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Law Firm Cyber Risk: The 5 Ways Cybercriminals Most Likely Will Attack Your Computers — And 7 Things You Can Do

Attorney at Work

Attacks on your courtroom arguments? Those you can survive. Attacks on your witnesses’ credibility, ditto. Not so a cyberattack.

Do Prison Rehabilitation Programs Really Work?

The Crime Report

Photo courtesy Prison University Project. Inmate Assistance Programs are a cost- effective way to reduce recidivism, according to a George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper.

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With Attorney Client Relationships Minor Details Matter

ALPS

Due to a recent move, my wife and I are experiencing the joys of learning to work with a new HOA. On the upside, this HOA is much better run and far more financially sound than the one we left back in Montana.

“Permissive Interpretation”

HowAppealing

“Permissive Interpretation”: Law professor Richard M. Re has posted this paper at SSRN. And at “PrawfsBlawg,” Re has a related post titled “ We’re All Textualists Now. When It Suits Us.” ” The post “Permissive Interpretation” appeared first on How Appealing

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Take Control of Your Contracts Without Wrecking the Budget

Manually managing contracts is time-consuming and leaves you prone to errors. Missed dates, overwritten versions, & poor governance leads to frustration & lost revenue. That’s why more businesses are turning to Contract Management Software. Download this checklist to understand what's right for you!

Run Your Practice More Mindfully on a Legal Pad

Attorney at Work

Sam Walton turned a five-and-dime into the Walmart empire using little more than business savvy and a legal pad. His reliance on yellow legal pads is well-documented. His desk at the Walmart Museum has a stack of the ubiquitous pads still covered in Walton’s exhaustive notes.

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Should Police Pursuits be Limited to Violent Offenses?

The Crime Report

Photo by Emergency_Vehicles via Flickr. Limiting police chases will save lives even if there’s a danger that some guilty people will avoid capture, says a Washington sheriff.

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American Bar Association Calls for Abolishing Life Without Parole

The Crime Report

Photo by janinsanfran via Flickr Photo by PROjaninsanfran via Flickr. At its 2022 annual meeting in August, the American Bar Association (ABA) joined the American Law Institute (ALI) in calling for the abolition of natural life sentences, writes Rory Fleming in an op-ed for Filter.

State Attorneys Form Task Force Targeting Robocalls

The Crime Report

All 50 state attorneys general have come together through the newly formed Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force to go after U.S. telecommunications companies that allow robocalls originating overseas to reach their customers, reports Pew Stateline.

Building a Solid Relationship With Clients Throughout the Client Journey

Attorney at Work

You can prepare a dynamite brief or brilliant estate plan, but if the client journey is difficult, your client still may not be happy. After 15 months in progress, our new custom home was completed recently.

Take Control Of Your Contracts Without Wrecking The Budget

Manually managing contracts is error-prone & time-consuming. Missed dates, overwritten versions & poor governance leads to frustration & lost revenue. That’s why more businesses are turning to Contract Management Software. Download this checklist to understand which features are right for you.

Nicaragua priest detained amid growing crackdown on Catholic Church

JURIST

A Catholic pastor in Nicaragua’s Mulukuku has been detained for undisclosed reasons amid a growing crackdown on the Catholic Church by the government of President Daniel Ortega.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders return to the court after Collins

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Petitions of the Week column highlights a selection of cert petitions recently filed in the Supreme Court. A list of all petitions we’re watching is available here. Under the Fifth Amendment, “private property” cannot be “taken for public use” by the government “without just compensation.”

Drop in Youth Crime Punctures ‘Myth’ of Failed Reforms

The Crime Report

Earlier this year, New York City Mayor Eric Adams proposed rolling back his state’s raise the age law that, in 2017, had moved 16- and 17-year-olds out of New York’s violent Rikers Island jails and into its more rehabilitative family court.

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“Supreme Court Justices Should Say Sorry Too”

HowAppealing

“Supreme Court Justices Should Say Sorry Too”: Gabe Roth has this essay online at Bloomberg Law. The post “Supreme Court Justices Should Say Sorry Too” appeared first on How Appealing

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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.

Myanmar court sentences Aung San Suu Kyi to six more years in prison on corruption charges

JURIST

A Myanmar court Monday sentenced former State Counsellor and democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi to an additional six years in prison after she was found guilty of corruption charges, according to state media.

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A Quick Insight into Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

LegalReader

You can look for symptoms of elderly neglect to understand the situation. Some common ones include bed sores, weight loss, dehydration, sleep issues, and changes in mood or behavior.

Sarbanes-Oxley Turns 20

Intelligize Blog

Audiences were packing multiplexes across the country to see “Spider-Man” – the Tobey Maguire one, not Tom Holland’s subsequent version. Temperatures were rising outside and in the dance clubs, courtesy of rapper Nelly and his chart-topping single, “Hot in Herre.”

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Five Ways to Get Back to You

Attorney at Work

Reconnecting with yourself is a critical course correction for a frenzied lawyer; the job can get ahead of you. Here’s how to come back. Sometimes we get busy in life — with work, family, building our business, taking care of others, and on and on.

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.

US Judge lifts injunction against Biden administration oil and gas land sale pause

JURIST

A US Circuit Court judge Wednesday lifted an injunction against a federal “pause” on oil and natural gas leasing after a previous enjoinment prevented the ban from going into effect. Fifth Circuit Court Judge Patrick E.

College Behind Bars? Many Prisoners Still Wait for the Chance

The Crime Report

When I started covering prison education last year, I sent out a lot of messages asking people what kinds of educational programs were offered at their prisons. It took Jennifer Graves , who is incarcerated at the Florida Women’s Reception Center in Ocala, Fla., a while to get back to me. “I

Amid Voting Rights Act challenge, court keeps election for Georgia utility regulators on hold for now

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Friday reinstated a federal trial court’s order that barred officials in Georgia from using “at large” elections for the state’s Public Service Commission.

Identifying and Valuing Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident

LegalReader

By taking the time to identify all the damages you have incurred and putting a value on these, you will be in a much better position to recover the compensation you deserve.

Legal Operations 101: A Blueprint for Modern Legal Departments

Legal departments are no longer asking whether to invest in legal operations. Instead, they're interested in building a team that will deliver positive outcomes. Gain insight into key factors required for strong legal ops, process optimization, and more!

Kenya dispatch: last-minute electoral commission split throws result of presidential vote into question

JURIST

Aynsley Genga is a JURIST Staff Correspondent in Kenya. She reports from Nairobi. . Today is a sad day for Kenya. Today Chebukati, chairman of the IEBC, this country’s electoral commission, basically made a mockery of the Kenyan electoral process.

Report: Overdose Deaths and Arrests for Meth Skyrocketed From 2015-2019

The Crime Report

The use of the stimulant methamphetamine, as well as related overdose deaths and arrests, rose sharply from 2015 to 2019 in the U.S.,

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Term limits for justices gain new attention, but prospects for passage remain dim

SCOTUSBlog

Share In a year of historic moments at and around the Supreme Court, proposals to establish term limits for justices are increasingly in the spotlight. A poll this summer found that two in three Americans support limiting how long justices can serve.

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9 McKeen & Associates Attorneys Named Super Lawyers

LegalReader

“This recognition from such a prestigious organization endorses our commitment to civil justice,” said Brian McKeen, founder and managing partner of McKeen & Associates. “We We are proud of the work we do on behalf of our clients.” .

The Ultimate State Trial Court Research & Analytics Platform

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