June, 2021

Litigation Paralegal to E-discovery Paralegal


How to Transition from Litigation Paralegal to E-discovery Paralegal. Career options for paralegals are opening up, thanks to technology and a robust job market. One of those options is to transition from Litigation Paralegal to E-discovery Paralegal.

Germany passes law requiring corporate due diligence human rights, environment


The German Parliament passed a law on Friday requiring large and medium-sized businesses to do their due diligence in combating human rights violations along their supply chain. The law introduces a shift to mandatory compliance with international norms on labor exploitation.


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Fifth Circuit Grants Qualified Immunity To Officers Who Tased Man Soaked in Gasoline, Knowing it Would Light Him on Fire

EvidenceProf Blog

The qualified immunity doctrine insulates governmental agents from liability for unconstitutional acts as long “as their conduct does not violate clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known.” The primary purpose of the doctrine


Grammar Giggle – I’ll Explain This Best To My Ability!


This was in a local breaking news post I received. I initially caught the “best to their ability” error–which should be “to the best of their ability”–and noticed that the last part of the last sentence could be rewritten to make much more sense.

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.

Why I Hate "Pending Case" Statistics?


One of my more strongly held observations from working with court data is the statistical perceptions of case backlogs, or “pending cases” as they are generally used are simply wrong. I think that this is because they often do not really describe the court’s caseload situation. I explain.

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More TED Talks For Paralegals to Watch


Part 2 – More TED Talks For Paralegals. This is Part 2 of a post we did last month on the 9 TED Talks for Paralegals to Watch. . We’ve rounded up a few more TED Talks in case you’re looking for some binge-watching during the upcoming holiday weekend.

Hundreds of bodies discovered at former Canada residential school for Indigenous children


The Cowessess First Nation announced the discovery of 751 unmarked graves near the site of the Marieval Indian Residential School, approximately 160km east of Regina, Saskatchewan, on Thursday. The bodies were found using ground-penetrating sonar across an area of 44 square kilometers.

Court of Appeals of Maryland Finds Defense Attorneys Couldn't Have Discovered Baltimore Ballistics Expert's Lies Before 2007

EvidenceProf Blog

According to a newspaper article headlined, “Police expert lied about credentials,” by Jennifer McMenamin, published 9 March 2007, in the Baltimore Sun, Kopera claimed in court to have degrees that he had not earned in fact. Kopera testified frequently that

Grammar Giggle – Less or Fewer?


This was a picture in a Facebook group I’m in that made me stop and look again. It gives me the opportunity to discuss the difference between less and fewer. Less is something that can’t necessarily be counted such as “Jane wished there was less hate in the world.”

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.

CTC2021 Scholarship Applications Sought


2015 finalists:: Cynthia Marr, Audrey Jun, and Chris Lundquist The National Center for State Courts is pleased to announce a call for applications for the James E. McMillan Award (McMillan Award) for Innovation in Court Technology.

Tips for Job Seekers and Employers:


For those of you seeking a dynamic new job: Do not use a resume that is “one size fits all”. Tailor your resume to the job description. Employers will not imagine that you have had the right responsibilities for the job if it is not on the resume.

5 Non-Legal Podcasts For Paralegals


A New Spin on Your Typical List of Paralegal Podcasts. There are already enough lists out there for the top podcasts for paralegals. That’s because there are not very many active podcasts for paralegals out there to choose from.

Texas Supreme Court rules Facebook can be sued for sex trafficking


The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that federal law does not grant Facebook immunity against lawsuits for users who use its platform to lure minors into sex trafficking.

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.

Court Circumscribes Firearm Toolmark Testimony in Murder Trial

EvidenceProf Blog

With firemark toolmark testimony, a ballistics expert testifies that a particular shell casing came from a particular gun. Here is how we described it in our recent Undisclosed series about the Darrell Ewing trial: When Derrico Searcy was arrested for

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Grammar Giggle – Get Ever Other Item For Half Price!


A reader sent this to me. It was a sponsored ad on Facebook. I have removed identifying information. It was correct in the headline, but incorrect in the actual body of the ad.

Process Server Near Me: Checklists To Mark While Hiring


One of the most crucial parts of a litigation process is serving legal documents. But what if you are unable to locate the defendants or witnesses? That is where hiring a professional process server is required. However, appointing the wrong person can cost you even more!

The Estrin Report has a new location!


The Estrin Report is moving to a new domain and a new blogging platform. From TypePad to WordPress.


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.

19 Tips to Streamline Records Retrieval


19 Tips to Streamline Records Retrieval. RESEARCH & DUE DILIGENCE. If your firm handles litigation that involves any sort of injuries, chances are you’re familiar with the process of records retrieval.

UN rights chief condemns Ethiopia for ‘dire’ humanitarian situation


UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet condemned the humanitarian crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia, in a statement delivered Monday at the forty-seventh session of the Human Rights Council.

Supreme Court of Indiana Finds Tyson Timbs's Land Rover Was Unconstitutionally Forfeited, Comparing Him to Captain Ahab

EvidenceProf Blog

In Timbs v. Indiana, Tyson Timbs was charged in June 2013 with two counts of dealing in a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit theft, all felonies. He pleaded guilty in 2015 to selling $260 worth of heroin and served

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Grammar Giggle – Can I Get Criminalized Onions With That?


My daughter sent this to me from her local grocery store. It just makes me laugh–especially working in the legal field.

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.

Education is Core to CTC


The National Center for State Courts is excited to deliver the ideas, information, and strategies to put technology to work in our courts. Education is the reason we host the Court Technology Conference.

Are You Doing Work You Won’t Get Promoted For?


Have you ever noticed that colleagues around you were getting promoted or moving on to higher level positions and you were not? And yet, you know that you are just as qualified, if not more than they are?

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Types of Litigation Software to Know


Litigation Software as a New Litigation Paralegal. We will break down the paralegal technology skills into three categories of software: administration, matter management, and practice-specific applications.

US Supreme Court blocks child slavery lawsuit against Nestlé, Cargill


The US Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a ruling that allowed several individuals to sue food corporations Nestlé USA and Cargill over child slavery claims, limiting corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute. The case which the Supreme Court decided was Nestlé USA, Inc.

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.

Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center Seeks An Evidence Professor

EvidenceProf Blog

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER seeks to hire pre-tenure or tenured lateral faculty members in constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, federal courts and procedure, evidence, and professional responsibility. Applicants should have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited

Amid an Existing Opposition Battle, adidas Files Suit Against Thom Browne Over Stripe Trademarks

The Fashion Law

Adidas is suing Thom Browne in the latest battle that it has waged over its famous three stripes.

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A New NCSC ODR Evaluation Measures Report