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Israel’s Supreme Court Strikes Back

At any other time it would have provoked a constitutional crisis. For much of 2023 Israelis had taken to the streets to protest against the government’s efforts to weaken the power of judges to overrule the government, a step many saw as an attack on Israel’s democracy. Yet when on January 1st Israel’s highest court struck down the judicial-reform law passed just six months earlier, most Israelis shrugged.

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Chemerinsky: Expect another momentous year at the Supreme Court

I do not recall ever facing a new year with such a sense of trepidation and even fear of what to expect. The presidential election campaign of 2024 promises to be unlike any we have seen in American history, and it seems inevitable that the U.S. Supreme Court will play a large role. And the docket for the current term is filled with major issues about controversial matters, such as abortion, administrative law, gun rights and the First Amendment and social media.

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WEBINAR: Storytelling as a Leadership Tool

Storytelling has been around for thousands of years. From ancient cave dwellings to the latest webinar series, stories have both fascinated and motivated humankind. Stories have always been a highly helpful tool to communicate a message, idea, or feeling. This is why the art of telling a thought-provoking story is an essential leadership skill in today’s world as it has been in times past.

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The top legal technology trends of 2023

The past year has been one defined by unpredictability and economic uncertainty as well as the lasting impact of the pandemic on technology adoption and the emergence of generative artificial intelligence. In the wake of these developments, lawyers, traditionally tech-resistant, began to embrace advanced tools even as there was a sudden and marked downshift in legal technology investments and mergers.

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WEBINAR: Using Behavioral Science to Improve Court Appearance Rates

While the majority of people make their required court appearances, the consequences of missed appearances quickly spiral for court users and the court system. Missed court appearances prevent cases from moving forward and waste the court’s time and resources. And even a single missed appearance can have dramatic consequences for court users, as bench warrants, jail, license suspensions, and fines can lead to loss of freedom, jobs, family stability, and more.

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Employee Negativity is Like Wildfire: Leaders Need to Address It Before It Spreads

Knowing how to turn down the volume on negative group emotions when they become counterproductive is a critical skill for today’s court leaders. The COVID-19 pandemic showed just how consequential this type of leadership can be, particularly during a crisis. “The experience of negative emotions at the collective level is often amplified, which may have adverse effects [on an organization],” Goldenberg says. “In many cases, it can lead to suboptimal decisions, to irrational choices or, for example in the case of anxiety, to not waiting long enough for things to happen.”

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