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Don’t Be Afraid to Raise Your Legal Fees

Attorney at Work

Some lawyers always seem fearful of increasing legal fees — recession or no recession, crisis or no crisis. If you are wondering whether to raise your hourly rates or fixed fees, my advice — with very limited exceptions — is to go for it. Clients are never as price-sensitive as you think.

Legal AI – Can Paralegals be Replaced by Robots?

Paralegal Bootcamp

I made the mistake of going into a deep dive on legal AI the other day and googling “will paralegals be replaced by robots?” and I was in that rabbit hole for over an hour. It might have been double that, but I had a live webinar I was presenting to a law firm on billable hours.

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Incarcerated Women: Forgotten Victims of Abortion Bans

The Crime Report

After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade , nearly every woman, particularly women of reproductive age, is anxious about the future, as many states move to ban abortion. But one group that is often forgotten, yet quite possibly is the most vulnerable , comprises incarcerated women.

Wyoming judge blocks abortion ban from taking effect

JURIST

Wyoming Judge Melissa Owens granted a preliminary injunction Wednesday against the state’s abortion ban, protecting abortion access while litigation against the law moves forward.

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!

Estate Planning Requires the Best Attorneys

LegalReader

Making preparations for transferring your property and other belongings after your death may be made easier with the help of an estate-planning attorney.

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Can More Jury Trials Save the Justice System?

The Crime Report

The right of trial by jury should extend even to defendants charged with criminal offenses that are considered “petty,” in order to restore the legitimacy of the U.S. justice system and reduce mass incarceration, argues a Washington and Lee University law professor.

Federal Trade Commission issues proposal for increased data privacy regulations 

JURIST

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has initiated proceedings towards making new rules regulating consumer data privacy, the board announced Thursday.

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“Qualified Immunity’s Flawed Foundation”

HowAppealing

“Qualified Immunity’s Flawed Foundation”: Law professor Alex Reinert has posted this article at SSRN. The post “Qualified Immunity’s Flawed Foundation” appeared first on How Appealing

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Examples of Documents You Need for a Divorce Case

LDA PRO

Before you apply for a divorce, you need to gather the relevant documents that the court will use during the process. Below are a few examples of documents you need. List of Assets. You have to divide your marital assets upon divorce.

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.

Study Calls for Abolishing Probation and Parole

The Crime Report

Federal probation officer. Photo courtesy CJUSJobs.

Biden signs bill providing $52B in subsidies to US semiconductor industry

JURIST

US President Joe Biden Tuesday signed the CHIPS Act of 2022 , which provides $52 billion to boost the US domestic semiconductor industry. The act authorizes the expenditure of more than $200 billion to promote domestic semiconductor production.

Eloquence Makes Every Word Important

Attorney at Work

Eloquent speakers understand that in every setting, every minute should be informing, perhaps delighting, your audience. Every lawyer needs to speak with colleagues, clients and prospects. Litigators need to address the court and sometimes jurors. Some lawyers give formal presentations.

Minnesota’s Health Care System Struggled During the Peak of COVID-19

LegalReader

Adverse events, including patient harm, increased in Minnesota's health care system during the pandemic.

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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.

Decline in Shootings, Murders Contradicts ‘Bad News Bias’: Experts

The Crime Report

Nationwide, shootings are down four percent this year compared to the same time last year, with murders in big cities down three percent, potentially making this the first year since 2018 in which the numbers fell in the U.S.

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Canada dispatch: ‘Canada currently seems to be a microcosm for what worsening climate change will look like’

JURIST

Canadian law students are reporting for JURIST on national and international developments in and affecting Canada. Mélanie Cantin is JURIST’s Chief Correspondent for Canada and a 2L at the University of Ottawa.

John Warne Gates: Barbed Wire, Steel, Texaco, Port Arthur, and Horses

OilandGasLawyer

In 1860, at the age of 60, Joseph Glidden invented barbed wire. He patented it the next year and sold the patent in 1876 to a company named Washburn and Moen, retaining a royalty that made him one of the richest men in the US. John Warne Gates was born in Chicago in 1855.

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Tips for Hiring the Best Personal Injury Lawyer in 2022

LegalReader

Before you sign any contract with a personal injury lawyer, discuss the attorney's fees. Lawsuits & Litigation personal injury personal injury attorneys personal injury claims personal injury damages personal injury law firm personal injury lawsuits

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.

Why is New Hampshire Imprisoning People with Serious Mental Illness?

The Crime Report

In the spring of 2015, an experienced nurse started work in the forensic unit of the New Hampshire State Prison for Men. She expected her clients would have two characteristics: they would be male, and they would all have been sentenced by a court to the prison. That is not what she found.

Test administrator spared prison sentence in US college admissions scandal

JURIST

A US district judge Tuesday spared Igor Dvorskiy, a former test administrator involved in a large-scale college admissions and testing bribery scheme, a prison sentence because he helped prosecutors build cases against others involved in the scheme.

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Litera Acquires BigSquare, Provider of Business Analytics for Law Firms and Corporate Legal

LawSites

The legal technology company Litera has acquired BigSquare , a provider of financial and business intelligence and analytics for law firms and corporate legal departments.

Andrew Cuomo Sues New York, Demanding Taxpayers Cover His Sexual Harassment Defense

LegalReader

New York State Attorney General Letitia James has said that taxpayers shouldn't be responsible for covering the costs of Cuomo allegedly sexually harassing women. Political Litigation Andrew Cuomo letitia james New York new york state trooper politics sexual assault Sexual harassment

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!

Is New York City Secretly Collecting DNA on Innocent Residents and Children?

The Crime Report

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Uganda shuts down LGBTQ+ NGO over ‘illegal’ operations

JURIST

Stephen Okello, Executive Director of Uganda’s National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO Bureau), Friday announced that the NGO Bureau had halted Sexual Minorities Uganda’s (SMUG) operations.

Mixed Messages from the ABA, As It ‘Reaffirms’ Rule Against Nonlawyer Ownership while also Encouraging Innovation

LawSites

As states seek to find innovative ways to address the access-to-justice crisis, a key component has been eliminating or loosening the prohibition on non-lawyer ownership of law firms. Two years ago, Arizona became the first state to completely eliminate the prohibition.

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Order Up: Here’s Your 2022 Strategy for Pizzeria Businesses

LegalReader

An effective strategy may increase your sales and get you better revenues. If you desire to streamline your operations and ensure better returns, you have to be consistent in your operations. .

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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.