January, 2023

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Being an Innovative Lawyer 

The Estrin Report

By Lawrence Pascoe Compared to other businesses, lawyers have not evolved in how they serve their clients Let’s be honest; the way lawyers serve their clients has not changed much , not just from the late 1970s when I started practicing law but probably since the 1200s when England passed laws regulating the conduct of the legal profession.

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2023 is the Year of New Consumer Rights

Diane Drain

New Consumer Law Rights Taking Effect in 2023 National Consumer Law Center “NCLC”, summarizes significant changes in the consumer rights laws.

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What It Looks Like to be a Proactive Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

We hear this all the time: you should be a proactive paralegal! But what does that actually look like? This week I’m giving you a sneak peek of an important lesson I teach in our Litigation Paralegal Boot Camp that opens on January 30!

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Journalist banned from Twitter says it’s important that users not self-censor

JURIST

In an exclusive interview with JURIST Friday, VOA Chief National Correspondent and JURIST Journalist in Residence Steve Herman , banned from Twitter in mid-December, said it is important that people not self-censor amid the turmoil surrounding Elon Musk’s newly-acquired social media platform.

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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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Group Stage: Segmenting Email Lists Is Important

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Nobody wants to spend a whole lot of time on contacts – even if they’re really important to effectively marketing a law practice. I mean, yeah: it’s super easy to just cut and paste emails or phone numbers, as you acquire those, rather than making an extra effort to also grab additional information.

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3rd Article Awarded a Best Article Award for 2022!

The Estrin Report

Are You Pretty Enough For Your Job? Originally Posted on here November 19, 202 1 (republished by Paralegal Brief in early 2022) by Chere Estrin Editors Note: This article struck a chord with many of our readers resulting in a huge outpouring of comments.

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Grammar Giggle – Pure Bread Dogs

ProofThatBlog

A Proof That blog reader sent me this one from her local newspaper. While consistency is good, the word should be “bred.” ” And I couldn’t resist including this picture of real “pure bread” dogs because I knew someone would have done it already.

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3 Traits of a Rockstar Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

There are so many traits, skills, and habits that make for a successful paralegal career. In this blog, I want to dive into three traits we haven’t discussed yet: accountability, professionalism, and perseverance.

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Ohio Governor signs legislation preventing discrimination in caregiving on the basis of disability

JURIST

Ohio Governor Mark DeWine Monday signed Senate Bill 202 , which prohibits authorities from denying or limiting participation in parenting activities on the sole basis of disability. The law applies to custody and visitation rights, adopting, foster care and guardianships.

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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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Budget Unconscious: Reducing Your Spending Is Not the Only Way to Increase Your Profit Margin

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

My Dad, like all dads, had some choice phrase s to impart. One was that I shouldn’t step over a dime, to pick a penny. Not sure why I would do that, but.) And, that you have to spend money to make money. It’s actually pretty sage business advice – especially for budget - conscious lawyers.

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Deaf student’s lawsuit against school district draws support from justices on both the left and the right

SCOTUSBlog

Share. The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed ready to side with a deaf student who is seeking financial compensation from a Michigan school district that failed to provide him with a qualified sign-language interpreter.

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Put an End to “Progressive” Discipline 

The Estrin Report

Jathan Janove As a former labor and employment law attorney, I’ve taken issue with the popular employee disciplinary tool commonly referred to as “progressive discipline.” In my view, it’s a pernicious contradiction in terms. Here’s what I published on this topic with SHRM.

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NYC Lawmakers Introduce ‘Crime-Free’ Bill Mocking City ‘Gun-Free’ Zones

The Crime Report

New York City Council’s Minority Leader, Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island), introduced a bill on Wednesday that would designate Times Square a “crime-free” zone.

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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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Starting A New Paralegal Career Today

Paralegal Bootcamp

We all start with reflection and goal-setting at the beginning of the year. Thinking about how the last year went, what we wished we did differently, or what we want to accomplish in the new year.

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Uganda Constitutional Court declares controversial section of communications law void

JURIST

The Ugandan Constitutional Court Tuesday declared a section of the Computer Misuse Act , No. 2 of 2011 void with enforcement banned.

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Wrong Distance: Creating an Employer-Employee Relationship

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Managing people kind of sucks; it’s one of the hardest things to do as a business owner. And, it’s hard to generate a formal employer/employee relationship, especially the first time you ever hire somebody.

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Supreme Court investigators fail to identify who leaked Dobbs opinion

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court has not been able to determine who leaked a draft of Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization , the court said on Thursday.

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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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Another One of Our Articles Awarded a Best Article Award!

The Estrin Report

Adding Value To The Firm – Are You In Or Out? Originally Posted on May 18, 2022 by Nora Boghossian. We often talk about how to get a job but why don’t we talk enough about keeping a job? You are going to have to kick me out, because I’m not going anywhere.”

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Study: Many Officers Are Exposed to Traumatic Events, Few Seek Support

The Crime Report

Police officers face an increased risk of exposure to traumatic events that could cause mental health challenges.

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5 Ways to Turn Your Paralegal Internship Into A Job Offer

Paralegal Bootcamp

Internships can be a great stepping stone into your first paralegal job. While finding success in your paralegal internship can initially seem daunting, we’re here to share some tips to turn your paralegal internship into a job offer. Listen to the Podcast Episode.

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Brazil to investigate claims of Indigenous genocide under Bolsonaro government

JURIST

Brazil’s Minister of Justice and Public Security Flavio Dino Monday said he would open an investigation with the Federal Police into the alleged genocide perpetrated against the Indigenous Yanomami people of the Amazon.

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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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A Quiet Place, Too: Are Tech-Related Notifications Blowing Up Your Concentration?

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

There’s a funny scene in the Pixar movie ‘Luca’ , where one of the main characters has labeled the negative voice in his head ‘Bruno’ – and, whenever he has thoughts about how he can’t do something, he yells ‘ Silenzio , Bruno!’ they’re Italian), and so tamps down the fictional naysayer.

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Justices were not asked to swear under penalty of perjury that they didn’t leak Dobbs

SCOTUSBlog

Share Gail Curley, the Supreme Court’s marshal, said on Friday that she spoke with the justices as part of her investigation into the Dobbs leak but that the justices – unlike court employees – were not asked to swear under penalty of perjury that they were not responsible for the leak.

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Mindfulness, Yoga Prove Useful for Mitigating Middle School Pressures

LegalReader

Practicing yoga, mindfulness at school may help ease the stress of junior high.

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Federal Judge Orders Arizona Prison Overhaul Due To Unconstitutional Conditions

The Crime Report

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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.