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  • 06/19/2019 5:00 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Legal Toolkit

    Legal Talk Network


    Published: June 19, 2019
    Podcast: Legal Toolkit



    EPISODE NOTES

    Are you slipping on keeping up with your clients and meeting important deadlines? For many lawyers, they use paralegals and legal assistants to help them practice law with superior organization and efficiency. In this Legal ToolkitJared Correia hosts Keith Shannon in a discussion about the importance of paralegals and legal assistants in the legal profession. They define both roles and the types of work they can and cannot do according to ABA guidelines for paralegal services. They also talk about the types of law office technology and training that lawyers should invest in for their paralegals to help maximize skills in needed tech and e-Discovery. Finishing up, they address how to hire qualified paralegals and avoid paralegal burnout.


    Keith Shannon is an instructor in the paralegal technology training program at Central Piedmont Community College in North Carolina.

    Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionAnswer1, and TimeSolv.



    https://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/legal-toolkit/2019/06/the-power-of-paralegals-and-legal-assistants/




  • 06/17/2019 5:15 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Asian Journal

    June 15, 2019


    “Every generation is responsible for creating democracy anew, a democracy that is relevant and responsive to the needs of that generation. One that expands upon and completes the previous work of the prior generation. In my view, the civil rights movement that began in the ’50s remains unfinished. Daily we hear in the news about actions like #Blacklivesmatter, #Metoo, and #Timesup—just to name a few. Frederick Douglass said, “Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, or degrade them, neither person nor property is safe.”…We must ensure that income inequality doesn’t translate into a two-tiered justice system.” – California Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye during the March 2019 State of the Judiciary Address. 



    https://www.asianjournal.com/life-style/lifestyle-columnists/the-state-of-californias-judiciary-according-to-filipina%e2%80%afchief-justice-tani-gorre-cantil-sakauye/





  • 06/17/2019 6:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Scotusblog

    June 12, 2019


    Last week, Justice John Paul Stevens sat down for a wide-ranging telephone interview with me. The occasion was the recent publication of his memoir, The Making of a Justice: Reflections on My First 94 Years” (Little, Brown and Company, 2019). A lightly edited transcript of our conversation follows.



    https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/06/ask-the-author-interview-with-justice-john-paul-stevens/

  • 06/16/2019 8:30 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Los Angeles Times

    June 14, 2019


    This year, a landmark case challenging the constitutionality of money bail is expected to come before the California Supreme Court. This is the culmination of an effort to reform the state’s troubled money bail system, pitting justice-reform advocates against the for-profit bail industry.



    https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-levenson-cash-bail-california-supreme-court-humphrey-20190614-story.html



  • 06/13/2019 7:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    California Supreme Court Historical Society

    Spring / Summer 2019



    When Joshua Paul Groban took the oath of office as an associate justice of the California Supreme Court on January 3, 2019, he was in one sense a familiar face to attorneys and judges throughout the state. As a senior advisor to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Justice Groban screened and interviewed more than a thousand candidates for judicial office. Over an eight-year span, the governor, with Groban’s assistance and advice, appointed 644 judges, including four of the seven current justices on the California Supreme Court and 52 justices on the California Courts of Appeal. These appointments have transformed California’s judiciary.


    https://www.cschs.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Newsletter-Spring-Justice-Groban.pdf



  • 06/12/2019 9:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)


    A survey of the national landscape of nonlawyer navigator programs in
    state courts assisting self
    -
    represented litigants
    by
    Mary E. McClymont
    The Justice Lab at Georgetown Law Center
    Project Advisory Board:
    Katherine R. Alteneder
    , Tanina Rostain, & Rebecca L. Sandefur
    A survey of the national landscape of nonlawyer navigator programs in
    state courts assisting self
    -
    represented litigants
    by
    Mary E. McClymont
    The Justice Lab at Georgetown Law Center
    Project Advisory Board:
    Katherine R. Alteneder
    , Tanina Rostain, & Rebecca L. Sandefur
    A survey of the national landscape of nonlawyer navigator programs in
    state courts assisting self
    -
    represented litigants

    A survey of the national landscape of nonlawyer navigator programs in

    state courts assisting self- represented litigants


    by

    Mary E. McClymont

    The Justice Lab at Georgetown Law Center



    Project Advisory Board:

    Katherine R. Alteneder, Tanina Rostain, & Rebecca L. Sandefur




    https://georgetown.app.box.com/s/t2zf6mjv2x74w944t8ejbsku7i2jc7mc





  • 06/12/2019 7:59 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    CEBBLOG

    June 12, 2019



    Regardless of whether you go with the noticed motion procedure or the alternative writ procedure, when initiating a writ proceeding in superior court you start with a writ petition. Here’s how you draft one.



    https://blog.ceb.com/2019/06/12/how-to-prepare-a-writ-petition-for-superior-court/#more-23459

  • 06/11/2019 10:12 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

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    Their mission is to help people affected by HIV/AIDS, substance use, and mental health issues better realize opportunities by providing integrated legal, social, and health services that address the broad range of social risk factors that impact wellness and limit potential.

  • 06/11/2019 10:10 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

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    Their mission is to nourish and engage the community by providing meals with love to the sick and the elderly in San Francisco and Oakland.

  • 06/11/2019 10:08 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)


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    Ward 86’s POP-UP (Positive-health Onsite Program for Unstably-housed Populations) clinic is a new program that provides flexible, comprehensive medical care designed to reduce health disparities among homeless and unstably housed individuals living with HIV in San Francisco.

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