October, 2022

Trial Notebook to the Rescue

Paralegal Bootcamp

Marina Shepelsky: How to Be a Top Lawyer in Your Niche

The Estrin Report

By Chere Estrin. What does it take to become a successful lawyer? In a series of in-depth interviews for the Estrin Report , Chere Estrin profiles top lawyers from all types of practices, and we’re highlighting their top five tips here.

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10 Quick Tips to Organize Your Law Office and Control the CHAOS

Attorney at Work

What’s the best law office organization system? It’s the one you will use. If you want to control the chaos in your office, you can’t wait for the perfect system to come along. So let’s start. Organize the CHAOS of Your Office Once and For All. What do I mean by CHAOS — and what’s with the caps?

How to Handle Long COVID at Work | Prinz Law Firm

Matt Tedeschi

After COVID-19 changed the landscape of the American workplace, its step-sister “Long COVID” is now threatening to do the same. As a result of COVID’s long-term after-effects, many workers are finding it difficult to keep up with the demands of their jobs

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.

A guide to the amicus briefs in the affirmative-action cases

SCOTUSBlog

Share Nearly 100 amicus briefs were filed in Students for Fair Admissions v. the University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions v.

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Power Over vs. Power Together

LegalReader

Equitable power sharing benefits workers, businesses, and society.

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The Best Advice on How to Start a Law Firm Comes From A Judge!?

My Shingle

For almost two decades, I’ve trolled the internet for good advice to share here on how to start or run a successful law firm. And friends, let me tell you that it’s pretty slim pickings out there.

Day in the Life of a Litigation Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

When I was starting out, I kept watching videos on what a typical day looks like as a paralegal, and to be honest with you, it was quite challenging finding a YouTuber who talks about what they actually do as a paralegal. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

Boredom Is a Gift: Unlock a Powerhouse of Creativity and Problem-Solving

Attorney at Work

Boredom is good for you and might just be the secret key to getting your life back on track. Normally I pepper my articles with data from carefully researched scientific papers and quotes from reputable writers in established magazines, but this one is different. This is from the heart.

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.

Reconsideration of John Brookins's Request for Parole

EvidenceProf Blog

Tomorrow, the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons will reconsider John Brookins's request for parole. Last year, John's request for parole was denied in large part based upon a letter (Download Bucks letter) sent by the Bucks County District Attorney's Office. Unfortunately

Iran dispatch: ‘lawyers were dispersed by firing tear gas and some of them were arrested’

JURIST

Law students and young lawyers in Iran are reporting for JURIST on protests and related developments in Iran since the death in custody of Mahsa Amini. One of our correspondents files this from Tehran. For security and privacy reasons, we are withholding her name. .

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What Does a Paralegal Do? | Lancaster Lawyers RG Injury Law - Rankin & Gregory

Deb Hatfield

By Deb Hatfield She spoke so softly, I could barely hear her. Her eyes were red from crying, her fingers were nervously smoothing the pile of papers she held in her hand. She looked at us and whispered hoarsely, I don’t know what to do. Her husband had been in a bad automobile

Do You Know Your Value?

The Estrin Report

by Sonya Sigler. Who are you?” asked Bill Campbell, Intuit’s CEO at the time I was sitting in his office discussing business schools. I fumbled around for an answer, meandering all over the place, feeling not at all sure I had answered his question. Next he asked, “Who is Sonya Sigler?” Yeah, this question just confirmed that I really hadn’t answered his first question. More fumbling around. Finally, he said in an exasperated voice, “No, tell me what your top skills are.”

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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 to Combat Negativity in the Workplace

Paralegal Bootcamp

We’ve all dealt with that doom and gloom co-worker(s) that simply can’t find the light in anything they are doing, but how can we help and not let this kind of negativity in the workplace bring us down too?

Justices to consider whether Warhol image is “fair use” of photograph of Prince

SCOTUSBlog

Share In Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts v. Goldsmith , the justices get another chance to offer their take on the “fair use” doctrine in copyright law.

Study Finds ‘Hot-Spot Policing’ More Effective When Officers Show Respect

The Crime Report

Procedural justice principles are compatible with effective crimefighting, according to a study by the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University.

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Granting legal rights to non-human entities would help tackle climate change, the Law Society reports

JURIST

The Law Society released a report in which experts concluded that granting legal rights to non-human entities, such as animals, trees, and rivers, would help tackle climate change and the loss of biodiversity.

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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.

5 Ways to Escape the Never-Ending Trap of “More”

Attorney at Work

There is nothing inherently wrong with wanting more. The problem comes when your happiness depends on having more. I recently posted on LinkedIn that we seem to be always striving for more. More money. More time. More enjoyable work. One of my friend’s comments on that post really got me thinking.

Diane has many years of experience and is honest and it shows.

Diane Drain

“Diane has many years of experience and is honest and it shows… ” J.C. To declare Bankruptcy is a both personal and difficult and at time can seem overwhelming , but With Diane and Jay they made the journey as comfortable and easy understanding as possible.

What is the Litigation Paralegal Career Accelerator?

Paralegal Bootcamp

The Litigation Paralegal Career Accelerator is a framework that I developed a while ago when I was outlining the curriculum for the Litigation Paralegal Boot Camp program. Before I tell you WHAT it is, let me tell you why. Prefer to Watch Instead of Read?

Affirmative action appears in jeopardy after marathon arguments

SCOTUSBlog

Share In 2003, a divided Supreme Court ruled in Grutter v. Bollinger that the University of Michigan Law School could consider race in its admissions process as part of its efforts to assemble a diverse student body.

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.

Compassionate Release Program Underused as Prison Populations Age: Study

The Crime Report

Despite an aging incarcerated population, many states are failing to take advantage of compassionate release programs, according to a study by Families Against Mandatory Minimums. FAMM) study. . One reason is that the guidelines for compassionate release remain vague, says FAMM.

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Iranian human rights group: Iranian forces open fire on Mahsa Amini protesters

JURIST

Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, an Iranian human rights group, Saturday said Iranian security forces shot at protesters in at least three cities. The group’s Twitter page follows on-the-ground progress of protests in the wake of the death of Mahsa Amini.

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Response to the New York Times Essay “Are There Better Places to Put Large Solar Farms Than These Forests”

Law Columbia

By Matthew Eisenson. On September 21, 2022, the New York Times published an essay by Gabriel Popkin titled “Are There Better Places to Put Large Solar Farms Than These Forests?”

Diane Helped Me Understand the Process

Diane Drain

“She helped me understand why and how certain steps were necessary… ” N.G. I greatly appreciated Diane’s thoroughness and ability to explain the process.

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!