2020

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North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper Gives a Pardon of Innocence to Ronnie Long

EvidenceProf Blog

Today, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued a Pardon of Innocence for Ronnie Long, whose case we covered on the Undisclosed Podcast: So, why is this a big deal? On August 26th, the United States Court of Appeals for the

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A Domestic Violence Hand Signal for Video Calls

CourtTechBulletin

Just a short note today that shows how tech can really help. In an article on Medium.com , we learned a hand signal has been created that can be used by web/video conferencing users to signal domestic violence.

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Graduation Live Stream - September 12, 2020

Paralegal.edu

On September 12, 2020, Center for Advanced Legal Studies will hold its 66th Commencement Ceremony for graduates of its paralegal programs, and wow how different it will be. Just over 6 months ago graduation was held in person at South Texas College of Law and 105 paralegal credentials were conferred.

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Deposition Summary

Paralegal Bootcamp

Fast-Track Friday Tip. 3 Methods of Preparing a Deposition Summary. Preparing a deposition summary can be time-consuming for a litigation paralegal and costly to the client.

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Buyer's Guide: Evaluating and Selecting the Best CLM Solution for Your Organization

Evaluating and selecting the right contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform can be complicated. However, by getting the right people involved, prioritizing your business needs, and testing your technology options, you can make it easier.

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To do list.

The Estrin Report

Every Legal Professional's To Do List Wear mask. Ride the horse in the direction it is going. Social distance. There was too much huggy, kissy stuff anyway. Wash hands over and over and over. Use hand lotion to restore your youthful dewy look.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules police officers can no longer search vehicles without a warrant

JURIST

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Article 1, Section 8 of the Pennsylvania Constitution offers greater protection to citizens from warrantless searches of their vehicles than does the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

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Talking Points: Cloud Software Delivers Unprecedented Interoperability

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Most law firm data and information is ‘siloed’. What I mean by that is that most law firm software is not able to ‘talk’ to each other. In other words, data cannot be effectively pushed into or out of systems. This is most always true of premise-based systems.

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Three Things to Consider When You Have a Lemon Law Claim

The Empowered Paralegal

Any individual can get a lemon car and at any time. However, when most people do this transaction, they end up disappointed due to a lack of information on the subject’s matters. The moment someone identifies an issue with the vehicle, they can seek a lemon law claim.

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Grammar Giggles – Aye, Aye, Captian!

ProofThatBlog

I found this at a restaurant while on vacation. While it sounds delicious, I couldn’t get past the title—which contained TWO errors. Follow. The post Grammar Giggles – Aye, Aye, Captian! appeared first on Proof That Blog.

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2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Contract Life Cycle Management Report

Gartner has positioned Evisort in the Visionaries Quadrant of the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management. Read the report to learn why Evisort is a Visionary provider in the market.

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7 Reasons Web Accessibility Should Be Your Top Priority for 2021

LegalReader

If people find your site inaccessible, you could land yourself in the midst of legal actions for noncompliance. Renowned brands such as Sears, Target, and Nike have had to pay hefty fines, and with the turbulent economic conditions, you can’t afford this.

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Undisclosed Mega-Update Thread 7

EvidenceProf Blog

On December 17, 2020 North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued a Pardon of Innocence for Ronnie Long. And yesterday, a settlement was reached, pursuant to which Chester Hollman III will be awarded $9.8 million for his 28 years of wrongful

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This and That in Court Technology, October 2020

CourtTechBulletin

Lots of news this time on court tech.

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Competencies as Currency – How to Get Employers to Show You the Money

Paralegal.edu

Certificates and degrees will go far to establish your credibility. Having qualifications demonstrates that you can contribute and add value to an organization through training and education. However, employers are not just seeking candidates with credentials.

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Top 3 Data Privacy Challenges for Contract Compliance in 2022

The data privacy landscape is quickly becoming fragmented with dozens of new laws. Outdated compliance practices expose businesses to issues that can cost millions of dollars. Download this paper to find out how contract intelligence can help.

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10 Things Attorneys Look For in a Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

Things Attorneys Look For In a Paralegal. Attention to Detail Problem-solving Technology Skills Proactive Mindset Professionalism Time Management Research Skills Strong Work Ethic Communication Skills Organization Skills. Do you want to know what things attorneys look for in a paralegal? Ask them!

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9 Passive-Aggressive Email Phrases You Are Probably Using

The Estrin Report

You might have noticed some of your bosses and colleagues and friends getting somewhat, well, downright testy during this Coronavirus time. No wonder!

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Is Someone Trying to Collect On a Debt You Already Paid or is Not Yours?

Diane Drain

Have you received a demand that you pay a debt you don’t owe, or already paid? Reprint of an article from the Federal Tradc Commission “FTC.gov”, September 29, 2020. Nobody likes getting debt collection calls.

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Bhutan’s Parliament votes to decriminalize homosexuality

JURIST

Bhutan’s Parliament adopted the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill of 2019 on Thursday, decriminalizing homosexual conduct between two consenting adults.

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10 Zen Ways to Manage Cash Flows with Contract Intelligence

When you have instant access to your contract data, making strategic decisions in tough times (and good times) becomes much easier. Cash flow management especially can be a top priority for finance, procurement, and other business leaders.

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Raise Up: Law Firms Should Increase Rates Annually

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

The chief method for law firm business management is inertia, largely. That means you can pretty much default to lawyers doing nothing, rather than something, anything. That, of course, extends to financial management. Lawyers tend to run up accounts receivable, because they don’t bill regularly.

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Tips for Choosing a Lawyer

The Empowered Paralegal

Choosing the right lawyer can be an intimidating process, especially when unsure of what you should look for. In any case, you need to select the best lawyer possible to represent you.

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Opinion analysis: Court sides with New Mexico over Texas in interstate water dispute

SCOTUSBlog

The Supreme Court decided Texas v. New Mexico on Monday, ruling in New Mexico’s favor in an interstate water dispute over the Pecos River. Texas filed the case directly in the Supreme Court, invoking the court’s original jurisdiction in cases where one state sues another … just as it did on Dec.

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Guyana: A First Step Towards Climate Litigation

ClimateChange-ClimateLaw

Georgetown, Capital of Guyana (Credit: amanderson2 ). By Melinda Janki*.

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6 Best Practices to Maximize Value from Vendor Contracts

With uncertainty on the rise and margins and operating budgets stretched thin, there are a range of obstacles threatening to sap value from deals with vendors. Status quo vendor contract management costs businesses millions of dollars every year. Contract Intelligence can help businesses get more value from vendor contracts.

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Court of Appeals of Maryland Finds Rap Lyrics Were Admissible Against Defendant Charged With Murder

EvidenceProf Blog

Should a defendant's rap lyrics be admissible against him at a murder or attempted murder trial? After a New Jersey court found that Vonte Skinner's rap lyrics were admissible against him at his attempted murder trial, I wrote an essay

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Courts Posting Zoom Conference ID’s and Passwords

CourtTechBulletin

Some news came in from several courts. It is reported that Zoom web conferencing proceedings are being interrupted because the courts are publicly posting the time, link, and passwords on their websites. Stop it! We apply security in the physical courthouse. It should be the same in cyberspace.

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Seminar: Mastering Employment | November 13th

Paralegal.edu

Achieving success in your chosen career depends not only on possessing the requisite knowledge and skills to be proficient on the job, but also on being adept at navigating the often tumultuous terrain of employment, relationship building, and career advancement.

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Paralegal Resume Review

Paralegal Bootcamp

Free Paralegal Resume Review Program. The Paralegal Boot Camp is excited to launch our weekly Paralegal Resume Review program at no charge to unemployed paralegals looking for some feedback on their resume. How does this program work?

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The Paralegal Coach's Playbook: Strategies for Launching a Successful Virtual Paralegal Business

Speaker: Amanda DeVincenzo, MPPA - Paralegal Business Empowerment Coach and Founder of DeVincenzo Consulting, LLC

Take the guesswork out of starting your own virtual paralegal business with proven strategies and support from an experienced paralegal business owner and business empowerment coach.