January, 2022

How To Be A Problem Solving Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

Ready to become a better problem solver? I wish paralegal training programs included a course on problem-solving! It’s such an important skill for paralegals to have.

Do you know if it is time to leave your job?

The Estrin Report

The Great Reluctance Crossover. By Chere B. Estrin. Warning! For God’s sake, don’t show this article to your employer!


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Two Unbelievable Reasons Why Paralegal Resumes Get Tossed

The Estrin Report

Are You Guilty of This? By Chere B. Estrin. Are you sending your paralegal resume out with little or no response? Are you thinking about seeking a new position but not sure whether your resume will meet the test? Let’s talk turkey.

Have You Been a Victim of a Financial Scam? Is Bankruptcy an Option?

Diane Drain

Most of us trust others. After all, we would not scam someone else, so why would they scam us? Scams have been around for hundreds of years, but the sophistication of scams grows with the use of technology. I am going to write this article in reverse order.

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.

Sixth Circuit Finds Evidence About Alleged Sex Trafficking Victims' History of Prostitution Inadmissible Under Rape Shield Rule

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 412(a) provides that The following evidence is not admissible in a civil or criminal proceeding involving alleged sexual misconduct: (1) evidence offered to prove that a victim engaged in other sexual behavior; or (2) evidence offered


More Trending

Ask PTB: Three Slashes


I had a reader ask “Question: When formatting a pleading, what is the /// called at the bottom of the page? What are the rules?” ” After some research, here’s what I find: It is usually called a “slash” (or in this example, three slashes).

Paralegal Job Search Q & A

Paralegal Bootcamp

The obligatory job search we all must go through at some point in our lives can be stressful. From making sure your resume is up to par to knowing what to say in an interview, you might feel overwhelmed with questions on how you can land the right job for your paralegal career.

This and That in Court Tech - January 2022


Court 130

Bankruptcy and New Arizona Homestead Statutes

Diane Drain

Bankruptcy Issues After January 1, 2022 Changes in Arizona Homestead Statutes. Reprint from Gary Stickell’ s website: January 19, 2022. The Arizona Homestead exemption increased from $150,000 to $250,000 as of January 1, 2022.

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.

Supreme Court of Delaware Finds Fingerprinter Authentication is Not Required

EvidenceProf Blog

Similar to its federal counterpart, Delaware Rule of Evidence 901(a) provides that To satisfy the requirement of authenticating or identifying an item of evidence, the proponent must produce evidence sufficient to support a finding that the item is what the

Court 158

US federal energy regulator releases proposed cybersecurity rules


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Thursday issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to increase network security monitoring for high and medium-impact bulk power systems to protect against cyberattacks.


A ‘Fair and Speedy Trial’ is a Pipe Dream for Many Poor Americans: Study

The Crime Report

While most Americans believe arrested people go to court soon after their arrest, Constitutional guarantees of a “fair and speedy trial” are infrequently honored in our under-resourced criminal justice system, according to a study produced by the Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Felony 114

The Scarcity Mindset in the Paralegal Profession is Not Good for Anyone

Paralegal Bootcamp

Do you feel like you’re in a constant battle with the scarcity mindset? The scarcity mindset has been plaguing the paralegal profession for far too long. This mindset is detrimental to all of us as we become limited in our potential to grow and excel as a collective.

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.

Minnesota Legal Kiosk Project


Thanks to a tweet from attorney Mark C. Palmer we learned today about this Minnesota project that started last year. The project issued the following press release on May 3, 2021. Read more ». A2J Implementation Pandemic Response Self-represented Litigant systems

Legal 130

Fractured court blocks vaccine-or-test requirement for large workplaces but green-lights vaccine mandate for health care workers


Share With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations reaching a new record high as a result of the Omicron variant, the Supreme Court on Thursday put the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate for large employers on hold, while litigation over its legality continues in the lower courts.

Colorado Court of Appeals Reverses Drug Conviction Based on Insufficient Chain of Custody

EvidenceProf Blog

Similar to its federal counterpart, Colorado Rule of Evidence 901(a) provides that The requirement of authentication or identification as a condition precedent to admissibility is satisfied by evidence sufficient to support a finding that the matter in question is what

Court 141

San Jose becomes first US city to require gun owners to carry insurance and pay annual fee


The San Jose City Council Tuesday passed a first-of-its-kind ordinance mandating residents who own a gun to carry liability insurance and pay an annual fee aimed at reducing gun violence.

Laws 283

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.

Prison Reforms Since COVID Called Uneven, ‘Disheartening’

The Crime Report

Newly released data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) analyzed by Prison Policy Initiative (PPI) researchers show how prison, jail, probation, and parole populations changed in 2020 as a result of the pandemic.

8 Mindsets That Could Be Hurting Your Career

Paralegal Bootcamp

A Podcast Interview With Dan Moulder, Paralegal Manager and Author. Did you know that changing your mindset could make you happier at work? Are you ready to start achieving the success you’ve always dreamed of?

Online Seminar: Tips for Conducting Remote and Hybrid Hearings with Self-represented Litigants


When? Thursday, January 20, 3:00 pm ET Addressing the digital divide. Communicating scheduling changes. Providing legal information in layman’s terms on court websites. Managing the waiting room.

Court seems poised to block vaccine-or-test policy for workplaces but may allow vaccine mandate for health care workers


Share The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Friday in two sets of challenges to the Biden administration’s authority to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

District of Minnesota Broadly Construes the Term "Claim" For Purposes of Applying Rule 408

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 408(a) provides that Evidence of the following is not admissible — on behalf of any party — either to prove or disprove the validity or amount of a disputed claim or to impeach by a prior


Austria data authority rules website’s use of Google Analytics violates GDPR


The Austrian Data Protection Authority (DPA) Thursday ruled that an Austrian website provider’s continuous use of Google Analytics and the resultant transfer of personal data to Google violated the European Union’s (EU) privacy law, the General Data Protection Rules (GDPR).

Legal 282

The Eight Degrees of Ignorance and Stupidity


By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor. Our host on numerous occasions makes a strong case in labeling today’s zeitgeist as “The Age of Rage”. It would certainly seem to be so if one focuses on what stereotypically comes out of the news media and political figures we lend our ears to.

Florida’s Juvenile Justice Fees Mire Families in Debt and Poverty: Report

The Crime Report

A new report reveals Florida’s 31 different court fees, costs and surcharges imposed on youth involved in the state’s juvenile justice system and their families are not only ineffective, costly to administer, and difficult to collect, but also trap thousands in inescapable debt and poverty, reports the the Fines and Fees Justice Center.

Court 112

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.