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Spooky Torts: The 2022 List of Litigation Horrors

JonathanTurley

Here is my annual list of Halloween torts and crimes. Halloween of course remains a holiday seemingly designed for personal injury lawyers around the world and this year’s additions show why.

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Tips for Managing Your Personal Injury Cases

Paralegal Bootcamp

You just landed your first paralegal job at a local personal injury firm. Or maybe you transferred from another firm. Congratulations! But what do you do when your first day starts with 60 active pre-litigation files assigned to you? Don’t panic. It’s doable. I’m not going to sugarcoat it, though.

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Say What? Filevine Introduces Proprietary Document Format to ‘Become the New Standard in the Legal Industry’

LawSites

In news that had me checking my calendar to see if it is April 1, the practice management company Filevine says that, as part of a new Document Assembly feature, it has developed a proprietary document format, “ vine,” that it believes will replace Microsoft Word and Google Docs in the legal industry.

A guide to the amicus briefs in the affirmative-action cases

SCOTUSBlog

Share Nearly 100 amicus briefs were filed in Students for Fair Admissions v. the University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions v.

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.

Improving Lawyer Organization: Best Practices

MyCase

Organization is a lawyer’s best friend. A tidy virtual and physical work environment enables you to work efficiently. Well-managed time results in greater productivity. Streamlined workflows ensure better team collaboration and client communication.

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The Games Defendants Play

The Crime Report

J udge Jennifer Dorow faces off against Darrell Brooks. Still from Court TV. Nearly a year ago, Darrell Brooks drove his red Ford Escape SUV into the Waukesha, Wisconsin holiday parade, killing six people and injuring 61 others.

How Harnessing International Talent Can Help Drive Economic Growth

Above The Law

As we enter another, possibly worse recession, immigrant talent can bring economic growth to American cities everywhere. The post How Harnessing International Talent Can Help Drive Economic Growth appeared first on Above the Law. Immigration Small Law Firms Michigan Tahmina Watson

Lawyers — Our Only Hope In The Metaverse!

Above The Law

The metaverse is hard to regulate because there are no national laws or boundaries in interlocking digital spaces. The post Lawyers — Our Only Hope In The Metaverse! appeared first on Above the Law. In-House Counsel Technology Biglaw Metaverse Sean West

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Patentees Can Still Win in the US

Patently-O

Provisur Technologies, Inc. Weber, Inc., Docket No. 5:19-cv-06021 (W.D. Feb 22, 2019). A jury has sided with Provisur and issued a $10 million verdict against its food-processing machinery competitor Weber Maschinenbau. This is about half what Provisur requested.

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.

Cybercrime in Australia increased by 13% since last financial year, reports Cyber Security Centre

JURIST

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Friday reported they received 76,000 cybercrime reports between July 2021 and June 2022, an increase of 13 percent since last year.

Protesters supporting abortion rights briefly interrupt oral argument

SCOTUSBlog

Share It has been just over four months since the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization , overturning the court’s landmark rulings recognizing a right to an abortion.

Courts Crack Down on Correction Officers Smuggling Contraband into Jails

The Crime Report

Across the country this week, corrections officers have been indicted and sentenced for accepting bribes from inmates at detention centers and smuggling in contraband items in Pennsylvania, New York and Texas.

Why Legal Teams Are Joining the Low-Code Revolution

Attorney at Work

ContractPodAI's CTO discusses how low code is changing the way the legal industry carries out work. The post Why Legal Teams Are Joining the Low-Code Revolution appeared first on Attorney at Work. Emerging Technology Legal Technology

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.

Pakistan dispatch: persecution of religious minorities continues under current blasphemy law

JURIST

Law students and law graduates in Pakistan are reporting for JURIST on events in that country impacting its legal system. University of London law graduate Mariyam Taher Qayyum files this dispatch from Islamabad. .

Affirmative action appears in jeopardy after marathon arguments

SCOTUSBlog

Share In 2003, a divided Supreme Court ruled in Grutter v. Bollinger that the University of Michigan Law School could consider race in its admissions process as part of its efforts to assemble a diverse student body.

Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury Attorney for Your Slip and Fall Accident

LegalReader

Most people who want to tackle their case on their own, without the help of a lawyer, often have a hard time learning how to negotiate a settlement. Lawsuits & Litigation bathtub slip and fall fall Fall Hazard fall injuries slip slip and fall injury

‘I Gotta Protect Myself’: NYC Youths Explain Why They Carry Guns

The Crime Report

A year-long study of young people living in at-risk neighborhoods in New York City found that fears for personal safety, and fears of police, were the primary motivations for carrying a firearm.

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.

Switzerland firm to pay £280M UK fine for oil bribery scheme

JURIST

A UK court Thursday ordered Swiss multi-national commodity trading and mining firm Glencore to pay a £280 million ($400 million) fine after a UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation revealed the company paid over $29 million in bribes to gain preferential access to oil in Africa.

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Arizona asks court to approve “Kafkaesque” treatment of due-process claim from man on death row

SCOTUSBlog

Share During Tuesday’s oral argument in Cruz v. Arizona , the justices considered whether a state procedural rule prevents John Cruz, who was sentenced to death, from obtaining relief on his federal due-process claim in state post-conviction.

This Week In Rideshare: Ads, Whistleblower and Layoffs

LegalReader

Uber annoys riders, a bombshell by a former employee and Lyft blames drivers. LegalRideshare breaks it down. Business legalrideshare rideshare apps rideshare companies rideshare safety rideshare services this week in rideshare

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DOJ Condemns Failure to Punish Corrections Staff Who Rape Inmates

The Crime Report

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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.

EU must fully implement global banking rules, top EU bank regulators say

JURIST

Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) Andrea Enria and Vice President of the ECB Luis de Guindos Friday criticized proposed EU banking regulations in a joint publication.

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In back-to-back cases, justices will scrutinize traditional limits on challenges to agency proceedings

SCOTUSBlog

Share Monday’s arguments in Axon Enterprise v. Federal Trade Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission v. Cochran present a frontal assault on the traditional framework under which federal courts have entertained complaints about federal agencies.

Role Models: To Better Ensure Data Security, Check Your User Permissions

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Every law firm owner is aware that outside actors can breach data, and cause a host of problems. Hackers are the bogeyman, in this situation. And so, much concern is spent over password management , encryption and email scams, including ransomware and phishing.

8 Reasons You Should Hire a Divorce Attorney

LegalReader

Getting divorced is an emotionally trying time with many big decisions that can affect you for the years after the divorce case is finalized. News & Politics amicable divorce children and divorce Divorce divorce and children divorce and finances divorce and mental health divorce lawyer

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!