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Even if you’ve been living under a rock for the last three years, you probably know that President Trump wants to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump has sought funding for the wall from various sources – in fact, it was the reason for the impasse that resulted in the recent 35-day long government shutdown. Most recently, President Trump declared a national emergency at the border. The declaration would presumably allow the…
International Puppy Day is arguably the cutest of all of the “days,” but there’s a litany of not-so-cute legal issues that impact our furry friends. If you have ever despaired of the legal system, read on for three pieces of legislation recently introduced in Congress that aim to help pups and other animals stay safe and healthy in this crazy world.      1.          Help Extract Animals from Red Tape (HEART)…
It’s no secret that pay disparities still exist today and that women, generally, make $.80 cents for every dollar that a man makes. The gap is even wider for women of color. In recent years, however, states across the country have begun to take action to address pay inequity. Add that to calls for equity in various industries (sports, music, finance, and tech just to name a few), and it’s clear…
It’s that time of year again! U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its H-1B pre-registration policy for the upcoming cap season and clarified new developments related to H-1B visa processing. Attorneys who file H1-B visa petitions for U.S. companies should review the two key changes below with their clients. 1. Pre-Registration Requirements Announced for April 2020 H-1B Cap SeasonOn January 30, USCIS issued a final regulation which completely overhauled the registration and selection…
In a press release yesterday, Lawline announced that it has been recognized as a Top Online CLE Provider for the second year in a row by the National Law Journal.  “We are honored by the continued recognition by the legal community,” said CEO David Schnurman.  “We will continue to innovate and provide attorneys with access to the content they need to best build and grow their practices.”   The NLJ’s eighth annual “Best Of” survey…
  On March 8, during Women’s History Month, we also celebrate International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the contributions women make in every sector of society, many of them unseen. In the legal profession, although many gains have been made, women are still fighting for gender parity.   To celebrate the great women who teach with Lawline, we combed through the data on hundreds of programs taught by amazing women to put together…
With spring around the corner, fresh starts abound – and so does fresh CLE. This March, Lawline will help you stay current with a lineup of programs on hot topics ranging from real estate to immigration.   Can’t make a live webcast? Don’t worry, all of our courses go on demand within 48 hours after airing (and you can check them out with our free trial).   Ethical Considerations in Elder Law. It’s…
Law firms are increasingly diverse today, though the profession still has quite a way to go before the numbers truly reflect the nation at large. To wrap up Black History Month, we’ve compiled a list of five 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
The nation’s demographics are changing rapidly and becoming increasingly diverse, and it’s important that the legal profession begin to reflect these changes. Studies have shown that increased diversity also benefits the legal profession tremendously. Just what are some of those benefits? 1. Diversity brings more clients and spurs economic growth. When law firms reflect the diverse reality of the world at large, they are able to acquire a larger pool of clients. Firms with…
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’m a South Carolina attorney and I need to finish my credits by the end of February. I’ve already taken a handful of credits at live seminars, but I don’t have time to…