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While all 50 states have started to reopen, many states are seeing an uptick in cases, with the U.S. reporting the highest number of cases in a single day last week. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect all aspects of life, including the legal field. Whether you’re looking for COVID-related legal content, or hoping for an escape from it, Lawline’s July lineup has something for you. Provisional Waivers (I-601A): How to Optimize a Successful
“The only thing that is constant is change.” – Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher If one thing is for certain, it is that these past four months have brought about an extraordinary amount of change in a short time. Even if you are one of the few whose daily life is minimally impacted by the pandemic (i.e., you previously worked from home, relied heavily on video conferencing for communication, or ordered your groceries online), it is guaranteed…
Even though the Illinois deadline was extended from June 30 to September 30 this year, it’s still a great time for Illinois attorneys to complete their CLE.  Illinois attorneys can complete their entire requirement through Lawline, and we have a variety of courses to choose from. To make things easier, we’ve compiled a list of the top five most popular courses in Illinois: Force Majeure and Other Defenses to Contract Performance During the Covid-19 Pandemic
These are complicated times for LGBTQ Americans. While the current administration recently reversed a number of healthcare protections for trans people, the Supreme Court on Monday also issued a truly historic 6 – 3 opinion, holding that it is unconstitutional to discriminate against an LGBTQ employee on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. This decision – the outcome of which was not guaranteed –  is in some ways more historic than…
Lindsay Curcio grew up in Chicago and was first introduced to the law through her mom, who worked in the court system. Years later, Lindsay interned for an immigration judge in Oakdale, Louisiana. She fell in love with the field and never looked back. Lindsay quickly realized her dream was to help people navigate the complex immigration process and help people achieve their dreams. She’s seen her clients accomplish incredible goals and has stayed in…
The recent CLE program Thriving, not Surviving: How to Leverage Resilience in your Practice in the Face of Uncertainty, taught by Ruby Powers, will help you identify the “opportunity in today’s crisis.” The program provides a framework for taking stock of  your practice, analyzing your strengths and weaknesses, and utilizing the tools you need to grow your practice in times of uncertainty. Check out the top three takeaways from this program below:    …
More than 60 million Americans are currently under some type of curfew order, in almost 50 cities across the country. The President has threatened to invoke the Insurrection Act to send in the military to put down protests. Following nearly three months of COVID quarantine, the American people are now facing a different kind of shutdown, and the threat of violent enforcement is very real. And with COVID spreading nearly unchecked in jails and…
With many states beginning to reopen, some attorneys might soon be heading back to the office. Whether you’re preparing to go back to work, looking to get away from COVID-related content for awhile, or are just looking to complete your CLE requirement, our upcoming programs offer something for everyone. Check out some June highlights below. Developing a Pro Bono Practice for Corporate Counsel. Managing a corporate pro bono program can be…
Hundreds of Lawline attorneys have already created their Lawline Profile, and it’s a good thing they did – over half of all contacts from Lawline Profiles are from people looking for legal services or legal advice, which is exactly why we created Lawline Profiles in the first place.  Now, Lawline subscribers utilizing their profiles have an edge when clients are searching for legal services.   This month’s featured Lawline Profile features an attorney who specializes in…
Every two years, New York attorneys need to complete 24 credits of CLE within 30 days after their birthday. At least four of these credits must be in Ethics and Professionalism – and for attorneys who are due to re-register on or after July 1, 2018, at least one of those credits must be in Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias (“Diversity” for short). But what does that mean? To assist with this sometimes troublesome…