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Are You Pretty Enough for Your Job?

TheEstrinReport

Your Hidden Weapons. By Chere B. Estrin. Some time back, I was on the cover of a legal trade publication. I was so excited. The editor wanted to portray me as a fortune teller predicting the future of the legal industry.

50 Tips for New Paralegals

Ann Pearson

We asked paralegals across the country, and here's their tips for new paralegals. Things they wish someone told them early in their career

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Curbing Violence: What Works

The Crime Report

Turning an emergency room visit into a “teachable moment” and helping young people manage their emotions and think twice before resorting to violence are among the most promising forms of community interventions, says a task force of psychologists, academics and activists.

Environmental group announces ICC suit against Bolsonaro for rainforest destruction

JURIST

Austrian environmental group AllRise announced that it filed an official complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday accusing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro of “crimes against humanity” for his role in the destruction of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest.

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.

Paralegal Checklist: Countdown to Hitting Send

PARALEGALBOOTCAMP

Paralegals often initiate or respond to dozens of emails, instant messages, and other electronic communications daily. This pace doesn’t provide much time to devote to any one of these messages.

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Grammar Giggle – At Least They Safely Preformed Maintenance!

ProofThatBlog

I received this in a letter from my local utility company who was scheduled to do some work in my neighborhood. Again, “preform” is actually a word and not something that spell check will catch, but I’m pretty sure they meant “perform” maintenance.

UN Human Rights Council recognize sustainable environment as a human right

JURIST

The United Human Rights Council recognized a “ safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment” as a fundamental human right on Friday. .

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Some Practical Advice on File Naming Conventions

CourtTechBulletin

Continuing with our practical advice October. Courts create a lot of document files. Some of those files get uploaded, saved, and organized in the court's case management or electronic document management systems. And some courts use tools like SharePoint.

Diane and Jay are the Best

Diane Drain

“ Diane told me how to file a complaint against Scott Forrester and ask the State Bar for my money back. Diane and Jay have been wonderful to work with, they are really the best. I found them after paying Scott Forrester and then found out he was disbarred.

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.

Getting Rid of the Goods: A Look at How Brands Are Off-Loading Excess Merchandise

The Fashion Law

During the height of the pandemic, H&M had almost $5 billion worth of merchandise on hand, and it was not alone.

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Norway Supreme Court rules for Sámi reindeer herders in wind power case

JURIST

The Supreme Court of Norway unanimously ruled Monday that the license for a Storheia and Roan wind power plant is invalid.

The Mobile Paralegal: Tips for Working Remotely

Mary Mendoza

Tips for successfully turning your traditional office position into a mobile paralegal position so that you can work remotely

‘Preschool Prevents Crime’: Police, Prosecutors Call for Fed Investment

The Crime Report

Research by the nonprofit Fight Crime: Invest in Kids claims access to quality preschool prevents young people from drifting into criminal paths as they get older.

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.

LVMH Sold $50.9 Billion Worth of Luxury Goods in the First Nine Months of 2021

The Fashion Law

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton sold 44.2 billion euros ($50.9 billion) worth of luxury goods – from handbags and ready-to-wear to wine and spirits – in the first nine months of 2021, up 46 percent from the same period in 2020 and up 11 percent from the first nine months of pre-pandemic 2019.

UN High Commissioner warns of imminent attack by Myanmar military

JURIST

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a press release on Friday warning of the possibility of an imminent attack by the Myanmar military against its opponents.

After WSJ’s Explosive Exposé on Judges’ Financial Conflicts, Free Law Project Posts the Data For All to See

LawSites

In an explosive exposé last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that 131 federal judges broke the law by hearing cases where they had a financial interest.

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Jailed for ‘No Good Reason’

The Crime Report

With a 12th person dying in jail this year, the brutal conditions that have long characterized Rikers Island are once again on display. What we’re witnessing should compel us to act. Officials must work together, beginning immediately, to reduce the number of people in the Rikers complex.

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.

California Just Signed the Nation’s Strictest Recycling Labeling and Marketing Bill into Law

The Fashion Law

California is focusing its attention on the rise in sustainable marketing, including recycling-centric claims by way of a new law that mandates when recycling labels – including the “chasing arrows” motif – can be used.

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California Genetic Information Privacy Act signed into law

JURIST

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 41, Genetic Information Privacy Act , into law on Wednesday, requiring direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to provide information and obtain consumers’ express consent regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of genetic data. “

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Justices debate Social Security benefits for National Guard workers

SCOTUSBlog

Share Wednesday’s argument in Babcock v Kijakazi displayed a bench still uncertain about how to resolve a problem about the Social Security benefits available to a small group of National Guard workers.

Go Fund Me Takes Down Fundraising Campaign for Litigation Over Vaccine Mandate

JonathanTurley

We previously discussed how GoFundMe has joined social media sites in censoring opposing viewpoints on subjects from critical race theory to vaccines to election fraud. The site once offered a neutral site for those seeking to support others with similar views or interests.

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.

H&M Prevails in Almost 25-Year-Long Fight With Adidas Over its Striped Workout Wear

The Fashion Law

Following a nearly 25-year-long fight, H&M has landed the final win in the trademark lawsuit that adidas filed against it in the Netherlands back in 1997 in connection with its sale of blue, marigold, and rust-hued athletic wares emblazoned with two parallel vertical stripes on the sleeves of t-shirts and the sides of shorts and pants legs.

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HRW report: Algeria authorities urged to drop efforts to dissolve prominent civil society group

JURIST

Five international rights groups are urging Algerian authorities to drop their effort to dissolve a prominent civil society group over alleged violation of the law on associations, Human Rights Watch stated in a report on Monday.

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Can Predictive Policing Criminalize Kids’ Online Searches?

The Crime Report

Using a computer to predict criminal behavior sounds like the stuff of science fiction. Yet police are already using algorithmic technology to identify and deter the offenders of tomorrow. To date, there has been no systematic review of these efforts to forecast crime in the UK.

Blocked beachgoers and bankruptcy bills

SCOTUSBlog

Share This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether tribal immunity bars beachgoers from asserting a right of way to public beaches over a Native American tribe’s private property and whether the Bankruptcy Judgeship Act’s fee schedule violates the Constitution.

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.

Walmart Argues That it is Shielded From Yeezy, Kanye West Lookalike Shoe Case by Section 230

The Fashion Law

Amid an existing battle over lookalike logos , Walmart and Yeezy are facing off in court, as well, after Yeezy and its founder Kanye West filed suit against Walmart and a handful of unnamed third-party Walmart sellers over the sale of copycat Yeezy foam runner footwear on the retail behemoth’s third-party marketplace site.

India government increases abortion limit to 24 weeks

JURIST

The Government of India Tuesday notified the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Rules, 2021. These rules increase the upper limit for abortion from 20 weeks to 24 weeks for certain categories of women.

Sex Crime Cases Still Leave Women Waiting for Justice, Despite #MeToo

The Crime Report

While the #MeToo movement has had an enormous cultural impact, prosecuting sexual assault cases far from Hollywood leaves too many victims feeling unheard, discriminated against, and bereft of justice, a webinar on the justice system’s response to crimes of sexual violence was told this week.