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Have Sympathy For Minnesota Lawyer Eric Nelson… Not THAT Eric Nelson, This Guy!

Make sure you've got the right guy.
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:12:51 +0000

Are Billing Rates Too Darn High?

It probably depends on who we're talking about.
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:48:19 +0000

Former MoFo Manager Pleads Guilty To Stealing From The Biglaw Giant

He allegedly charged gold chains, designer jeans, a pinkie ring, and more to the firm.
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:17:29 +0000

Troutman Pepper Announces Big Compensation Changes

Bonuses AND raises?
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:42:35 +0000

It’s Best To Monitor Your Autonomous Tesla From The Driver’s Seat, Especially If The Autopilot’s Not On

Lessons from this weekend’s fiery (of course) crash.
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:03:14 +0000

Morning Docket: 04.22.21

* Legal tech startup Rocket Lawyer has raised $223 million to fund its expansion. This should send the company's valuation to the moon... [Fortune] * The St. Louis lawyer who is accused of pointing a weapon at protesters last year is considering a U.S. Senate run. [Politico] * The Manhattan District Attorney says his office will no longer prosecute prostitution offenses. [NPR] * Check out this interesting article on how Courts of Appeals cite to opinions from Justice Scalia and Justice Ginsburg. [Juris Lab] * Peloton may be facing a class action lawsuit related to purported defects in its treadmills. [WTAE] * The lawyer for an New York man accused of threatening Congress argues that his client's statements bordered on comedy. Not sure about that, but the argument itself is kind of funny... [Hill]
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:30:33 +0000

Law Technology Today

Seven Touchpoints Your Law Firm Web Design Must Have

When it comes to looking for legal representation, people search for firms that are trustworthy

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +0000

Maximizing Your Firm’s Analytics in Business Development

Is your firm maximizing its data resources to align with your business goals?

The post Maximizing Your Firm’s Analytics in Business Development appeared first on Law Technology Today.


Tue, 20 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +0000

AI Applications for 5 Different Legal Fields

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most revolutionary technologies ever to enter the business world.

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Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +0000

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Labor & Employment Law Blog

COBRA Premium Assistance Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 – What Employers Should Know

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently issued key guidance in the form of frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) about COBRA Premium Assistance under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”).  In addition to issuing the FAQs, the DOL issued model notices and announced a new website dedicated to the COBRA premium subsidy under ARPA, which... Continue Reading
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 22:12:40 +0000

Labor Commissioner Issues FAQs for Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law

In a prior article, we explained Senate Bill 95, which requires employers with more than 25 employees in California to provide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick leave.  You can read it here.  SB 95 creates California Labor Code Sections 248.2 and 248.3.  It goes into effect on March 29, 2021, and applies retroactively to January 1,... Continue Reading
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 18:21:17 +0000

California Enacts Expansive, Retroactive Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law

Beginning on March 29, 2021, Senate Bill 95 will place additional requirements on employers to provide supplemental paid sick leave to employees impacted by COVID-19.  The bill, which was approved by the legislature on March 18, 2021, and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on March 19, 2021, creates California Labor Code Sections 248.2 and 248.3. ... Continue Reading
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 19:05:51 +0000

OSHA Adopts New COVID-19 National Emphasis Program to Increase Its Enforcement Efforts

On March 12, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) launched its new COVID-19 National Emphasis Program (“NEP”).  The new OSHA directive outlines policies and procedures for minimizing worker exposures to COVID-19 by targeting certain “high-hazard” industries and worksites where employees may have a high frequency of close contact exposures.  The NEP and related... Continue Reading
Mon, 22 Mar 2021 22:38:22 +0000

SCOTUSblog

Unanimous court curtails FTC’s ability to obtain restitution for deceptive practices

Unanimous court curtails FTC’s ability to obtain restitution for deceptive practicesThe Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ruled against the Federal Trade Commission in a dispute with a payday loan company over the extent of the commission’s authority to seek monetary restitution from companies engaged in deceptive practices. In an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer, the...

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Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:14:16 +0000

Justices reject issue-exhaustion requirement for Social Security claimants

Justices reject issue-exhaustion requirement for Social Security claimantsThe Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against the federal government and in favor of people seeking Social Security benefits on a procedural issue about administrative “exhaustion” requirements. Carr v. Saul considered whether Social Security claimants are required not only to go through the administrative process...

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Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:04:17 +0000

The morning read for Thursday, April 22

The morning read for Thursday, April 22Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at roundup@scotusblog.com. Here’s the Thursday morning read: Chauvin verdict reenergizes debate over Supreme Court’s legal deference...

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Thu, 22 Apr 2021 11:30:14 +0000

Announcement of opinions for Thursday, April 22 (complete)

Announcement of opinions for Thursday, April 22 (complete)We live blogged on Thursday, April 22, as the court released opinions in Jones v. Mississippi, Carr v. Saul and AMG Capital Management v. Federal Trade Commission. This live blog was sponsored by Casetext: making litigation more efficient with A.I. and machine learning technology. 

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Thu, 22 Apr 2021 04:00:22 +0000

Justices wrestle with procedural issues stemming from their own federal criminal-law decision

Justices wrestle with procedural issues stemming from their own federal criminal-law decisionIf there was a dominant theme at Tuesday’s oral arguments in Greer v. United States and United States v. Gary, it was that the justices are struggling to draw boundaries around the circumstances in which federal criminal defendants are entitled to a new proceeding in...

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Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:01:52 +0000

Rocket Lawyer

Police Stops: Know Your Rights When Pulled Over or Questioned

Peace officers (including the police), are tasked with maintaining public safety and preserving law and order, however, for many people, interactions with law enforcement can be stressful. To stay safe during […]

The post Police Stops: Know Your Rights When Pulled Over or Questioned appeared first on Rocket Lawyer.


Tue, 20 Apr 2021 19:56:35 +0000

2021 Eviction Moratorium Extension and Tenant Rent Relief Update

Millions of Americans continue to struggle financially as businesses big and small fight to stay afloat amid repeated pandemic shutdowns and re-openings. Renters, in particular, worry about the possibility of […]

The post 2021 Eviction Moratorium Extension and Tenant Rent Relief Update appeared first on Rocket Lawyer.


Tue, 20 Apr 2021 17:30:21 +0000

Should I Form an LLC for My Freelancing Work?

Whether delivering meals, giving rides, gigging as a contract software engineer, or working on the side, you’re operating a small business when you freelance. Even if you do not have […]

The post Should I Form an LLC for My Freelancing Work? appeared first on Rocket Lawyer.


Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:02:02 +0000

2021 COVID-19 Student Loan Repayment Relief

Average individual student loan balances in the United States increased to over $38,000 in 2020 according to Experian, the credit reporting company. This is a tremendous amount of debt that […]

The post 2021 COVID-19 Student Loan Repayment Relief appeared first on Rocket Lawyer.


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 22:10:25 +0000

Which Small Business COVID-19 Adaptations Are Here to Stay?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for small businesses. Nevertheless, it has forced many companies to get creative about how they offer goods and services. Small business owners and entrepreneurs […]

The post Which Small Business COVID-19 Adaptations Are Here to Stay? appeared first on Rocket Lawyer.


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 01:53:19 +0000

When Are Q1 2021 Estimated Taxes Due?

Self-employed business owners have a lot of responsibilities. In addition to managing day-to-day operations, marketing, sales, and financial management of their companies, they must also stay on top of federal, […]

The post When Are Q1 2021 Estimated Taxes Due? appeared first on Rocket Lawyer.


Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:15:34 +0000

Which Rental Property Improvements Really Pay Off?

Rental property owners are running a business and need to focus on the bottom line, keeping expenses to a minimum. While some property improvements are a necessary expense, others may […]

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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 22:09:07 +0000

The Crime Report

Jail Costs Rise 13% Despite Decrease in Populations: Report

The cost of operating more than 3,000 jails nationwide has continued to climb, even though the number of individuals housed in jails has declined by 30 percent, according to an estimate by the Vera  Institute of Justice. Personnel costs are one of the key factors driving the increase, Vera said.
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 15:15:18 +0000

New White House Drug Policy Targets Recovery, as National Overdose Deaths Spike 

Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy Regina LaBelle announced seven drug policy priorities for the new administration. The announcement coincides with news that drug deaths spiked dramatically during the pandemic, up roughly 27 percent compared with the previous year.
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 15:00:10 +0000

Can Procedural Justice Strategies Cut Recidivism?

A pilot program in Georgia spearheaded by the Urban Institute found that training probation and parole officers to treat their clients with “respect” and “fairness” can lead to fewer re-arrests.
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 11:00:25 +0000

Biden Includes $5 Billion For Violence Prevention in Infrastructure Plan

Susan Rice, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, said improving American infrastructure "means taking care of those who live in our urban environments, where gun violence and violence in the community is a major impediment to economic activity."
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 11:00:09 +0000

Chauvin Jury Won’t Hear Previous Use of Force Complaints

In a court decision that could affect their verdict, the jury considering murder and manslaughter charges against Chauvin won't hear about 17 complaints filed against Minneapolis police about Derek Chauvin.
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 10:50:20 +0000

Law.com

How I Made Office Managing Partner: 'Have An Interest In Management Matters,' Says Ruben Diaz of Hughes Hubbard & Reed

"Always try to remember that there are things that may be urgent but are not important and it is key to focus on the ones that are important."
       

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 11:10:50 EST

Accountability and ROI: Building Cybersecurity into Your Budget

If we intend to minimize the risk of a successful attack, we must accept cybersecurity as an ongoing, evolving, relentless effort that requires diligence and discipline. And we have to throw more money at it, too.
       

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:00:35 EST

Why This Year's Super Rich Firms Are Super Conflicted | Impostor Phenomenon Sets In Amid Pandemic Isolation | These Firms Are Helping a Psychedelics Startup Go Public: The Morning Minute

The news and analysis you need to start your day.
       

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:00:48 EST

Miracle and Nicole: How 2 Realtors Built Thriving Businesses During the Pandemic

"I was not expecting to be doing two to four closings a month for six months straight," said real estate agent Nicole Jones. "I had my busiest year last year, and I'm busier this year."
       

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 05:00:16 EST

News Headlines

ALM announces the launch of the Law.com Radar app for iOS and Android - Law.com
Posted on Thursday April 22, 2021

EU prepares legal action against AstraZeneca: reports - DW (English)
Posted on Thursday April 22, 2021

Free Speech in Schools - Legal Talk Network
Posted on Monday April 19, 2021

Here's the Secret to Davis Polk's Banner 2020—and 2021 So Far - Bloomberg Law
Posted on Thursday April 22, 2021

Interoperability vs. Legal Tech Platform—Breaking Down the Silos | Legaltech News - Law.com
Posted on Thursday April 22, 2021

President Biden to Sign Executive Order Creating the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States - Whitehouse.gov
Posted on Friday April 09, 2021

Sheriff's Sales & Public Notices | The Legal Intelligencer - Law.com
Posted on Wednesday April 21, 2021

Top private law firms plan 'SWAT teams' to fight voting restrictions in court - NBC News
Posted on Monday April 12, 2021

Rocket Lawyer Raises $223 Million, Doubling Down on Consumer, Small Business Focus | Legaltech News - Law.com
Posted on Wednesday April 21, 2021

Accountability and ROI: Building Cybersecurity into Your Budget - Law.com
Posted on Thursday April 22, 2021

Former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell's latest legal filing cites Buzz Lightyear - Yahoo News
Posted on Friday April 09, 2021

Stephen Miller’s Next Act Finds a Stage in the Courts - The Wall Street Journal
Posted on Wednesday April 07, 2021

Google Legal Operations Boss Exits for Contract Tech Company (1) - Bloomberg Law
Posted on Thursday April 22, 2021

Consilio and Xact Data Discovery Announce Merger, With Eye on Broader Legal Services Expansion | Legaltech News - Law.com
Posted on Tuesday April 20, 2021

Stephen Miller to launch a new legal group to give Biden fits - POLITICO
Posted on Friday March 26, 2021

Trump legal problems grow with grand-jury investigations in Georgia - Business Insider
Posted on Tuesday March 30, 2021

Florida’s Ashley Moody joins legal battle against federal stimulus money - Tampa Bay Times
Posted on Thursday April 01, 2021

Women of Legal Tech: Sharon Nelson Strives to Be 'A Minister Without Portfolio' in Law, Tech and Service | Legaltech News - Law.com
Posted on Wednesday April 21, 2021

Employment Law Now V-95 - Very Active Federal Agencies and Insight From an OSHA Insider - JD Supra
Posted on Tuesday April 20, 2021

Why invest in an eDiscovery tool? | Onna Technologies, Inc. - JDSupra - JD Supra
Posted on Wednesday April 21, 2021

Patents as Non-Fungible Tokens? Attorneys See Promise—and Problems | Legaltech News - Law.com
Posted on Wednesday April 21, 2021

U.S. Supreme Court brings end to Trump Twitter fight - Reuters
Posted on Monday April 05, 2021

Sidney Powell's defense in defamation suit could put her in legal jeopardy - CNN
Posted on Wednesday March 24, 2021

Legal Industry News for March 2021 - The National Law Review
Posted on Tuesday April 06, 2021

Insurrection fundraiser: Capitol riot extremists, Trump supporters raise money for lawyer bills online - USA TODAY
Posted on Sunday March 28, 2021

New York court adds to Trump's legal troubles in Zervos case - MSNBC
Posted on Wednesday March 31, 2021

With Clock Ticking, Florida House Version of Privacy Law Nears Passage - JD Supra
Posted on Wednesday April 21, 2021

Biden Calls Georgia’s Restrictive Voter Law ‘an Atrocity’ - The New York Times
Posted on Monday April 12, 2021

Ukraine president dismisses head judge of constitutional court - JURIST
Posted on Tuesday March 30, 2021

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