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It Is About More Than Just Paralegal Skills

Paralegal Bootcamp

A new litigation paralegal should look at three key areas early in their career. If you only focus on the paralegal skills that you might be lacking early in your career, then you might spend too much time focused on how many decades it will take you to gain all of those skills.

Why Johnny Won: An Explanation Of The Jury’s Decision In Depp v. Heard

Above The Law

Examining the decision strictly on legal grounds, it is understandable why the jury decided in Depp’s favor. The post Why Johnny Won: An Explanation Of The Jury’s Decision In Depp v. Heard appeared first on Above the Law. Courts Amber Heard Defamation Diana Warshow johnny depp Trials

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Making Court Check-In Better

CourtTechBulletin

Photo by mohamed hassan from PxHere Many of us have had the experience of checking in for flights or for hotel rooms. These experiences have changed quite a bit in recent years moving from in-person to your mobile. Looking ahead, what ideas might courts use from these systems? Read more ».

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Americas human rights body urges El Salvador to respect rights of detainees

JURIST

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Friday urged the El Salvador government to comply with international human rights obligations in its treatment of over 36,000 Salvadorans detained during its state of national emergency.

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!

Can America Build ‘Humane’ Prisons?

The Crime Report

Could future prisons look like this? The entrance to San Diego’s Las Colinas Women’s Detention and Reentry Facility, designed by HMC Architects. Photo: by Lawrence Anderson via Architectural Digest.

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Alternative Families Have Pride Too

LegalReader

Alternative families are changing with the times, and the law needs to keep up.

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Netherlands court upholds life imprisonment of Ethiopian official convicted of war crimes

JURIST

The Hague’s Court of Appeal Wednesday upheld the conviction and life sentence of a former Ethiopian official who was convicted of 75 extrajudicial executions committed under Ethiopia’s Derg regime.

College Behind Bars: ‘A Path to Redemption’

The Crime Report

Quantae Priest with a family member at his GED graduation at Lee Correctional Institution in 2017. Courtesy of Quantae Priest. Hey, Khalil. Guess what? I got accepted.”. That’s great news!” I responded to Quantae Priest, 26, who’d called out to me on the rec field of our high-security prison.

Court allows Pennsylvania officials to count ballots that arrived in undated envelopes

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for a Pennsylvania county to count mail-in ballots that do not comply with a state law requiring voters to write the date on the ballot’s envelope.

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.

Opportunity in Crisis: Innovative Ways Law Firms Are Stepping Up Client Relationships

Attorney at Work

How have law firms supported their clients during the COVID-19 pandemic? A dozen business development professionals talk about the innovative ways their firms have strengthened relationships and created deeper ties. Businesses around the world continue to feel the pandemic’s impact in countless ways.

NGOs file war crimes lawsuit against defense manufacturers in France court

JURIST

Three NGOs Friday filed a lawsuit in France against three defense manufacturers for allegedly aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity in Yemen.

BOP’s ‘Unfettered’ Power to Re-Imprison

The Crime Report

Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Justice. Nordia Tompkins, a 37-year-old mother of two young daughters, was serving a seven-year prison sentence at Danbury Federal Corrections Institute when she was released to home confinement under the terms of a federal law seeking to address the spread of COVID.

Announcement of orders and opinions for Monday, June 6

SCOTUSBlog

Share On Monday, June 6, we will be live blogging as the court releases orders from the June 2 conference and opinions in one or more argued cases from the current term. Click here for a list of FAQs about opinion announcements. ?.

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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.

Can the Courts End Crypto’s Existential Crisis?

Intelligize Blog

Could we be nearing an answer to the question of whether digital tokens are securities or commodities? At Intelligize, we certainly hope so. We’ve written in the past about how tiresome this existential debate has become. It appears the legal system may settle the matter soon enough.

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FBI faces $1B lawsuit for failure to apprehend former USA Gymnastics doctor after sex abuse allegations were first received

JURIST

A group of 90 women Wednesday filed a tort lawsuit against the FBI accusing two former FBI agents of failing to stop former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar from sexually abusing patients once the FBI was first made aware of allegations against Nassar.

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Are Prisons Now Safer Than Schools?

The Crime Report

American prisons exist to punish and rehabilitate. American schools exist to educate and develop. There was a time when prisons were institutions of violence: inmate-on-inmate homicides, guard-on-inmate homicides, inmate-on-guard homicides, and too many suicides to accurately record.

Court constricts, even if it does not quite eliminate, damages actions under Bivens

SCOTUSBlog

Share Rejecting Fourth Amendment excessive-force and First Amendment retaliation damages claims against a U.S. Border Patrol agent by a U.S. citizen for an incident on his property near the U.S.-Canada Canada border, the Supreme Court in Egbert v.

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.

Shooting Victim Files Suit Against Gunmaker Glock

LegalReader

Subway shooting survivor pursues legal case claiming manufacturer's marketing campaign creates a 'public nuisance.'.

US Supreme Court curtails right to sue federal agents

JURIST

The US Supreme Court Wednesday made it harder to individually sue federal agents who violate constitutional rights. In a 6-3 decision the court limited the use of the 1971 case Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents to establish grounds for a lawsuit.

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DOJ Launches Civil Rights Investigation of Louisiana State Police

The Crime Report

The U.S. Justice Department is opening a federal civil rights “pattern-or-practice” probe into the Louisiana State Police amid mounting evidence that the agency has a pattern of looking the other way in the face of beatings of mostly Black men, reports the Associated Press.

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How to Avoid Asking for Business

Attorney at Work

Asking for business is awkward at best. I’ve finally figured out why so many lawyers want to know, “But how do I ask for the work?” It’s because the picture they have in their minds is a pretty scary one.

10 Must-Have Features of Plaintiff Personal Injury Case Management Software

This free guide covers the “10 Must-have Features of Personal Injury Case Management Software” that trial attorneys and paralegals should have top of mind when deciding to choose (or switch) to a new legal software.

Justices validate states’ right to take tort recoveries from Medicaid beneficiaries

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Monday resolved a narrow question of statutory interpretation under the Medicaid Act and expanded the ability of states to recoup health care costs from accident victims.

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Federal judge rules employers cannot deny gender affirming care

JURIST

A US federal judge in Georgia Thursday ruled that employers who exclude gender-affirming medical care from their healthcare insurance coverage violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The Lesson of Chesa Boudin’s Defeat

The Crime Report

This week, San Franciscans voted to remove Chesa Boudin as District Attorney halfway through his term. Many have characterized this loss as a body blow to the national movement of elected progressive prosecutors committed to reforming the criminal legal system.

Florida Bill Denies Clean Energy Options While Insurance Companies Deny Water Damage

LegalReader

The state of Florida is more vulnerable to flooding and is widely considered a Ground Zero for vulnerability to sea-level rise and flooding.

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The Law Firm Billing Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Automated Billing

This guide uncovers how automated billing creates efficient processes that optimize time, improve billing accuracy, and meet current client demands in the legal marketplace.