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The Secret Costs of Using Buy Now Pay Later Services

Diane Drain

BEWARE OF THE SECRET COSTS OF USING ‘BUY NOW PAY LATER’!! What You May Not Know About These Services Services like “buy now pay later” now account for $100 million in annual transactions and are a popular financial resource for millions of Americans.

Top Benefits of Hiring a Tax Lawyer Explained

LegalReader

Responding to the queries or demands made by the IRS can be intimidating, and it is easy to get scared and ignore their letters. Business IRS audits IRS disputes tax attorney Tax Law tax law firms

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Is Your Law Firm Website Bar Compliant?

Attorney at Work

The internet is the primary place attorneys advertise their services. If you own or operate a law firm that uses a website or actively published content on social media, it is imperative to understand the ethics rules and regulations of website usage.

Beat Your Billable Hour Goal This Year

Paralegal Bootcamp

Billable hours suck. There we said it. If you work in a law firm that has a billable hour requirement you’re probably thinking the same thing. But here’s the thing. They’re not going anywhere.

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!

US State Department report finds China and other countries enabled human trafficking

JURIST

The US State Department Tuesday released its annual Trafficking in Persons Report which held China and 10 other countries responsible for enabling the practice of human trafficking within their borders.

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Texas Appellate Court Finds Victim's Statement Didn't Qualify as an Excited Utterance

EvidenceProf Blog

Similar to its federal counterpart, Texas Rule of Evidence 803(2) provides an exception to the rule against hearsay for A statement relating to a startling event or condition, made while the declarant was under the stress of excitement that it

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Over Half of State Prisoners Serve Sentences of 10+ Years

The Crime Report

I llustration courtesy CCJ. Some 57 percent of people held in state prison in 2019 were serving sentences of 10 years or longer—an 11 percent jump from the previous decade, according to a Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ) task force.

Human rights groups call for end to India sedition law

JURIST

Human Rights Watch (HRW) Tuesday published a call for India to end its controversial sedition law. The sedition law is a statute from the colonial era when India was controlled by the United Kingdom.

The IJIS Institute’s Summer Briefing: Addressing Violence in America: Sharing Information to Reduce Harm and Improve Safety

CourtTechBulletin

Per e-mail press release: “ The IJIS Institute’s Summer Briefing is right around the corner and scheduled for August 30th - September 1st, 2022, at the Omni Orlando Resort in Champions Gate, Florida. Check out the recently published agenda for additional insights on the fantastic lineup of guest speakers, critical topics to be addressed, and a comprehensive schedule that includes numerous networking opportunities for attendees. Click here for the full agenda (PDF). Announcements

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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.

Court of Appeals of Indiana Finds Statement Made by Victim After Being Shot 11 Times Qualified as a Dying Declaration

EvidenceProf Blog

Similar to its federal counterpart, Indiana Rule of Evidence 804(b)(2) provides an exception to the rule against hearsay for A statement that the declarant, while believing the declarant's death to be imminent, made about its cause or circumstances. Sometimes, it

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‘Cultural Bias’ and Wrongful Convictions of Women

The Crime Report

Photo by Matthew Henry via NegativeSpace. Women are more likely than men to be wrongfully convicted of crimes, leading to complex legal battles—and sometimes extended prison sentences, legal experts told a recent panel sponsored by John Jay College’s Institute for Innovation in Prosecution.

US Eleventh Circuit permits Georgia’s abortion law to begin immediately

JURIST

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Wednesday held that Georgia’s abortion law can take effect immediately. The Georgia law bans abortions when fetal cardiac activity is detected, as early as six weeks.

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The Perks of Hiring an Estate Planning Attorney 

LegalReader

Many people assume that creating trust or will is a one-time process. News & Politics estate plan estate planning attorneys estate planning for elders estate planning for seniors estate planning for the single person estate planning lawyers LGBT estate planning

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 William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Seeks An Evidence Professor

EvidenceProf Blog

Faculty Hiring Announcement Location: Las Vegas, NV Subjects: Legal Writing, Clinical Legal Education Start Date: July 1, 2023 The William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates

Virginia Prison Population Dropped 10% in Ten Years, Well Below National Average

The Crime Report

According to numbers from the U.S. Department of Justice, the prison population in Virginia has declined about 10 percent compared to the national average of 25 percent, reports WVTF.

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US House of Representatives passes Women’s Health Protection Act to protect right to abortion

JURIST

The US House of Representatives Friday passed HR 8296, the Women’s Health Protection Act, which seeks to preserve the right to give and receive abortions without state-imposed restrictions. Under the Act, states cannot prohibit any particular abortion procedure before fetal viability.

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This Week in Rideshare: Alto, Cancellations and Tips

LegalReader

A new rideshare company with a twist, a 125-item flaw, and tips explained. LegalRideshare breaks it down. Business legalrideshare rideshare apps rideshare companies rideshare safety rideshare services this week in rideshare

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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.

Eleventh Circuit Rejects Premature Deliberations Claim in Death Penalty Appeal

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b) states the following: (1) Prohibited Testimony or Other Evidence. During an inquiry into the validity of a verdict or indictment, a juror may not testify about any statement made or incident that occurred during the

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Studies Highlight Billions Lost in Emotional, Medical Fallout From Gun Violence

The Crime Report

Two new studies using federal health care and hospital data underscore that the repercussions from firearm deaths and injuries are deeper, wider and far costlier than previously known, reports NPR.

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ICJ allows Rohingya genocide case to proceed over objections from Myanmar

JURIST

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in a 15-1 decision Friday that The Gambia is allowed to file proceedings against Myanmar for violating provisions of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

Court will hear affirmative-action challenges separately, allowing Jackson to participate in UNC case

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will consider two challenges to the role of race in college admissions separately, rather than – as it had originally planned – together.

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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!

Court of Appeals of Georgia Finds Statements to Responding Officer Did Not Qualify as a Present Sense Impression

EvidenceProf Blog

Like its federal counterpart, OCGA § 24-8-803(1) provides an exception to the rule against hearsay for A statement describing or explaining an event or condition made while the declarant was perceiving the event or condition or immediately thereafter. So, how

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“Interview: David Strauss.”

HowAppealing

“Interview: David Strauss.” ” Elise Spenner has this post at the “High School SCOTUS” blog

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Russia media regulator targets Wikimedia Foundation over Ukraine invasion content

JURIST

Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor (RKN) Wednesday said that it will require search engines to add a disclaimer to all Wikimedia Foundation search results, including Wikipedia, to warn internet users about its violation of Russian law, specifically concerning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

7 Key Advantages of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

LegalReader

A divorce lawyer will stand by their clients and fight the legal battle that the clients may not have the emotional strength to tackle alone.

The Ultimate State Trial Court Research & Analytics Platform

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.