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What Not To Say in a Paralegal Job Interview

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Sometimes it is just as important to know what not to say in your paralegal job interview as it is to know what to say. We know it helps to talk about skills, work ethic, and the value you can bring to a potential employer. However, there are also things that you should not say during the interview.

Fire Season is Coming

HarrisBricken

Summer’s here, a massive heatwave just hit the west coast, and fire season is right around the corner. This is the harsh reality for west coast residents and it doesn’t look like that’ll change anytime soon.

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130 nations agree to global corporate tax reform

JURIST

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced on Thursday that 130 nations have agreed to a plan to reform taxation rules regarding multinational corporations. The plan involves two pillars.

Eastern District of Pennsylvania Deems Nolo Contendere Plea Inadmissible Against Possible Plaintiff

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 410(a)(2) provides that In a civil or criminal case, evidence of the following is not admissible against the defendant who made the plea or participated in the plea discussions: a nolo contendere plea. As I noted

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Building a 5-Star Online Reputation for Your Business

Speaker: Brent Werbeck, GetMoreReviews Co-Founder

Trying to figure out how to turn your happy customer’s comments into 5 star reviews may seem like a daunting task. From internal feedback to Google reviews, what is "really" the way to go? Join Brent Werbeck, Co-Founder of Get More Reviews, in this discussion of how to foster and grow your business's 5-star online reputation.

The Trauma of Solitary: A Voice From the ‘Madhouse’

The Crime Report

When I woke up in my Texas prison, I was expecting another eventful day. I had only been confined to solitary confinement?which which is called Restrictive Housing in this state?for

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Northern Ireland drops prosecution of last soldier charged in Bloody Sunday killings

JURIST

Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) announced on Friday that the prosecution of Soldier F, the only British soldier to be charged in connection with the Bloody Sunday killings of 1972, will be discontinued.

Case Illustrates Difference Between Federal & Indiana Rule of Evidence 704(b)

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 704(b) states that In a criminal case, an expert witness must not state an opinion about whether the defendant did or did not have a mental state or condition that constitutes an element of the crime

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Top 6 Reasons to Hire a Paralegal Over a Lawyer

Attorney at Work

Your solo or small law firm is busier than ever and you desperately need another warm body to complete the work. Resist the knee-jerk reaction to hire another lawyer. Instead, assess whether hiring a paralegal can fill the need. You’ll find that in most practice areas it can.

Ketamine, Internet Prescribing, and Telehealth– Say What?

HarrisBricken

The recent uptick in ketamine clinic and management service organization (“MSO”) clients at our law firm is pretty significant. It’s understandable given the groundswell of momentum behind state and local legalization and decriminalization of certain other psychedelics.

Process Serving Made Easy: Serve in All 50 States Using One Platform

Speaker: PROOF

PROOF has revolutionized service of process. Using our online platform, create serve requests nationwide and receive live updates with mapped verification of each attempt. PROOF’s technology provides users with complete transparency from start to finish.

UN rights expert calls for sanctions on Myanmar gas and oil sectors

JURIST

UN Special Rapporteur Thomas Andrews called Wednesday for countries to impose economic sanctions on Myanmar’s oil and gas sector in order to cripple the junta that took power over the country five months ago.

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District of Delaware Deems Doctor's Testimony Under Rule 704(b)

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 704(b) provides that In a criminal case, an expert witness must not state an opinion about whether the defendant did or did not have a mental state or condition that constitutes an element of the crime

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mTBI: The Signs You May Have Had It without Knowing

LegalReader

Most mild TBIs fly under the radar or symptoms are mistaken for something else. Health & Medicine brain injuries coma Concussions tbi Traumatic Brain Injury whiplash

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Federal Prohibition: Pressing Constitutional Conflicts

HarrisBricken

Justice Clarence Thomas is one of the most conservative Justices on the Supreme Court. One of the core tenants of his conservatism is a firm belief in federalism—a political principle that prioritizes the sovereignty of the states over that of the federal government.

Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials of Wealth Management

Speaker: Vi Pham, Attorney at Law

Wealth management is a guaranteed practice: as paralegals, it's essential that you know the complexities of wealth management in order to ensure that your client's rights are protected to their fullest extent. Join Vi Pham, Attorney and educator, in this exclusive webinar that will leave you feeling brushed up and ready. This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential.

Dissenting US Supreme Court justices question libel protections for media organizations

JURIST

The US Supreme Court turned away a case challenging libel protections for journalists and the media enshrined in a landmark 1964 ruling on Friday.

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Central District of Illinois Finds Rule 615(b) Only Covers One Officer/Employee

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 615 states that At a party’s request, the court must order witnesses excluded so that they cannot hear other witnesses’ testimony. Or the court may do so on its own. But this rule does not authorize

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Gun Sales Linked to Rise in Domestic Violence During Pandemic

The Crime Report

Photo by Mitch Barrie via Flickr. Firearm purchases surged dramatically during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic. With it, domestic violence rose too, according to a study by the University of California, Davis Violence Prevention Research Program.

Happy Fourth of July from Canna Law Blog!

HarrisBricken

Here’s to a great holiday for all of our readers, their friends, and families! The post Happy Fourth of July from Canna Law Blog! appeared first on Harris Bricken

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Vatican charges cardinal and 9 others with financial crimes

JURIST

The Vatican charged 10 persons with financial crimes on Saturday, including an Italian cardinal. The charges follow an inquiry by the Vatican Gendarmerie. The charges center around the Vatican Secretariat of State’s investment in Raffaele Mincione’s Athena Capital Global Opportunities Fund.

Selective originalism and selective textualism: How the Roberts court decimated the Voting Rights Act

SCOTUSBlog

Share This article is part of a symposium on the court’s decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee. David H. Gans is the director of the Human Rights, Civil Rights & Citizenship Program at the Constitutional Accountability Center.

Podcasting Tips for Lawyers

Attorney at Work

Considering a podcast for your law firm? Here are some podcasting tips to get started. Although podcasting has been around since 2005, it seems like it has suddenly become “a thing” for lawyers.

Legalization in Latin America: Who’s Next After Mexico?

HarrisBricken

In what has undoubtedly been the biggest cannabis news to come out of Latin America in a while, Mexico’s Supreme Court declared the prohibition on adult-use cannabis to be unconstitutional.

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US government watchdog finds federal use of artificial intelligence poses threat to federal agencies and public

JURIST

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a public report Tuesday stating that most federal agencies that use facial recognition technology systems are unaware of the “privacy and accuracy-related risks” that such systems pose to federal agencies and the American public.

The Supreme Court gets it right on Section 2

SCOTUSBlog

Share This article is the final entry in a symposium on the court’s decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee. Hans von Spakovsky is a senior legal fellow and manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative at The Heritage Foundation.

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Hate Crimes in California ‘Highest in Decade’: Report

The Crime Report

Hate crimes against Black Californians rose 87.7 percent from 2019 to 2020 to the highest number in over a decade, according to a recent report by the California Department of Justice.

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Cannabis Trademark Litigation: A Preliminary Injunction is Issued Against Capna Intellectual

HarrisBricken

We have been closely following litigation brought by tobacco giant ITG Brands against cannabis company Capna Intellectual. As we wrote reported on June 27 , ITG sued Capna on a trademark dilution claim related to ITG’s “KOOL” brand.

US Supreme Court invalidates California rule requiring nonprofits to disclose major donors

JURIST

The US Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 6-3 in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta that California can not require nonprofit organizations to disclose the names and addresses of their largest donors.

Kering is Bolstering its In-House Eyewear Division By Acquiring Danish Brand LINDBERG

The Fashion Law

Kering is bolstering its eyewear division by way of a new name.

Federal Hate Crime Investigations Dropped 8% Between 2005-2019: BJS

The Crime Report

Despite a record rise in reported hate crimes, and an increase in convictions, the number of hate crime investigations fell 8 percent over the 15-year period between 2005 and 2019, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).