Sat.Aug 21, 2021 - Fri.Aug 27, 2021

Expungement Crisis: The Long Wait to Restore ‘Ruined Lives’

The Crime Report

Troy Burner (in black shirt) welcomed by his mother Jancie and his cousin Reginald Norwood after his release from prison in 2018. Photo courtesy Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project.

Off-White is Being Sued for Allegedly Infringing Walker Wear’s “WW” Trademark

The Fashion Law

Walker Wear is taking on the soon-to-be LVMH-owned Off-White in a new lawsuit.


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How to Get a Divorce without Going to Court


Everyone knows very well how exhausting the divorce case can be. So if you and your spouse both decide to get separated then it is better to do this outside of the court. So that the process is much quicker and much simpler.

Costa Rica to Debate Hemp and Medical Cannabis Bill


Costa Rican legislators are set to reinitiate debate over a bill (Expediente N.° 21.388) to legalize hemp and medical cannabis. The bill was cleared by the Legislative Assembly’s Environment Commission last November, but its presentation to the assembly’s plenum has been delayed.

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.

Grammar Giggle – My Kind of Wine Glass!


I saw this in a catalog I received. While I would definitely use the second one for wine, since the page before uses the same description on a typical wine glass, I’m just saying that someone missed this in the review.

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Dubai establishes specialized money laundering court to tackle financial crimes


The Dubai government’s media office announced on Sunday that the Dubai Courts have established a specialized money laundering court to thwart financial crimes. The new court was set up within the Court of First Instance and the Court of Appeal.

Cannabis Bankruptcy 101


In a prior post, we discussed some of the emerging trends for cannabis-related companies that seek bankruptcy protection ( click here to view the prior post). But, in the first instance, the question is whether a cannabis-related company can file for bankruptcy relief?

Sixth Circuit Finds No Brady Violation in Murder Appeal Despite State's Failure to Disclose That Its Key Eyewitness Said Defendant Was NOT the Shooter on Night of Shooting

EvidenceProf Blog

Pursuant to Brady v. Maryland, the prosecution has an affirmative obligation under the Due Process Clause to timely disclose material exculpatory evidence to the defense. So, in a murder/shooting case with no physical/forensic evidence, does the State violate Brady by


Paralegal Case Management Tips


Most likely, you did not have a class on case management in your paralegal certificate program. If there was, it was a chapter in one of your reading assignments and challenging to put into context until you actually put it to practice.

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.

US imposes new sanctions over Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict


The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced Monday that it was imposing new sanctions over Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict. There has been ongoing concern for human rights abuses throughout the Tigray conflict.

Cannabis M&A: Common Closing Conditions


Most business purchase transactions we see in the cannabis space are structured to have a concept of “closing”, which I’ve described before here.

My New Article: "Rectifying Wrongful Convictions Through the Dormant Grand Jury Clause"

EvidenceProf Blog

I have posted the working draft of my new article, "Rectifying Wrongful Convictions Through the Dormant Grand Jury Clause" (forthcoming, George Washington Law Review), on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 1995, Lamar Johnson was convicted of a murder in

U.S. Men are More Likely than Women to Buy Counterfeits, According to New Survey

The Fashion Law

Forty-six percent of consumers admitted to purchasing counterfeit goods, according to a new survey, while 30 percent admitted to knowingly purchasing a counterfeit product on more than one occasion. In an attempt to explore the purchasing habits of U.S.

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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.

Missouri AG sues school district over mask requirements


Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a class action lawsuit on Tuesday to challenge a school district’s authority to require that students and teachers wear masks.

California Cannabis Claims: Conversion


Last year, we wrote a mini-series on the five most common causes of action we were seeing in the evolving world of cannabis litigation.

Western District of Louisiana Notes That Lay Witnesses May Be Able to Testify About Force-of-Impact in Car Crash Cases

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 701 provides that If a witness is not testifying as an expert, testimony in the form of an opinion is limited to one that is: (a) rationally based on the witness’s perception; (b) helpful to clearly


Gun Violence: ‘The Thin Line Between Perpetrator and Victim’

The Crime Report

Pastor Mike McBride. Pastor Mike McBride has spent decades working to reduce gun violence in neighborhoods around the nation, but he’s never forgotten a conversation he had with one young man.

Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials of Wealth Management

Speaker: Vi Pham, Attorney at Law

Wealth management is a guaranteed practice: as paralegals, it's essential that you know the complexities of wealth management in order to ensure that your client's rights are protected to their fullest extent. Join Vi Pham, Attorney and educator, in this exclusive webinar that will leave you feeling brushed up and ready. This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential.

Civil society groups urge UK to ban live facial recognition technology


Thirty-one UK and European-based civil society organizations have issued a letter to the UK Parliament calling for a ban on the use of live facial recognition technology (LFRT) by police and private companies.

Ketamine Ventures: The Strictest Corporate Practice of Medicine States


Certain states are better than others when it comes to lucrative ketamine ventures.

‘Talk Justice’ seeks to amplify ‘unexpected’ voices in support of civil legal aid


Aiming for a wider reach and audience, the civil legal aid podcast Talk Justice has joined the Legal Talk Network. Produced by the Legal Services Corporation , the podcast features a rotating lineup of hosts covering civil legal aid funding and access to justice.

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Forensic Lab Contamination in WA Puts Cases in Jeopardy

The Crime Report

Thousands of criminal cases in Washington state have been thrown into doubt by reports of contamination at the state’s only forensic laboratory.

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Malawi Supreme Court reverses death penalty ban


The Malawi Supreme Court of Appeals on Friday issued a ruling reversing its prior judgement that had declared the death penalty unconstitutional.

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Cannabis in New York: The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act’s Impact on New York City: The Webinar Replay


For anyone who was unable to join our August 17th webinar, Cannabis in New York: The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act’s Impact on New York City , we’ve got you covered! Below, please find the full presentation for your viewing pleasure. You can download the transcript HERE.

ILTA Reveals Final Attendance Numbers for Its Hybrid ILTACON


Much uncertainty surrounded attendance at this years ILTACON , the annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association, and the first hybrid version of the conference, as the rise in the Delta variant of COVID-19 cause some to reconsider in-person attendance.

What Europe Can Teach Us About Ending Mass Incarceration

The Crime Report

On April 13, 2018, in the Circuit Court of Arlington County, Virginia, Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos staked her position on sentencing for a man convicted of a misdemeanor and a low-level felony.

India Civil Aviation Ministry announces liberalised drone rules


The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation (“the Ministry”) on Friday released “liberalised” Drone Rules , which will regulate the ownership and usage of private and commercial drones in the country. The new rules will replace the Unmanned Aircraft System Rules , released in March.

FREE Webinar – Cannabis Litigation: What You Need to Know


Register HERE ! Cannabis disputes are unique. They are typically more complex than disputes involving other industries and they are often “bet the business” affairs.

Handling Questions: A Presenter’s Guide


OK, you have gotten through the body of your presentation satisfactorily. Time to relax, right? There is one hurdle left: The question and answer period. This is when some presenters wilt and others shine.


Prisons Fail to Address Needs of Pregnant Incarcerees: Report

The Crime Report

Women who are pregnant or give birth while incarcerated face a lack of supportive policies and practices, according to findings from the Pregnancy in Prison Statistics (PIPS) Project.

India court orders probe on post-poll violence in West Bengal election


The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday ordered an investigation into the violence committed post-election poll in the state of West Bengal. The initial complaint highlighted the inaction of police in regard to post-poll violence.

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