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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Diane is honored by Legal Services Corp – Pro Bono Service Award for establishing the Self Help Center

Diane Drain

Diane is honored by Legal Services Corp – Pro Bono Service Award for establishing the Self Help Center at the Arizona Bankruptcy Court.

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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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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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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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North by Northwest: Achieving Efficiency through Expertise

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

There’s been lots of talk over the last few years about law firm efficiency. And so , some folks address the value of workflows. And, others talk about how important it is to generate metrics around efficiency.

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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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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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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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Can Marketing Make Your Law Firm Vulnerable to Cyberattacks? Absolutely

Attorney at Work

The marketing objective is to get clients. The cybersecurity objective is to keep your data safe. Those two objectives are often at odds with one another. The post Can Marketing Make Your Law Firm Vulnerable to Cyberattacks? Absolutely appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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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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Five Things for Companies to Watch in 2023

Intelligize Blog

Last year at this time, we told you that companies should keep an eye out for developments in cryptocurrency regulation; corporate disclosure of environmental, social and governance issues; and COVID-19 pandemic-related human capital challenges. Here’s a rundown of five key areas to monitor in 2023.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Federal appeals court proposes rolling back midnight e-filing deadline”

HowAppealing

“Federal appeals court proposes rolling back midnight e-filing deadline”: Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report. The post “Federal appeals court proposes rolling back midnight e-filing deadline” appeared first on How Appealing

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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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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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How Startups Can Compete with the Best with Digital Marketing 

LegalReader

Social media has transformed how customers interact with businesses and vice versa. Business AI in marketing artificial intelligence in marketing attorney marketing digital marketing for law firms marketing for small business

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Make Better Decisions by Only Making them Once

Attorney at Work

Jay Harrington | A “one and done” approach can help you make fewer decisions, and therefore make those decisions better. The post Make Better Decisions by Only Making them Once appeared first on Attorney at Work.

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Erin Acaley – The Winner of the Fall 2022 Paralegal Division Student Scholarship

NCBA

By The Scholarship Committee The Scholarship Committee had a number of excellent student essays submitted for the Fall 2022 Paralegal Division Student Scholarship. The topic, “What skillsets do you believe a paralegal should have in order to be successful?”,

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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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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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Startup Alley Voting Ends Friday; Here Are The Current Standings

LawSites

Friday is the last day to vote for the finalists for the seventh-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW 2023. Your votes determine the 15 startups that will be selected to face off in a live pitch competition that is TECHSHOW’s opening-night event.

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Are You Still Waiting for That On-the-Job Training?

Paralegal Bootcamp

It happens to so many. You start a new paralegal position, and then you wonder for months when you’ll get that on-the-job training that will show you exactly what you should be doing every day. But it never comes.

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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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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.