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How to Start Freelance Work as a Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

As a child, the first time I gave thought to what I wanted to be when I grew up, I immediately knew I wanted to work for myself. Freelance work as a paralegal wasn’t my first thought though.

JusticeText Raises $2.2M Seed Round to Advance Its Mission of Building Police Accountability

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JusticeText , a three-year-old startup that makes it easier for public defenders in criminal cases to review body cam and other video footage, has raised a seed round of $2.2 million, it said today.

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To Trust or Not To Trust: What to Do With Flat Fees? (Part I)

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Some lawyers refuse to experiment with flat fee billing – not because of confusion over how to set prices or concerns over uncharging — but because they believe that flat fees raise ethical red flags.

Lengthy Prison Terms Not ‘Significant Deterrent’ to Crime: Report

The Crime Report

Prison sentences should be reviewed and considered for resentencing within 10 years, according to the Sentencing Project.

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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!

The Do’s and Don’ts When Trying to Win a Child Custody Case

LegalReader

If you publicly trash your ex-spouse, it could ruin your chances of winning the case and may be used as evidence of parental alienation. .

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The Coming Economic Gaps Will Change Us

LegalReader

Bills from past consumption are coming due. Economic gaps between what we need and what we can afford are severe. It's time to live more simply. There may be no other choice.

Private Equity Firm Acquires Majority Interest in Global Legal Research Platform vLex

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Oakley Capital, a major European private equity investor, has acquired majority ownership of vLex , the international legal research platform.

Three Super Helpful Workarounds for Redlining Contracts Using MS Word Track Changes

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Attorneys spend a lot of valuable time redlining and negotiating contracts. According to a recent poll , 91% of contract negotiators (myself included) use MS Word Track Changes to redline contracts. But how many of us truly know how to use this tool efficiently and effectively?

Secret Service Cracks Down On COVID Fraudsters 

The Crime Report

Abused COVID relief funds totaling $286 million, intended for small companies but siphoned off by con-artists using stolen or made-up identities, have been recovered by the federal government, according to the Secret Service.

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.

Australia passes dramatic climate change bill, pledges net zero carbon emissions by 2050

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The Australian parliament Thursday passed new legislation pledging to reduce carbon emissions by 43 percent by the year 2030 and to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Protected: eDiscovery Masterclass

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This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: eDiscovery Masterclass appeared first on Paralegal Bootcamp. e-discovery Litigation ediscovery training litigation paralegal paralegal career

Some Patients on Opioids Shouldn’t Have to Taper Off

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Not all patients on prescription opioids misuse them. Opioid Drugs addict addiction CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doctor drug study federal agency Federal Guidelines opioid use disorder OUD patient patients physician stop stop slowly study taper taper off treatment wean

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Report on Prison Labor: ‘Too Much Drudgery, Not Enough Opportunity’

The Crime Report

Illustration by AK Rockefeller via Flickr. The ‘vast majority” of individuals incarcerated in state prisons are forced to work menial jobs for poverty-level pay, according to a new Prison Policy Initiative (PPI) policy brief.

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.

NYC worker protection agency sues Starbucks over termination of union organizer

JURIST

The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Friday announced a lawsuit against Starbucks for the alleged illegal termination of Austin Locke, a barista and union organizer.

Longtime counselor to the chief justice announces retirement

SCOTUSBlog

Share Jeffrey Minear, who has served as the counselor to Chief Justice John Roberts since 2006, will retire at the end of the month, the court announced on Tuesday.

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5 Social Media Translation Mistakes Most Brands Make

LegalReader

Which are you more interested in, making money or gaining customers and making money at the same time? Business managing social media social media social media exposure social media marketing translation devices translations

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A Child’s Gun Death by ‘Collateral Damage’ Shakes the UK

The Crime Report

The city of Liverpool, in the northwest of England, is a vibrant place to live and do business. Its economic growth surge is expected to continue well beyond 2022, and the population is predicted to grow by 0.6 percent to over 900,000 by the end of the year.

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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.

UN appoints new high commissioner for human rights

JURIST

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Austrian diplomat Volker T ürk to be the next High Commissioner for Human Rights. Following approval by the UN General Assembly, Türk will replace Chilean national Michelle Bachelet.

Alito’s financial disclosure shows teaching income, speaking engagements, and stock ownership

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Share Justice Samuel Alito earned $24,000 in 2021 for teaching gigs at two law schools, and he continued to own a wide range of stocks, according to his recently released annual financial disclosure.

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This Week in Rideshare: Retirement, Kitchens, and Masks

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Work until retirement, Travis Kalanick returns and Uber drops masks. LegalRideshare breaks it down. News & Politics legalrideshare rideshare apps rideshare companies rideshare safety rideshare services this week in rideshare

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Study: Forensic Scientists are Whiter Than Communities They Serve

The Crime Report

A new report has found that the varying disciplines of forensic science, which frequently work closely with law enforcement, are also generally whiter than the U.S. population it serves, reports USA Today.

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!

Texas federal judge rules HIV preventative-care mandate violates private employer’s religious rights

JURIST

A Texas federal judge Wednesday ruled that private employers do not have to provide health insurance coverage for HIV prevention drugs (PrEP drugs) and other preventative care if it violates their religious rights.

Yeshiva University won’t be forced to recognize LGBTQ club for now

SCOTUSBlog

Share Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Friday afternoon granted, at least for now, a request by Yeshiva University to block a New York state court ruling that directed the university to approve an official “Pride Alliance” student club.

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How to Receive Compensation After a Hit-and-Run Accident

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In most hit-and-run accidents, police are eventually able to track down the driver. Crimes hit and run accidents hit and run truck accidents hit-and-run injuries personal injury

How Good Laws Can Produce Bad Results

The Crime Report

[link] Photo courtesy Wear Orange website. link]. Felony drug distribution carried a maximum sentence of 30 years and a fine up to $500,000 when I practiced as a prosecutor in DC.

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.