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More TED Talks For Paralegals to Watch


Part 2 – More TED Talks For Paralegals. This is Part 2 of a post we did last month on the 9 TED Talks for Paralegals to Watch. . We’ve rounded up a few more TED Talks in case you’re looking for some binge-watching during the upcoming holiday weekend.

Divided court leaves eviction ban in place


Share The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request by a group of Alabama real estate agents to block a federal moratorium on evictions that was imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Pulse Nightclub designated a national memorial


President Joe Biden signed a bill Friday honoring the victims of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting and designating the nightclub as the National Pulse Memorial. In June 2016, a gunman killed 49 people and wounded 53 at the popular nightclub located in Orlando, Florida.

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BREAKING: Mexican Supreme Court Legalizes Individual Adult Cannabis Use


In a historic session yesterday afternoon, the Mexican Supreme Court voted to issue a General Declaration of Unconstitutionality (the “Declaration”) of the General Health Law’s prohibition on individual adult (recreational) cannabis use.

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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.

Fifth Circuit Grants Qualified Immunity To Officers Who Tased Man Soaked in Gasoline, Knowing it Would Light Him on Fire

EvidenceProf Blog

The qualified immunity doctrine insulates governmental agents from liability for unconstitutional acts as long “as their conduct does not violate clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known.” The primary purpose of the doctrine


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Texas Supreme Court rules Facebook can be sued for sex trafficking


The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that federal law does not grant Facebook immunity against lawsuits for users who use its platform to lure minors into sex trafficking.

Harvard Law Announces Psychedelics Law Research Initiative, Led by Harris Bricken Attorney Mason Marks


Yesterday, on June 30, the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School announced the launch of a three-year research initiative, the Project on Psychedelics Law and Regulation ( POPLAR ) led by Harris Bricken attorney Mason Marks.

Grammar Giggle – Get Ever Other Item For Half Price!


A reader sent this to me. It was a sponsored ad on Facebook. I have removed identifying information. It was correct in the headline, but incorrect in the actual body of the ad.

Southern District of Florida Distinguishes Demonstrative Aids From Demonstrative Exhibits

EvidenceProf Blog

What's the difference between a "demonstrative aid" and a "demonstrative exhibit"? That was the question addressed by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida in its recent opinion in Apple, Inc. Corellium, LLC, 2021 WL

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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.

Canada adds three far-right extremist entities to terror list


The Canadian government announced Friday that four new terrorist entities had been added to its terror list, three of which are associated with far-right extremist ideology.

Cannabis Trademark Litigation: A Trademark is the Sum of Its Parts


In a case we’ve been watching closely , a California District Court Judge recently denied a motion by cannabis company Capna Intellectual. The motion sought to dismiss tobacco giant ITG Brands’ dilution claim for its “KOOL” brand.

Some Great NCSC Tiny Chat Sessions


My friends in the NCSC Tiny Chat Division, have been doing some terrific work lately. Here is a selection of some interesting and fun sessions. Read more ». Court Technology (General) Technology (General) Web conferencing

Litigation Paralegal to E-discovery Paralegal


How to Transition from Litigation Paralegal to E-discovery Paralegal. Career options for paralegals are opening up, thanks to technology and a robust job market. One of those options is to transition from Litigation Paralegal to E-discovery Paralegal.

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.

India police organization files case against Twitter for child pornography


The Delhi Police Cyber Cell on Monday filed a case against Twitter Inc. & & Twitter Communication India Pvt. for failing to take action on a complaint by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPR).

Oregon’s New Cannabis Laws: 2021 Edition


The 2021 Oregon legislative session wrapped up on Sunday, June 27. Thus I am here with our annual update on the state’s new cannabis laws. This year, I count 10 passed bills that deal squarely with cannabis.

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Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center Seeks An Evidence Professor

EvidenceProf Blog

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER seeks to hire pre-tenure or tenured lateral faculty members in constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, federal courts and procedure, evidence, and professional responsibility. Applicants should have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited

Vaping, Police and Race

The Crime Report

Last month, police in Ocean City, Md., tased, hog-tied and carried away a Black teenager for allegedly violating a vaping ban on the city’s boardwalk. A video of the incident quickly went viral and drew immediate criticism for being yet another example of police use of force.

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HRW: China students create self-censorship environment at Australia universities


Human Rights Watch released a report Wednesday claiming that high numbers of Chinese students at Australian universities have created an environment of self-censorship, with lecturers avoiding criticism of Beijing and Chinese students staying silent for fear of harassment.

Hemp Industries Association Urges Regulation, Not Prohibition, of Delta-8 THC


For the past year, my colleagues and I have written extensively on the murky legality of Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). We have covered everything from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s position on “synthetically derived THC” to the growing number of state bans.

Chanel Boosts Prices Again, Sending Price Tags Up by 15 Percent or More for Certain Bags

The Fashion Law

Chanel hiked up its prices twice during the pandemic.

Court upholds Arizona voting restrictions, limits cases under Voting Rights Act


Share On the last day before its summer recess, the Supreme Court issued a major decision on voting rights that will make it more difficult to contest election regulations under the Voting Rights Act.

UK Supreme Court overturns convictions of protesters who blockaded arms fair


The UK Supreme Court delivered a judgement on Friday which overturned the convictions of four defendants who blockaded an East London arms fair.

Hemp Litigation: Colorado Federal Court Stays Hemp Partnership Dispute Under Colorado River Abstention Doctrine


Earlier this week, the U.S. District Court of Colorado decided to stay (i.e. pause) a hemp lawsuit ( Leago v. Ricks , No. 20-CV-03297) concerning a dispute between partners in a hemp business because of similar pending litigation in state court.

Report: United States Ranks Last In Media Trust


For years, we have been discussing the decline of journalism values with the rise of open bias in the media. Now, a newly released report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford has found something that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.

Biden’s court-reform commission hears from experts on term limits and judicial review


Share The debate over Supreme Court reform continued Wednesday as a White House commission heard testimony on a broad range of reform proposals, including adding seats to the court, shrinking its influence, increasing its transparency, and limiting the tenure of the justices.

UN Report: reduce systemic racism among law enforcement


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Cannabis Due Diligence Mechanics and Red Flags


For years and years, our cannabis lawyers have assisted with due diligence on all kinds of cannabis transactions from sole proprietorships to public companies.

Qualified Immunity Shields Police Misconduct, Undermines Trust: Paper

The Crime Report

If a law enforcement officer accidentally shoots your child while meaning to shoot your dog, steals money from you while executing a search warrant, or tases you for refusing to sign a speeding ticket, it’s unlikely you’ll be successful suing them in court. Due to qualified immunity.