February, 2022

Mentoring New Legal Assistants

Paralegal Bootcamp

A year ago, I was holed up in my office with my headset on in the middle of a scheduled conference call. My head bobbed up and down as I watched our new legal assistant bounce like a Jack Russell Terrier at my door holding a post-it-note above her head.

Amber Saunders: How to Be a Top Lawyer In Your Field

The Estrin Report

Interview 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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What Lawsuits Over Second Life Tell Us About Trademarks in the Metaverse

The Fashion Law

The metaverse is a new name for an existing idea.

Dealing with Emotional Clients: 9 Strategies for Paralegals

Paralegal Bootcamp

Many paralegals work in practice areas where cases have deep personal importance to their clients. It is only fair that clients are emotional about their cases. However, emotional clients can complicate cases.

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.

Canadian civil rights groups to challenge invocation of Emergencies Act


The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) announced their intention Thursday to take the “government of Canada to court” and challenge Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s invocation of the Emergencies Act (“the Act”).

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What Happens at the End of a COVID Mortgage Forbearance?

Diane Drain

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE END OF A COVID-19 FORECLOSURE FORBEARANCE? Can servicers demand a large balance? Generally, the servicers should not be demanding full payment following a COVID forbearance. There are a number of loss mitigation options for people coming out of a COVID forbearance.

Deep Hidden Secrets Revealed for Hiring Candidates in a Tight, Tight Market

The Estrin Report

By Chere B. Estrin. The other day while I was having my nails done and my lip waxed, I received a desperate call from one of our good clients, a major AmLaw 100 firm (the top in the country).

My New Article: "License to Kill?: A New Test for the New Crime Exception"

EvidenceProf Blog

I have posted a draft of my new article, License to Kill?: A New Test for the New Crime Exception, on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Imagine that a police officer racially profiles and forcibly arrests an African American man

How to Pass the Louisiana Notary Exam

Paralegal Bootcamp

One job qualification that may help you land your dream paralegal position is being certified as a Notary Public. As you can see by perusing the website of the American Society of Notaries , in many states, obtaining a Notary Commission is very simple. Louisiana is not one of those states.

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.

ICC prosecutor acknowledges jurisdiction over possible war crimes in Ukraine


Karim A.A. Khan, chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), released a statement Friday commenting on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and acknowledging the ICC’s jurisdiction over possible war crimes in Ukraine.

Webinar: Tales from the cyber-frontlines: Lessons from lived experiences


This webinar is set for Monday, February 28 - 3–4 p.m. EST Did you know that the average cost of recovery from a cybersecurity incident is close to $4 million?

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A Cyber Weapon to Fight Cyber Fraud: Artificial Intelligence

The Crime Report

Organized crime is very active throughout both the private and public sectors. From banks to major retailers, federal governments to small businesses, fraudsters aren’t discerning when choosing which type of organization to target.

Chere Estrin’s expertise tapped by Wall Street Journal for insight on Legal Staffing wage growth.

The Estrin Report

For White-Collar Workers, It’s Prime Time to Get a Big Raise. Pay increases for people in business and professional sectors are starting to outpace gains for lower-wage workers. Read it Here.

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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.

Word to the Weiss: Why the Delaware U.S. Attorney is Still Calling People Before a Grand Jury on Hunter Biden


From Hunter Biden’s laptop to influence peddling to financial dealings, the media has presented a fairly unified front dismissing allegations and blacking out coverage. As I previously wrote, the Biden family made an elephant disappear on stage and the media was invested in the trick.

Legal Writing Skills for the Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

The basic job function of a paralegal requires professional writing. Whether you are writing a brief, email, correspondence, or research notes, learning to hone your paralegal writing skills will help you save time and become an important asset in your firm.

Russia postpones Cuba debt payments amid deepening of ties


Russia’s lower house of parliament said Tuesday that Russia has agreed to postpone some debt payments owed to it by communist-run Cuba until 2027, just a few days after the two countries announced that they would deepen their ties amid the escalating Ukraine crisis.


Request for Proposal: AOC-Sponsored Statewide eFiling System


[link] The Nevada Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), a judicial branch department that assists the Supreme Court of Nevada with the administration of the Nevada courts, invites submissions of offers for systems and services for a statewide cloud?based,

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.

‘The False Choice Between Safety and Reform’

The Crime Report

The establishment that has controlled our country’s criminal legal system for as long as any of us can remember has always had just one solution to every crime scenario. When crime goes up, more policing, more criminalization, and more incarceration will bring it down.

Nike Names StockX in New Lawsuit Over Unauthorized Sneaker NFTs

The Fashion Law

Nike is suing over NFTs.

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Profile of a potential nominee: J. Michelle Childs


Share In 2020, Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina made a key endorsement, backing then-candidate Joe Biden in the state’s Democratic primary. Less than two years later, Clyburn has made another major endorsement, urging Biden to nominate Judge J.

5 Tips for Fast-Tracking Disbursement After Settlement

Paralegal Bootcamp

As paralegals we are full of ambition, drive, and love for our craft. As we grow and evolve into our paralegal careers, we eventually become accustomed to routine. Our experiences and years of experience and mistakes begin to shape our expectations of a case. No two cases are the same, sure.

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.

Ukraine calls for UN investigation into alleged Russian war crimes


Ukraine Ambassador to the UN Yevheniia Filipenko called for an inquiry Monday into alleged war crimes perpetrated by Russia as its invasion of Ukraine unfolds.

eCourts 2022 Call for Proposals


This year's eCourts will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, December 5-7 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.

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Do Children Belong on Sex Offender Registries?

The Crime Report

The Council of the American Law Institute will meet to vote on revisions to the Model Penal Code, which include recommendations that will make it all but impossible to register children for sexual offenses, reports Slate.

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OpenSea Named in Lawsuit After a Bored Ape NFT Was Stolen in Hack

The Fashion Law

A phishing attack on OpenSea that reportedly cost users of the marketplace millions of dollars in stolen non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) has led to a $1 million-plus lawsuit, which was filed by the former owner of a Bored Ape NFT that was allegedly stolen in the headline-making hack.

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.