2020

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.”

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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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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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.

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.

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!

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Actionable Cybersecurity for Courts

CourtTechBulletin

[link] A new NCSC report written by Sajed Naseem, Court Information Security Officer, New Jersey Courts, Jannet A. Okazaki, Principal Court Management Consultant, NCSC, and Barbara Holmes, Principal Court Management Consultant, NCSC was released last month. Read more ».

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Grammar Giggle – Corn Teen

ProofThatBlog

A friend sent this to me and while I assume it was taken from another someplace on the internet, I’m using it anyway. If you read ANYTHING about the pandemic, you should know how to spell “quarantine.”

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.

Former Public Radio Reporter Among Those Charged In Molotov Cocktail Attack Against Police Vehicles

JonathanTurley

We have previously discussed attorneys arrested in attacks with Molotov cocktails during protests. One of the individuals charged in the firebombing of police cars during Black Lives Matter protests in Arkansas turns out to be a former public radio reporter, Renea Goddard, 22.

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.

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.

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.

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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Are You Willing to Die for Your Firm?

TheEstrinReport

Is your firm asking you to periodically go to the office? Among the many and varied serious situations brought about by the Covid-19 world crisis, are the growing number of employees asked by their firm’s partners to periodically and physically go to the office.

Notary Public Seminar - September 18th

PARALEGAL.EDU

Want to enhance your resume? Many employers expect their paralegals to be notaries and trust they know what they are doing! Do you know the various roles and responsibilities of a Notary Public?

Tip for Quickly Finding the Relevant Court Rule

PARALEGALBOOTCAMP

As a litigation paralegal, you need to be good at finding the relevant court rule quickly. Even with the ability to do a keyword search online, you want to make sure your results are refined so that you do not waste your time sifting through dozens of irrelevant search results.

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.

The Economics of Court Technology

CourtTechBulletin

In June 2020 Los Angeles Superior Court announced the “LACourtConnect” program to facilitate web/video/audio appearance. It is among many efforts to enable remote court access. But there is more about this that is important that I will discuss below. Read more ».

Grammar Giggle – More Healthier

ProofThatBlog

A friend was recently shopping online for a bread machine when she came upon this description. There are so many issues with this information. “More healthier” is not correct. It should just be “Healthier.” ” Healthier already says it is more healthy than not healthy.

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.

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.

FTC Cracking Down and Issuing Fines for Deceptive Claims by CBD Companies

HarrisBricken

On December 17, the FTC issued a press release announcing its first law enforcement crackdown on deceptive claims in the growing market for cannabidiol (CBD) products.

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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Are You in the Next Round of Lay-offs? Coping in the Time of Covid-19

TheEstrinReport

Some people tell me that they are "safe" in their job. Trust me. No one, absolutely, no one is immune to these big bumps in the job market. No one. Unless you have a crystal ball and can predict what is going to happen, you have to act as if the worst will occur.

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.

3 Microsoft Excel Tips for Paralegals

PARALEGALBOOTCAMP

Microsoft Excel has so many features that can make a paralegal’s job easier. Here are 3 tips to get you started. After that, if you want to learn more about what it can do for you, check out our Advanced Microsoft Excel course.

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.

Dynamic Fees for Courts

CourtTechBulletin

Mural in the Ariel Rios Federal Building We can clearly foresee that the upcoming years will be difficult for governments and courts as tax revenue will take some time to recover following the Pandemic.

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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.