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In December, the Lawline Blog placed second in the Expert Institute’s Legal Blog Hall of Fame contest for Education and Law School Blogs. The publication also placed tenth overall, competing against hundreds of legal blogs from all over the internet. We are grateful for all our readers who voted, and look forward to providing you with quality content in the year ahead! Is there something you want to see on the blog? Comment below to…
It sometimes seems like lawyers have an adversarial relationship with technology. This is unfortunate, since technology is continually evolving. To help the industry come to terms with the impact technology has on the practice of law, here are three negative attitudes that attorneys should overcome in 2019:    Viewing Technology as the “Billable Hour Killer”.  Some attorneys may view the proliferation of AI in the legal industry as “a threat to their economic model
In a press release yesterday, Lawline debuted an extensive list of new live webcast offerings for 2019. Beginning on Tuesday, January 15 with an exceptionally timely Technology & the Law Event, Lawline will offer 30+ themed events throughout the year, including new additions like quarterly ethics programs, a Litigation Skills event in June, and a Personal Injury event in September. Annual events, including the popular Data Breach & Privacy event in August and October’s IP…
Pro bono work is good for your community and your career, but it can be hard to find time to make a meaningful commitment, especially when you work long hours or have kids at home. Luckily, as improved online access has expanded work from home opportunities, it has become possible to volunteer remotely as well. If one of of your resolutions this year was to give back and get involved, check out these five great…
If you’ve run up against your CLE deadline in the past and ended up fulfilling your requirement with courses on niche insurance terms, good news! You can stay on top of your CLE by watching interesting programs all year round. To start the year off right, here are five great webcasts Lawline is offering in January. Topics range from design law to defending protesters to embryo disposition – plus a sneak peek at the critical…
Meredith Cohen is Lawline’s Director of Customer Experience. She manages relationships with state regulating agencies nationwide to bring the best and most relevant content to attorneys who need it. In this monthly column, she answers customers’ most pressing CLE questions. Dear Meredith, I waited too long to start taking my CLE credits, and I don’t think I’m going to finish my requirements in time for the December 31 deadline. Am I in trouble? What do…
Back in the summer, we published our CLE Do’s and Don’ts, and a refresher on some of the most important CLE terms to know.  Well, folks – December is here! That means for attorneys in 24 MCLE states, now is the time to finish completing your credits for the 2018 compliance year. If you haven’t started your CLE requirements, don’t panic. There’s still time to get things done! Here’s a rundown of…
Whatever you’re celebrating, we wish you a season of peace and happiness with your loved ones! If you’re looking to make a year-end donation in the spirit of the season, here are three legal organizations to show you care: For Animal Lovers: The Animal Legal Defense Fund does impact litigation to protect animals from many different kinds of harms. This season, remember that humans are not alone on the planet. For the Family Minded: The…
The New York Times reports that growth in the legal industry in the last year has been modest, prompting law firms to compete fiercely to attract business and talent.  The article states that “Top firms are hiring groups of lawyers to expand specific practice areas, changing pay practices, jettisoning or demoting some partners and staff members, and seeking ways to distinguish their brands to set them apart from competitors.”   Bonuses and incentives at specific…
In December 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA). The Act went into effect in 2018, which means many of the new reforms will apply when we file our taxes in 2019. Since the new year is just around the corner, you may already be wondering what the new changes will look like and how they’ll affect you. The changes are substantial (some consider this the most comprehensive tax overhaul in…