January, 2021

Are Paralegals Meant to Survive This Decade?

TheEstrinReport

Is there a bright future for Paralegals? The Bureau of Labor Statistics is out with their 2020 Occupational Outlook for Paralegals and Legal Assistants. Bottom line – it’s not a bad time to be in, or to be getting into, a paralegal or legal assistant position*.

Judge Makes Key Evidentiary Rulings in George Floyd Trial

EvidenceProf Blog

Everyone likely learned about the George Floyd case last year, with Derek Chauvin eventually charged with second-degree unintentional murder and second-degree manslaughter in connection with his death and his fellow police officers J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane being charged

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Supreme Court hears arguments in complex case over bond eligibility for detained non-citizens

JURIST

The US Supreme Court on Monday heard oral argument in Pham v. Guzman Chavez , which addresses the detention of aliens who are both in the process of removal from the US and subject to a reinstated removal order.

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Hemp-CBD Legislation: Will Congress Boost the Hemp Total THC limit to 1%?

HarrisBricken

As reported by Hemp Grower magazine, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky introduced legislation on December 15 that would amend the definition of hemp from.3% THC to 1% THC.

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.

Grammar Giggle – Employee Appreciate Day

ProofThatBlog

This was in my email recently. It was correct in one place, but incorrect in the subject line of the email—which is where your reader looks first. It’s the same in a business letter, the subject line is more important than many believe. Always read that as you’re proofing your letter or email.

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Transparent Displays - The New Public 'Window'

CourtTechBulletin

image provided by LG.COM We just learned of the new transparent OLED (flat panel) displays that are being introduced by the LG corporation at the 2021 ConsumerElectronics Show.

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Rarer Than Steak Tartare: Former New York Prosecutor Suspended 2 Years for Brady Violation

EvidenceProf Blog

They say* the only thing rarer than steak tartare is a prosecutor being disciplined for failing to disclose material exculpatory evidence pursuant to Brady v. Maryland. But the case of Glenn Kurtzrock is an exception. A petition, filed by the

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Germany top court rules foreign soldiers not immune from war crimes charges

JURIST

The German Federal Court of Justice, der Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), ruled Thursday that war crimes committed abroad can be tried in the German courts.

BREAKING NEWS: Cannabis for Medical Use Just Became Fully Legal in Mexico

HarrisBricken

Mexico’s Regulations on Sanitary Control for the Production, Research and Medical Use of Cannabis and Its Pharmacological Derivatives (the “Regulations”) were published today in the Federal Official Gazette , for entry into force tomorrow.

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Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials of Wealth Management

Speaker: Vi Pham, Attorney at Law

Wealth management is a guaranteed practice: as paralegals, it's essential that you know the complexities of wealth management in order to ensure that your client's rights are protected to their fullest extent. Join Vi Pham, Attorney and educator, in this exclusive webinar that will leave you feeling brushed up and ready. This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential.

Grammar Giggle – Principal/Principle

ProofThatBlog

I saw this on a bank website. One would think that a bank is typically talking about money when they are talking about “principal.” ” In this case, they were. They even got it right twice but then, they didn’t. Follow.

Paycheck Protection Program – New Funds Available

Diane Drain

Looks Like a Court Record to Me?

CourtTechBulletin

I read with interest announcements regarding a new MicrosoftTeams “Meeting Recap” feature (along with a couple of other interesting functions) that begins roll out soon.

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The Pervis Payne Case Comes Full Circle

EvidenceProf Blog

In its 1987 opinion in Booth v. Maryland, 482 U.S. 496 (1987), the Supreme Court "conclude[d] that the introduction of a [victim impact statement] at the sentencing phase of a capital murder trial violates the Eighth Amendment." Four year later

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Supreme Court takes up 14 more cases for 2020-21 term

JURIST

The US Supreme Court granted review in 14 new cases on Friday on issues ranging from the eligibility of temporary protected status immigrants to become lawful permanent residents to the application of the CARES Act to Alaska Native Corporations. The first two cases are Americans for Prosperity v.

Oregon Cannabis: What to Watch for in 2021?

HarrisBricken

As we recently wrote , 2020 was a remarkable year for the Oregon cannabis industry for several reasons including COVID-19 and raging wildfires. This post follows up on the “State of the State” and is a sister poste to our California Cannabis: What to Watch for in 2021.

Grammar Giggle – “Recieve” High Praise When You Spell Receive Correctly

ProofThatBlog

I found this typo on one of our state government pages. Although “receive” is spelled correctly in two places in the same paragraph, the first one is obviously wrong. It does take some time to read through what you’ve written but avoiding these kinds of errors is worth it. Follow.

Discover Bank and The Student Loan Corporation to Refund Millions to Consumers

Diane Drain

CFPB Settles with Discover Bank, the Student Loan Corporation and Discover Products for violating a consent order and other unlawful practices.

The World is Temporarily Closed: Communication, Onsite Work and Pandemic Productivity

TheEstrinReport

The following is one attorney's view of how the pandemic has affected his work. Not everyone is having the same experience. There are some very scary stories out there, lots of successes, too many halls of shame and finally, acceptance. Here is Ted Wells, litigation attorney in Los Angeles.

Court of Appeals of Texas Finds Judge Didn't Need to Declare a Mistrial After Spectator Shouted "That's All Lies" During Defense Counsel's Opening Statement

EvidenceProf Blog

Assume that a defendant is charged with murder. Further, assume that, during defense counsel's opening statement, a spectator in the courtroom yells, “That's all lies!” Does the judge need to declare a mistrial, or will a curative instruction suffice?

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Poland prepares draft law to make social media censorship illegal

JURIST

The Poland Ministry of Justice on Thursday announced the introduction of the “freedom of speech protection” bill to stop social media platforms from deleting content posted by Polish users or blocking the users if they do not break any Polish laws.

Cannabis Patent Litigation Update: Canopy Growth Sues GW Pharma

HarrisBricken

Capitol or Capital?

ProofThatBlog

With all the recent and upcoming activity in our nation’s capital, it’s important that if you’re commenting on it, it is spelled correctly.

What Makes a Great Bankruptcy Attorney?

Diane Drain

Find The Right Bankruptcy Lawyer For You. Reprint from a great California bankruptcy attorney – Cathy Moran. Picking the right bankruptcy lawyer is a lot like picking the right head coach for a sports team.

Are Paralegals Meant to Survive This Decade?

TheEstrinReport

Is there a bright future for Paralegals? The Bureau of Labor Statistics is out with their 2020 Occupational Outlook for Paralegals and Legal Assistants. Bottom line – it’s not a bad time to be in, or to be getting into, a paralegal or legal assistant position*.

Florida Court Finds Trial Court Erred in Excluding Evidence That Someone Other Than the Defendant Had a Motive to Kill the Victim

EvidenceProf Blog

Similar to its federal counterpart, section 90.404(2)(a) of the Florida Statutes states that Similar fact evidence of other crimes, wrongs, or acts is admissible when relevant to prove a material fact in issue, including, but not limited to, proof of

Moldova court strikes down Russian language law as unconstitutional

JURIST

The Constitutional Court of Moldova on Thursday struck down a law passed in December that sought to provide the Russian language with legal protections alongside the Moldovan state language.

Medical Cannabis is Fully Legal in Mexico: Now What?

HarrisBricken

In our last post , we alerted you on the publication of the new Regulations on Sanitary Control for the Production, Research and Medical Use of Cannabis and Its Pharmacological Derivatives (the “Medical Regulations”).

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Grammar Giggle – We Recieve Another Incorrect Receive

ProofThatBlog

Twice in one week I’ve now seen this same error. This time it is in my Microsoft Outlook email. While the fact that my inbox is full will surprise no one who knows me, I’m not sure why it is so difficult for a company like Microsoft to spell “receive” correctly. Follow.

The Arizona Statute of Limitations Applicable to Collection Lawsuits and Non-Judicial Trustee’s Foreclosure Sales of Real Property,

Diane Drain

The Arizona Statute of Limitations Applicable to Collection Lawsuits and Non-Judicial Trustee’s Foreclosure Sales of Real Property, article by Larry O. Folks, Folks Hess, PLLC (1/2021). Excerpts: Can a lender collect upon a promissory note that matured six or more years ago? Short answer: No.