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In a press release yesterday, Lawline announced the launch of a new product designed exclusively for their subscription holders – a customizable public profile designed to help attorneys boost online visibility and grow their practice.   “Lawline’s goal has always been to make being an attorney just a little bit easier – from taking the guesswork out of MCLE to making sure attorneys have necessary information at their fingertips,” said David Schnurman, Lawline’s CEO. “Now,…
In March, New Jersey postponed their vote on recreational marijuana, with Governor Murphy citing that there were not yet enough votes to pass the bill. If it passed, New Jersey would have one of the most progressive and comprehensive cannabis bills in the country, taking into account decriminalization, expungement of records for low-level offenders, and policies favoring women, minorities, and small businesses, as well as locations that are lower-income and have lower employment…
Whether you are the managing partner of a small firm, or the hiring partner for a bigger firm or company, hiring new employees can be daunting. If you are filling a position that someone recently vacated, you may feel a time crunch to find a replacement. If you are hiring for newly created roles, you may be unclear about the scope and duties that the position will entail. Add into the mix concerns about the…
Today, Lawline.com debuts Lawline Profiles – a brand new offering for subscribers to our award-winning online education platform. If you’re looking for a way to grow your business without sacrificing your work-life balance, this is definitely something you will want to explore. Read on for all the information you need to launch your own profile: What does it do? Turbo-charged with Lawline’s own SEO (search engine optimization, so you end up closer to the top…
  Whatever your politics, there’s no denying that environmental issues are in the news. Although the Green New Deal, a non-binding resolution put forward by Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, failed in the Senate on March 26, the discourse around climate change is not going anywhere, and is likely to be a major issue in the 2020 presidential race. Although the future of environmental regulation remains uncertain, looking at its history may provide some insight. In preparation…
In our latest Faculty Spotlight video, Lucy Lee, a Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP dishes on the best legal advice she’s received, her reasons for becoming a lawyer, and what inspires her to share her vast wealth of knowledge with others. Lucy’s story is extraordinary – she has been practicing tax law for twenty years, with a focus on international tax and estate planning. Lucy represents high-net-worth individuals and families, in addition to global…
It may be April Fools’ Day, but we’re not fooling around – this month’s programs cover a variety of interesting topics ranging from autonomous vehicles to employment issues with marijuana legalization. If you can’t make a live webcast, don’t worry. All of our courses go on demand within 48 hours after airing (and you can check them out with our free trial).   The Legal Issues Surrounding Autonomous Vehicles. As autonomous vehicles become…
April Fools! Even though April Fools’ pranks are often harmless (and there’s a running list of the best ones), they can sometimes lead to bigger problems like injuries or even legal issues. To celebrate in the most lawyerly way possible, here are three April Fools’ pranks that resulted in legal action. While the jokes may have seemed funny at the time, they landed these pranksters in some pretty hot water:      In 2001, a…
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’ve been practicing in Virginia for over 10 years, but recently moved to New York for a new job opportunity and became admitted here. Am I considered a Newly Admitted Attorney? Do I…