2021

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Supreme Court of Arizona Eliminates Peremptory Challenges

EvidenceProf Blog

The Supreme Court of Arizona has taken the landmark step of eliminating peremptory challenges from jury selection in both civil and criminal cases. So, what does this mean, and why did the court do it? During jury selection, there are

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10 Tips for Summarizing Medical Records

Paralegal Bootcamp

Summarizing medical records can be a major part of a paralegal’s job, yet it is one that gets little attention in the curriculum of many paralegal certificate programs. As one who has had to learn it the hard way, I’d like to offer my top 10 tips for summarizing medical records. Know Your Purpose.

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Paralegal Schools Forget to Mention These Things

Paralegal Bootcamp

Paralegal schools want enrollments, so it’s easy to understand why they present the paralegal profession in a certain light.

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Tools to Help Renters and Landlords Access Federal Assistance

Diane Drain

CFPB Releases Online Tool to Help Renters and Landlords Access Federal Assistance. New resource helps renters and landlords find state and local programs distributing federal rental assistance funds. WASHINGTON, D.C.

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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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Paralegal Life: Working For A Difficult Boss

Paralegal Bootcamp

Tips for Improving the Situation When You Work for a Difficult Boss. As paralegals, we often get difficult cases and even more difficult opposing counsel.

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3 Mindset Shifts for New Paralegals

Paralegal Bootcamp

Your mindset is so important to your success as a new paralegal. Let’s look at 3 mindset shifts you can make early in your paralegal career. Stop calling yourself a “newbie” paralegal. They will think you are the person who you think you are.

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How to Become a Virtual Legal Assistant

The Estrin Report

Is there a brand new career just waiting for you? What exactly is a Virtual Assistant or VA? Simply put, a VA is someone who works remotely, online whether from their home or office. They are independent contractors or employees who work and use technology to deliver services.

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Text Analytics, Court Stats, and Privacy

CourtTechBulletin

A couple of weeks ago I shared some of “ my problems with pending case statistics ”. Before that, I posted another note regarding an alternative for analyzing criminal justice data. I generally try not to complain about things without having a solution in mind.

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9 TED Talks For Paralegals to Watch

Paralegal Bootcamp

9 TED Talks For Paralegals. There are so many free educational videos out there that it can be somewhat overwhelming. Not only that, but you could find yourself going down a rabbit hole and spending too much time finding relevant content. .

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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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Graduation Live Stream - August 28, 2021

Paralegal.edu

On August 28, 2021, at 10:00 AM Central, Center for Advanced Legal Studies will hold its 68th Commencement Ceremony for graduates of its paralegal programs. This will be the third straight commencement ceremony held virtually due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Clemency for Nikki Addimando

EvidenceProf Blog

On September 28, 2017, Nikki Addimando fatally shot her boyfriend Christopher Grover. There is significant evidence that Chris was physically and sexually abusing Nikki and that she feared for her life when she fatally shot him: In 2017, Addimando was

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South Africa parliament blocks constitutional amendment for land expropriation

JURIST

South African lawmakers Tuesday rejected a proposed amendment to the country’s constitution that would allow the expropriation of land without compensation as a way of addressing apartheid injustices. The ruling party now says they will resort to legislation to facilitate the process.

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Tips to avoid miscalculating dates when calendaring a case - InfoTrack

Lindsey Dean

Worried about what you may not know about keeping up with calendaring? Try out these recommendations for avoiding costly mistakes and missed deadlines

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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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A Role Of Paralegal In Family Law

LDA PRO

Family law offices are hectic places to work, with tight deadlines and emotionally disturbed clients. A family law paralegal Roseville is responsible for numerous tasks, from the first intake to the final hearing.

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Closing Time: Lawyers Are Great at Closing Business, But Need to Get There Faster

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Most attorneys are phenomenal when it comes to closing business. If coffee is for closers , they’re awash in the stuff. And, most attorneys will tell you that: they know it, they acknowledge i t , they own it.

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HB2617 is a Trojan Horse – Will Take Away Decades of Protection for Arizona Homeowners

Diane Drain

Arizona Bill wants Judgment Creditor to get paid before homeowners when house is refinanced (something Arizona law has not allowed since mid 1950s). Concerns about Arizona HB 2617, especially with the amendments: will allow old and new judgments to attached to homesteads.

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Grammar Giggle – My Kind of Wine Glass!

ProofThatBlog

I saw this in a catalog I received. While I would definitely use the second one for wine, since the page before uses the same description on a typical wine glass, I’m just saying that someone missed this in the review.

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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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Mom Brings Her Well-Dressed Toddler (and His Resume) to Job Interview in This Viral Video

The Estrin Report

Sales trainer Maggie Mundwiller was one of countless people who lost a job they loved as a result of the pandemic. At the time, her son Mylo was just six weeks old, adding an extra layer of complexity to her job search.

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Why I Hate "Pending Case" Statistics?

CourtTechBulletin

One of my more strongly held observations from working with court data is the statistical perceptions of case backlogs, or “pending cases” as they are generally used are simply wrong. I think that this is because they often do not really describe the court’s caseload situation. I explain.

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How Paralegals Can Avoid UPL

Paralegal Bootcamp

Paralegals can avoid the unauthorized practice of law (UPL) by becoming familiar with their state’s rules. Rules against UPL specify that paralegals (or anyone who is not licensed to practice law) cannot provide attorney-client services to people, among other prohibitions.

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Graduation Live Stream - February 20, 2021

Paralegal.edu

On February 20, 2021, at 10:00 AM Central, Center for Advanced Legal Studies will hold its 67th Commencement Ceremony for graduates of its paralegal programs. This will be the second straight commencement ceremony held virtually due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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Rarer Than Steak Tartare: Former New York Prosecutor Suspended 2 Years for Brady Violation

EvidenceProf Blog

They say* the only thing rarer than steak tartare is a prosecutor being disciplined for failing to disclose material exculpatory evidence pursuant to Brady v. Maryland. But the case of Glenn Kurtzrock is an exception. A petition, filed by the

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Supreme Court adds two cases involving Native Americans to docket

JURIST

The Supreme Court added two new cases Monday involving Native Americans to its docket this term. The first case is Denezpi v. United States , which asks the Court to consider an issue regarding the double jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment.

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How to Find A Way Out of Paralegal Burnout

Josh Kern

Paralegal burnout can cripple your mental health. Learn how you can find a way out of burnout—including alternative careers for paralegals

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Comprehensive Tour of Eviction Process in California

LDA PRO

For successful eviction of a tenant in the state of California, the landlord-tenant law requires a termination of the tenancy, by the landlord. Landlords must have a clear understanding of the California eviction laws , prior to serving an Eviction Notice.

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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.