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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…
Effective September 18, 2020, Oregon has permanently moved the CLE deadline for all active attorneys to April 30 (previously December 31), and moved their reporting deadline to May 31 (previously January 31). Attorneys whose compliance cycle previously ended on December 21, 2020 can now complete their credit by April 30, 2021 and report their credits by May 31, 2021. The following cycle will end in April of 2024.  Oregon attorneys can complete their full CLE
What are the best practices for conducting trials via videoconference? How does real estate affect the cannabis licensing process? What are the Four Cornerstones of Mediation? Lawline’s lineup of April CLE will answer all of these questions and more as we dive into topics covering best practices for virtual trials, real estate concerns for cannabis businesses, and finding the right mediator in a multicultural world. Check out some highlights below: Remote Trial Considerations: Juries, Witnesses
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. This Women’s History Month, we listened to lots of podcasts by and for women attorneys. Check out our recommendations below:        1.     Amicus: Quiet Words That Remain There were many tributes to the great Ruth Bader Ginsburg last year. Her tireless work for women’s rights is…
Women have entered the legal profession in significant numbers since the 1970’s, and have made up half of law school classes for decades. Yet, only 4% of women are managing partners. Why do legal organizations fail to promote and retain more women in senior leadership? An ABA study shows that women are four to eight times more likely to be overlooked for advancement, denied salary increases, and be deprived of business development opportunities. In response,…
Every year, Lawline puts together a list of our Top Women Faculty from the previous year in order to spotlight their accomplishments for Women’s History Month. 2020 was a tough year for instructors, who needed to adapt rapidly to filming over Zoom (along with everything else), and the attorneys on this list rose to the challenge spectacularly. Our top women faculty are at the top of the game in their practices – which range from…
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…