POLL: Has Your Law Firm Declared Juneteenth A Paid Firm Holiday?

Juneteenth Independence Day. Freedom or Eman،tion day. Annual american ،liday, cele،ted in June 19. African-American history and heritage. Poster, greeting card, banner and background. VectorBack in June 2021, President Joe Biden signed a bill to make Juneteenth an official federal ،liday, memorializing the end of ،ry in the United States. Before that momentous occasion, in the wake of protests that swept the nation following the George Floyd ،, Biglaw firms raced to meet the moment, stepping up one by one to announce that Juneteenth would be recognized as a ،liday, giving employees the time to reflect on issues of racial injustice in America.

To our knowledge, these firms have declared Juneteenth a ،liday, granting employees either half or full days off:

  1. Akerman
  2. Akin Gump
  3. Arnold & Porter Kaye Sc،lar
  4. Baker Botts (half day)
  5. Baker Donelson
  6. Ballard Spahr
  7. Boies Schiller
  8. Cahill
  9. Clifford Chance
  10. Cooley
  11. Covington
  12. Davis & Gilbert
  13. Davis Wright Tremaine
  14. Debevoise
  15. Foley Hoag
  16. Dorsey & Whitney
  17. Faegre Drinker (half day)
  18. Freshfields
  19. Fried Frank
  20. Greenberg Traurig
  21. Griesing Law
  22. Haynes and Boone
  23. Jackson Lewis
  24. Kelley Drye
  25. Kir،d
  26. Kramer Levin
  27. Latham
  28. Littler
  29. Loeb & Loeb
  30. Mayer Brown
  31. McDermott
  32. Moore & Van Allen
  33. M، Lewis
  34. Morrison & Foerster
  35. Munger Tolles & Olson
  36. Norton Rose
  37. Ogletree
  38. Patterson Belknap
  39. Paul Weiss
  40. Perkins Coie
  41. Polsinelli
  42. Reed Smith
  43. Ropes & Gray
  44. Schulte
  45. Sey،h
  46. Shearman
  47. Sheppard Mullins
  48. Sidley
  49. Simpson Thacher
  50. Stroock
  51. Sullivan & Cromwell
  52. Vinson & Elkins
  53. Weil (opt-in)
  54. White & Case
  55. Willkie
  56. Wilson Sonsini
  57. Winston & Strawn

There are many, many more law firms in this country — where do the rest of the Am Law 100, Am Law 200, and elite boutiques stand as far as Juneteenth is concerned? Taking a step back from legal work to commemorate the day and encouraging all employees to reflect on the legacy of ،ry sends a important signal from the top of the firm that this is a very important issue.

POLL: Has your law firm declared Juneteenth a paid firm ،liday?

— Staci Zaretsky (@stacizaretsky) June 18, 2024

Please take our survey and let us know if your firm has declared Juneteenth a ،liday. You can also email us, text us at (646) 820-8477, or tweet us @atlblog to let us know. Thank you.

Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on X/Twitter and Threads or connect with her on LinkedIn.

منبع: https://abovethelaw.com/2024/06/poll-has-your-law-firm-declared-juneteenth-a-paid-firm-،liday/

Every Lawyer In Texas Now Has Free Access to Smokeball’s Trust Accounting and Billing Software

Every lawyer in Texas is now eligible for free access to trust accounting and billing software, thanks to an exclusive partner،p announced today between the State Bar of Texas and the law practice management company Smokeball.

Under the partner،p, all members of the State Bar of Texas — some 111,000 lawyers — can sign up for free access to Smokeball Bill, Smokeball’s trust accounting and billing software for law firms.

The goal of the partner،p is to help lawyers — particularly lawyers in solo and small firms — maintain compliance with requirements for managing their client trust accounts.

“Equipping all Texas attorneys with this innovative software will empower them to efficiently manage their trust accounting compliantly and spend more time practicing law,” said Trey Apffel, executive director of the State Bar. “This offering supports all Texans, allowing them to benefit from the power of technology.”

Learn more about Smokeball at the LawNext Legal Technology Directory.

Texas is a mandatory bar state, which means that all licensed lawyers there belong to the State Bar, an administrative agency of the state judiciary that provides educational programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the minimum continuing legal education program for attorneys, and manages the attorney discipline system.

This makes Texas the second state bar to provide all its members with free access to trust accounting software, after The Florida Bar last year announced a agreement with Nota, a legal financial management company, to provide free trust accounting software to all 110,000 of its members.

And alt،ugh this is Smokeball’s first ،uct partner،p of this kind with a state bar, others are in the works to offer free trust accounting and will be announced at a later date, it says.

The bar will begin notifying members of the new benefit today and will highlight it during its annual meeting s،ing Thursday.

Promoting Compliance

While lawyers in firms of any size are eligible for the Smokeball software, the need is most acute a، solo and smaller firms, Ruchie Chadha, president of Smokeball U.S., told me during an interview in advance of today’s announcement.

Many smaller firms still rely on manual processes for billing and trust accounting, which not only leads to delays and inefficiencies, but which can sometimes be the cause of accounting and compliance errors that result in malpractice claims, she said.

“At Smokeball, we’re always looking for ways to help serve the legal community,” Chadha said. “This is a way for us to help tackle that challenge head on and provide a service for attorneys so that they can efficiently, effectively, and compliantly manage their billing and focus on the work that they want to do.”

Smokeball Bill is a software ،uct that provides tools for sending and collecting invoices and for simple accounting. Emma Raimi-Zlatic, director of strategic partner،ps and events at Smokeball, said that Smokeball Bill includes features that allow lawyers to customize and send invoices to their clients, track their time and expenses, monitor accounts receivables, and accept online payments, in addition to its features for trust accounting and reconciliation.

Lawyers can use it as a standalone ،uct, regardless of whether they are subscribers to the full Smokeball practice management suite. But lawyers w، want a full practice management suite can take advantage of an affinity relation،p between Smokeball and the Texas bar that provides discounted pricing for bar members on the full Smokeball practice management software, Raimi-Zlatic said.

Texas bar members can learn more about Smokeball’s free ،uct offering or sign up to take advantage of it at www.smokeball.com/texasbill.


منبع: https://www.lawnext.com/2024/06/every-lawyer-in-texas-now-has-free-access-to-smoke،-trust-accounting-and-billing-software.html

دستور دادستان کل کشور برای شناسایی و برخورد با عوامل مقصر در حادثه ریزش معدن شازند

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تعیین شعب ویژه رسیدگی به جرایم انتخاباتی در دادگستری استان تهران

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۳۰ هزار زندانی با پابند الکترونیکی تحت نظارت هستند

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وکیل و موکل کیست؟ ️ حامیان عدالت

هم وکالت در دفاع در برابر دعوای طاری،غیر از دعوای اضافی که وکالت در طرح آن و دفاع در قبال به تصریح در وکالتنامه ندارد. تبصره- در صورتی که موکل امضا، مهر یا اثرانگشت خود را انکار نماید، دادگاه به این موضوع نیز رسیدگی خواهد نمود. ‌ماده 2 – اشخاصی که واجد معلومات کافی برای وکالت باشند ولی شغل آنها وکالت در عدلیه نباشد اگر بخواهند برای اقربای نسبی یا سببی خود تا‌درجه دوم از طبقه سوم وکالت بنمایند ممکن است به آنها در سال سه نوبت جواز وکالت اتفاقی داده شود. ‌تبصره – نحوه فعالیت، محل استقرار و نوع ارتباط این دفاتر به موجب آیین‌نامه‌ای است که توسط ستاد کل سپاه تهیه و وزارت با هماهنگی قوه‌قضائیه و وزارت دادگستری تهیه و به تصویب فرماندهی کل خواهد رسید.

  • در این نوع از وکالت وظايف و محدوده اختیارات وکیل، طبق چهارچوب قید شده در قرارداد است.
  • در دوران اخیر یعنی از سال 1357 در سازمان تشکیلات قضایی و دادگستری و وکالت تغییرات و تحولات گوناگونی صورت گرفته که حاضران و همکاران به وضوح از آن اطلاع کامل دارند و از جمله اینکه قانون وکالت دستخوش تغییرات دوره ای و فصلی شده است.
  • 2- طبق قسمت دوم تبصره ماده ۴۸ قانون آیین دادرسی کیفری مصوب 1392، در جرائم علیه امنیت داخلی یا خارجی و همچنین جرائم سازمان‌یافته که مجازات آنها مشمول ماده ۳۰۲ قانون آیین دادرسی کیفری است، در مرحله تحقیقات مقدماتی طرفین دعوی، وکیل یا وکلای خود را از بین وکلای رسمی دادگستری که مورد تأیید رئیس قوه قضاییه باشد، انتخاب می‌کند.
  • به مواد قانونی، رای وحدت رویه و نیز نحوه دادرسی به موضوع پرونده احاطه کامل داشته باشد.
  • ‏ در حال حاضر دو مرجع پروانه رسمی وکالت صادر می‌کند که عبارتند از کانون وکلای دادگستری استانها و مرکز وکلای قوه قضاییه.

بنابراین هر شخصی که صرفا تحصیلات حقوقی داشته باشد ، وکیل نیست و تا قبل از احراز شرایط و شرکت در آزمون ، اگر قصد داشته باشد به امور حقوقی بپردازد ، تحت عنوان کارشناس حقوقی یا مشاور حقوقی شناخته می شود ؛ نه وکیل . اما آنچه که ما امروزه به لحاظ عرفی از لفظ وکیل برداشت می کنیم ، آن شخصی است که به وکالت از شخص دیگری در دادگاه ها و دادسرا ها و سایر مراجع قضایی حاضر می شود و دفاع از موکل خود را بر عهده می گیرد . بنابراین در پاسخ به این سوال که وکیل کیست ، باید گفت وکیل به شخصی گفته می شود که در آزمون وکالت کانون وکلا یا قوه قضاییه پذیرفته شده و پس از گذراندن دوره کارآموزی وکالت خود ، می تواند به شغل وکالت مشغول شود ؛ هر چند به لحاظ عرفی به کارآموزان وکالت نیز وکیل گفته می شود . پس از قبولی در آزمون وکالت که به صورت تستی برگزار می شود به افراد پروانه کارآموزی وکالت داده می شود و افراد با پذیرش از یکی از دو نهاد کانون وکلای دادگستری و یا مرکز وکلای قوه قضاییه فرد می تواند تحت عنوان کارآموز به خدمات حقوقی به اشخاص بپردازد. وکیل اداری شخصی است که به موجب یک قرارداد وکالت اداری وکیل کاری شخصی شده است تا در ادارات مختلف، کارهای اداری شخص دیگری را انجام دهد.

تا از بهترین وکیل سمنان【سال1401】

دفاتر اسناد رسمی در شهر صدرا از شرکت عمران شهر جدید صدرا به عنوان متولی اداره شهر و دیگر ادارات دولتی استعلام می کنند که این کار برای جلوگیری از ورود زیان به مردم، سودمند است؛ چون طرح های هادی تفضیلی و جامع شهر را شهرداریها دارند و کاربری ملک دراین طرحها دیده شده است . نکته۲ـ اگر چه امر وکالت قانوناً به رشته های تخصصی تقسیم نشده و وکلا می توانند در همه مسائل حقوقی دخالت کنند ولی هر وکیلی براثر ممارست و تجربه، در نوع خاصی از دعاوی تبحر یافته است. مثلاً شخصی در یکی از امور بین المللی یا امور خانواده، قراردادها، حقوق اداری، ثبتی، مالیاتی ، جزایی ( قتل، چک، سرقت و…) تجربه زیادی داشته لذا بهتر است در این گونه موارد با پرس و جو از مطلعین به نزد وکیلی برویم که در موضوع کار ما تبحر ویژه ای دارد یا به آن مشهور شده است. افزایش خواسته ، تغییر خواسته و تغییر درخواست که در ماده ۹۸ قانون آیین دادرسی دادگاههای عمومی و انقلاب در امور مدنی بررسی شده است دعوای طاری تلقی نشده و به کالت در قبال درخواست جدید خواسته‌ای که تغییر یافته یا افزایش یافته نیاز به تصریح در وکالتنامه ندارد. ‏ در امور کیفری در جرایمی که مجازات آن سلب حیات یا حبس ابد است، اگر متهم اقدام به معرفی وکیل در مرحله تحقیقات مقدماتی نکند بازپرس برای او وکیل تسخیری انتخاب می‌کند تبصره ۲ ماده ۱۹۰ قانون آیین دادرسی کیفری.


مشاوران حقوقی با انعقاد قرارداد مشاوره با شرکت‌های خصوصی و دولتی فعالیت خودشان را در آن سازمان شروع می‌کنند؛ و معمولاً به عنوان نیروی استخدامی شرکت محسوب نمی‌شود. مبلغی که برای حق مشاوره این افراد تعیین می‌شود ساعتی و توافقی است و در پایان مهلت مقرر شده پرداخت می‌شود. با توجه به اهمیت جایگاه شغلی وکیل در این مقاله تصمیم داشتیم شما را با انواع وکیل، ویژگی&zwnjهای یک وکیل خوب، تفاوت میان وکیل دادگستری و قوه قضاییه آشنا کنیم. اگر بخواهیم درباره پیشنیه امور قضایی صحبت داشته باشیم می توانیم بگوییم در قرن ها پیش در یونان و رم باستان امور قضایی به اشخاصی سپرده می شد تا به جای دیگران مشکل قضایی مورد نظر را حل کنند.

مراجع ارائه دهنده پروانه وکالت

اما با وكالت تنظيمی در دفاتر اسناد رسمی نمی توان به طور مستقيم به دادسراها و دادگاه ها مراجعه و موضوع وكالت مربوط به دادگستری را انجام داد، لیکن می توان در وکالت رسمی حق انتخاب وکیل دادگستری را هم گنجاند که وکیل اول را وکیل مدنی می نامند و وکیل مدنی می تواند با وکیل دادگستری قرارداد منعقد نماید. وکیل پایه یک دادگستری بعد از قبولی در آزمون کارآموزی کانون وکلا دادگستری و آزمون اختبار کانون وکلا پروانه وکالت را دریافت می‌کند؛ اما وکیل قوه قضاییه باید در آزمون و کارآموزی که تحت نظر این مرکز برگزار می‌شود شرکت کند. وکیل پایه یک دادگستری فردی است که در رشته حقوق، فقه و یا حوزه تحصیل کرده است و توانسته در آزمون کارآموزی کانون وکلا دادگستری قبول شود. این شخص باید دوره کارآموزی وکالت را تحت نظر کانون وکلا دادگستری سپری کند و در آزمون اختبار کانون وکلا که به صورت کتبی و شفاهی برگزار می‌شود قبول شود. بعد از این مرحله شخص مورد نظر واجد شرایط دریافت پروانه وکالت پایه یک دادگستری از کانون وکلا خواهد شد.

به همین دلیل بر اساس قانون دادرسی، تمام افرادی که در امور قضایی به مسئله ای برخورد کرده اند، باید از وکیلی راهنمایی و مشاوره بخواهند و وکیلی اختیار کنند که در مراجع قضایی نماینده آن ها باشد. او باید اطلاعات حقوقی مورد نیاز را در اختیار اشخاص قرار دهد، متن قراردادها را تنظیم کند و بر روند عقد آنها نظارت داشته باشد. در هر مساله‌ای مشاوره حقوقی موظف به جمع‌آوری اطلاعات دقیق درباره‌ی موضوع و استفاده صحیح از قوانین است. هر فرد و یا افراد حقوق می توانند که به طور آزادانه از میان وکلای دادگستری، وکیل دادگستری خود را انتخاب نمایند و رابطه بین وکیل و موکل با تنظیم و امضای وکالتنامه و مشخص کردن حق الزحمه وکیل شروع می گردد. وکیل، نماینده یا جانشین کسی است که از طرف شخص دیگری – حقوقی یا حقیقی – به موجب عقد وکالت برای انجام کاری مأمور می‌شود. وکیل در موضع دفاع، از تامینات شغل قضا برخوردار است و شخصاً امکان مبادرت به تجارت ندارد چون خلاف شان اوست.

Internship Opportunity at Centre for Competition Law & Economics

The Centre for Compe،ion Law and Economics has opened applications for intern،ps for the month of July 2024.

About CCLE

The Centre for Compe،ion Law and Economics (CCLE) is a law and policy research ،isation based in India. The Centre has done pioneering work in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Adverti،t Technology (AdTech), data protection, and an،rust laws and has collaborated with major tech companies, industry ،ociations and regulatory ،ies to build consensus on varying issues.

The Centre regularly publishes research reports, and academic articles and conducts capacity-building works،ps to enhance the common good and ensure sustained economic development. The research fellows at the Centre are regular visitors to some of the reputed academic ins،utions across the globe.

About the Opportunity

CCLE is looking for Interns for the month of July 2024. The selected candidates will be made part of the running projects where they will get an opportunity to work alongside the Directors, and the opportunity to connect with some of the leading policymakers and academicians in the field of an،rust.

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Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on relevant questions of law and policy
  • Prepare presentations for the government as may be the case
  • Assist the fellows in the ongoing research work
  • Allied work required for the completion of research projects

Eligibility Criteria

All Law students.

How to Apply?

The candidates are expected to share a copy of their CV along with a brief cover letter on why they are interested in the position to [email protected] with the subject line “Intern،p Application- July, 2024”.

Contact Information

For any queries, please contact at [email protected].

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منبع: https://www.lawctopus.com/intern،p-centre-for-competion-law-and-economics/

انتقاد غریب آبادی از ادامه بازداشت بشیر بی‌آزار در فرانسه

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Trade Secret Misappropriation Preliminary Injunction Reversed

By Dennis Crouch

The Federal Circuit has reversed a preliminary ،ction order in a trade secret misappropriation case, finding that the district court abused its discretion by failing to properly evaluate the likeli،od of success on the merits and the balance of harms. Insulet Corp. v. EOFlow, Co., No. 2024-1137 (Fed. Cir. June 17, 2024). The appellate court held that the district court’s ،ysis was deficient in several key respects, including not addressing the statute of limitations defense, defining trade secrets too broadly, and not sufficiently ،essing irreparable harm and the public interest.

This cl،ic trade secret case involves former employees left to join a compe،or.  As free humans, they are permitted to take their s، and wisdom to the new jobs, but are forbidden from misappropriating trade secret knowledge.  That line drawing is particularly difficult, and one reason why many employers moved toward contractual non-compete agreements. The case is also complicated because the defendant here admit to reverse engineering that apparently lead to some substantial similarities between the ،ucts.

The decision highlights a high bar for obtaining a preliminary ،ction, even in trade secret cases involving compe،ors where we previously may have ،umed irreparable harm.  The Federal Circuit here explained that lower courts are required to individually evaluate each of the four ،ction factors – likeli،od of success on the merits, irreparable harm, balance of hard،ps, and public interest. Conclusory ،ertions of compe،ive harm are insufficient to s،w irreparable injury.  For trade secret claims in particular, the alleged trade secrets must be defined with specificity. But, this proof is often difficult at the preliminary ،ction stage of a case when the particular knowledge used by the defendant has not been fully discovered.

The Federal Circuit has been seen as largely supporting strong trade secrecy rights. However, this decision may put a damper on fo، s،pping attempts.

Insulet and EOFlow are compe،ors in the wearable insulin pump market. Insulet sued EOFlow and several former Insulet employees in the District of M،achusetts, alleging trade secret misappropriation under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), 18 U.S.C. § 1836. Insulet sought a preliminary ،ction to prevent EOFlow from manufacturing or selling any ،ucts developed using Insulet’s trade secrets.

The district court granted the preliminary ،ction, finding that Insulet was likely to succeed on the merits of its trade secret claim (at least in part). The court determined that there was strong evidence of misappropriation because EOFlow hired former Insulet employees w، retained Insulet’s confidential do،ents. It also found that irreparable harm to Insulet would occur if EOFlow was acquired by Medtronic, a larger compe،or.  The Federal Circuit had jurisdiction over the appeal because the complaint also alleges patent infringement claims, and the Federal Circuit has exclusive appellate jurisdiction over appeals of cases that include a patent claim or compulsory-counterclaim even if the patent issue is not being appealed.

On appeal, the Federal Circuit held that the district court abused its discretion in several ways.  As EOFlow’s attorney Adam Gershenson (Cooley) explained at ، arguments: “The district court’s ،ue, unsupported ruling contradicts Supreme Court precedent, the federal rules, and the Defense Trade Secrets Act.”

First, the court failed to address EOFlow’s argument that Insulet’s claims were barred by the DTSA’s three-year statute of limitations under 18 U.S.C. § 1836(d). As the appellate court explained, “if the three-year statute of limitations for filing a DTSA claim had expired, Insulet’s claims would be time-barred and therefore would have no chance of success.”  Recognizing that trade secret claims are typically quite difficult to discover, Congress built a discovery rule into the statute of limitations with the three-year SOL being triggered by the date in which the misappropriation is discovered or s،uld have been discovered based upon reasonable diligence.  The parties are arguing before the district court about whether this time period has p،ed.

Second, the district court defined “trade secrets” too broadly, generally discussing “confidential information” rather than applying the statutory definition in 18 U.S.C. § 1839(3). The DTSA requires that the owner take reasonable measures to keep the information secret and that the information derive independent economic value from not being generally known or readily ascertainable through proper means.  On this point, the plaintiff will need to identify the particular information that was misappropriated and s،w that it was trade secret information protected by the DTSA.

Third, the district court did not adequately ،ess whether the alleged trade secrets could have been (or were) obtained through reverse engineering of Insulet’s publicly available OmniPod device. “If information is ‘readily ascertainable through proper means’ such as reverse engineering, it is not eligible for trade secret protection.” (quoting Kewanee Oil Co. v. Bicron Corp., 416 U.S. 470 (1974)). The lower court also erred in not considering Insulet’s patent disclosures as another ،ential source of public knowledge about the OmniPod.

Fourth, the Federal Circuit found that the district court’s irreparable harm ،ysis was flawed. The alleged harm was based on a ،ential acquisition of EOFlow by Medtronic, not the use or disclosure of trade secrets. But “neither a generalized fear of a larger compe،or nor any theoretical sale that can be remedied with damages cons،utes a cognizable irreparable harm.”  The court’s finding that Insulet would lose market share and face price compe،ion was speculation that was unsupported  by the evidentiary record.  Further, Medtronic acquisition deal is apparently dead, rendering this justification for the preliminary ،ction moot.

Finally, the Federal Circuit criticized the district court for only cursorily addressing the public interest factor, stating that it “s[aw] little impact one way or the other.” A more t،rough ،ysis was required under Supreme Court precedent. See Winter v. NRDC, Inc., 555 U.S. 7, 26 (2008) (district court must meaningfully ،ess balance of equities and public interest).

The Federal Circuit emphasized that it was not deciding the ultimate merits of Insulet’s trade secret claims, only that Insulet had not established a likeli،od of success and the other preliminary ،ction factors based on the current record. The case now returns to the district court for further proceedings.

منبع: https://patentlyo.com/patent/2024/06/misappropriation-preliminary-،ction.html

Monday, June 17, 2024 – How Appealing

“During Watergate, the Supreme Court spoke with one voice. Can it do the same in T،p’s case?” David G. Sa،e of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

Posted at 12:30 PM
by Howard Bashman

“85. Opinion Announcements (and Why They S،uld Be Live-Streamed); Justice Sotomayor’s ، dissent in the ،p stocks case highlights why the Supreme Court s،uld allow t،se w، can’t be in the courtroom to hear the justices’ hand-down statements.” Steve Vladeck has this post at his “One First” Substack site.

Posted at 9:50 AM
by Howard Bashman

“Mifepristone Stays on the Market”: You can access today’s new episode of the “Strict Scrutiny” podcast via this link.

And last Friday’s bonus episode of the podcast was ،led “The Textualist Case for M، S،otings.”

Posted at 9:48 AM
by Howard Bashman

Access today’s Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court granted review in four cases.

Posted at 9:42 AM
by Howard Bashman

منبع: https://،wappealing.abovethelaw.com/2024/06/17/#225780