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Websites Paralegals Should Bookmark (Or At Least Know About)

Paralegal Bootcamp

Bookmark? Must be a boomer who wrote this, you are thinking–now we have Google, and we don’t need long nested lists of bookmarks. Just tell Google what you want and it will take you there, at least most of the time, right?

France court upholds ex-PM’s fraud conviction

JURIST

A Paris appeals court Monday upheld former prime minister François Fillon’s conviction for the misuse of public funds. The conviction resulted from a scandal where Fillon paid his wife, Penelope Fillon, over €600,000 for work that she never performed.

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Investing in Public Schools Reduces Crime: Michigan Study

The Crime Report

A new University of Michigan study has found that increases in public school funding early in children’s lives can reduce adult crime, reports Phys.org.

Justices decline to block execution of Arizona man with schizophrenia

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed Arizona to execute a man who suffered from severe mental illness and, according to his lawyers, did not understand why the state wanted to put him to death.

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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.

Tennessee Medical Personnel are Arrested for Overprescribing

LegalReader

Two doctors and a nurse are indicted on opioid overprescribing and other federal charges.

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Tennessee Kids Locked in Solitary Confinement Despite New Laws

The Crime Report

After a media investigation last year exposed the fact that juvenile detention facilities in Tennessee were locking children in their cells for more than 23 hours a day, state lawmakers approved laws to ban the practice. But a watchdog group claims that nothing has changed, NewsChannel 5 reports.

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“Justice Aborted”

HowAppealing

“Justice Aborted”: Sherry F. Colb has this blog post at “Dorf on Law ”

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ACLU of Ohio Files Lawsuit Against Lebanon Abortion Ban

LegalReader

A representative for Women Have Hope, the co-counsel in the lawsuit, noted that Lebanon, Ohio, did not have any abortion clinics prior to its ordinance--and that the law seems to have been passed for purely political purposes.

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Clearview AI settles lawsuit over facial recognition privacy

JURIST

Clearview AI (Clearview) Monday settled a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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.

The Challenge of Life After Prison

The Crime Report

A 36-year-old man walked out of an Illinois prison last May in a pair of joggers and a T-shirt. Coming off a 10-year prison sentence, he had no money. He had nothing but the joggers and a T-shirt.

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How to Hire a Digital Marketing Agency for Your Law Firm

Attorney at Work

Marketing firms, like law firms, vary widely in expertise, capabilities and strategic vision. Ask these questions before hiring a digital marketing agency.

Intuit Must Pay Millions Over TurboTax Marketing Practices

LegalReader

Intuit settles nationwide tax preparation case. Verdicts & Settlements case court case customers file filing Free File income income-based filing individual Intuit legal action legal case millions pay pay out paying settle tax tax filing tax preparers Taxes TurboTax

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Jimmy Carter calls conservation ruling ‘deeply mistaken’ in amicus brief

JURIST

Former US President Jimmy Carter Monday filed an amicus brief to state his disagreement with a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, calling the ruling “deeply mistaken” and “dangerous.”

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.

Stop ‘Locking up Motherhood’: Texas Study

The Crime Report

Art design by Mandi Mobley, courtesy Texas Center for Justice and Equity. Incarceration is “uniquely detrimental” to women, particularly if they are mothers, and authorities should consider alternative approaches to punishment for them, says a Texas justice advocacy group.

The Dobbs draft

SCOTUSBlog

Share. Amy sits down with SCOTUSblog’s media editor, Katie Barlow, to discuss the leaked draft in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the repercussions such an opinion would have on reproductive rights. Plus Amy explains the court’s request for additional briefing in Biden v.

Suspects Face Hate Crime Charges After Churches Are Burned

LegalReader

Churches are being burned all across the U.S. Investigations arson arsonist belief building buildings charge charges Church churches Constitution constitutional rights FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation federal charges fire freedom of religion freedom of speech religion set fire speech

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UN Human Rights Council to investigate Russia war crimes in Ukraine

JURIST

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Thursday passed a resolution to initiate an investigation into possible war crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine.

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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.

Global Incarceration, Prison Capacity Expanding at ‘Alarming Rate’

The Crime Report

Mississippi State Penitentiary, Photo courtesy Mississippi Health Department.

Conflict of Laws of Freedom of Speech on Elon Musk’s Twitter

Conflict of Laws

Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter has been a divisive event. Commenting on the response on Twitter and elsewhere, Musk tweeted : The extreme antibody reaction from those who fear free speech says it all. > > By “free speech”, I simply mean that which matches the law.

This Week in Rideshare: Scooters, Australia, and Robots

LegalReader

Scooters return to Chicago, drivers can turn down rides, and delivery robots are here. LegalRideshare breaks it down. News & Politics legalrideshare rideshare apps rideshare companies rideshare safety rideshare services this week in rideshare

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Connecticut governor signs law to protect residents from restrictive abortion laws in other states

JURIST

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont Tuesday attended a ceremonial signing of House Bill 5414 , the Reproductive Freedom Defense Act (RFDA).

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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.

‘Be Prepared’: SolarWinds-Style Cyber Attacks Threaten Americans

The Crime Report

In December 2020, foreign hackers penetrated major U.S.

Supreme Court Breach Is Not the First Involving Roe v. Wade

Constitutional Law Reporter

The recent disclosure of Justice Samuel Alito’s decision purporting to overturn Roe v. Wade is arguably the most significant breach in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court. However, it is not the first time that a landmark abortion decision was made public before the Court announced its decision.

Verizon Wireless Sues Pittsfield, MA, Over Cell Tower Order

LegalReader

In its filing, Verizon Wireless claims that the Pittsfield Board's allegation that the tower could cause health problems is scientifically unfounded.

Afghanistan dispatch: ‘The women of Afghanistan are going straight into slavery.’

JURIST

Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover.

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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.