article thumbnail

Georgia president vetoes ‘foreign agents’ law

JURIST

President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili on Friday vetoed a controversial “foreign agents” law that has been decried as “Russian-style” legislation and has sparked massive protests in the country. Zourabichvili took to her Twitter account to announce the veto, saying, “Today, I vetoed the Russian law.

Laws 180
article thumbnail

Mali attacks by armed groups violate international humanitarian law: HRW report

JURIST

Attacks by Islamist armed groups and ethnic militias in Mali violate international humanitarian law and are apparent war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released Wednesday. War crimes are defined as grave violations of the laws of war, committed with criminal intent.

Laws 223
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

article thumbnail

Lawsuit alleges New York prisons flout state law by isolating inmates with disabilities

JURIST

A class action complaint filed this week accuses New York prison officials of holding disabled inmates in solitary confinement in violation of state law. But words are not enough, and [New York prison authorities] must comply with state law and stop this vicious practice once and for all.

Laws 277
article thumbnail

North Carolina federal judge finds felony disenfranchisement law is unconstitutional

JURIST

A federal judge in North Carolina found on Tuesday that the state’s 147-year-old voting law is unconstitutional. US District Judge Loretta Biggs found that a state law, which prevents convicted felons from casting a vote, violates the Equal Protection Clause and the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution.

Felony 211
article thumbnail

Empower Your Firm: The Modern Guide To Litigation Financing

Download the guide now to learn: What litigation financing can provide for your firm New micro-financing options available for law firms How the financing process works What’s coming in the years ahead Litigation financing options like DelayPay, Steno’s deferred payment program, allow your firm to focus on the case, not the cash flow.

article thumbnail

New York appeals court finds law granting non-citizens voting rights is unconstitutional

JURIST

A New York appeals court ruled that a New York City law granting non-citizens the power to vote was unconstitutional. It was estimated that the law would allow more than 800,000 non-citizens the ability to vote in New York City local elections, prior to the court’s Wednesday ruling. The municipal legislation, Int.

Laws 267
article thumbnail

Arizona Supreme Court determines abortion law from 1864 is enforceable

JURIST

Arizona’s Supreme Court found on Tuesday that a 159-year-old law banning abortion is enforceable following the US Supreme Court’s 2022 decision to overturn abortion rights case Roe v Wade, sending a 52-year-old case back to trial court. But despite the injunction, Arizona lawmakers never repealed the law, so it remained on the books.

Laws 249
article thumbnail

Personal Injury Law Firm Paralegal Toolkit

Paralegals are essential to Personal Injury law firms; they are the backbone, the glue that holds things together, whether for a solo practitioner or a large firm with many attorneys.

article thumbnail

10 Must-Have Features of Plaintiff Personal Injury Case Management Software

In 2022, there are dozens of case management software options for law firms to choose from. Plaintiff personal injury law firms need a specific set of features and tools that don’t necessarily apply to other practice areas. But the truth is: not all legal software is created equal.

article thumbnail

You Deserve a Better Personal Injury Case Management Software

Discover the difference a legal software exclusively tailored for personal injury law can make. Personal injury law firms who attend a demo of CloudLex will qualify for a special Paralegal Brief discount and pricing. Consolidate your entire team’s work in a central location to implement any feedback and updates about the firm's cases.

article thumbnail

Visibility Into the Strategy & Supporting Documents of Major US Law Firms

Law Firm Intelligence by Trellis aggregates state trial court data across the Trellis platform enabling users to: look up a particular metric related to a specific law firm (such as, how many cases a law firm had or has against another law firm), and see the actual dockets and documents supporting the metric.

article thumbnail

Getting Automated: An End-to-End Guide to Law Firm Automation

But law firms often don't use automation to its full potential. In our experience, the typical law firm only takes advantage of 10% to 20% of its legal software's capabilities, which is understandable— you're an attorney, not a technologist. This free guide includes: What law firm automation is — and what it isn't. And more.

article thumbnail

Legal Software Buyer's Guide for Personal Injury Law Firms

Paralegals are the nucleus of Personal Injury law firms. Download this free guide and learn about: Why you need a software built specifically for personal injury law. You are the nerve center of the entire practice, with the most diverse responsibilities. The most important features to look for in a legal software. Much more!

article thumbnail

The Law Firm Billing Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Automated Billing

Traditional billing practices can leave paralegals and many staff at law firms spending countless hours manually creating and sending invoices, tracking billable hours, and processing paper checks. From the basics down to the intricacies of legal accounting, learn how to effectively gain control of your law firm's.

article thumbnail

Become a NALA Certified Paralegal!

Becoming a CP means you have successfully passed a rigorous exam based on federal law and procedures. The NALA Certified Paralegal (CP) credential is key to respect and opportunity throughout the legal profession. Earning this credential is with a career-long commitment.