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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…
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