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$100 Million Fraud & Money Laundering Suit Brought Against Biglaw Firm

Above The Law

RICO less than sauve. The post $100 Million Fraud & Money Laundering Suit Brought Against Biglaw Firm appeared first on Above the Law. Biglaw Billable Hours Billing Dechert Neil Gerrard Overbilling Partner Issues

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How lawyers can unlock the potential of the metaverse

ABA Journal

The metaverse is all the rage these days. Users can enter a virtual world where they can interact with people from all parts of the…

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Day in the Life of a Litigation Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

When I was starting out, I kept watching videos on what a typical day looks like as a paralegal, and to be honest with you, it was quite challenging finding a YouTuber who talks about what they actually do as a paralegal. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

The Fictional Lawyer That Inspired Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Above The Law

She also discussed her love of Nancy Drew. The post The Fictional Lawyer That Inspired Justice Sonia Sotomayor appeared first on Above the Law. Courts Quote of the Day Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court

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8 Benefits of Automatic Lawyer Time-Tracking Software

Automatic lawyer time-tracking software captures all the work you do, eliminating the need to manually track your time. This guide will help you: See how Automatic Time Tracking can benefit your firm. Learn how your firm can start saving hours every day. Then, spend all that time focused on your clients.

Balance Your Passion And Paycheck

InHouseBlog

Balance your passion and your paycheck during these unprecedented times. Like other workers, lawyers have more control and say after years of remote work during the pandemic.

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Boredom Is a Gift: Unlock a Powerhouse of Creativity and Problem-Solving

Attorney at Work

Boredom is good for you and might just be the secret key to getting your life back on track. Normally I pepper my articles with data from carefully researched scientific papers and quotes from reputable writers in established magazines, but this one is different. This is from the heart.

Judge Gets Booted From Bench For Treating Courtroom Like Game Show

Above The Law

So you can be a game show president but not a game show judge, got it. The post Judge Gets Booted From Bench For Treating Courtroom Like Game Show appeared first on Above the Law. Courts Judge Pinkey Carr Judicial Ethics Legal Ethics Pinkey Carr

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Police Funding Increased Nationwide in 2022: Analysis

The Crime Report

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A Musk Monopoly? For Now, Ukraine Has Few Options Outside Starlink For Battlefield Satcoms

Above The Law

‘I think everyone agrees that if there's a reasonable cost-based argument that paying for use does make sense,’ industry analyst Tim Farrar said. But ‘I think Elon has made that more difficult rather than less difficult because you don't normally negotiate your weapons contracts on Twitter.’.

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.

Amnesty International: Indian authorities must end arbitrary travel bans on journalists and activists

JURIST

Amnesty International Wednesday condemned the Pulitzer Prize-winning Kashmiri photojournalist, Sanna Irshad Mattoo ‘s arbitrary travel ban by the immigration authorities at the New Delhi airport in India.

Do You Know Your Value?

The Estrin Report

by Sonya Sigler. Who are you?” asked Bill Campbell, Intuit’s CEO at the time I was sitting in his office discussing business schools. I fumbled around for an answer, meandering all over the place, feeling not at all sure I had answered his question. Next he asked, “Who is Sonya Sigler?” Yeah, this question just confirmed that I really hadn’t answered his first question. More fumbling around. Finally, he said in an exasperated voice, “No, tell me what your top skills are.”

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Study Finds ‘Hot-Spot Policing’ More Effective When Officers Show Respect

The Crime Report

Procedural justice principles are compatible with effective crimefighting, according to a study by the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University.

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5 Ways to Escape the Never-Ending Trap of “More”

Attorney at Work

There is nothing inherently wrong with wanting more. The problem comes when your happiness depends on having more. I recently posted on LinkedIn that we seem to be always striving for more. More money. More time. More enjoyable work. One of my friend’s comments on that post really got me thinking.

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.

Iran dispatch: government move to put bar association under judiciary threatens independence of lawyers amid wave of street protests

JURIST

Law students and young lawyers in Iran are reporting for JURIST on protests and related developments in Iran since the death in custody of Mahsa Amini.

Justices are asked to block Biden’s student-loan relief plan

SCOTUSBlog

Share A Wisconsin taxpayers group came to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, asking the justices to block the Biden administration’s student-loan forgiveness program while litigation over the program continues in a lower court.

Compassionate Release Program Underused as Prison Populations Age: Study

The Crime Report

Despite an aging incarcerated population, many states are failing to take advantage of compassionate release programs, according to a study by Families Against Mandatory Minimums. FAMM) study. . One reason is that the guidelines for compassionate release remain vague, says FAMM.

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Diane has many years of experience and is honest and it shows.

Diane Drain

“Diane has many years of experience and is honest and it shows… ” J.C. To declare Bankruptcy is a both personal and difficult and at time can seem overwhelming , but With Diane and Jay they made the journey as comfortable and easy understanding as possible.

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.

Dutch Parliament votes to establish special tribunal for Russian crimes against Ukraine

JURIST

The majority of the Dutch Parliament Thursday voted to create a special tribunal to prosecute Russian military and political leaders for their acts of aggression during the nation’s invasion of Ukraine. According to the current proprosal, the tribunal would be established in The Hague.

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Court declines to take up petition seeking to overturn Insular Cases

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court will not reconsider the Insular Cases , a widely criticized and racist group of early 20th-century decisions holding that the residents of U.S. territories do not automatically enjoy all of the rights protected by the Constitution.

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‘Wellness Crisis’ Threatens U.S. Corrections Officers: Report

The Crime Report

Investing in the wellness, training and safety of correctional officers is key to transforming the “broken” U.S. corrections system, according to a Blue Ribbon Commission of senior corrections staff, advocates, and representatives of incarcerated individuals.

This Week In Rideshare: Pot, Fees, and Ads

LegalReader

Uber Eats delivers pot, Lyft increases fees and Uber launches ads. LegalRideshare breaks it down. News & Politics legalrideshare rideshare apps rideshare companies rideshare safety rideshare services this week in rideshare

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Getting Automated: An End-to-End Guide to Law Firm Automation

This guide is designed to help you understand and overcome your automation gap so you can offload all the work you don't want to do onto a cloud-based platform. We'll walk through all the tasks your firm can automate, how to implement automation and measure your success.

US State Department should review abortion rights obligations under international law: Congressional Democrats

JURIST

Democratic members of Congress Friday asked the State Department to review US obligations regarding abortion rights under international law and remind US states passing restrictive abortion laws of those obligations.

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December argument session will feature divisive cases on election law, First Amendment

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court’s December argument session will feature two of the highest-profile cases of the 2022-23 term: a free-speech claim by a website designer who opposes same-sex marriage and a case involving the power of state legislatures to set rules for federal elections.

How to Change Your Law Firm Name

Attorney at Work

As more states are allowing law firms to use trade names instead of maintaining the outdated requirement that firms be named after current or former partners, you may be considering rebranding your firm.

Don’t Look Back: Why the Innocent Sometimes Stay in Prison

The Crime Report

Twenty-five years ago, psychologist James Reason proposed that the image of slices of Swiss cheese in a line could serve as a good way to visualize system failures such as reactor explosions, plane crashes and ship collisions.

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!