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Do You Have the Foundational Technology Skills to Be Successful in Your Paralegal Career?

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Owning a laptop computer and Instagram account might help combat boredom—but doesn’t necessarily translate to technical proficiency in a legal setting. Digital native doesn’t always mean tech-savvy. In fact, the assumption itself is somewhat false.

A Role Of Paralegal In Family Law

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Family law offices are hectic places to work, with tight deadlines and emotionally disturbed clients. A family law paralegal Roseville is responsible for numerous tasks, from the first intake to the final hearing.

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Is the Window for System Change Closing?

The Crime Report

When I was in high school, my father was robbed and beaten, leaving him with a traumatic brain injury that changed all of our lives. While he struggled to regain his physical ability to talk, walk and heal from his injuries, we all struggled economically and emotionally as we cared for him.

UN rights chief warns of human rights catastrophe in Myanmar

JURIST

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned Thursday that urgent action is needed to prevent a human rights catastrophe in Myanmar. The UN Human Rights Office issued a new report documenting serious human rights and international humanitarian law violations.

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.

Western District of Wisconsin Finds Insurance Evidence Admissible Despite Rule 411

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 411 provides that Evidence that a person was or was not insured against liability is not admissible to prove whether the person acted negligently or otherwise wrongfully. But the court may admit this evidence for another

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In term-opener, justices will hear Mississippi’s complaint that Tennessee is stealing its groundwater

SCOTUSBlog

Share Mississippi v. Tennessee is not only the Supreme Court’s first oral argument of the 2021-22 term, but it is also the first time that states have asked the court to weigh in on how they should share an interstate aquifer.

EU Parliament legal affairs committee adopts Digital Services Act recommendations

JURIST

Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) adopted Thursday the committee’s recommendations on the Digital Services Act. This act comes amongst concerns about user privacy and free speech online.

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Tenth Circuit Finds That Judge's Statement to Jury That Contradicted Defendant's Testimony Violated Rule 605

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 605 provides that The presiding judge may not testify as a witness at the trial. A party need not object to preserve the issue. Rule 605 covers not only literal testimony but also the functional equivalent

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From Virtual Fashion to Big Data, A Look at the Opportunities and Issues that Luxury Brands Need to Consider

The Fashion Law

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the digitalization of the fashion industry – including for luxury brands, which have historically been slow to embrace electronic and digital commerce.

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.

Ohio Professor Wins Major Free Speech Decision on Compelled Use of Pronouns in Classrooms

JonathanTurley

My column yesterday discussed the increasing trend to treat the failure to use a person’s preferred pronouns (called “misgendering”) a type of hate speech or discriminatory conduct. A new case highlights the free speech problems associated with the trend. In Meriwether v.

Switzerland votes to legalize same-sex marriage

JURIST

Swiss citizens voted on Sunday to amend the Swiss Civil Code to legalize same-sex couples’ right to marry and to adopt children. Voters accepted the proposal in a 64 to 36 percent vote. The Swiss Federal Council and Parliament called for a referendum and endorsed same-sex marriage.

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Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID-19, but is fully vaccinated, has no symptoms

SCOTUSBlog

Share Three days before the justices are scheduled to return to the courtroom for the first time since March 2020, the Supreme Court announced on Friday morning that Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for COVID-19.

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LawPay’s New ClientCredit Option Allows Clients to ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’

LawSites

Recent headlines in the financial press are replete with stories about the new boom in buy now, pay later financing for retail purchases, with many retailers, including Walmart, the nation’s largest, now offering these point-of-sale loans.

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.

Writing as a Side Hustle: 3 Lawyers Who Have Made Publishing a Secondary Income

Attorney at Work

Many lawyers dream of pursuing writing as a side hustle. As these three lawyers show, there’s more than one way to make it work. . Gone are the days when a law firm might only have a secondary income from a related business, such as a title company.

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California governor signs bills to ease housing shortage

JURIST

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a number of bills on Tuesday to ease the state’s housing shortage. These bills, combined with four signed earlier in September, form a 31-bill housing agenda to address housing costs, homelessness, and climate change.

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As Fashion Continues to Co-Brand, a Look at the New Assets at Play and What Ownership Entails

The Fashion Law

On the heels of Gucci and Balenciaga teaming up for what the brands called a “hacking” project, first in April and then again in June, Fendi and Versace have engaged in a “swap” of their chief creatives, making good on circulating speculation about a potential tie-up.

‘Cure Violence’ Programs Credited with Decline in Atlanta, Milwaukee Shootings

The Crime Report

The Annie E. Casey Foundation reports that in communities within Atlanta and Milwaukee where Cure Violence , an international gun violence-prevention model was implemented, shootings fell by as much as 73 percent , the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) reports. .

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.

OK, Zoomer: Zoom Tools and Tips to Improve Your Video Meetings

Attorney at Work

These Zoom tools improve your Zoomiverse by streamlining call scheduling, automating video enhancement, and transcribing meetings. When the pandemic closed offices and forced working from home, we were instantly turned into “Zoomers” without little to no instruction.

Vanuatu seeks ICJ advisory opinion on climate rights

JURIST

The South Pacific Ocean nation Vanuatu announced Saturday its intention to seek an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the rights of present and future generations to be protected from the adverse consequences of climate change.

Free Speech Immunity: YouTube Bans Channels Airing Criticism of Vaccines

JonathanTurley

YouTube continued the expansion of corporate censorship on the Internet with the encouragement of leading Democratic leaders. The company has banned channels associated with anti-vaccine activists like Joseph Mercola and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

What’s an “occasion”? Scope of Armed Career Criminal Act depends on the answer.

SCOTUSBlog

Share If you break into a storage facility and steal from 10 separate storage units, did you commit 10 offenses “on occasions different from one another”? The Supreme Court will answer this question in Wooden v. United States , yet another case concerning the scope of the Armed Career Criminal Act.

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.

Courthouse Lottery: ‘Wide’ Sentencing Differences Found Among Federal Judges

The Crime Report

Photo via Flickr. In many federal courthouses across the U.S., equal justice under the law” is an elusive goal.

Federal appeals court rules Los Angeles not required to provide housing to homeless population

JURIST

A federal appeals court in Los Angeles overturned the decision to house homeless people living on the streets of Skid Row in a controversial ruling on Thursday. The judgment means that Los Angeles County will not be legally required to house homeless people in Skid Row.

Celeb v. Paparazzi Battle Over Emily Ratajkowski’s “Mood Forever” Instagram Post Must Go to a Jury

The Fashion Law

In October 2019, Emily Ratajkowski was sued for copyright infringement after posting a photo of herself to her Instagram account, captioning the photo in which she is obscuring her face with a flower arrangement with “mood forever.”

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Nicole Bradick and Andy Wishart on Why UI and UX Matter in Legal Tech Adoption

LawSites

You would be hard-pressed to find two people in legal technology more experienced in user interface and user experience design than Nicole Bradick and Andy Wishart. Bradick is founder and CEO of the legal tech design and development firm Theory and Principle.

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.

Resignations, Refusals Mount as Cops Resist Vaccine Mandates

The Crime Report

In response to Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s recent executive order requiring department employees to show proof of vaccination on or before October 17 or face termination, dozens of state Police troopers have put in their resignation papers, reports NPR.

Ninth Circuit decertifies class in Qualcomm antitrust suit

JURIST

On Wednesday, Qualcomm, a widely-used cell phone chip manufacturer, won its bid to decertify an antitrust class against it.

They’re Coming for Marriage Equality Next

LegalReader

Jonathan Mitchell, the man behind the vigilante-enforced Texas abortion bill, is encouraging the Supreme Court to take a whack at marriage equality next.