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Getting the Most Out of Your Paralegal Internship

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Is a paralegal internship worth the time? Put yourself in this situation: you have recently finished your academic studies and are set up at a local law firm to intern as a paralegal for the next few weeks.

UN rights chief calls for safeguards on artificial intelligence

JURIST

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called Wednesday for a moratorium on artificial intelligence (AI) systems that threaten human rights until enough safeguards are in place.

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Has the Pandemic Killed Jury Trials?

The Crime Report

Criminal jury trials, as part of everyone’s Sixth Amendment right, have been declining for decades, down from approximately 20 percent of all federal cases to two percent between 1988 to 2018.

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How Legal Secretarial Roles Are Evolving in Big Law | The Legal Intelligencer

TheEstrinReport

Legal Secretaries are being phased out and now look very differently. Is your job next? This article is a great read – Chere Estrin. The older, traditional role of a legal secretary is pretty much gone, said one industry observer.

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.

The Proposed Amendment to Federal Rule of Evidence 702

EvidenceProf Blog

In August, three proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence were released for public comment. The public comment period closes on February 16, 2022. This is the third in a series of three posts about these amendments. The second

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Why Criminal Justice Too Often Goes Criminally Wrong

The Crime Report

Suppose you run a system that provides some service or produces some product. And suppose your enterprise is dangerous: it could kill innocent people by mistake, and it can wreck lives even when it doesn’t kill. It can destroy families—psychologically maim children, tear the hearts out of parents.

Bubble Wrapping History: The National Archives Moves To “Reimagine” The Founding

JonathanTurley

Below is my column in the Hill on the recommendations of the anti-racism task force to “reimagine history” at the National Archives. It appears that the Archives are moving forward with warnings and other reforms. Here is the column: We are living in the age of reimagination.

How Attorneys Can Use Legal Data for Strategic Law Firm Positioning

Attorney at Work

Using legal data for strategic law firm planning is no longer reserved for BigLaw.

Italy data protection authority asks Facebook to clarify privacy implications of smart glasses

JURIST

Italy’s administrative authority on personal data protection, Garante Privacy, on Friday asked its Irish counterpart, the Irish Data Protection Commission (Irish DPC), to solicit answers from Facebook to a series of questions on the privacy implications of its new smart glasses before the company markets them on the Italian market.

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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.

NJ Expunged 362,000 Marijuana Records

The Crime Report

Over the course of two months this summer, New Jersey courts have successfully expunged 362,000 low-level marijuana cases from individual’s records, giving many citizens a chance at starting a new life without a harmful criminal record, NJ.com reports. .

Op Ed: Reflections on the American Invents Act on its Tenth Year Anniversary 

Patently-O

by Hon. Michelle Lee. Lee is vice president at Amazon Web Services and was the Undersecretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (2015-2017). She spent a decade at Google leading their patent team. .

A Legal Tech Side-Story to 9/11

LawSites

I was in Manhattan on 9/11, where I worked as editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal. In a post here 15 years ago, I wrote about my memories of that day. In that post, I focused on the end of the day.

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EU top court clarifies ‘champagne’ has broad protection under EU laws

JURIST

The Court of Justice of the European Union clarified Thursday that the protected designation of origin (PDO) “champagne” and similar designations are protected “vis-à-vis prohibited conduct in respect of both products and services.”

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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.

UN Human Rights Commissioner Calls for Moratorium on Artificial Intelligence

The Crime Report

The use and sale of artificial intelligence systems should be suspended until governments can establish “guardrails” to protect privacy, says the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR).

The art of justice: Re-examining landmark Supreme Court cases through expressionist paintings

SCOTUSBlog

Share Tired of reading jargon-filled law review articles with hundreds of footnotes? The perfect antidote is Painting Constitutional Law: Xavier Cortada’s Images of Constitutional Rights , edited by Professors M.C. Mirow and Howard Wasserman.

As Onit Releases InvoiceAI To General Availability, It Promises ‘It’s Not Here to Take Over the World’

LawSites

Onit today announced the general availability of InvoiceAI, an artificial intelligence product for first-pass invoice review, and along with it comes a clever promotional video that plays on the threat of AI world domination and legal professionals’ ambivalence around AI.

Texas court temporarily enjoins six-week abortion ban

JURIST

Texas judge Karin Crump of the Travis County District Court issued a temporary injunction on Monday that preventing Texas Right to Life from enforcing the new six-week abortion ban against Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.

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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.

Shackling Pregnant Prisoners Should Be Against Federal Law: Paper  

The Crime Report

Photo by inmate_stripes via Flickr. Congress should ban the use of restraints on pregnant women in all corrections institutions, barring “substantial security or safety concern[s],” argue Sierra Wollen and Angelique Day of the University of Washington School of Social Work.

Class Action Filed After Hospital Ransomware Attack

LegalReader

Patient files class action lawsuit after hospital's IT system is compromised. Lawsuits & Litigation attack class action cyberattack Data Breach hospital hospital system lawsuit legal case patient patients plaintiff ransomware ransomware attack security security breach sensitive information St.

A Million Inventions Lost: Abandoned Provisional Applications

Patently-O

by Dennis Crouch. US provisional patent applications continue to be popular, with about 170,000 filed each year since 2013. After filing a provisional, the applicant then has one-year to move the case to a non-provisional or PCT application, and eventually toward patent issuance.

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South Korea LGBT youth threatened by lack of non-discrimination provisions: report

JURIST

LGBTQIA+ youth in South Korea are threatened by the country’s failure to enact non-discrimination provisions, according to a report published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday.

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.

Judge Delays Second Texas Execution Amid Religious Freedom Concerns

The Crime Report

Another Texas inmate, Ruben Gutierrez, who was set to be executed on Oct.

The Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Negligence

LegalReader

One key area in which medical negligence differs from traditional negligence is in the duty of care element. Medical Malpractice Medical Malpractice Claim Medical Malpractice Lawsuit medical malpractice lawyer Medical Negligence medmal negligence

Flagging Free Speech: Washington University Student Triggers Free Speech Debate by Removing 9/11 Memorial

JonathanTurley

As we discussed yesterday , there are different views of what occurred on 9/11 that are expressed (appropriately) on our campuses. Indeed, while some have criticized the holding of critical forums on the anniversary, it is precisely the type of diversity of viewpoints that sustains higher education.

Afghanistan dispatches: female civil servants to be fired and replaced by men in new Taliban decree

JURIST

JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban.

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.

Can Curfews Curb Gun Violence?

The Crime Report

East St. Louis has been ravaged by gun violence. Shootings last weekend that left seven injured, including an incident where 3-year-old Calyia Stringer was struck in the head by a stray bullet that came through the wall of an apartment, have spurred city authorities to order a curfew. East St.

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This Week in Rideshare: Employees, Commissions, and Vaccinations

LegalReader

Dutch court steps in, Uber offers new pricing, and Hawaii works with Uber. LegalRideshare breaks it down. Featured Article News & Politics covid vaccinations Kalamazoo legalrideshare Lyft Uber

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NYT: The “ISIS-K Planner” Killed By The Administration Was A Former U.S. Aid Worker Loading Water Containers

JonathanTurley

During the debacle in the withdraw from Afghanistan, the Biden Administration claimed to have killed an “ISIS-K Planner” but curiously refused to give his name despite repeated media requests. It was odd because clearly he knew about it as did his colleagues.

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