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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…
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…