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The Importance of Having Legal Documents in Order

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Most people often overlook the importance of having legal documents in order. According to statistics, 60 percent of Americans lack a will or legal estate plan. Some may think that they don’t need them or that they are unnecessary, but the truth is, legal documents are essential for everyone.

Opioid manufacturers and San Francisco reach $58M settlement

JURIST

The City of San Francisco Tuesday reached a $58 million settlement with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and AbbVie’s Allergan unit over claims that the companies fueled an opioid epidemic in the city.

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Can an Algorithm Predict Unfair Sentences in the Courts?

The Crime Report

A new set of algorithms, created by members of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Idaho Justice Project and the University of Pennsylvania, aims to assess the likelihood of defendants being mistreated in court, reports Government Technology.

Critical Thinking: What it is, Why it Matters, and How to Improve it

Paralegal Bootcamp

If you were to do a quick Google search on what the key skills for a paralegal are, what do you think you would find? If you think about the tasks you perform on a day-to-day basis, what are the skills and tools that you have which enable you to perform those projects well?

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!

From constitutional orphan to treasured heirloom: The Second Amendment is no longer a second-class right

SCOTUSBlog

Share This article is part of a symposium on the court’s decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen.

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Are Drones ‘Law Enforcement’s Future’?

The Crime Report

Illustration courtesy Electronic Frontier Foundation. In May 2020, the Baltimore Police Department (BDP) reimplemented an Aerial Investigation Research Program (AIR), four years after the department discontinued a similar program after public opposition.

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Grammar Giggle – Can We Bring Our Tobacco/E-Cigs and Pets or Not?

ProofThatBlog

This was in our local newspaper for our Hometown 4th of July Celebration. This is a great example of how important proofreading for content is. It isn’t always misspellings or misplaced commas that draw the wrong kind of attention to your writing, but unclear writing will do it too.

What are the Biggest Challenges Veterans Face After Service?

LegalReader

Veterans, though often treated as heroes, struggle a lot after coming back home. Many face problems with their mental and physical health, some cannot find their place among their family and friends and an overall community.

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US federal judge blocks Arizona ‘personhood’ abortion law

JURIST

US District Court Judge Douglas Rayes Monday blocked Arizona’s “personhood” law from taking effect. Rayes found the law was too vague, making it likely that plaintiffs will win their case, justifying his injunctive order until the case is settled.

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.

What Will It Take to Stop Inmate Jail Deaths?

The Crime Report

Dariel Ali, right, said that Rikers Island pushed his friend Dashawn Carter to take his life. Photo by Dashiell Allen) Courtesy the Village Sun. So far this year, we have seen the deaths of ten people who were in or recently released from the custody of the New York Department of Correction (DOC).

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With Justice Breyer’s retirement, the court loses a pragmatist (and some laughs)

SCOTUSBlog

Share Justice Stephen Breyer retired on June 30 after 28 years on the court. This article is the final entry in a symposium on his jurisprudence.

6 Signs You Should Bring Back Your Old SEO Agency

LegalReader

If your old company got you good results, and they were not doing anything black hat, there is nothing wrong with switching back — it happens all the time. Business AI in SEO artificial intelligence and seo SEO SEO for law firms SEOing

Slovenia Constitutional Court legalizes same-sex marriage and adoption

JURIST

The Constitutional Court of Slovenia has legalized same-sex marriage and adoption by homosexual couples.

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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.

The High Court’s ‘Self-Inflicted Wounds’: A Backward Look

The Crime Report

Was the Supreme Court decision last month overruling Roe v. Wade one of the worst decisions in the 233-year history of the Court?

Start Estate Planning Today with These 5 Documents

LDA PRO

Estate planning is an essential task for most Americans, but many don’t complete it. Their reasons vary, ranging from lack of funds to confusion about what to do. To help you take this important step successfully, it’s good to start by learning more about what that nebulous term means.

Seeking Rehabilitation Damages After Facing a Head Injury

LegalReader

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are nearly 3 million emergency department visits each year that are related to traumatic brain injuries.

Indonesia island residents sue Swiss company for climate change effects

JURIST

Four residents of the Indonesian island of Pulau Pari Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Swiss cement giant Holcim over the effects of climate change on the island.

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.

Control Over Contraband Devices Eludes Prison Authorities: Report

The Crime Report

Correctional administrators across the country are failing to curb the growing use of contraband cell phones in prisons and jails?some some of them smuggled inside by correctional staff themselves, according to an Urban Institute report.

How to Enjoy a Busy Life

Attorney at Work

Lawyer happiness doesn’t have to be an unattainable goal, even in our pressure-filled lives. . I practiced law for 17 years while living a personal life and raising a family. So I understand how being a lawyer can lead to a lot of stress and pressure. It is difficult to handle it all.

Social Media Impacts Mental Health Both Positively, Negatively

LegalReader

Social media continues to get mixed reviews when it comes to mental health.

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European Commission to sue Hungary for anti-LGBT discrimination and radio censorship

JURIST

The European Commission Friday announced that it will sue Hungary in the EU’s Court of Justice over an anti-LGBT Hungarian law and Hungary’s refusal to allow a dissident radio station to broadcast.

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!

Corruption Commission Skewers NYPD For Ignoring Misconduct

The Crime Report

In an “annual” report that hasn’t been released since 2019, the Commission to Combat Police Corruption says several cops who should have been fired for egregious conduct were allowed to keep their jobs, reports The City.

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Celebrating Four Years of My LawNext Podcast

LawSites

I am thrilled to report that tomorrow is the fourth anniversary of the launch of my LawNext podcast. I say thrilled because, at the time I launched it, it felt like a gamble. At that point, I had been cohosting a very successful podcast for 13 years, Lawyer 2 Lawyer , with my long-time friend J.

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Cannabis-fed Chickens Will Likely Be Sold at a Premium

LegalReader

A Thailand farmer began feeding his chickens marijuana and scientists found antibiotics were no longer needed.

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Louisiana judge reinstates injunction against state’s abortion ban

JURIST

Louisiana Judge Donald Johnson Tuesday granted a petition filed by reproductive health providers against the state’s abortion ban, the latest in a back-and-forth case set in motion after the US Supreme Court struck down Roe v.

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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.