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Lawline Profiles were designed to help attorneys establish a stronger online presence, build their brand, and connect them with potential clients (and even colleagues!). Hundreds of Lawline attorneys have already created their Lawline Profile, so we are highlighting some of the standouts!  Read on for our first three Lawline Profile Highlights.         Brian Dettman: Brian Dettman is a personal injury attorney admitted to practice in both Florida and Kentucky. Based in Louisville, Brian highlights himself…
Do you want financial stability and flexible hours as an attorney? Do you hate the idea of big firm life? Starting a solo practice – and eventually growing into a small law firm – may be a sustainable option for you. With these five essential steps, you’ll be on your way to owning and managing your own small law firm.  1. Figure Out the Foundation. To run a solo practice – and eventually grow into…
Did you know that Lawline offers more than 1,500 on-demand courses available for you to watch anytime and anywhere, day or night? With such a large selection available at your fingertips, choosing where to begin might be difficult. So why not turn to your peers for help? We’ve compiled a list of the top five programs that attorneys are watching right now. These programs are timely, relevant, and best of all, sure to help you…
The #MeToo movement has brought greater attention to victims of sexual abuse. As media outlets focus on allegations of pervasive misconduct, the public pushes state legislatures to lift or suspend time restrictions on criminal and civil actions. Recently, the NYS legislature passed legislation extending the statute of limitations on criminal charges for child sexual abuse and  expanding the availability of certain other forms of relief.  These statutory changes will no doubt lead to an increase…
In the wake of the devastation following Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and along the east coast of the United States, Lawline is now offering free CLE programming on disaster relief to support attorneys who are providing assistance to those who were affected by the storm.  The 2018 program Insurance Recovery in the Face of Natural Disasters is available at no charge nationwide via an exclusive Lawline discount link. It is also accredited across…
Law school provides students with a critical legal foundation: how to analyze cases and important legal doctrine, and conduct legal research. Enterprising law students will also gain some hands-on experience through a clinic, externship, or moot court – but there’s still so much left to learn, especially when it comes to conducting a trial. For example, how do you develop the theory and themes of your case? How do you make sure your first pleading…
Summer is coming to an end and work is starting to pick back up. Here at Lawline, we’re getting you back into the swing of things with our September CLE. With upcoming events on Elder Law and Personal Injury, and programs discussing cross-border investigations and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, something is sure to pique your interest this month. Check out some of our great September CLE below. Challenges and Hot Topics in Cross-Border
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 newly admitted in both Pennsylvania and Ohio, but I’m not sure how to complete my CLE requirements. Do I need to take courses in person? Can I watch video recordings? Do…
We’ve recently explored why online profiles are so important to your career as an attorney, creating a nifty guide to getting the most from your Lawline Profile and addressing the digital marketing terms every lawyer needs to know in 2019. Now we’re taking a moment to highlight some attorneys who have created powerful Lawline Profiles for themselves in three specific ways. Check out these savvy internet marketers and what they’re doing right!    A…
The July bar exam is over! We’re giving the latest law school grads a minute to breathe. You just studied for three and a half years straight and took a really long exam to cap it off. So today, we’re going to tackle a less stressful, yet important, topic: what to wear to work. While fashion doesn’t necessarily appeal to everyone, there have been countless articles about how dress codes impact productivity. And if…