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We’re approaching the one year anniversary of national lockdowns and shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders and a lot has changed since then – including the legal profession. Lawline’s March CLE is designed to help you stay up-to-date on all of the latest legal changes and developments. With topics ranging from vaccine injury liability,  to gender discrimination claims, something is sure to pique your interest. Check out some highlights below: Avoiding Gender Discrimination Claims by Attorneys in
Every month, Lawline recommends four podcast episodes lawyers should listen to on a variety of topics, from substantive legal issues to managing a law practice. To cap off Black History Month – and carry it forward through the rest of the year – check out the list below, featuring Black powerhouses of the legal profession:        1.     The JustPod: Diversity and Inclusion The JustPod is a podcast put out by the…
One of the many questions following George Floyd’s killing in 2020 was why police officer Derek Chauvin, with an extensive history of abuse and misconduct going back two decades, was even still in uniform on the day of Floyd’s murder. This question propelled the issue of police misconduct records into the national spotlight, prompting reforms in many states. In New York, the state legislature repealed an obscure law, Section 50-a of the State Civil
It’s been almost a year since much of the world went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For many of us, it’s been a difficult transition. We now have to deal with virtual schooling, remote work, constant childcare, and lack of face-to-face human interaction. Juggling all of this means that occasionally, we either forget to prioritize our mental health or just don’t have the time to do so. To make your mental health journey…
To commemorate Black History Month, we’ve compiled a list of pioneering black attorneys who were truly the firsts of their time and paved the way for generations to come. Their fearless tenacity opened doors for many, and we pay tribute to them today and every day.   Constance Baker Motley Civil rights advocate Constance Baker Motley was the first black woman to be appointed to a federal judgeship in 1966. Her achievements also include working…
With 2020 now in the books, individuals and businesses are starting to prepare their annual tax returns for the just-concluded year. But businesses need to also be aware of the annual pay-to-play filings that are due in the coming weeks. Pay-to-play laws are statutes that impose certain requirements and restrictions on current and prospective government contractors. Pay-to-play laws sit at the intersection of government contracting and campaign-finance. The stated goals of these laws are generally…
As remote working environments became the “new normal”  for law firms in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives has become an even more critical priority. Two recent reports from the ABA – one in April 2020 entitled “Walking Out The Door” focused on female attorneys generally, followed by a June 2020 report specific to women of color, entitled “Left Out & Left Behind” – highlight persistent…
If you haven’t flipped on CNBC (or any media outlets) in the past couple of days, a number of Wall Street hedge funds took out short positions on adrift retail stocks like GameStop. Enterprising reddit users on a subreddit called r/WallStreetBets discovered the short positioned through required public disclosures, and then banded together to drive the hedge funds into underwater positions by buying up the stock’s price. So, suddenly, Gamestop was trading at around a…
There’s been a lot of chatter in the news recently about Robinhood, GameStop, and Reddit. But, if you’re anything like me, you’re likely barely making a dent in your endless daily to-do lists, and probably haven’t had the time to fully understand what’s got everyone talking. So just what is happening with Robinhood and GameStop, and why is it capturing headlines? How have they impacted the stock market? Moreover, what are the legal implications of…
As we transition into a new presidential administration and continue to face challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the legal landscape remains in flux. With topics such as athletes’ right to free speech, and a historical perspective on diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, Lawline’s February CLE lineup promises to keep you up-to-date on all of the latest legal developments. Free Speech In Sports: Do Athletes Tweet At Their Own Risk? Athletes’ right to…