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The 2018 – 2019 SCOTUS term, which began amid the most contentious Supreme Court nomination in history, has ended. As always, there have been decisions that left liberals and conservatives sputtering about the politicization of the court, as well as alliances that surprised the SCOTUS pundit circuit. Given that both nominations from the current administration have been hotly debated (Gorsuch due to anger over the denial of a hearing for Merrick Garland at the…
Chronic stress makes lawyers a melancholy bunch, and nobody understands our pain except other lawyers. Luckily Lawyer Twitter is here to provide a platform for your pain. Check out these top five tweets that truly capture the #LawyerProblems experience: This type of behavior really deserves to be sanctioned: There should be a special place in hell reserved for attorneys who schedule a conference call at 8:30 am the monday after a holiday weekend. #lawyering #lawyerproblems
For many attorneys, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) is something they don’t give much thought to until their deadline is rapidly approaching. Whether their firm provides 24/7 access to online courses or they are so bogged down with work that they forgot to register for the free event at their local bar, CLE tends to sneak up on even those with the best intentions.   As a busy attorney, how do you avoid this fate? By shopping…
Online profiles. You might think these are relegated to two places: LinkedIn, for your business endeavors, and Facebook, for your family and friends (read: dopamine fix). In reality, however, the web offers so much more in terms of profile-creating, brand-building, and business-driving options. So as an attorney, what do you need from your online profile, and why is it so important? Read on for three goals that you – and your firm – should…
  On behalf of everyone at Lawline, we wish our readers a Happy Fourth of July! However you choose to celebrate, be sure to stay safe! Here are three tips for staying out of trouble and making the most of this year’s Independence Day celebrations. Do your research and get the lowdown on fireworks safety. Check out these tips on avoiding those nightmare traffic delays. And just for fun – whether you’re planning a…
Take a break from the summer heat with Lawline’s fresh lineup of programs. Lawline’s July CLE will help you stay up-to-date on the latest legal developments in areas such as Government Contracting and Financial Services. Don’t worry if you can’t make a live webcast – all of our courses go on demand within 48 hours after airing (and you can check them out with our free trial)!   Website Terms and Conditions: One Size Does
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, My Illinois CLE deadline is coming up soon and I heard there was a rule change a couple of years ago while I was finishing up my last cycle. Is there anything new…
In honor of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, Lawline is sharing fun facts about our nation’s founding father George Washington. Washington is a beloved figure in our nation’s history – he was a general during the American Revolution, president of our Constitutional Convention, and was unanimously elected by the Electoral College to serve as our nation’s first president. As perhaps the most legendary figure in our nation’s history, we wondered what other fun facts…
You know that the internet is the frontier of lead generation and client development for attorneys – but where do you start? We’ve created this brief guide to terminology you need to know in order to capitalize on the marketing advantages the internet has to offer in the shortest amount of time. Get these basics under your belt with the infographic below – and click it to start growing your online marketing presence!
Summer is almost upon us! It’s finally time to get outside, relax on the beach, and brush up on grilling recipes. But for many attorneys in Illinois, it’s also time to buckle down and finish the biennial MCLE requirement. Illinois attorneys with last names N through Z have to complete 30 MCLE credits by June 30 in odd-numbered years (A through M are due in even-numbered years, so they don’t need to report until 2020).…