2020

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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DEA Hit With ANOTHER Lawsuit From Scientists Seeking to Research Cannabis

HarrisBricken

On December 3, 2020, MAPS (the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) issued a press release regarding a lawsuit filed against the DEA and the Attorney General to “compel issuance of licenses to manufacture marijuana for clinical trials and potential FDA approval.”

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Problems Paying Your Mortgage During COVID? – Check Out the Options

Diane Drain

Are you financially stressed right now? What to know about options, from debt negotiation to bankruptcy. This short video from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “CFPB” is actually very informative and goes over the various options for homeowners who have received a forbearance.

7 Steps for Turning Uncertainty into Transformative Opportunity

TheEstrinReport

"Once there was a young woman who heard that an old wise woman had the secret of wisdom. The young woman was determined to track the old woman down. After traveling many months, the young woman found the old woman in a cave.

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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.

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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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.

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.

Deposition Summary

PARALEGALBOOTCAMP

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.

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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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.

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.

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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What Do Prohibitionists Really Hope to Accomplish?

HarrisBricken

Federal cannabis legalization will happen.

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.

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.

To do list.

TheEstrinReport

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.

This and That in Court Technology, October 2020

CourtTechBulletin

Lots of news this time on court tech.

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.

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.

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.

Grammar Giggle – Eat Outdoors Every Day–Just Not At This Restaurant

ProofThatBlog

I saw this recently at a restaurant. “Outdoor” is defined as “done, situated, or used out of doors.” ” It should be one word.

10 Things Attorneys Look For in a Paralegal

PARALEGALBOOTCAMP

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!

Cuomo Signs State Law Barring Sale and Display of “Symbols Of Hate”

JonathanTurley

C-Span Screenshot. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation this week that would ban the the sale of Confederate flags and other symbols of “intolerance and hate” on public property and limit the display of such symbols.

Justices allow execution of Alfred Bourgeois to proceed

SCOTUSBlog

Alfred Bourgeois became the 10th person to be put to death by the federal government this year, after the Supreme Court on Friday evening denied his application for a delay of the execution. Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor indicated that they would have granted the application.

My First Post on the Changes to Federal Rule of Evidence 404(b)

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 404(b) has been amended, effective December 1, 2020. Here's the new version of the Rule (with markups from the old Rule): In the next few posts, I will go through the changes to Rule 404(b). First

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Arizona Cannabis: Proposed Regulations are Here!

HarrisBricken

On December 11, 2020, the Arizona Department of Health Services (the “Department”) released proposed regulations for adult use marijuana. Click HERE to review the proposed regulations. This post will discuss some of the licensing and operational issues for adult use marijuana establishments.

Debt Collectors Profit Because of COVID and Want More Money

Diane Drain

Debt collectors doubled their earnings – all thanks to COVID-19. 10/5/20 According to an article in ProPublica, debt collections have made a fortune this year due to the COVID stimulus monies.

9 Passive-Aggressive Email Phrases You Are Probably Using

TheEstrinReport

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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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.

DR Congo ratifies protocol establishing African court of human rights

JURIST

The Democratic Republic of Congo has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter of Human and People’s Rights, which established the African Court on Human and People’s Rights.

Grammar Giggles – It’s All About The Timing

ProofThatBlog

I saw this in a recent email about a local court training session. There are several reasons I know this is incorrect and not just military time. First, the time of the second session is 12:15. Second, the second time is not in military time. And third, it would be 9:15 p.m.,

Paralegal Resume Review

PARALEGALBOOTCAMP

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?