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The Role of a Criminal Law Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

To start off, I should make a confession. I have been in the legal field for over 30 years and a paralegal going on eight years. In those years, I have only worked on civil cases, and that was my niche.

Reject or Dismiss? A Prosecutor’s Dilemma

The Crime Report

District and state attorneys nationwide are facing increasing pressure to prosecute every case the police bring to their desks. When prosecutors look to alternatives, they are quickly labeled “soft on crime.”.

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California governor signs unprecedented gun bill allowing private citizens to sue gunmakers and dealers

JURIST

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a bill , SB-1327, modeled after Texas’ abortion law. The California gun bill allows private citizens to bring lawsuits against those who make, sell, transport or import guns.

How to Avoid Dishonest Debt Collectors – video

Diane Drain

Want to avoid dishonest debt collectors? Watch this video from FTC’s Consumer Advice. By Joseph Ferrari, July 22, 2022 (reprint from FTC, Consumer Alerts ).

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!

What is a Public Defense Paralegal?

Paralegal Bootcamp

Modern law is extraordinarily complex. It’s built upon dysfunctional models like income inequality, sexism, racism, and much more.

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DOJ settles poultry industry antitrust case alleging purposeful underpayment of workers

JURIST

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday filed a civil lawsuit against three large poultry corporations alleging the companies collaborated to maintain competition against other corporations by underpaying workers.

Let’s Stop Throwing People Away For Life

The Crime Report

Lonnie Morris was recently released from prison after 44 years inside. Photo by Justin Bench, via UnCommon Law. Donald was first incarcerated when he was just seven years old. A poor kid with an under-resourced single mother, Donald was first kicked out of kindergarten for throwing tantrums.

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With no recorded dissents, justices allow execution of Alabama man to proceed

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to postpone the execution of Joe Nathan James, who was scheduled to die in an Alabama prison at 7 p.m. James was sentenced to death for the 1994 murder of Faith Hall, his former girlfriend. Hall’s family had urged Alabama Gov.

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Book of Interest: Frederick Schauer's "The Proof: Uses of Evidence in Law, Politics, and Everything Else"

EvidenceProf Blog

Frederick Schauer, the David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, has published The Proof Uses of Evidence in Law, Politics, and Everything Else (Harvard University Press). Simply put, this book is.

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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.

UN General Assembly: access to a clean, healthy environment is a human right

JURIST

The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution declaring that access to a clean, healthy environment is a universal human right.

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Memo to Prosecutors: Visit Your Local Prison

The Crime Report

Earlier this month, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Colette S. Peters to serve as Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Many eyes will now be on the troubled agency and what is happening behind bars under new leadership.

Justices asked to strengthen the right to earn a living

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Petitions of the Week column highlights a selection of cert petitions recently filed in the Supreme Court. A list of all petitions we’re watching is available here.

Supreme Court of Ohio Finds Use of Marsy's Law to Have Victim Sit at Prosecution Table Violated the Presumption of Innocence

EvidenceProf Blog

Over the past few years, states have begun enacting Marsy's Law, which "seeks to give crime victims meaningful and enforceable constitutional rights equal to the rights of the accused." Many legal scholars, including myself, have questioned Marsy's Law, arguing that

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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.

Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary to pay over $20M to settle redlining lawsuit

JURIST

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday that Trident Mortgage Company agreed to pay over $22 million to settle federal charges that its lending practices intentionally discriminated against minorities in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Why Does Your Law Firm Need SEO Company Services?

LegalReader

Every day, potential clients use Google and other search engines to look for law firms that can help them with their legal needs. Business attorney marketing business marketing content marketing for law firms inbound marketing for law firms lawyer marketing legal marketing plan SEO for law firms

Study: Felony Convictions Impede Access to Stable Housing

The Crime Report

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Article of Interest: The Law’s Aversion to Naked Statistics and Other Mistakes

EvidenceProf Blog

Professor Ronald J. Allen (Northwestern Pritzker School of Law) and Christopher Smiciklas (a recent graduate of the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law) have posted The Law’s Aversion to Naked Statistics and Other Mistakes (forthcoming in Legal Theory) on SSRN.

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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.

BioNTech, Pfizer seek declaratory judgment against CureVac COVID-19 vaccine patent infringement claims

JURIST

Biotech giants BioNTech and Pfizer Monday filed a complaint for declaratory judgment of noninfringement in the US District Court of Massachusetts. The companies seek to quell claims by CureVac of intellectual property violations.

Lengthier opinions and shrinking cohesion: Indications for the future of the Supreme Court

SCOTUSBlog

Share When the Supreme Court ended the constitutional right to abortion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization , the justices collectively wrote more than 200 pages of opinions. Justice Samuel Alito’s 35,631-word majority opinion spanned 108 pages (including appendices).

New Orleans Mayor OKs Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology

The Crime Report

Calling it a “tremendous stride towards public safety,” New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has signed a controversial ordinance allowing the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) to utilize facial recognition to combat crime across the city, reports WDSU News.

Holding Employers and Insurance Companies Responsible for Worker Safety

LegalReader

Workers' compensation pays workers if they cannot work due to job-related injuries. Business workers comp workers comp attorney workers comp lawyer workers compensation attorney workers compensation case workers compensation lawyer workplace safety

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!

US appeals court reinstates New York law limiting protest near courthouses

JURIST

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Wednesday reinstated a New York law that limits protest near courthouses.

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Secure Email for Attorneys: Protecting Client Communications

MyCase

As technology has grown, so has the threat to data security. The American Bar Association (ABA) states, “Technology changes and the law must follow.” . Like most of us, attorneys conduct a fair amount of business via email.

A Lesson From Prison

The Crime Report

Hope is a deep word. For many, it relates to the “betterment of humanity.”. I define hope as a desire, a yearning feeling that regardless of how dark the sky becomes, there’s always an assurance that light is fighting its way through those shadowy grays and dark black clouds.

Missouri Attorney Files Class Action Claiming Kia, Hyundai Cars Can Be Stolen With USB

LegalReader

The lawsuit claims that Hyundai, which also owns a controlling stake in South Korea-based Kia, intentionally failed to install a critical anti-theft features on many of its modern automobile models, leaving them vulnerable to "modern hotwiring.".

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.