Read: What the New Cohen Docs Say About Donald Trump | New York Law Journal

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In one of the documents released Thursday, an FBI agent said it appears then-candidate Trump was involved in discussions over the hush money payment to former porn star Stephanie Clifford.

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Panels Focus on Merit in Selection of Magistrate Judges | United States Courts

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Panels Focus on Merit in Selection of Magistrate Judges

Magistrate judges play a critical role in the federal Judiciary, fulfilling a broad range of responsibilities and easing heavy caseloads in district courts. A new video by the U.S. courts explains the merit selection process for these judges.

Learn more.

Law Practice Tips | Jim Calloway | Law Firm Management Insights

Jim Calloway:
Yes, Jim Calloway’s Law Practice Tips is Back!! (Almost) After my blog’s launch in January, 2005, I regularly posted law practice tips, my observations on law practice technology and management, links to interesting articles and more. I had over thirteen years of regular postings. But in the summer of 2018, I found myself in a triage situation. Both of my staff resigned for unrelated reasons within a few weeks of each other and I had just taken on primary responsibility for one of the most important projects of my career, organizing and managing the 2018 Oklahoma Access to Justice Summit. So something had to give and blogging had to be it. I continued sharing information through my Twitter account, @JimCalloway. I resolved to get back to blogging within a year and am just meeting that goal.
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The “old” blog address https://jimcalloway.typepad.com/ will be closed in early 2020.

Please visit the new blog address https://www.lawpracticetipsblog.com/ to subscribe to receive the posts via email or RSS feed. (The feed logo is at the top right hand side of the blog.)

“Unlocking the Mysteries of Google Scholar.” –MyCase

Today’s free giveaway is a guide from MyCase: “Unlocking the Mysteries of Google Scholar.”

Google Scholar is an easy-to-use platform that grants users access to a broad spectrum of federal and state case law without breaking the bank.

In this guide, you’ll learn to:

  • Create targeted keyword/phrase searches to improve your research
  • Speed up your searches with advanced filters and a hidden search feature
  • Research parties, judges, attorneys, expert witnesses, and more
 
You will need to fill out a form to download the free guide.

AILA – Featured Issue: 2019 Large-Scale Enforcement Actions and Raids

AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
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This page includes a variety of resources to assist in responding to large-scale enforcement actions and raids. Please visit the Immigration Justice Campaign’s Raids Response website if you are interested in volunteering.

Raids Resources–Please share widely in your communities prior to the raids starting

AILA Raid Resources Quick Sheet

  • AILA Raid Resources Quick Sheet – print and share this document with clients and advocates to share key resources including local raids resource hotlines and contact information for select cities.

Know Your Rights Resources

EOIR Case Status Information

  • To check information related to you or your client’s immigration court case, call the EOIR electronic phone system at 1-800-898-7180, enter the A number and listen to see whether a removal order has been issued in the relevant case.

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The NY ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience)

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The NY ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) program is a tax-advantaged savings plan administered by the Office of the New York State Comptroller and is designed to help individuals with disabilities maintain their health, independence and quality of life without risking their Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and other means-based benefits. If you know someone who is living with a disability or is caring for a loved one with a disability, please encourage them to visit the NY ABLE website or call 1-855-5NY-ABLE to learn more about opening an account.
 
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Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face – The New York Times

 
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…Documents released last Sunday revealed that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials employed facial recognition technology to scan motorists’ photos to identify undocumented immigrants. The F.B.I. also spent more than a decade using such systems to compare driver’s license and visa photos against the faces of suspected criminals, according to a Government Accountability Office report last month. On Wednesday, a congressional hearing tackled the government’s use of the technology…
 
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