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Adding Value to the Firm – Are you in or Out?

The Estrin Report

by Nora Boghossian Sr. Researcher and Executive Assistant Estrin Legal Staffing. We often talk about how to get a job but why don’t we talk enough about keeping a job? You are going to have to kick me out, because I’m not going anywhere.” I remember saying that to my boss one day.

Can Prosecutors Be Trusted to Correct Wrongful Convictions?

The Crime Report

In the past 20 years, prosecutors in Conviction Integrity Units (CIUs) have increasingly taken on the responsibility of exonerating individuals who have been wrongfully convicted.

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North Carolina Publishes the Results of their Court Appearance Project

CourtTechBulletin

[link] A report on the results of “The Court Appearance Project” in North Carolina was released recently.

What This Paralegal Has Learned After Working With Attorneys for 40 Years

Paralegal Bootcamp

To summarize a list of lessons learned in 43 years of paralegal practice is rather like opening Pandora’s box. Hard to say what may pop up!

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.

Chile finalizes draft of new constitution replacing Pinochet-era instrument

JURIST

Chile’s Constitutional Convention Monday finalized the draft of a new constitution, following 10 months of negotiations.

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200 Mass Shootings So Far This Year; Most With Legal Guns

The Crime Report

Scene at Laguna Woods CA shooting. Still photo from ABC7. The massacre at a Buffalo, NY supermarket last weekend, followed by two other deadly incidents the same day has brought the number of mass shootings in the U.S.

Building a Better Law Practice: 7 Reasons to Specialize

Attorney at Work

Law specialization has become increasingly common — almost a necessity. . Abraham Lincoln, licensed to practice law in 1837 in Illinois, may be the archetypal general practice attorney.

Google faces UK lawsuit for NHS patient data breach

JURIST

A sole claimant Tuesday filed a representative action suit against Google and its artificial intelligence (AI) subsidiary DeepMind Technologies in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales for misuse of private information.

Divided court curtails judicial review of factual questions in immigration proceedings

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Monday limited the ability of federal courts to review certain factual findings in immigration proceedings that determine whether noncitizens will be deported or will be allowed to remain in the country. The ruling in Patel v.

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.

Feds Offer ‘Fresh Start’ to Incarcerated Students

The Crime Report

Photo by Dragos Blaga via Unsplash. Amanda Newman would have been the ideal candidate for the associate’s degree program offered at the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Ypsilanti, Mich. She’s already got some college experience and she’s eager to go back.

8 Common Reasons Why Insurance Companies Deny Injury Claims

LegalReader

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Fifth Circuit holds SEC in-house adjudicatory process violates right to jury trial

JURIST

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Wednesday held that the Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) in-house adjudication violated the petitioner hedge fund manager’s Seventh Amendment right to a jury trial.

Allegations of racial bias in a death penalty trial

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here. We had another week of complete turnover as Monday’s order list disposed of all the new relists discussed in our last installment.

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.

San Francisco Cops Pull Evidence from Cameras in Driverless Cars

The Crime Report

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) uses driverless vehicles to obtain evidence for investigations, according to IoT World Today. The SFPD has fostered using the footage as evidence regularly, which threatens privacy rights.

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Periodontitis Can Cause Deadly Secondary Disorders if Left Untreated

LegalReader

Gum disease and tooth decay can cause cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes, among other diseases.

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US House passes bill authorizing President to stop fuel sales at ‘unconscionably excessive’ price

JURIST

The US House of Representatives Thursday passed the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act by a vote of 217 – 207.

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Non-unanimous acquittals and attorney-client privilege

SCOTUSBlog

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.

How an Algorithm Made Me Homeless

The Crime Report

Yusuf Dahl. It wasn’t the best time to make a move, considering the housing market crunch with its spiking prices, low inventory, bidding wars, and seller-friendly closing conditions, but a job transition made it necessary.

Class Action Calls Out Wendy’s, McDonald’s for Small Patty Sizes

LegalReader

A class action is taking aim at Wendy’s and McDonald’s, accusing the popular fast-food outlets of exaggerating the sizes of their beef patties. According to FOX Business, the 35-page lawsuit was filed less than two months after a similar complaint was brought against Burger King.

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US federal judge rules that Sioux tribes in South Dakota have standing in voting rights lawsuit

JURIST

US District Judge Lawrence Piersol ruled Tuesday that two South Dakota Sioux tribes have standing in a lawsuit against South Dakota over alleged National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) violations. The case is in the US District Court for the District of South Dakota Western Division.

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Justices split over question of federal court review in immigration cases

SCOTUSBlog

Share In a 5-4 decision made on Monday, the Supreme Court held that federal courts lack jurisdiction to review factual findings made by the executive branch during deportation proceedings. The ruling in Patel v.

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.

Opponents of Bail Reform Rely on ‘Fear Tactics,’ Conference Told  

The Crime Report

In 2019, New York passed a bill eliminating both cash bail for most misdemeanors and non-violent felony offenses and judges’ discretion in setting bail amounts in those cases.

Living and Working With Intentionality

Attorney at Work

Here are five ways to harness the power of intentionality — actively choosing how to live and work, day-to-day and moment-to-moment.

Spain government proposes paid menstrual leave and wider abortion rights

JURIST

The Spanish government approved a draft bill Tuesday that extends abortion access for teenagers, removes existing obstacles to abortion, and may make Spain the first country in Europe to grant workers menstrual leave.

The Maternal Mortality Rate is on the Rise, Experts Warn

LegalReader

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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.