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High Court Strikes Down Immigrant Law Rulings from the Ninth Circuit

In the last two weeks, the United States Supreme Court issued two 9-0 decisions reversing U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decisions related to immigration.  The cases touched on removal / deportation proceedings for aliens in the United States legally and the subsequent effects on immigrants seeking certain benefits under the Immigration and

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State High Court Strengthens Alaska Health Care Power of Attorney Law in Bohn v. Providence Health Services – Washington, Slip Op. No. 7517, Apr. 16, 2021

Alaskans, who have gone through the process of designating someone to act for them in medical situations should they be unable to make decisions for themselves, should breathe a heavy sigh of relief today. The Supreme Court just handed down a blow to health care providers who seek immunity under Alaska’s Health Care Decisions Act

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Alaska’s Remote Online Notarization (RON) to Start in 2021

Starting January 1, 2021, Alaskans holding a notary public commission can seek approval to perform notarial acts for individuals located remotely. Pursuant to AS 44.50.075, an Alaska notary public may perform notarial acts for remotely located persons, provided “the communication technologies and identity proofing ” used conforms to standards for notarizations under newly enacted implementing

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Taking the Bitter with the Sweet: Some Benefits of Protesting Federal Procurements

The U.S. protest system is a critical component of the federal government’s contracting regime. Arguably, certain aspects should be revised, but it should not be abandoned altogether. First, it serves the purpose of contributing to transparency of the federal procurement process by allowing the public to challenge the actions of government procurement officials. Through use

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In Negotiated Procurements under FAR Part 15, What’s the Difference Between LPTA and Tradeoff?

In the source selection process known as Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA), price is the most significant evaluation factor in the procurement.  The technical aspects of a proposed supply or service are well-defined and noncomplex.  A proposed solution found to meet the requiring activity’s minimum needs can be evaluated on a noncomparative basis of “acceptable”

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Paralegal Position for 2021

Hello, 2021! We’re ready for the new year! We’re a new, upscale boutique law office in North Pole seeking an independent, highly organized, super motivated self-starter to join our growing team in 2021 as a part-time paralegal / legal assistant. This position cannot be performed remotely. You’ll need strong oral and written communications skills and a proficiency

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Federal Contractors: Get ready for DoD’s CMMC.

Business concerns working with the Federal Government typically must store government information on their information technology (IT) systems as required to perform the contract.  Doing so imposes a number of contractual obligations upon the contractor to protect and safeguard “federal contract information” (FCI) or “controlled unclassified information” (CUI) from cyber attacks or other data security

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Department of Defense Class Deviation: DARS 2020-O0013 Implementing CARES Act Section 3610 – Federal Contractor Authority

As predicted, on April 8, 2020, the DOD issued a class deviation with implementing instructions to contracting officers regarding section 3610 of the CARES Act.  Section 3610 allows appropriated funds to be used to modify the terms and conditions of existing contracts to reimburse contractors for allowable costs incurred keeping its work force in a

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