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On October 22, 2018, Stacey Kalamaras presented a CLE on How to Structure a Trademark Clearance Opinion Letter and Assess Risk. In this guest blog post, Stacey discusses the importance of searching a trademark before putting it into use.  Why do we Search? Many clients believe conducting trademark clearance searches is an unnecessary expense. However, we believe much it is one of the least expensive preventative measures a business can take. The primary reason we…
In a press release yesterday, Lawline announced that three women have been promoted to executive leadership positions. Sigalle Barness, Esq., has been named Chief Operating Officer, Meredith Cohen, MBA, has been named Director of Customer Experience, and Shaun Salmon, Esq., has been named Director of Content.   Since 2012, Sigalle Barness has overseen Lawline’s content development strategy. She also played a key role in revamping internal operations for four departments as well as significantly contributed to…
Join Lawline for our December 2018 Bridge the Gap, the final Bridge the Gap offering of 2018. This event is designed for both newly admitted and experienced practitioners and focuses on developing practical skills and understanding legal ethics. Lawline’s agenda for the day will include excellent programs that highlight an array of legal issues, including: Top 10 Skills You Need for Trial Best Practices in Negotiating and Drafting Contracts Skills for Cross-Examining a Breath…
Patent law is an area in which many attorneys are not totally comfortable, and as more and more manufacturing happens outside the U.S., it’s important to be able to advise your clients on protecting their IP rights. Well, if a picture is worth a thousand words, an informative limerick might be worth an entire law review article. For your end of the year enjoyment and edification: I.           Zottapaloosa is here, It’s…
Written by Sarah Mills The most recent Program Attorney, Sarah graduated from Simon’s Rock College in 2005 with a BA in Linguistics, did some time in the NYC events world, and then returned to academia and graduated from New York Law School in 2012. Before joining Lawline, she worked in litigation management as a legal auditor, a job which made her lots of friends with partners at major law firms. She is a practical idealist,…
As the year comes to a close and the winter holidays approach, many of us are also faced with a daunting task… fulfilling CLE requirements before the year wraps up. Have no fear – Lawline’s December lineup is full of exciting courses to help you meet your CLE needs and keep you entertained at the same time. With programming on federal criminal practice, international human rights, key immigration developments, and the latest tax reforms, you’re…
Meredith Cohen is Lawline’s Director of Customer Experience. She manages relationships with state regulating agencies nationwide to bring the best and most relevant content to attorneys who need it. In this monthly column, she answers customers’ most pressing CLE questions. Dear Meredith, I’m a North Carolina attorney trying to satisfy my requirement in time for the December 31st CLE deadline. My question is twofold: what kinds of courses qualify for the substance abuse requirement, and…
Ask any attorney in private practice about their least favorite task, and you’re likely to hear about billing woes. It can be time consuming, boring, and worst of all – you can’t bill for it. You might be tempted to rush through your billing at the end of the day, but your aggravation will only be amplified if you get a phone call from your client – or the bar – asking to audit your…
Our customers and readers. We know our customers are busy attorneys, but you still manage to leave insightful comments praising our faculty and suggesting ways we can serve you better. We see you, and we appreciate your work.  Our faculty. We love working with our faculty, brilliant attorneys who put together timely and interesting programs that foster the professional development of attorneys all over the country. Our team. A group of people with varied backgrounds,…
Our customers and readers. We know our customers are busy attorneys, but you still manage to leave insightful comments praising our faculty and suggesting ways we can serve you better. We see you, and we appreciate your work.  Our faculty. We love working with our faculty, brilliant attorneys who put together timely and interesting programs that foster the professional development of attorneys all over the country. Our team. A group of people with varied backgrounds,…