Sat.Nov 19, 2022 - Fri.Nov 25, 2022

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Paralegal Ethics: Are You Really Being Ethical?

NCBA

By Sarah L. White Every paralegal knows the four main ethical guidelines that govern our profession. They have been drilled into us with every paralegal class and continuing education seminar over the course of our careers.

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2022 Gifts for Lawyers Guide: 13 ideas to kick off shopping this Black Friday and Cyber Monday (photo gallery)

ABA Journal

It’s always a smart idea to begin the holiday shopping earlier than later. If you are searching for a great gift for the legal professional…

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Law Office Filing System: Examples & Advantages

MyCase

A legal filing system is necessary not only for keeping all client casework organized, but also for maximizing efficiency, billable hours, and client satisfaction. Odds are, your firm could form a better organization system when it comes to document filing and access. .

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Moving a Client from ‘Satisfied’ to ‘Loyal’

Attorney at Work

Sally Schmidt | Turning satisfied clients into loyal clients will make your practice more profitable and enjoyable. The post Moving a Client from ‘Satisfied’ to ‘Loyal’ appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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Buyer's Guide: Evaluating and Selecting the Best CLM Solution for Your Organization

Evaluating and selecting the right contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform can be complicated. However, by getting the right people involved, prioritizing your business needs, and testing your technology options, you can make it easier.

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Save Time and Grow with Streamlined Client Intake

Rocket Matter

Your law firm’s intake process sets the tone for your ongoing client-attorney relationship, so why not start strong? . Timely responses, informative onboarding, and a focus on client experience demonstrate your appreciation to new clients, and could even lead to a referral down the road.

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MyCase + Case Status Integration: Create a Better Client Experience

MyCase

Creating a client-centric experience is key to law firm profitability. When clients win, so do you. The trouble is, practicing law is a hectic profession—legal staff can easily be overwhelmed by responding to prospective clients and following up with clients.

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5 Principles For Better Professional Development Programs

Law 360

The pandemic and ensuing "great resignation" have resulted in a more transient legal work force, but law firms can use effective professional development programs to bridge a cultural gap with new associates and stem associate attrition, says Matthew Woods at Robins Kaplan

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Top Supreme Court attorney is retiring

At the Lectern

The Supreme Court’s Chief Supervising Attorney announced last week that he is retiring. Jake Dear, whose duties include heading Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye’s legal staff, has worked at the court for 40 years and has been in the top position since 2007. In an email to the justices and court staff, Dear said that, “with [Cantil-Sakauye’s] impending departure to undertake new challenges [see here ], it seems the right time for me to retire at the end of this year.”

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Dual-Purpose Communications and Privilege

Patently-O

by Dennis Crouch. The NY IP Law Association (NYIPLA) recently filed an amicus brief in the pending anonymous Supreme Court case captioned In re Grand Jury , 21-1397 (2022). The case focuses on the scope of attorney client privilege , especially with regard to dual-purpose communications. Petitioner is a law firm specializing in international tax and had provided tax law advice to an expatriation client and also prepared individual tax returns for the client.

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2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Contract Life Cycle Management Report

Gartner has positioned Evisort in the Visionaries Quadrant of the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management. Read the report to learn why Evisort is a Visionary provider in the market.

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Iran authorities practice ‘state hostage-taking,’ rights groups say

JURIST

International human rights charities Redress and Free Nazanin Wednesday released a report describing Iranian authorities’ actions, especially in the midst of the nationwide Mahsa Amini protests , as “state hostage-taking.”

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Howdy, Partner: What Law Firms Get Wrong About Partnership Agreements

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Oh, this one’s easy. Law firms don’t often have partnership agreements. Especially small firms. Which is kind of shocking, right?

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Justices fetch new case on trademark law and parody

SCOTUSBlog

Share In a term already packed with intellectual-property fights , the justices now have another one to chew on: a trademark scuffle over a squeaking dog toy.

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Prison Contractor Accused of Billing Texas Millions for Treatment Programs It Didn’t Provide

The Crime Report

One of the country’s largest private prison companies has defrauded Texas by collecting millions of dollars for in-prison therapeutic programming it hasn’t provided during the pandemic, a new complaint filed with the state auditor claims.

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Top 3 Data Privacy Challenges for Contract Compliance in 2022

The data privacy landscape is quickly becoming fragmented with dozens of new laws. Outdated compliance practices expose businesses to issues that can cost millions of dollars. Download this paper to find out how contract intelligence can help.

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Biden administration appeals student loan forgiveness plan stop order to US Supreme Court

JURIST

The Biden administration Friday filed an application with the US Supreme Court to vacate an injunction preventing the federal student loan forgiveness plan from going into effect.

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“The Impossibility of Principled Originalism”

HowAppealing

“The Impossibility of Principled Originalism”: Eric Segall has this blog post at “Dorf on Law.” ” The post “The Impossibility of Principled Originalism” appeared first on How Appealing

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What Do You Need to Start the Divorce Process?

LegalReader

You might not need to produce financial records at the very beginning of the divorce process, but you should get these documents in order early on so that they will be readily available when you need them.

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Don’t Expect Louisiana Incarceration Rates to Drop: Study

The Crime Report

Louisiana had the highest per capita incarceration rates for prisons and jails in the United States in 2020, bogged down by long sentences and other related issues, according to a Public Welfare Foundation study.

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10 Zen Ways to Manage Cash Flows with Contract Intelligence

When you have instant access to your contract data, making strategic decisions in tough times (and good times) becomes much easier. Cash flow management especially can be a top priority for finance, procurement, and other business leaders.

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European Parliament condemns Qatar and FIFA for alleged human rights abuses

JURIST

The European Parliament Thursday condemned Qatari authorities for the alleged human rights abuses and urged FIFA and Qatar to compensate for widespread human rights abuses that migrant workers have endured while building the 2022 World Cup infrastructure.

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Tiptoe Through the Holidays

Attorney at Work

A few practical ways to handle holiday stress (without the mess) from Shawn Healy, clinical psychologist with Massachusetts Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc. The post Tiptoe Through the Holidays appeared first on Attorney at Work. Etiquette Lawyer Stress People Skills Well-Being

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Damages You Can Recover in a Medical Malpractice Case

LegalReader

Working with a legal expert, you are more likely to receive the compensation you seek. Lawsuits & Litigation Medical Malpractice Claims Medical Malpractice Lawsuit medical malpractice lawyer medmal medmal suit

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Missouri Christian Camp Sued For Fraud After 2010 Child Sexual Abuse Case

The Crime Report

Logan Yandell, 27, filed a lawsuit last week against Kanakuk, a Christian sports camp in Branson, Missouri, accusing the camp of lying about its knowledge of abuse by former camp counselor Pete Newman when he settled a child sexual abuse suit with the camp over a decade ago, Gregory Holman reports for KSMU.

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6 Best Practices to Maximize Value from Vendor Contracts

With uncertainty on the rise and margins and operating budgets stretched thin, there are a range of obstacles threatening to sap value from deals with vendors. Status quo vendor contract management costs businesses millions of dollars every year. Contract Intelligence can help businesses get more value from vendor contracts.

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Tanzania villagers sue Barrick Gold in Canada court for mining abuses

JURIST

A group of Tanzanian villagers Wednesday filed legal action with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against the mining company Barrick Gold for a number of human rights violations at its North Mara Gold Mine.

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Celebrating 20 Years of LawSites Blog

LawSites

Hard for me to believe it, but Saturday was the 20th anniversary of this blog, which I founded on Nov. 19, 2002, with this introductory post.

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Why Are Alcohol and Drug Testing Essential in Family Law Cases?

LegalReader

Drug and alcohol testing can accurately give interpretations on the subject's toxicity, which can help the court arrive at the correct decisions for the betterment of the child and any family member involved. .

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Viewpoint: Angola Will Remain a Slave Plantation

The Crime Report

The Louisiana State Penitentiary, more commonly known as “Angola,” is a sprawling 18,000 acre-complex that confines more than 6,000 inmates—more than 4,000 of whom are serving life sentences without parole and the rest serving long term sentences that are virtual life sentences.

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The Paralegal Coach's Playbook: Strategies for Launching a Successful Virtual Paralegal Business

Speaker: Amanda DeVincenzo, MPPA - Paralegal Business Empowerment Coach and Founder of DeVincenzo Consulting, LLC

Take the guesswork out of starting your own virtual paralegal business with proven strategies and support from an experienced paralegal business owner and business empowerment coach.