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Effective July 1, 2020, live webcasts count for live credit in West Virginia and there is no credit cap on live courses. Previously, webcasts and on-demand courses were both capped at 12 credits and attorneys needed to take Live In-Person courses to complete their full requirement.  West Virginia attorneys can complete their entire CLE requirement through Lawline’s catalog of over 800 West Virginia accredited courses.  Note: There is a temporary rule change due to…
Effective May 1, 2021, Utah is moving to a one year reporting cycle and has changed its CLE requirement to be 12 credits per year including at least 1 Ethics and 1 Professionalism. Previously, Utah attorneys had a two year reporting cycle that consisted of 24 credits including 2 Ethics and 1 Professionalism.  Utah attorneys with a compliance reporting period of July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021 will start the one-year compliance cycle…
Effective August 28, 2020, Iowa has removed the cap on unmoderated courses. Iowa attorneys can now complete their entire requirement via any format including On Demand and MP3.  Effective January 1, 2021, Iowa changed their requirement to be 15 credits per year, including at least 1 credit in Ethics, and 1 credit in Diversity & Inclusion or Attorney Wellness. Excess Ethics, Diversity & Inclusion, and Attorney Wellness credits can be carried into the…
This June, learn how to better serve the LGBTQ community, understand the issues schools face as students return to in person learning, and take action against extreme voting restrictions all in one place. Check out some highlights from Lawline’s June lineup of CLE: How to Ethically Represent LGBTQ+ Clients from a Cultural Competency and Humility Perspective. While there have been many major advancements in legal protections for LGBTQ+ people, there are still unique legal…
Although law firms are increasingly diverse today, the profession still has quite a way to go before the numbers truly reflect the nation at large. In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’ve compiled a list of five Asian-American attorneys who were truly the firsts of their time and paved the way for generations to come. These trailblazers faced nearly insurmountable obstacles, but undeterred, they continued to pursue their dreams. Their fearless…
Procrastination. Everyone does it, and when you are an attorney who is stressed and overwhelmed, it can be an easy trap to fall into. Getting stuck in a procrastination loop doesn’t feel good, and the more you do it, the more stressed out you are – the cortisol tap is turned on, and until you can take control of your time, it won’t turn off. How can you stop? In her CLE program, Stress Management
Effective January 1, 2021, Minnesota attorneys can take up to 30 credits of On Demand courses for cycles ending in 2021 or later. These courses must be completed in 2021 or later, and courses completed before 2020 are subject to a maximum of 15 On Demand credits. Attorneys will no longer need to complete any of their requirement via “live” formats. Starting on January 1, 2024, On Demand credits will be unlimited for courses completed…
Now that all adults are eligible for the COVID vaccine, many pandemic-related restrictions are being lifted. However, many of us are hitting a pandemic wall and continue to face burnout. To help you combat any stress and anxieties and stay-up-to date on all of the latest COVID implications, Lawline is highlighting Well-Being Week in Law with a series of wellness programs, and continuing to highlight the pandemic’s effect on the legal profession. Check…
Sponsored by Nota by M&T. In what realm are attorneys subject to the greatest risk of discipline? Quite often, investigations aren’t triggered by lawyers playing fast and loose with the rules, but from the basic paper trail that is left by innocent mistakes made in management of an IOLA trust account. In spite of this clear and present danger, most lawyers are woefully unprepared by law school ethics courses to avoid the pitfalls of trust…
In 2020, the NALP Foundation conducted a nationwide law firm study which culminated in a recent report, Professional Development in a Pandemic: The Impact of COVID-19, Civil Unrest and Economic Crisis. The groundbreaking report provides a unique window into how leading law firms responded to the extraordinary period that began a year ago: the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic downturn, and the explosion of Black Lives Matter protests amid outrage over the killing of George…