September, 2022

Where Your Litigation Career Path Can Take You

Paralegal Bootcamp

In our latest podcast episode, I interviewed Kim Bookout who I’ve known for 17 years! She was one of my first new hires after taking on a paralegal manager position in 2004.

Could Your Boss’ Boss Describe What You Do?

The Estrin Report

by Sonya Sigler. Have you seen a colleague get promoted over you and wondered why? Or thought to yourself, ‘What are they doing that I’m not?’. The truth of the matter is that they know how to self-promote.

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Can U.S. Prisons Stop Using Solitary Confinement?

The Crime Report

Efforts to eliminate or even just reduce the use of solitary confinement are complicated by prison staffing shortages, by lingering fears over the spread of COVID, and by a prison “culture” focused on punishment and control, a webinar was told Wednesday. “As

Laws 101

Law Firm Hiring and Retention: Five Strategies to Win the Talent War

Attorney at Work

How can you keep good people from leaving your firm — quietly or otherwise? Here’s how to turn law firm hiring and retention challenges to your advantage.

8 Benefits of Automatic Lawyer Time-Tracking Software

Automatic lawyer time-tracking software captures all the work you do, eliminating the need to manually track your time. This guide will help you: See how Automatic Time Tracking can benefit your firm. Learn how your firm can start saving hours every day. Then, spend all that time focused on your clients.

10 Lessons Learned in My First Year as a Litigation Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

Being a paralegal is an enriching yet stressful career. I started my legal journey years ago in hopes of being an attorney one day. In this article, I will share with you what I have learned in my first year as a litigation paralegal: 1. Be Highly Organized.

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5 Social Media Translation Mistakes Most Brands Make

LegalReader

Which are you more interested in, making money or gaining customers and making money at the same time? Business managing social media social media social media exposure social media marketing translation devices translations

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What it’s like to be a new justice

SCOTUSBlog

Share. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson will take the bench next month as the court’s newest member. Amy is joined by Marin Levy, a professor at Duke Law School, to talk about what it’s like to join the court. Levy runs a popular Twitter account where she chronicles the history of the federal judiciary.

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To Trust or Not To Trust: What to Do With Flat Fees? (Part I)

My Shingle

Some lawyers refuse to experiment with flat fee billing – not because of confusion over how to set prices or concerns over uncharging — but because they believe that flat fees raise ethical red flags.

Managing Stress: 6 Steps to Becoming a Healthier Lawyer

Attorney at Work

The pressure of being a lawyer takes its toll on your health and happiness. Here are a few tips for managing stress and learning to focus on your health first. Table of contents Preventing the Trainwreck: 6 Steps for Managing Stress and Health 1. Establish Your Baseline 2. Become Body Aware 3.

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.

Why the Alternate Suspect Having the Opportunity to Kill Hae Min Lee is Critical

EvidenceProf Blog

At the hearing on the joint motion to vacate Adnan Syed's murder conviction, Becky Feldman from the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office said something fairly extraordinary. Her statement was in regard to one of the alternate suspects in the case

A Paralegal Survey to Build A Better Workplace

Paralegal Bootcamp

Have you ever taken a survey and thought, why do these questions matter? Does what I say actually have an impact? Can I really give my honest opinion? Does someone actually care about my answers?

Cuba legalises same-sex marriage in nationwide referendum

JURIST

Cuba Monday voted to legalize same-sex marriage following a historic national referendum. Government officials announced that more than 3.9 million voters, or 66.9 percent, voted in favour of a new Family Code, and 1.95 million voters, 33 percent, opposed the ratification.

As Ian Weakens, Florida County Sheriff Declines to Evacuate Jail

The Crime Report

Sheriff Carmine Marceno said he won’t evacuate inmates from a downtown Fort Myers facility with beds for just under 500 people, because emergency measures are in place to protect them.

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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.

How Do Global Businesses Know When EU Data Protection Law Applies to Them?

LegalReader

According to current case law, even one employee working in the EU can activate the GDPR’s current trigger mechanism. Business data protection European Union GDPR general data protection regulation General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR

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In 5-4 vote, court denies Yeshiva University’s request to block state ruling on LGBTQ recognition

SCOTUSBlog

Share Five days after Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily put on hold a New York state court ruling that directed Yeshiva University to approve an official “Pride Alliance” student club, the full Supreme Court reinstated the state-court ruling for now and directed the university to go back to the state courts to try to obtain relief.

5 Benefits of Launching a Law Firm Website 

Attorney at Work

Sooner or later, every lawyer in solo or small firm practice asks themselves whether they should create a law firm website — or how long they can put it off.

How to Start Freelance Work as a Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

As a child, the first time I gave thought to what I wanted to be when I grew up, I immediately knew I wanted to work for myself. Freelance work as a paralegal wasn’t my first thought though.

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.

Legal experts propose plan to close Guantánamo Bay prison

JURIST

The Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Monday proposed a 13-point plan to close Guantánamo Bay prison. Co-chairs Claire Finkelstein and Harvey Rishikof complied a diverse analysis of the prison to create a proposal that is both comprehensive and nonpartisan.

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The Tragedy of Albert Woodfox

The Crime Report

Albert Woodfox courtesy allbc.com. Albert Woodfox, a noted prison activist and celebrated author, died on Aug. 4, 2022 in New Orleans at the age of 75 from COVID complications. He spent 42 years in solitary confinement at Angola prison, a sentence considered the longest in U.S.

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Barbershops are Like Therapy Offices for the Black Community

LegalReader

Getting your haircut can be therapeutic, according to Lorenzo P. Lewis. Featured Article Mental Health air issues barber barbershop black Black community community cut cut hair discussion hair haircut Lorenzo P. Lewis minority people of color shop talk therapy therapy office therapy offices

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Longtime counselor to the chief justice announces retirement

SCOTUSBlog

Share Jeffrey Minear, who has served as the counselor to Chief Justice John Roberts since 2006, will retire at the end of the month, the court announced on Tuesday.

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Getting Automated: An End-to-End Guide to Law Firm Automation

This guide is designed to help you understand and overcome your automation gap so you can offload all the work you don't want to do onto a cloud-based platform. We'll walk through all the tasks your firm can automate, how to implement automation and measure your success.

5 Productivity Tips That Helped Me Get My Head Back Above Water

Attorney at Work

A few months back, I was drowning in work. Every available space on my calendar seemed to be filled with other people’s priorities. While it’s good to be busy, it’s not when you get to the point where things start slipping through the cracks.

Paralegal Career Development – Tips for Asking Your Firm to Invest in You

Paralegal Bootcamp

Asking your firm or attorney to invest in your paralegal career development isn’t always easy. But most law firms and most employers will gladly do it if asked. The biggest and most important step is asking because if you don’t ask, the answer will always be no.

Uyghur Tribunal delivers judgment, alleges state-sponsored genocide in China

JURIST

The Uyghur Tribunal, a self-described “ people’s tribunal ” established in the UK, Tuesday appended a December 2021 judgment , incorporating nearly 300 additional pages of historical background, definitions and evidence.

Flaws of Eyewitness ID Magnified by Facial Recognition Software: Researcher

The Crime Report

illustration by Kal Omari via Flickr. As courts and cops have turned to facial recognition software to identify criminals, identification by machines is matching eyewitness identification by humans as a criminal-legal tactic.

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Legal Operations 101: A Blueprint for Modern Legal Departments

Legal departments are no longer asking whether to invest in legal operations. Instead, they're interested in building a team that will deliver positive outcomes. Gain insight into key factors required for strong legal ops, process optimization, and more!