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To the Lawline Community: In a year of incredible uncertainty and difficulty, we have been overwhelmed by your courage, perseverance, and resilience. We know it hasn’t been business as usual, and yet you’ve shown that in the most challenging of times, you persist in the critical work you do.  This is why we want to take this opportunity to highlight the many ways we have worked together to keep our community and people we serve…
As Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality remain a major theme in a tumultuous year, the doctrine of qualified immunity is having a moment in the spotlight. Long a controversial doctrine among legal scholars and civil rights attorneys, the defense has been expanded over the years to shield police officers who use force against civilians from liability. On the federal level, a proposed bill to end qualified immunity has not made any progress since…
The holidays (and many CLE deadlines) are quickly approaching! While this year’s holiday season will be slightly atypical, Lawline continues to produce an ongoing lineup of great CLE to help you with your practice. With topics ranging from cannabis e-commerce and conducting remote mediations, there’s a relevant program for everyone this November. Check out some upcoming highlights below:  Cannabis E-Commerce: Legal and Regulatory Problems and Solutions for Online Marketing and Sales. There are…
Although the pandemic has caused many states to relax some of their live CLE requirements or extend their deadline, the rules are still largely in effect – and the penalties for skipping them can be steep. In time for the spookiest month of the year, here are some of the scariest penalties attorneys can face for CLE noncompliance. In New Jersey, you will automatically get a 60 day grace period to complete your credits –…
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone. For recent law grads, delays and uncertainty in the bar exam have wrought havoc on the beginning of their professional careers. When it became clear that the July 2020 bar exam would need to be indefinitely postponed in many states, law school graduates, attorneys, and even legislators began to call for diploma privilege – the practice of admitting law students to the bar on the basis of their J.D.…
Happy Halloween! It’s almost time for the spooky, sugar-fueled festivities of the best holiday of the year. And while Halloween may look very different during a pandemic, there’s still plenty of room for fun, games, and candy.  In anticipation of All Hallow’s Eve, we bring you three of the strangest and arguably hilarious laws that exist for the sole purpose of avoiding dangerous situations (or perhaps just all that fun?) on Halloween night.   Bellville,…
While the Virginia CLE deadline was pushed from October 31 to December 31 this year, it’s never too early for Virginia attorneys to complete their CLE! If you’re looking to get started soon,  Lawline has plenty of ethics courses and upcoming live webcasts to choose from. Can’t choose? We’ve compiled a list of the top five most popular courses in Virginia:  Ethics And Etiquette: Synonyms for Each Other? Antonyms to “Attorney”? This program strives to…
October is here, and the 2020 election is right around the corner. This month, Lawline is bringing you election-themed content, while continuing to keep you up-to-date on shifts in the legal landscape due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you want to gain insight into recent immigration updates, help your clients stay compliant with political donations, or learn about recent developments in trade secrets law, something is sure to pique your interest. Check out…
It’s officially fall, which means the air is getting crisp, the leaves are turning, and CLE season is underway for North Carolina attorneys. You’ve got three months to fulfill your CLE requirement, but you don’t want to get stuck watching everything over the holidays – so why not get started on those credits today? If you’re not sure where to start, never fear – we’ve compiled a list of the top five CLE programs…
What is the North Carolina CLE requirement? For experienced attorneys, the requirement is 12 credits every year, including at least 2 Ethics credits and 1 Technology credit. Every three years, experienced attorneys must also complete 1 Substance Abuse credit. (Newly admitted attorney? Check out our requirements page for more detail.) How can I complete the North Carolina CLE requirement? You can complete all 12 of your annual credits by watching on-demand online CLE courses. Other…