2019

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How one paralegal made the Bestseller list and got on national TV

The Estrin Report

the book is a survivor’s anthem. It’s about Jessi’s struggle during the time she spent crawling through three decades of trauma and tragedy that claimed her life, and her journey trying to find her way to reclaim what was lost or stolen. We told it in an raw and authentic way. And we didn’t sugarcoat a thing. Our souls are on those pages.

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Paralegal Makes National News Writing Her Cousin’s Story

The Paralegal Society

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where … Continue reading →

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Get Back: Lawyers are Really Bad at Following Up with Leads

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Perhaps the most damning of a series of damning facts about law firms released within the latest Clio Legal Trends Report ( link here ), is this: 89% of lawyers surveyed believed that their law firms followup with potential clients within 24 hours; 62% of law firms actually never follow up with leads at all. I’ll let that sink in. The Report also goes on to indicate that of the law firm clients surveyed, 89% want to hear back from the law firm within 24 hours, while 24% want to hear back within

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How to Win a Personal Injury Case

The Empowered Paralegal

A personal injury case can be a complicated case. You need to make sure that you know all the strategies to win the case. Unlike other cases, a personal injury case might take, but it is worth the wait. There are certain instances when you can file a personal injury case. You can file a personal injury case after a car accident or even injury at the workplace.

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Empower Your Firm: The Modern Guide To Litigation Financing

Litigation is expensive. Expert witnesses, depositions, staffing, and a long list of other expenses can limit your firm’s options. They strain cash flow, limit taking on new clients, and can even impact case strategy. This guide simplifies the complex world of litigation financing and compares different models and how they can impact the access to justice your firm provides to clients.

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ABA Antitrust Update 2019

LegalTalkNetwork

The ABA Section of Antitrust Law recently recorded a series of podcasts covering the latest developments in competition and consumer protection law. This 12-part installment features some of the specialty’s biggest names discussing the most pressing issues in this practice area today. Among the many topics covered are the following: 67th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting.

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Dos and Don’ts of Conducting a Rule 506(b) Offering

Strictly Business

When raising capital, a company must comply with securities laws. As previously discussed , all offerings of securities, must either be registered with the SEC or exempt from such registration. Rule 506(b) is the most commonly used securities exemption for private companies. Even after complying with the basics of this exemption, there are many nuanced requirements that, if missed, can jeopardize qualifying under the exemption.

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Order in the Court: How Stenographers and Court Reporters Remain Relevant in Today’s High-Tech Environment

Connor Reporting

If you’ve ever watched a courtroom drama on TV, you’ve probably seen someone sitting off to the side, tapping diligently on a strange little machine that looks something like a typewriter. If so, then you’ve seen court reporting in action. Despite the increasing availability of digital recording over the past 25 years, licensed court reporters still play a large part in courtroom proceedings, depositions, and appeals. .

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Top 5 best and worst things about being a paralegal

LexBlog

Being a paralegal is a challenging career full of ups and downs. It is a career path that will shake you up and show you what you are made of. It is not a job for everyone, so read closely. I am about to list the top 5 best and worst things about being a paralegal in 2019. Let’s start with the Top 5 Best things about being a paralegal: 1. High Demand.

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FCC Incubator Order Becomes Effective Just as Third Circuit Hears Arguments on 2017 Order Relaxing FCC Broadcast Ownership Rules

Broadcast Law Blog

The Office of Management and Budget, acting pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, has just approved the FCC’s broadcast incubator program , about which we wrote here. That approval makes the program effective. The program permits an established broadcaster to provide assistance to a new broadcaster (generally, a qualified small business) to enter the radio broadcast industry.

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Transforming eDiscovery: Document Summarization, Sentiment Analysis, And Chatbots Take Center Stage

A Synergistic Approach to eDiscovery In the space of eDiscovery, the convergence of document summarization, sentiment analysis, and chatbots represents a significant change in how legal professionals navigate and manage electronic information. These technologies not only expedite the review process but also empower legal teams with deeper insights into the emotional context and key information within electronic documents.

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How Will Google's BERT Algorithm Affect Your Law Firm Website?

The Legal Ease

As you may have heard, Google released a new algorithm, known as BERT, that will affect the results when you perform a search using Google. Is it time to panic? Pay a lot of money to an SEO "expert" to make big changes to your website? The answer is.it depends. (Sorry, I couldn't resist). If your law firm website was built to provide useful information to potential clients and others searching for information about your firm and the law in the areas of practice, this new update is li

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Has Ghosting Hit Your Career?

The Estrin Report

Ghosting: The act of not showing up. It happens all the time in the dating world but a new phenomenon has hit the job market. The new Beige Book from the Federal Reserve Bank now contains this millennial slang to describe a rising trend in the workplace. The mention in the Fed publication, formally known as the Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions, gives us a descriptive definition: "A number of contacts said that they had been ‘ghosted,’ a situation in which a worker stops comin

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Bob Dylan’s ‘Hurricane’ is one of the most famous tales of wrongful conviction

ABA Journal

I hate being on the road too early in the morning; sometimes it’s just you and a long stretch of highway until the sun rises.

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Copy That: How to Manage Law Firm Data Backup

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

It can’t happen to you until it does. I’m talking about the business disaster that could strike your law firm at any moment: flood, fire, data breach, device breakdown, smoke damage, truck carrying 30000 pounds of bananas careening out of control. Well, you get the picture. Because any law firm could be struck by disaster, every law firm should develop and maintain a disaster recovery program.

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Recipe for a Failed CLM Implementation

Selecting and implementing CLM technology can be daunting, leading to underutilization or abandonment. Factors like provider differentiation, inadequate planning, and lack of user training contribute to these failures. Recognizing these pitfalls is crucial for successful adoption, ensuring organizations harness the full potential of CLM for streamlined contract management.

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Tips for Choosing a Medical Malpractice Law Firm

The Empowered Paralegal

A reputable medical malpractice company is one that focuses on the needs of clients who have experienced illness, death, or injury because of wrongful action whom they have entrusted their care. Most practitioners prove their competence each day, working ethically and diligently in the care of their patients. It is unfortunate that some doctors continue to harm a lot of patients through malpractice cases.

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2019 California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting

LegalTalkNetwork

Set against the gorgeous coastline of Monterey, California at the beautiful Portola Hotel & Spa, the 2019 California Lawyers Association (CLA) Annual Meeting had a small town feel of something much bigger. In fact, this year’s annual meeting marked some major milestones as the CLA fully peeled away from the prior management of the State Bar of California in compliance with SB36 put into place January 1, 2018. .

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Don't Look, Don't Tell

Legal Research is Easy

I know I'm going to get screamed at for this but. You remember the story about the Emperor's New Clothes ? Seems a king was tired of his wardrobe and wanted something "new." So he searched around and found a couple of "new" fashion designers who told him they had come up with a "new" design - something that would just blow him away. The day of the unveiling arrived and out walks the king in his new suit of clothes.

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Verifying Accredited Investors in a Rule 506(c) Offering

Strictly Business

Companies raising capital that are relying on Rule 506(c) (often informally called “Accredited Investor Crowdfunding”) for their offering of securities have several options as to how to verify whether their investors’ are indeed “accredited investors.” Since most offerings of securities generally rely on Rule 506(b) which allows for the investor to self-verify (e.g., through a simple questionnaire), founders are not as familiar with the verification process of Rule 506(c).

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Contract Lifecycle Management: A Business Enabler Exploring On-Ground Challenges

CLM tools have always strived to push contract management into the digital age for almost 30 years. But the complexities of digitising a legal document are numerous. The current scenarios in business development have shown that having a fully automated CLM has become a mandate for every law firm and in-house legal department. To determine if you need a CLM system, it's essential to clearly identify the on-ground business challenges you aim to solve.

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Snap Scheduling 

Connor Reporting

Scheduling depositions. If you’re in the business of litigation, scheduling depositions is one of those repetitive, mundane tasks that is part of the job. Whether you’re a paralegal or legal assistant who assists multiple attorneys or solo-practitioner attorney without support staff, it is a task that can take a significant amount of your weekly or daily time.

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7 Steps to Polish Your Online Reputation

The Rainmaker

If you’ve been using professional SEO practices for a while, then you probably think everything about your online reputation is just fine. But there may be some surprises lurking beyond the first page or two of your search results. Perhaps some negative reviews from former clients that you’ve never seen before? Images of you that someone else posted and tagged with your name from that party you’d rather forget?

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Elimination of Requirement that Broadcasters Post Their Licenses Becomes Effective

Broadcast Law Blog

As we wrote here , at the FCC’s December meeting, the FCC was scheduled to adopt an order eliminating the requirement that broadcasters post a physical copy of their licenses and other instruments of authorization at their control points or transmitter sites. In fact, the Commission adopted that order before the meeting, and it today published the order in the Federal Register , meaning that it is effective as of today.

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Beware the Office Holiday Party

LegalSecretariesRock

I hope I'm not too late. I say this every year, and every year, I read about someone who got a little too loose and had way too much fun at the office party. I'll keep this short and sweet.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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Do You Need a "Do-Over?"

The Legal Ease

Don't you just wish you could press the reset button sometimes? This idea seems to keep popping up in different forms recently, so I thought it might be time to blog about it. Which may be ironic since I’ve been neglecting this blog of late – so consider this post the Legal Ease Blog “do over.”. It strikes me also that, although I'm not Jewish, I am posting this on Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year.

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Requesting and Producing Text Messages in Discovery

CaseFleet

Text messages can be powerful evidence. We know from personal experience that they are ubiquitous, both in our personal lives and our work lives. A text is less formal than an email - shorter, quicker, and more likely to draw a quick response. Texts are also more intimate because we generally only send one to someone whose phone number we have. Because of these factors, texts tend to be less guarded than emails.

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Difference Maker: Utilization Rate Separates Growing Law Firms from Shrinking Ones

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

The 2019 Clio Legal Trends Report (download link here ) , which is a longitudinal study of law firm data across a variety of categories, including internal efficiencies and external relationships with clients. It’s a fascinating read every year; and, that includes 2019. The 2019 study focused on what the functional difference between growing firms (law firms that grew revenue by over 100% across a 5-year period) and shrinking firms (law firms that lost over 50% of their revenue over a 5-year per

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Factors to Consider When Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

The Empowered Paralegal

The law may not require you to have a personal injury lawyer. You may prepare all the documents and represent yourself in court if you think you can do the job. But things will certainly be better addressed with the best personal injury lawyer in Queens by far!! Mostly caused by negligence, a personal injury may be a result from car accidents, slips and falls, medical malpractices or construction accidents.

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Dangers of Digital "Reporting": Legal Risks and Unreliable Transcripts

In the world of legal proceedings, the choice between a certified stenographer and digital "reporting" holds significant implications. Certified stenographers go through rigorous training and testing and stand as the gold standard for accuracy in capturing every word. Their expertise ensures a reliable record, a crucial foundation for legal cases.