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Los Angeles passes COVID-19 vaccine city ordinance

JURIST

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday passed a new ordinance that will require “proof of full vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine to enter recreational locations and events within the City.” ” The Council expressed concern over unimpressive vaccination rates around the city.

10 Tips for Summarizing Medical Records

PARALEGALBOOTCAMP

Summarizing medical records can be a major part of a paralegal’s job, yet it is one that gets little attention in the curriculum of many paralegal certificate programs. As one who has had to learn it the hard way, I’d like to offer my top 10 tips for summarizing medical records. Know Your Purpose.

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6 Important Financial Factors to Consider During a Divorce

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By considering these six critical financial concerns, you can rest assured about living independently and stress-free. . Lawsuits & Litigation amicable divorce children and divorce divorce and children divorce and finances divorce and mental health divorce attorney divorce law divorce lawyer

Top Lawyers: Randy Zelin of Cornell University Law School On The 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Specific Field of Law

TheEstrinReport

An Interview With Chere Estrin. Be empathetic. Put yourself in the client’s shoes. Have you ever been a client? Wouldn’t you want your call returned; your matter attended to? Wouldn’t you want to understand what’s happening in advance of it happening? Wouldn’t you want to feel cared for and secure?

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.

Sierra Leone abolishes death penalty

JURIST

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio signed a bill Friday that abolishes the death penalty in the country. The new law makes Sierra Leone the 23rd African country to officially abolish the death penalty. .

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Half of Murder Cases Were Unsolved in 2020

The Crime Report

Photo by booturtle via Flickr. The number of murder cases that go unsolved by police hit a new high in 2020, according to an analysis of recent FBI data by the Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ). Number-crunching by the CCJ revealed that the murder “clearance rate”?the

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Argument over state secrets and CIA black sites takes unexpected turn in final few minutes

SCOTUSBlog

Share The justices on Wednesday were skeptical of efforts by a Guantanamo Bay detainee to obtain testimony and documents about his treatment under the U.S. government’s torture program at CIA “black sites” in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Chile becomes first country to pass neuro-rights law

JURIST

Chile became the first country in the world to protect neuro-rights after the Chamber of Deputies approved Wednesday an amendment to the Chilean Constitution. The bill is expected to be signed into law by their president soon.

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Federal Circuit Further Eases Path for Obtaining Design Patents

Patently-O

by Dennis crouch. In re Surgisil, LLP , — 4th — ( Fed. 2021 ). This is an important design patent decision that substantially narrows the scope of prior art available for anticipation rejections in design patent cases.

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.

Individuals Awaiting Trial Represent 77% of Jail Suicides: BJS

The Crime Report

Illustration by Rodrigo Kore via Flickr. Almost 77 percent of those who died by suicide in local jails between 2000 and 2019 had not been convicted of any crime, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).

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A New Fashion Industry Taskforce is Aiming to Define Sustainability as Part of Larger Climate Change Agenda

The Fashion Law

Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference – or COP26 – in Glasgow later this month, more information about the workings of a budding new fashion industry taskforce is coming into view.

Ethiopia expels UN officials putting millions at risk: HRW report

JURIST

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on Friday in response to a decision by Ethiopia’s federal government to declare seven senior UN officials as “persona non grata,” meaning they are unwelcome in the country.

Trademark: Uggs are generic in Australia, Can I import them without a license from UGG®?

Patently-O

by Dennis Crouch. In Australia, the term “ugg boots” refers to a general style of sheepskin shoe with the fleece turned in for warmth. It is a generic term, and not a trademark – in Australia.

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Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation, & Lindsay Harrison, Marketing Coordinator, Grand Pacific Resorts

Did you know that 4 out of 5 consumers use local search and 88% use smartphones for those searches? With that in mind, I think it's safe to say your online presence is the silver bullet of your business. Think about the revenue you could be missing by not prioritizing local search optimization. Fortunately, there are a handful of steps you can take right now that will immediately impact your business's pace in local search, and we're happy to share them.

California Writes Off $534M in Justice Debt for Low-Income Residents

The Crime Report

California plans to write off an estimated $534 million in fines and fees that have accrued to justice-involved individuals in the state. A landmark bill signed into law by Gov.

United States Supreme Court Affirms Denial of Voting Rights For D.C.

JonathanTurley

The United States Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (and the later denial of a motion for consideration ) in rejecting the much touted lawsuit to give residents a vote in Congress.

PACE proposes inclusion of additional protocol on right to healthy environment into ECHR

JURIST

The Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly Wednesday passed a resolution urging the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers to adopt an additional protocol to the European Convention of Human Rights establishing an enforceable “right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment.”.

Fujitsu’s Latest ScanSnap, the iX1300, Is the Perfect Scanner for #WFH Professionals

LawSites

Are scanners a technology whose days are numbered? As our use of paper recedes, will scanners, like fax machines before them, eventually become obsolete? I pondered that question as I considered the new Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1300 , which is being released to the market today.

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.

The U.S. Needs a Federal Commission on Wrongful Convictions: Paper

The Crime Report

A “cottage industry” has emerged in the past few years to fight for wrongfully convicted individuals, ranging from Conviction Integrity Units (CIUs) operated by district attorneys’ offices, to nonprofit or university-based groups like the Innocence Project and Northwestern University’s Exoneration Project.

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LVMH: A Timeline Behind the Building of the World’s Most Valuable Luxury Goods Conglomerate

The Fashion Law

In 1984, Bernard Arnault learned that Christian Dior was for sale. Its parent company Boussac had filed for bankruptcy and the French government was looking for a buyer for the ailing textile empire that owned a number of companies, including Paris-based fashion house Dior.

Afghanistan dispatches: ‘Iran has entered into direct negotiations with the Taliban and has now signed an agreement with them’

JURIST

JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban.

The New Integration Framework under the Securities Act Gives Companies Raising Capital More Options

Strictly Business

Previously announced amendments to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s exempt offering rules went into effect on March 15, 2021.

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.

DOJ Forms Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team to Fight Internet Criminals

The Crime Report

The U.S. Justice Department is creating a national cryptocurrency enforcement team (NCET) to tackle investigations and prosecutions of criminal misuses of cryptocurrency and to recover the illicit proceeds from these crimes, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Justices throw cold water on Mississippi’s claim to groundwater

SCOTUSBlog

Share The first oral argument of the Supreme Court’s new term, Mississippi v. Tennessee , dealt with Mississippi’s claim that Memphis, Tennessee, is stealing Mississippi’s groundwater.

California governor signs legislation to tackle plastic pollution and ban use of toxic chemicals

JURIST

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed nine bills into law on Tuesday to reduce single-use trash pollution and support recycling goals, address climate change, and ban the use of Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in products for children and in disposable food packaging.

FRANCE.COM: Trademark Transferred to French Government without Recourse in US Courts

Patently-O

When you visit the website france.com , you’ll be quickly redirected to the French government’s explore-France travel site: france.fr. But, the US-company France.com, Inc. believes that the country stole the.com site.

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.

At Rikers, Youth ‘Abandoned to Darkness’

The Crime Report

For three years, from 2012 through 2015, I reviewed and analyzed conditions at the Rikers Island detention facility, particularly as they applied to juvenile offenders. During most of that time, I averaged one week in four on Rikers, going through the facilities and talking to inmates and staff.

How to Talk to Your Loved Ones About Estate Planning

LegalReader

In addition to having the conversation early, it is also a good idea to have these discussions often. Things change over time, necessitating that you regularly review your plan and make changes as needed.

Norway refugee aid agency says Libya arbitrarily detained 500 migrants in Tripoli raid operation

JURIST

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), an independent humanitarian organization operating in Libya, raised concern on Friday over the mass arrests and detention of more than 500 migrants in Tripoli by Libyan authorities.