September, 2021

California Psychedelic Law Updates

HarrisBricken

It’s been a while since I provided an update on the state of California psychedelics law, but there have been a few important updates in the last few weeks, so it’s now that time.

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Is It Time to Steal One of Those Surprising Job Titles?

TheEstrinReport

HR Manager, attorney, paralegal, marketing manager, may describe your role but it sure ain’t fun. By Chere B. Estrin. COVID-19 has led a lot of people to search for a brand new position.

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UN rights chief calls for safeguards on artificial intelligence

JURIST

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called Wednesday for a moratorium on artificial intelligence (AI) systems that threaten human rights until enough safeguards are in place.

Getting the Most Out of Your Paralegal Internship

PARALEGALBOOTCAMP

Is a paralegal internship worth the time? Put yourself in this situation: you have recently finished your academic studies and are set up at a local law firm to intern as a paralegal for the next few weeks.

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.

Proposed Amendment Would Expand Rule of Completeness

EvidenceProf Blog

In August, three proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence were released for public comment. The public comment period closes on February 16, 2022. In the next three posts, I will cover these proposed amendments. The first is a

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The FDA Warns Consumers of the Risks Associated with Delta-8 THC Products

HarrisBricken

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”) released its first statement via a consumer update regarding Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (“Delta-8 THC”).

How Legal Secretarial Roles Are Evolving in Big Law | The Legal Intelligencer

TheEstrinReport

Legal Secretaries are being phased out and now look very differently. Is your job next? This article is a great read – Chere Estrin. The older, traditional role of a legal secretary is pretty much gone, said one industry observer.

Federal court rules Artificial Intelligence cannot be an ‘inventor’ under US patent law

JURIST

The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Wednesday ruled that an artificial intelligence (AI) machine cannot be an inventor under the Patent Act.

Thoughts on Notes

CourtTechBulletin

[link] As has happened many times in the past I was prompted by the most recent NCSC Tiny Chat on the Hawai’i Online Dispute Resolution system that preparing notes on one’s legal issue in dispute could be useful? That got me to look at what web-based notes applications are available?

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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.

Our Emotional Ups and Downs Were Frequent, and Her Patience Was Unwavering!

Diane Drain

“We highly recommend Diane Drain IF you are looking for the educated, knowledgeable, honest and transparent (and very fairly priced) attorney! We had recently relocated to Arizona from the Chicago area when we realized we had to face up to our financial problems, rather than run away from them.

Supreme Court of Wyoming Finds Statements on Bodycam Footage Were Admissible as Excited Utterances

EvidenceProf Blog

Similar to its federal counterpart, Wyoming Rule of Evidence 803(2) provides an exception to the rule against hearsay for A statement relating to a startling event or condition made while the declarant was under the stress of excitement caused by

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BREAKING NEWS: California Drops New Emergency Cannabis Regulations

HarrisBricken

On September 8, 2021, the California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) published proposed emergency cannabis regulations.

5 Tips for Making Recruiters Your Best Friend and Career Miracle Worker

TheEstrinReport

. Recruiters can be your best ally in developing your career. It’s that time again. We struggle as to whether it’s time to change jobs, hang in there or be thankful we’re in the best firm in the world. Well, maybe the best. OK, the best so far.

Process Serving Made Easy: Serve in All 50 States Using One Platform

Speaker: PROOF

PROOF has revolutionized service of process. Using our online platform, create serve requests nationwide and receive live updates with mapped verification of each attempt. PROOF’s technology provides users with complete transparency from start to finish.

DOJ requests emergency order to block Texas abortion ban

JURIST

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an emergency motion Tuesday seeking to immediately block Texas’ controversial abortion restriction pending further proceedings. The DOJ filed suit against Texas earlier this month, challenging the constitutionality of Senate Bill 8 (SB 8).

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How to Get the Most from CTC2021 with Exhibitors and Sponsors

CourtTechBulletin

Exhibitors and sponsors are a fundamental part of the CTC experience. There are dozens of booths in the exhibit hall. One can plan your in-person visit with our online exhibit hall map so you don’t miss anything.

Diane Was Fabulous During Our Bankruptcy

Diane Drain

“Her assurance that there was nothing to be ashamed of, gave us the incentive to proceed.” Diane was fabulous during our bankruptcy, guiding us every step of the way. After medical bills got us behind, we didn’t know where to turn and felt uncomfortable filing.

The Proposed Amendment to Federal Rule of Evidence 702

EvidenceProf Blog

In August, three proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence were released for public comment. The public comment period closes on February 16, 2022. This is the third in a series of three posts about these amendments. The second

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Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials of Wealth Management

Speaker: Vi Pham, Attorney at Law

Wealth management is a guaranteed practice: as paralegals, it's essential that you know the complexities of wealth management in order to ensure that your client's rights are protected to their fullest extent. Join Vi Pham, Attorney and educator, in this exclusive webinar that will leave you feeling brushed up and ready. This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential.

The End of Sisley’s Challenge to the DEA

HarrisBricken

Well, it’s over (for now) for Suzanne Sisley. As we covered last year, Sisley, et al. Drug Enforcement Administration, et al. Case No. 20-71433, was an appellate case filed by a group of scientists and veterans that had sued the DEA in May 2020.

Tips for Preparing the Personal Injury Demand Package

PARALEGALBOOTCAMP

One of the essential job responsibilities for a personal injury paralegal is to put together high-quality demand packages to help promote the pre-litigation settlement of personal injury claims. Unfortunately, we all know that more times than not, many cases end up going into litigation.

UK children’s digital protection code becomes law

JURIST

The UK children’s digital protection code went into effect on Thursday after its one-year transition period expired.

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Court Tech News and Notes for September 2021

CourtTechBulletin

September means “back to school” days.

She guided us through the entire process – five stars

Diane Drain

“Diane is an excellent Bankruptcy Attorney – five stars ” M.W. Five stars. Diane is an excellent Bankruptcy Attorney. She guided my wife and I through the entire process. We highly recommend her to anyone who needs to file a bankruptcy.

The Proposed Amendment to Federal Rule of Evidence 615

EvidenceProf Blog

In August, three proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence were released for public comment. The public comment period closes on February 16, 2022. This is the second in a series of three posts about these amendments. The second

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When the Hunted Becomes the Hunter: Cannabis Companies Turn to RICO

HarrisBricken

We’ve been writing about Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) lawsuits and cannabis companies since 2015. See: Federal Judge Tosses MMJ RICO Lawsuit: Don’t Let This Happen To You. Cannabis Case Summary: Civil RICO.

America’s Justice System Needs a ‘Course Correction’: Jeremy Travis

The Crime Report

Jeremy Travis. Photo courtesy John Jay College. In one way or another, Jeremy Travis has been involved in almost every significant criminal justice reform effort of the past 50 years.

Federal court blocks parents in Tennessee from opting out of school mask mandates

JURIST

Register for CTC2021 Livestream Access Today

CourtTechBulletin

Registration for livestream access is ready. If you’re planning to attend CTC 2021 online, now’s the time to sign up. Here’s how it works. We recognize that not everyone is able to travel to Columbus, so we’re excited to share that registration for livestream access is ready.

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Diane Helped me Maneuver the Process of Bankruptcy Through an Unusual Situation

Diane Drain

“You can feel confident in her ability to provide you with any and all answers that may arise. ” D.L. I can’t say enough about the professionalism for Diane Drain and Jay. She helped me maneuver the process of Bankruptcy through an unusual situation. I highly recommend Diane Drain.

13 Fascinating Facts About Self-Driving Cars

LegalReader

A study published in Science Direct shows that out of the motor vehicle collisions studied, 64.2 percent of those involving autonomous vehicles were rear-end accidents, compared to 28.3 percent of accidents involving conventional vehicles.

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Despacito: Cannabis Legalization in Puerto Rico Moves, But Slowly

HarrisBricken

Puerto Rico Representative Héctor Ferrer Santiago plans to introduce a bill this month to decriminalize adult-use cannabis. In addition, he raised the prospect of a separate bill that would “regulate where [cannabis] can be consumed and under which circumstances, as with [tobacco].”

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