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6 Ways to Expand Your Paralegal Education

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Don’t Settle for the Tip of the Iceberg. Anyone who has spent any time on social media has seen memes depicting an iceberg. The top part of the iceberg illustrates what people see, while the portion below the waterline depicts what people don’t see.

Manhattan Judge Tosses Strawberry Pop-Tarts Lawsuit

LegalReader

In his ruling, the judge observed that most consumers probably do not purchase frosting-covered strawberry Pop-Tarts because they genuinely believe they are a prime source of strawberry-based nutrition.

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US House passes bill to decriminalize marijuana

JURIST

The US House of Representatives Friday passed a bill that would decriminalize marijuana by removing it from the list of scheduled substances under the Controlled Substances Act. HR 3617 passed with a 220-204 vote. The bill would replace statutory references to marijuana with cannabis.

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This and That in Court Tech– April 2022

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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.

Why the Supreme Court—and the Justice System—Need Ketanji Brown Jackson

The Crime Report

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson at Senate hearings last month. Still photo. There are many “hot takes” over the confirmation hearings of Ketanji Brown Jackson, who now looks likely to be confirmed by the Senate this week as the Supreme Court’s first African-American woman justice.

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UN study calls for urgent action on climate change

JURIST

A new study published on Tuesday by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlights the urgent need for carbon emission reduction to strengthen greener economies and to have an impact on climate change efforts.

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Texas Supreme Court Rules for San Antonio in Chick-fil-A Lawsuit

LegalReader

The Supreme Court has kicked the case back to a lower court, prompting San Antonio officials and conservative activists to both claim victory. Verdicts & Settlements Chick-fil-A decision Religious Discrimination Ruling San Antonio save chick-fil-a texas supreme court

Russian Oligarch’s $90M Yacht Seized by DOJ Order

The Crime Report

‘Tango’ yacht owned by Viktor Vekselberg. Photo via Superyacht. A 255-foot luxury yacht owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg was seized by Spanish authorities under a request from the Justice Department in the first seizure connected with Ukraine war sanctions.

Criminal proceedings reach “favorable termination” when they end without conviction

SCOTUSBlog

Share A plaintiff bringing a damages claim under 42 U.S.C.

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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.

Belarus dispatch: the invasion of Ukraine has worsened Belarusians’ views of Russia and Russians

JURIST

Belarusian law students enrolled at European Humanities University are filing reports with JURIST on current circumstances in Belarus under the constitutionally-disputed presidency of Alexander Lukashenka.

Here’s What You Need to Know About “Damages” After a Truck Accident

LegalReader

A “damage” is some form of loss that you have been forced to endure due to your accident.

CA Police Data Shows ‘Tough-on-Crime’ Counties Experience Higher Crime

The Crime Report

California has been in the spotlight in recent weeks for its battle handling crime spikes, and most recently their Sacramento battle recovering from a devastating mass shooting.

The independent-state-legislature theory for congressional maps and liability for cities under the ADA

SCOTUSBlog

Share This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether the Constitution permits state courts to play a role in congressional redistricting and whether plaintiffs can hold cities liable when city employees violate federal protections for people with disabilities.

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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.

UN experts urge Saudi Arabia not to extradite two Uyghur detainees to China

JURIST

Two UN human rights experts, Fernand de Varennes and Ahmed Shaheed, Friday urged Saudi Arabia to abide by their non-refoulement obligations under international law and refrain from extraditing two Chinese nationals belonging to the Uyghur minority.

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Walden University Hit with Lawsuit for Alleged Discrimination

LegalReader

A group of students is suing Walden University for allegedly preying on black and female students. Lawsuits & Litigation class-action lawsuit discrimination fraud Gender Discrimination Racial Discrimination students Walden University

The Prison Credential Dilemma

The Crime Report

Terrance Simon, courtesy Louisiana Parole Project. Since Terrance Simon got out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary last year, he’s mentally prepared himself for the fact that his record might mean he doesn’t get the job when talking to prospective employers. “I

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“Favorable termination” satisfied when criminal proceeding ends without a conviction

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Monday reinstated a New York City man’s lawsuit alleging that police officers violated his Fourth Amendment rights. The 6-3 ruling in Thompson v.

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.

Human rights advocates accuse Ethiopia of ethnic cleansing in Tigray region

JURIST

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Wednesday accused armed forces in Ethiopia of participating in the ethnic cleansing of the Tigrayan minority. The Tigray region in Northern Ethiopia has been dealing with ethnic cleansing fears since the Ethiopian military conflict began in November 2020.

If You Sustained Any of These Injuries in a Truck Accident, You Need a Lawyer

LegalReader

A disability might not only make it impossible for you to continue working in your current field, but it could also inhibit you from engaging in things you once enjoyed such as sports.

The Unfinished Business of Felony Murder

The Crime Report

In 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court abolished key aspects of its “felony murder rule,” the common law doctrine that made everyone involved in a felony that resulted in death guilty of first-degree murder—guilty even if they personally inflicted no violence and never intended to hurt anyone.

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Harry Nelson: How to Be a Top Lawyer In Your Field

Attorney at Work

What does it take to become a successful lawyer in your particular niche? In a series of in-depth interviews for the Estrin Report , Chere Estrin profiles top lawyers from all types of practices. In this column, we zero in on their top tips.

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.

California legislature passes bill empowering private citizens to sue over gun violence

JURIST

The California Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday passed a bill that will empower private citizens to sue those who traffic illegal weapons into the state. The bill has been passed in response to the deadly mass shooting which occurred Sunday just blocks from the state Capitol building.

4 Things a Truck Accident Lawyer Will Handle Post-Accident

LegalReader

Truck accident cases are much more complex than those involving passenger vehicles.

‘Outrageous Outcomes’: Plea Bargaining and the Justice System

The Crime Report

Photo by Karen Neoh via Flickr. A common misconception, perpetuated by popular television shows and movies, as well as the Sixth Amendment, is that everyone gets their day in court.

Guest Commentary: New Italian Constitutional Reform: What it Means for Environmental Protection, Future Generations & Climate Litigation

Law Columbia

By Riccardo Luporini, Matteo Fermeglia, and Maria Antonia Tigre. On February 8, 2022, the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Republic gave its final approval to the proposed constitutional law A.C.3156-B providing environmental protection amendments to Articles 9 and 41 of the Italian Constitution.

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.