2017

Who Gives a Damn About Paralegal Ethics?

The Paralegal Society

I stand here, on the screen before you today, because I have the immense privilege of addressing each of you, individually, and a cross-section of the profession, collectively, in this way. I have also earned myself the obligation to do so. Even when it’s uncomfortable. Even when it’s not popular. Even when it’s somewhat controversial. And most importantly, when others don’t seem to be talking about the things that affect our profession at all. Especially then.

Wrongly convicted man passes New York bar exam

ABA Journal

Martin Tankleff, who was arrested at age 17 and would spend 17 years in prison for a wrongful conviction in the murders of his parents,…

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3(c)(1) Funds vs. 3(c)(7) Funds

Strictly Business

The process of starting a new hedge fund or private equity fund involves choosing whether the fund will be structured as a “3(c)(1) fund” or a “3(c)(7) fund.”

Irish High Court Recognizes a Right to an Environment, But Finds that Environmental Group Lacks Standing to Make Climate Change Claims in Airport Runway Case

Law Columbia

By Dena Adler. Photo Credit: Malcolm MacLeod via Wikimedia Commons.

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.

FCC Approves For the First Time 100% Foreign Ownership of US Broadcast Stations

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC yesterday released its first decision approving 100% foreign ownership of a group of US broadcast stations. This comes after significant relaxation of the FCC’s interpretation of the foreign ownership limits which, less than 4 years ago, had been interpreted to effectively prohibit foreign ownership of more than 25% of a company controlling broadcast licensees (see our article here about the 2013 decision to relax the restrictive policy).

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Simple Act of Kindness Challenge

LegalTalkNetwork

Dear Listeners, Podcasting Partners, and Hosts, Before we say goodbye to 2017, we wanted to close things out on a note of gratitude. First of all to our listeners, thank you so much for tuning in. Without your support, we could not do what we love doing best. We very much appreciate and value your time, feedback, and all the occasions you shared our content with your friends, colleagues, and social media channels.

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Top 10 Moments of 2017!

The Robertson Reader

As 2017 draws to a close, we found ourselves reminiscing some of the greatest moments of the year. We have grown a lot in the past 12 months and are so proud of our students and staff for continually working hard to achieve their goals and enhancing industry standards. So in true New Year’s Eve tradition, countdown with us some of our favourite moments of 2017: #10 Busy Bees Our Students know how to keep busy.

5 ways a virtual family law paralegal can take your practice to the next level

Lawfecta

Are you at that point in your law firm where your growing steadily and need extra help, but don’t require the need for full time assistance? Or maybe you have an in-house staff that is starting to become overwhelmed with the volume of work to be done. Or maybe you want to venture into a new area of law, and want assistance from someone who has handled that area to make an easier and seamless transition.

Michigan’s Updated PURPA Implementation Could Create a New Market for Privately-owned Solar Energy Facilities

Columbia Climate Law

By Jeffrey Hammons. Introduction. Over the past few months, the Michigan Public Service Commission (“MPSC”) issued a series of orders updating how it implements its obligations under Section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (“PURPA”). [1] 1] These orders could spur new development of solar energy facilities in Michigan. Due to the lower costs of solar PV, other states have seen large increases in the development of these facilities over the past decade thanks to PURPA.

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.

One in Five Lawyers to Hire Paralegals in the Next Year

Paralegal-Edu.Org

According to a report published on March 15, 2017, on PRNewswire, paralegals may have more job opportunities throughout the year 2017. 21% of Lawyers who were interviewed by Robert Half Legal revealed that their company or law firm plans were to increase the number of paralegals working for them in the course of the year. Only 4% of those interviewed admitted to making plans to cut on the numbers of paralegals working in their firms.

In Honor of Heather Heyer – The Paralegals STAND

The Paralegal Society

By: Jamie Collins It is with heavy hearts, we post this tribute in honor of Heather Heyer, a paralegal, who … Continue reading → General assistant heather heyer honor law firm legal paralegal scholarship story the paralegal soiety tribute

Wrongly convicted man passes New York bar exam

ABA Journal

Martin Tankleff, who was arrested at age 17 and would spend 17 years in prison for a wrongful conviction in the murders of his parents,…

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Using Side Letters in Private Funds

Strictly Business

At some point while raising capital for a private fund, you will likely be asked by one or more potential investors to enter into a side letter.

Recovering from a Cyber Attack

Speaker: Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies

If your organization stores data and is connected to the Internet, it is not a matter of “if” a cyber-security incident will happen; but rather, “when” this will occur. Organizations protecting their data is no longer “recommended;” it’s necessary.

Transparency and ICAO’s Aviation Offsetting Scheme: Two Separate Concepts? – A New Sabin Center Working Paper

Law Columbia

By Dena Adler. Photo Credit: NASA.

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Protecting the Rights of Persons Displaced by Climate Change – New Publication Examines Role of UNFCCC

ClimateChange-ClimateLaw

Forced Migration After Paris COP21: Evaluating the “Climate Change Displacement Coordination Facility” By Phillip Dane Warren, Columbia Law Student and Former Sabin Center Intern. Climate change represents, perhaps, the greatest challenge of the twenty-first century. As temperatures and sea levels rise, governments around the world will face massive and unprecedented human displacement that international law currently has no mechanism to address.

Job Interview Tips for New Paralegals

How To Become A Paralegal

A new reality show emerged, and it centers around one of the world’s scariest occurrences: being interviewed for a job. The Job Interview brings the interview process live to your television. It involves real employers interviewing real people for real jobs. And job interviews? They are nerve-wracking. You’re being judged for your merits, your education, and your experience in a very short amount of time. In honor of The Job Interview, here are tips new paralegals can use for their interviews.

Evolve Law’s Access to Justice Through Technology Event in Denver

LegalTalkNetwork

Experts in the legal field are wracking their brains and resources to find a solution to the access to justice gap. For some lawyers, technology is the key to solving the issue. Many of these progressive lawyers met at Lawgical’s Denver office in order to discuss what technologies they are currently using to close the gap and future actions to achieve access to justice for all.

Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Lindsay Harrison, and Erin O'Brien

Did you know that 4 out of 5 consumers use local search and 88% use smartphones for those searches? With that in mind, I think it's safe to say your online presence is the silver bullet of your business. Think about the revenue you could be missing by not prioritizing local search optimization. Fortunately, there are a handful of steps you can take right now that will immediately impact your business's pace in local search, and we're happy to share them.

Winnipeg Medical Laboratory Assistant Program Students Ace CSMLS Board Exams

The Robertson Reader

Robertson College Winnipeg is thrilled to announce that the Medical Laboratory Assistant program (MLA14) students achieved a 93% pass rate in the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) Board Exams held in October 2017. The national average pass rate for the exam was 70%. CSMLS is the national certifying body for medical laboratory professionals. It aims to promote nationally accepted standards for medical laboratory technologists and medical laboratory assistants.

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How Your Clients Interview You (and how a virtual legal team can help)

Lawfecta

Technology has changed how customers find and evaluate businesses, including lawyers and law firms. Gone are the days when prospective clients rely exclusively on word of mouth too, as are the days where the interview of the attorney begins with the initial consultation. Today’s prospective legal clients use a mix of personal relationships and digital resources to begin interviewing an attorney before they ever meet them.

Martin Baudroux | Nietzsche, Bataille : de l’océan au désert

Columbia Climate Law

Nietzsche, Bataille : de l’océan au désert by Martin Baudroux Sois cet océan. Nietzsche Qui suis-je pas « moi » non non mais le désert la nuit l’immensité… Bataille C’est sur une place publique, une lanterne à la main en… Continue Reading → Paris Extra

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Paralegal Ranked #15 in the Best Social Jobs Category Rankings in the USA

Paralegal-Edu.Org

Best Jobs U.S News and World Report has ranked Paralegal work #15 in the best social jobs category, for the year 2017. There is a popular saying in the legal world and it goes something like, “behind every prodigious lawyer, is a prodigious paralegal.” Many will argue that there is truth in this saying because the paralegal is the one who aids attorneys in practically every aspect of the legal profession.

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.

Law Firms Microchipping Employees? (Not. Freaking. Happening.)

The Paralegal Society

By: Jamie Collins I’m sure you’ve seen that tech CEO from Wisconsin in the news proclaiming his proud plans to … Continue reading → Aspiring Paralegal Crazy Paralegal Experienced Paralegal General Societal Issues article attorney employees employer jamie collins law firm lawyer legal microchipping news office opinion paralegal post thoughts trend

Amazon’s Alexa can now track billable hours

ABA Journal

Corrected: As noted in its near-ubiquitous ad campaign, Amazon’s artificially intelligent virtual assistant, Alexa, can interact with users, give them important information like weather and…

What Do Startups Need to Know About Data Privacy Law?

Strictly Business

It’s hard to imagine a startup that does not collect some form of sensitive information in digital form, and the collection, use, and disclosure of such information is regulated under federal, state, and even international laws.

No 3rd Runway at Vienna Airport Because Adverse Climate Impacts Outweigh Short-term Economic Benefits: Austrian Court (Updated)

Law Columbia

by Justin Gundlach. Updated on June 29, 2017). Plans for a third runway at the Vienna-Schwechat airport (pictured at right) were first submitted for review by the government of Lower Austria (one of Austria’s 9 regions) in March 2007.

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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.