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Abraham Lincoln as a young lawyer Stating the obvious, since March 2020 we have seen massive changes in court and work/office organization and communications. The pandemic forced changes to process, office, and data design that embrace the new virtual environment.

19 Tips to Streamline Records Retrieval


19 Tips to Streamline Records Retrieval. RESEARCH & DUE DILIGENCE. If your firm handles litigation that involves any sort of injuries, chances are you’re familiar with the process of records retrieval.


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Want a ‘New Vision’ for Youth Justice? It Will Cost Money

The Crime Report

As state legislatures begin to recognize that justice-involved juveniles do not fare well in carceral settings, California is leading a national trend in developing alternatives to youth detention.

Cannabis in Mexico- it ain’t over till the fat Mariachi sings!


I am writing this now, a month after the Mexican Senate virtually ignored (yes, ignored) the social and business mandate to regulate recreational and industrial cannabis. Yes, it took me almost a whole month to calm myself enough so as to write a post that did not sound like a mere rant.

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.

The Estrin Report has a new location!


The Estrin Report is moving to a new domain and a new blogging platform. From TypePad to WordPress.


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Nevada Appellate Courts CIO Position Announced


Full details and application are available through NeoGov The posting closes on June 25, 2021. The Chief Information Officer’s (CIO) role is to provide vision and leadership for identifying, acquiring and implementing information technologies for the Nevada Appellate Courts.

Wrigley Goes After Canna Trademark Infringers


Back in April, we discussed Florida law enforcement’s concerns over THC edibles whose packaging infringed on the trademarks of famous candy brands. These fakes have the potential to confuse consumers, as well as help minors conceal their use of THC products.

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Are You Riding the Horse in the Direction It Is Going?


How inability to change can bust your career. by Chere B. Estrin. COVID 19. It is, or was here, and it may never, or might, go away. It’s the great unknown. To say that this horrendous virus brought significant changes to our work and personal lives is clearly underrating it.

United States District Court for the District of Minnesota Deems Alford Plea Admissible

EvidenceProf Blog

An Alford plea, based on the Supreme Court's opinion in North Carolina v. Alford, is a plea in which the defendant maintains her innocence but pleads guilty while acknowledging that the State has sufficient evidence to prove her guilt beyond

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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.

Chad accuses Central African Republic troops of war crimes


Chad’s defense ministry said Sunday that troops of their neighboring country the Central African Republic (CAR) had attacked a Chadian military post and that these actions amounted to a war crime.

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Top 6 Ketamine Clinic Questions Asked and Answered


Our firm has seen a recent increase in ketamine clinic clients, both domestic and foreign (including for ketamine clinic buyers engaged in M&A, see here and here ).

Unpacked and Undivided: Is The Court Sending A Message With A Litany Of 9-0 Decisions?


Photograph by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States. Today the Supreme Court issued two more unanimous decisions in Garland v. Dai and United States v. Cooley. This follow two unanimous decisions last week.

Supreme Court of Arizona Holds That a Single Prosecutor's Misconduct May be Imputed to Disqualify an Entire Prosecutor's Office

EvidenceProf Blog

In its opinion today in State v. Honorable James E. Marner, 2021 WL 2197962 (Ariz. 2021), the Supreme Court of Arizona addressed a question of first impression: "whether an appearance of impropriety, arising from a prosecutor's actual misconduct, may be

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Justices unanimously rule against asylum seekers on question of credibility


Share The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with the federal government in a dispute over when federal courts can treat asylum seekers’ testimony as credible. In a unanimous opinion in the consolidated cases of Garland v. Dai and Garland v. Alcaraz-Enriquez , the court rejected the approach of the U.S.

Are Psilocybin Spore Kits Legal?


Psilocybin (the chemical), psilocybin mushrooms, and anything containing psilocybin is illegal at the federal level and in every state in the United States.

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As The Supreme Court Prepares For Major Rulings, Sen. Blumenthal Issues Warning To Conservative Supreme Court Justices Of “Seismic” Changes If They Rule The Wrong Way


I have previously criticized Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., for his almost unrivaled advocacy of censorship and speech controls. Blumenthal previously threatened social media companies not to “backslide” in censoring opposing views.

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US Supreme Court rules against suppressing evidence found by tribal police on federal highways


The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that tribal police officers have the authority to detain and search non-Indigenous persons on federal highways within their territories.

Court unanimously holds that Indian tribes retain the inherent power to police non-Indians


Share In its first major opinion on the scope of American Indian tribes’ sovereign powers in decades, the Supreme court held on Tuesday in United States v.

Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day


This Memorial Day, and every day, we honor the sacrifices many have made to help protect our freedom. The post Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day appeared first on Harris Bricken


“Guest post by Roy Black about F. Lee Bailey”


“Guest post by Roy Black about F. Lee Bailey”: You can access this post at “The SDFLA Blog ”


10 Hong Kong Pro-Democracy protesters sentenced to jail


The Hong Kong District Court has sentenced 10 pro-democracy activists to jail on charges under the new national security law Friday. The activists were charged with several unauthorized assembly offenses for protesting in Hong Kong during China’s 70th anniversary.

Things you can do when your renters stop paying rent


Most landowners often discover themselves in a predicament where their renters either stop paying the rents or make delays in the payment. It is indeed a frustrating situation, but losing your cool will definitely lead you nowhere.

Oregon Cannabis: Federal court dismisses claims brought by Oregon hemp company against police officers for seizure and destruction of hemp


Hemp farming is big business in southern Oregon. The investment needed to successfully plant, grow, harvest, and sell a hemp crop is substantial—in terms of both time money. Risks like drought, fire, pests, theft, and depressed prices add up to a business environment not for the faint of heart.

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“Malicious Communications”: Scottish Feminist Criminally Charged For Tweets Opposing Gender Self-Identification


There is a free speech fight brewing in Scotland where a prominent feminist, Marion Millar, 50, has been charged with the crime of “malicious communication” due to tweets criticizing gender self-identification.

Florida governor signs controversial ban on transgender athletes from women’s sports


Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the CS/CS/SB 1028 Bill on Tuesday, which includes a controversial provision on transgender athletes. Section 1006.205, titled the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” bans transgender women athletes from women’s sports.

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Etsy to Acquire Second-Hand Shopping App Depop for $1.62 Billion in Bid for Gen-Z

The Fashion Law

In a quest to target Gen-Z consumers (i.e., those born between the late 1990s and the early 2010s), who are driving both social shopping and largescale pushes in sustainability, Etsy announced that it will acquire burgeoning British shopping app Depop for $1.62 billion.

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2021: The Year Hemp-Derived Foods and Dietary Supplements Become Lawful… Maybe.


It has been well over two years since Congress enacted the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill ), which legalized the commercial production of hemp and tasked the Food and Drug Administration (the FDA) with the regulation of hemp-derived products intended for human consumption.

Will Eliminating Standard Tests Really Reduce Racial Disparities In Education?


Below is my column in the Hill newspaper on the announcement that the University of California will now join the “test-blind” movement and end the use of the SAT and ACT in its admissions decisions.

India dispatches: Delhi law students petition Bar Council for alternative assessment models in second wave after lockdown postponement


[JURIST South Asia Bureau Chief Ananaya Agrawal files this correspondent’s report. She is based in Delhi.].