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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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.

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.

Take Control of Your Contracts Without Wrecking the Budget

Manually managing contracts is time-consuming and leaves you prone to errors. Missed dates, overwritten versions, & poor governance leads to frustration & lost revenue. That’s why more businesses are turning to Contract Management Software. Download this checklist to understand what's right for you!

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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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.

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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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.

Guyana: A First Step Towards Climate Litigation

ClimateChange-ClimateLaw

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

Take Control Of Your Contracts Without Wrecking The Budget

Manually managing contracts is error-prone & time-consuming. Missed dates, overwritten versions & poor governance leads to frustration & lost revenue. That’s why more businesses are turning to Contract Management Software. Download this checklist to understand which features are right for you.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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!

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.

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.

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.

Lawsuit: Nevada Mom Says Charter School Forced Her Biracial Son to Claim “White Privilege”

LegalReader

The lawsuit suggests that William Clark--who is biracial--was singled out for privilege checks because of his White appearance.

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.

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Holiday Wellness Gift Ideas for Lawyers

MyCase

2020 has been a difficult year for all of us. If you’re at all like me, you’re undoubtedly ready for it to end and are hoping that 2021 will prove to be a far less turbulent year.

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Deciphering, retitling, and rewriting Justice Alito’s separate statement in Texas v. Pennsylvania

HowAppealing

Deciphering, rewriting, and potentially retitling Justice Alito’s separate statement in Texas v. Pennsylvania : Thanks to everyone who has taken time to respond to my tweet from last night seeking views on whether yesterday evening’s U.S. Supreme Court order was unanimous in rejecting Texas’ effort to overturn the outcome of the 2020 presidential election or was instead a 7-0-2 vote.

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Legal Operations 101: A Blueprint for Modern Legal Departments

Legal departments are no longer asking whether to invest in legal operations. Instead, they're interested in building a team that will deliver positive outcomes. Gain insight into key factors required for strong legal ops, process optimization, and more!

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.

7 Steps for Turning Uncertainty into Transformative Opportunity

The Estrin Report

"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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The Ultimate State Trial Court Research & Analytics Platform

Trellis offers state trial court records for legal research with analysis on judges, verdicts, opposing counsel, motions, dockets & legal issues. Discover how judges have ruled on similar motions, or gain insights on opposing counsel, prospects, or clients. Download the guide and request a demo.