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Emily Weber: How to Be a Top Lawyer in Your Field

The Estrin Report

By Chere Estrin. What does it take to become a successful lawyer in your particular niche or practice area? In a series of in-depth interviews for the Estrin Report , Chere Estrin profiles top lawyers from all types of practices. In this column, we zero in on their top tips.

Why Should We Hire You? Give a FAB Response!

Paralegal.edu

FAB is an acronym for Features, Advantages, and Benefits. FAB is a common 3-Step strategy employed in sales and marketing to generate interest in products.

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Automating Plain Language

CourtTechBulletin

From Microsoft Stock Images Over two decades ago our NCSC Jury Studies pioneer, Tom Munsterman, ran the WordPerfect word processor language level test against some jury instructions.

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Busting myths about bankruptcy and private student loans

Diane Drain

Education Loans Can Be Discharged in Bankruptcy. Busting myths about bankruptcy and private student loans. By Robert G. Cameron – APR 12, 2022 (Reprint from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “www.CFPB.gov” The following is an excerpt from Mr. Cameron’s article.).

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.

SCOTUS hears oral arguments in bankruptcy amendment, Washington workers’ compensation law cases

JURIST

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in Siegle v. Fitzgerald and United States v. Washington.

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eDiscovery Q & A

Paralegal Bootcamp

In our latest podcast episode, Ann asked guest experts Andrea Pileggi and Kevin Gerami to answer your eDiscovery questions.

ARIZONA IS ONE OF 2 STATES THAT WILL TAKE YOUR TAX REFUND IN BANKRUPTCY.  SHOULD THE LAW CHANGE?

Diane Drain

ARIZONA IS ONE OF 2 STATES THAT WILL TAKE YOUR TAX REFUND IF THIS HAPPENS. SHOULD THE LAW CHANGE? By RUSS WILES, Arizona Republic (reprinted for educational purposes only).

US Supreme Court rules Puerto Ricans can be excluded from federal benefits program

JURIST

In an 8-1 decision, the US Supreme Court Thursday ruled that Congress does not have to provide Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to residents of Puerto Rico. The decision impacts the residents of Puerto Rico and other US territories who are applying for government benefits.

Georgia Officials Tied to $200M Human Trafficking Scheme

The Crime Report

Photo by datacameraguy on Unsplash. Brett Donovan Bussey and Jorge Gomez, who worked for the Georgia Department of Labor, have been linked to one of the largest U.S. human trafficking cases ever prosecuted involving foreign agricultural laborers brought here on seasonal visas, reports Yahoo!

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.

How to Take a Vacation

Attorney at Work

I recently took a two-week vacation: 11 days in Hawaii. It was amazing. It was the perfect balance of activity, relaxation and adventure. What struck me most, though, was when I returned home.

Excluding Puerto Rico from safety-net benefits doesn’t violate Constitution, court says

SCOTUSBlog

Share Residents of Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories do not have a constitutional right to receive certain federal benefits that the government provides to people who live in the 50 states, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in an 8-1 decision. The case, United States v.

Afghanistan dispatch: ‘The Taliban seek the brutal elimination of women in all spheres.’

JURIST

Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover. Here, a female Afghan law student reports on the growing number and severity of Taliban restrictions on women since August 2021.

Injustice With Impunity: A Texas Tale

The Crime Report

Photo by Clyde Robinson via Flickr. Now-retired prosecutor Ralph Petty earned a living at the Midland County District Attorney’s Office in West Texas. But that wasn’t his only job. He also moonlighted as a law clerk for the same judges who presided over his cases.

Recovering from a Cyber Attack

Speaker: Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies

If your organization stores data and is connected to the Internet, it is not a matter of “if” a cyber-security incident will happen; but rather, “when” this will occur. Organizations protecting their data is no longer “recommended;” it’s necessary.

RBRO Solutions to Integrate Syngrafii eSignature and Video Signing Room into iManage Platform

LegalReader

Syngrafii integration with iManage will provide enhanced remote signing of documents that deliver security, authentication, and compliance for iManage clients. Business biometric data biometrics esignatures work product work product management

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Justices wrestle with mootness and intergovernmental immunity in Hanford workers’ comp case

SCOTUSBlog

Share It might not be easy to get to the merits of United States v. Washington.

US Supreme Court hears oral argument on Miranda rights case

JURIST

The US Supreme Court Wednesday heard an oral arguments for Vega v. Tekoh. The case will determine whether a person can seek civil relief when an officer fails to provide them with their Miranda rights, legal protections for potential criminal defendants against self-incrimination.

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Drones Eyed as Newest Crime Forensics Tools

The Crime Report

Currently, the traditional method of forensic searching and crime-scene mapping is still largely done on foot by trained technicians following a foot grid pattern or working their way out of the epicenter of a crime scene in a spiral fashion. .

Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Lindsay Harrison, and Erin O'Brien

Did you know that 4 out of 5 consumers use local search and 88% use smartphones for those searches? With that in mind, I think it's safe to say your online presence is the silver bullet of your business. Think about the revenue you could be missing by not prioritizing local search optimization. Fortunately, there are a handful of steps you can take right now that will immediately impact your business's pace in local search, and we're happy to share them.

Twitter Presents Musk with Poison Pill

Intelligize Blog

Elon Musk is exhausting. Absolutely exhausting. Driven by an apparently insatiable need for public attention, the latest in an interminable series of headline-grabbing stunts from the CEO (sorry, “Technoking”) of Tesla involves a bid for the social media platform Twitter.

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Justices to consider scope of “clear and unmistakable error” review of Veterans Affairs decisions

SCOTUSBlog

Share Since Congress first established it in 1930, the Department of Veterans Affairs has administered a federal program that provides various benefits to U.S. military veterans.

UNHCR: UK Rwanda refugee plan violates international law

JURIST

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Friday said that the UK’s plan to export its asylum obligations by transferring asylum seekers and refugees to Rwanda for asylum processing is a violation of international law.

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Texas Parents of Trans Kids Stuck in Legal ‘Limbo’

The Crime Report

Recent debates on trans rights have focused on public restrooms and Ivy League swimming pools. But earlier this year, Texas attorney general Ken Paxton opened up a new battleground: the home.

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A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

Your Emotions Rule How Effectively You Communicate

Attorney at Work

Did you know that how you feel — all of your emotions — affect how you communicate with clients, colleagues and everyone else? An example most people are familiar with is email: Have you ever sent an email when you were angry or upset?

Justices will clarify how death-row prisoners can contest a state’s method of execution

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court doesn’t care all that much for method-of-execution challenges. It particularly disfavors Eighth Amendment litigation attacking familiar lethal injection protocols as “cruel and unusual” punishment.

Afghanistan dispatch: ‘just hours ago, a land mine hit Taliban forces in Kabul. I actually saw the blast.’

JURIST

Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover.

‘They Like When They Get to Pepper Spray Us’

The Crime Report

Group therapy cages for inmates at Mule Creek State Prison near Sacramento. Photo via U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California. During Tashon’s incarceration, prison staff used one word so often to describe him that it became routine. He heard it while having a breakdown in his cell.

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.