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Paralegal Career Choice: Public Service or Private Practice

Paralegal Bootcamp

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 12 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. Paralegals and legal assistants held about 345,600 jobs in 2020.

‘The Trouble With Time Served’

The Crime Report

Crediting people for time served — giving criminal defendants “credit” against their sentence for the time they spend detained pretrial — is a deceptively harmful practice that punishes innocent people, argues University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Prof. Kimberly Kessler Ferzan.

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Building a Law Firm That Pays You First

Attorney at Work

When you started your law firm, it was probably just you — and maybe a paralegal or assistant. Then more business came in and you were working crazy hours, so you hired. You didn’t really care what you paid in salaries; you just needed the help.

New York Assembly district maps face constitutional challenge

JURIST

A press conference was held Wednesday to announce a constitutional challenge against the redistricting of the New York State Assembly’s electoral districts.

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.

How the leak might have happened

SCOTUSBlog

Share Among the debates generated by the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion in Dobbs is whether the leaker was conservative or liberal.

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DOJ and Labor Dept Collaborate on Employment Plan for Returning Citizens

The Crime Report

The Biden administration is launching a comprehensive incarceration-to-employment strategy aimed at expanding hiring and advancement opportunities for formerly incarcerated persons.

Romania rights groups urge MPs to reject LGBT ‘propaganda’ legislation

JURIST

Romanian Human Rights group Friday criticized Romania’s so-called LGBT+ “propaganda” bill and called on lawmakers to stop it in its tracks.

Roberts orders leak investigation as court confirms authenticity of draft opinion

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning confirmed that a draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization , published by Politico on Monday night , is authentic.

Should I Hire A Legal Marketing Consultant? I Just Want to Practice Law!

MyCase

Someone once famously said, “a consultant is someone who knows how to make love 99 ways but has no one to make love with.” Consultants need to help you achieve your goals because, with rare exceptions, lawyers hate marketing.

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.

Court Leak on Abortion Sends Tremors Through African-American Community

The Crime Report

As the repercussions of the leaked draft of the Supreme Court’s preliminary ruling on Roe v. Wade continue to shake U.S. politics, some experts are pointing out that the biggest impact will be felt in the African-American community.

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Myanmar dispatch: ‘we’ve time-traveled back to a dark past’

JURIST

Myanmar law students are reporting for JURIST on challenges to the rule of law in their country under the military junta that deposed the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi in February 2021.

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5 Ways to Create Your Path to Positivity

Attorney at Work

The benefits of positivity for your law firm? Positive emotions can lower stress, improve coping skills and even open your mind — and that benefits everyone, from team members to clients. . A few weeks before the pandemic struck the U.S.,

Draft opinion to overturn Roe becomes focus of Senate hearing on ethics reform

SCOTUSBlog

Share Just hours after the country learned from a leaked draft opinion that the justices have privately voted to overturn Roe v. Wade , a Senate Judiciary Committee panel met on Tuesday to discuss ethics reform of the high court.

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.

Will My Insurance Cover a DUI Crash?

LegalReader

If you were the sober party in this accident – or the “victim” – you can recover a settlement in a fairly easy manner. News & Politics driving drunk drunk drunk drivers drunk driving drunk driving accident drunk-driving laws

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UK Home Secretary facing legal action over Ukraine refugee application delays

JURIST

Two Ukrainian advocacy groups in the United Kingdom announced that they intend to file a lawsuit Monday against the UK’s Home Secretary, Priti Patel, over processing delays for thousands of Ukrainian refugees entering the UK. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has left more than 5.5

The Repeating Trauma of Black Gunshot Survivors

The Crime Report

You’ve seen the footage: A young Black male shooting victim lies under a sheet on a neighborhood corner, surrounded by police and EMT vehicles and curious community onlookers. It’s unlikely that subsequent media coverage will explore the life circumstances that led to his violent end.

Court orders additional briefing in dispute over “remain in Mexico” policy

SCOTUSBlog

Share Six days after hearing oral argument in the challenge to the Biden administration’s effort to unwind the “remain in Mexico” immigration policy, the Supreme Court on Monday called for more briefing.

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.

Leaked Draft Opinion Rocks the Court and Washington

JonathanTurley

The leaking of a draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has rocked the Court and Washington. The 98-page draft opinion is dated Feb. 10, 2022 and authored by Associate Justice Samuel Alito.

Report reveals British Virgin Islands government corruption, suggests constitutional suspension

JURIST

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) Commission of Inquiry Friday released a report suggesting that the BVI should temporarily suspend its constitution, dissolve its House of Assembly and be directly ruled by its Governor.

DOJ Names Nancy La Vigne to Head National Institute of Justice

The Crime Report

Prominent justice expert Nancy La Vigne has been appointed director of the nation’s pivotal agency in charge of spearheading new crime research.

Boston violated First Amendment when it rejected Christian flag, court unanimously rules

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday that the city of Boston violated the Constitution when it rejected an application to fly a Christian flag on one of the three flagpoles in front of city hall.

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.

Vickers v. Bison Specialty Services: An Exercise in Rampant Racism

LegalReader

Put together, and spread out over time, [the alleged actions] show a pattern of "frequent and offensive" acts creating a hostile work environment for Mr. Vickers and other employees of color.

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Third Oath Keepers member pleads guilty to Capitol riot charges

JURIST

William Todd Wilson, regional leader of the Oath Keepers, Wednesday pleaded guilty to seditious conspiracy and obstructing Congress in connection with the Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021.

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Abortion, Prison and the Death Penalty

The Crime Report

Even as Americans anticipate a Supreme Court ruling striking down Roe v. Wade , it’s astonishing to recognize how far along the road we’ve already traveled towards the possibility that a woman who ends her pregnancy could be prosecuted for murder and face the death penalty.

Court has voted to overturn Roe, according to draft opinion published by Politico

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey , according to a copy of an apparent draft opinion obtained by Politico. Obtained by reporters Josh Gerstein and Alexander Ward, the 98-page draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito is dated Feb. 10, 2022.

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.