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Paralegal Professional Development – Tips for New Paralegals

Paralegal Bootcamp

If you’re reading this blog post, I don’t have to tell you about the desire to work hard, achieve, or care about what you do. You’re reading this because you already think of your work as a paralegal in the foremost-important way to succeed: As a Career! Getting Started.

Social Connections Called Key to Prison Reform

The Crime Report

Photo by Austin Kehmeier on Unsplash. In 2014, Nebraska created a Vocational and Life Skills (VLS) Program providing funding for the state’s jail population to learn trades to lower the odds of recidivism, reports the Nebraska Examiner.

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“Democrats’ Approval of Supreme Court at Record-Low 13%”

HowAppealing

“Democrats’ Approval of Supreme Court at Record-Low 13%”: Mohamed Younis of Gallup has this report

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Graduation | Live in Person Event - August 20, 2022

Paralegal.edu

On August 20, 2022, at 10:00 AM Central in the Joe M. Green Auditorium at South Texas College of Law, Center for Advanced Legal Studies will hold its 70th Commencement Ceremony for graduates of its paralegal programs.

Take Control of Your Contracts Without Wrecking the Budget

Manually managing contracts is time-consuming and leaves you prone to errors. Missed dates, overwritten versions, & poor governance leads to frustration & lost revenue. That’s why more businesses are turning to Contract Management Software. Download this checklist to understand what's right for you!

Long-awaited report provides new evidence of Rohingya genocide in Myanmar

JURIST

The Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA) released its long-awaited report Thursday on the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar. CIJA began its investigation in 2018, looking for evidence to clear a path toward international criminal prosecutions.

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New Initiative Calls For Female Cops to Comprise 30% of Forces by 2030

The Crime Report

A new initiative aims to increase the percentage of women police officers in the U.S. to 30 percent by the end of the decade. The 30×30 Initiative , supported by over 200 police agencies, says the effort will produce a shift in police culture.

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Affirmative action cases up first in November argument calendar

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court will kick off its November argument session with the highest-profile cases of that session: challenges to the consideration of race in the admissions process at Harvard and the University of North Carolina.

US federal judge sentences ISIS media figure and foreign fighter to life in prison

JURIST

A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Friday sentenced Mohammed Khalifa, a Canadian born in Saudi Arabia, to life in prison for his involvement with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as a media figure and foreign fighter.

Court of Appeals of Mississippi Finds Rule 801(d)(1)(C) Only Applies to Technical Identifications

EvidenceProf Blog

Similar to its federal counterpart, Mississippi Rule of Evidence 801(d)(1)(C) provides an exclusion to the rule against hearsay when The declarant testifies and is subject to cross-examination about a prior statement, and the statement: (C) identifies a person as someone

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Take Control Of Your Contracts Without Wrecking The Budget

Manually managing contracts is error-prone & time-consuming. Missed dates, overwritten versions & poor governance leads to frustration & lost revenue. That’s why more businesses are turning to Contract Management Software. Download this checklist to understand which features are right for you.

How Improper Drug Testing Punishes Minority Moms and the Incarcerated

The Crime Report

On Dec. 18, 2020, the day before she gave birth to her first child at a hospital in Middletown, N.Y., Crystal H. tested positive for opiates during the routine drug test administered to all pregnant women. When the baby was born, hospital staff refused to allow her to nurse the infant.

How is Newmark Group Japan Boosting the Blockchain Market?

LegalReader

Bitcoin transactions are verified via the blockchain and the mining process, which needs involvement from nodes throughout the network. Business bitcoin bitcoin mining blockchain investing blockchain investment blockchain technology

Europe privacy watchdogs criticize EU proposal to prevent and combat online child sexual abuse

JURIST

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) have released a joint opinion criticizing the European Union’s (EU) Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse.

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LSU Law Center Seeks an Evidence Professor

EvidenceProf Blog

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER seeks to hire tenure-track or tenured faculty in a variety of areas, including, but not limited to, faculty who have expertise in business law, civil & comparative law, civil procedure, constitutional law

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.

Can the Constitution Protect Digital Policing?

The Crime Report

From small-town police forces to major metropolitan squads, technology has supplanted traditional policing tactics. But the new digital tool of American policing —ranging from GPS surveillance to facial recognition and artificial intelligence — is rife with all of policing’s old problems.

Reasons You Need to Hire a Lawyer to Draft Your Will and Estate Plan

LegalReader

One of the best benefits of estate planning lawyers is that they will always implement the best strategies that will help you protect your inheritance.

Biden signs executive order authorizing federal funds for abortion patients traveling across state lines

JURIST

US President Joe Biden Wednesday signed an executive order protecting the right of American women to travel across state lines for abortion care and directing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to protect abortion and reproductive healthcare access.

CALL TO ACTION: Seeking Contributions to Nicholas Newbold's Legal Defense Fund in His "Shaken Baby Syndrome" Retrial

EvidenceProf Blog

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is the flawed theory that an infant with a traditional triad of symptoms -- (1) retinal bleeding; (2) subdural hematoma; and (3) brain swelling -- must have been abusively shaken. The problem with SBS is that

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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.

Women in Massachusetts Prisons Targets of Sexual, Mental Abuse: Study

The Crime Report

Women are more likely to have experienced sexual abuse in and before entering correctional facilities than men, while also having elevated mental health concerns, according to a study published by Prisoners Legal Services (PLS) of Massachusetts.

Common Injuries Following a Car Accident and How Victims are Compensated

LegalReader

If it is a drunk driving case, then it is usually relatively straightforward to attribute blame on the drunken driver as they were already partaking in illegal activity just by operating their vehicle.

US federal appeals court upholds Federal Aviation Administration drone identification rule

JURIST

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Friday upheld the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) rule on drone identification. Brennan v.

“Justice Alito’s careless remarks about Prince Harry and Boris Johnson”

HowAppealing

“Justice Alito’s careless remarks about Prince Harry and Boris Johnson”: Paul Callan has this essay online at CNN

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Legal Operations 101: A Blueprint for Modern Legal Departments

Legal departments are no longer asking whether to invest in legal operations. Instead, they're interested in building a team that will deliver positive outcomes. Gain insight into key factors required for strong legal ops, process optimization, and more!

Why Victims of Official Misconduct Lose, Even When They Win in Court

The Crime Report

After Sylvia Gonzalez won a seat on the City Council in Castle Hills, Texas—the first Hispanic woman to do so—she found herself in a dispute with local authorities that ended with a day in jail. Little did I know that soon after (my election)?crooked

What are Some of the Most Common Questions About Accident Lawsuits in Fort Worth?

LegalReader

When the accident happens, the victim should contact the police to report the situation, as well as their insurance company as soon as possible.

Federal grand jury charges 4 police officers in connection with Breonna Taylor death

JURIST

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday that a Kentucky federal grand jury has charged four current and former police officers with federal crimes in relation to the murder of Breonna Taylor.

New York Becomes First State to Mandate CLE in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection

LawSites

New York has become the first U.S. state to mandate that attorneys take continuing legal education courses in cybersecurity, privacy and data protection.

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The Ultimate State Trial Court Research & Analytics Platform

Trellis offers state trial court records for legal research with analysis on judges, verdicts, opposing counsel, motions, dockets & legal issues. Discover how judges have ruled on similar motions, or gain insights on opposing counsel, prospects, or clients. Download the guide and request a demo.