observer.

UN rights chief calls for safeguards on artificial intelligence


UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called Wednesday for a moratorium on artificial intelligence (AI) systems that threaten human rights until enough safeguards are in place.

Tips for Preparing the Personal Injury Demand Package


One of the essential job responsibilities for a personal injury paralegal is to put together high-quality demand packages to help promote the pre-litigation settlement of personal injury claims. Unfortunately, we all know that more times than not, many cases end up going into litigation.

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.

How to Get the Most from CTC2021 with Exhibitors and Sponsors


Exhibitors and sponsors are a fundamental part of the CTC experience. There are dozens of booths in the exhibit hall. One can plan your in-person visit with our online exhibit hall map so you don’t miss anything.

She guided us through the entire process – five stars

Diane Drain

“Diane is an excellent Bankruptcy Attorney – five stars ” M.W. Five stars. Diane is an excellent Bankruptcy Attorney. She guided my wife and I through the entire process. We highly recommend her to anyone who needs to file a bankruptcy.

The Proposed Amendment to Federal Rule of Evidence 702

EvidenceProf Blog

In August, three proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence were released for public comment. The public comment period closes on February 16, 2022. This is the third in a series of three posts about these amendments. The second


The Risks of Doing Forensics on the Cheap

The Crime Report

With the demise of the internationally renowned public sector UK Forensic Science Service in 2012 came the promulgation and growth of a new competitive marketplace.

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.

UK children’s digital protection code becomes law


The UK children’s digital protection code went into effect on Thursday after its one-year transition period expired.

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As Marketplaces Race to Meet NFT Demand, What Are the Legal Issues at Play?

The Fashion Law

In what has proven to be a striking rise over the past several months, non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) have captivated the art world and have since entered the world of fashion, creating a market where digital versions of garments and accessories that are linked to unique blockhain-hosted tokens are increasingly coming front and center.

Court Tech News and Notes for September 2021


September means “back to school” days.