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We also found some neat trends when we broke down the data. For one, privacy & cybersecurity are at the top of everyone’s list. With new privacy rules like the GDPR and emerging technologies like blockchain, attorneys nationwide are more invested than ever in protecting themselves and their clients from potential breaches. Programs like Data Privacy and Cybersecurity: Current Trends and Future Issues or Beyond the Trash Bin: Proper Disposal of Electronic Data will…
Surveys indicate that most attorneys believe that law school fails to prepare graduates to practice, especially now that the practice of law includes more business and technological expertise than ever before. This means that the work of onboarding new attorneys falls to the law firms and organizations that hire them. Newly admitted attorneys who are hanging out their own shingles work even harder as they must grow their business at the same time as they…
Meet our newest Faculty Spotlight, Dane Jaques, a Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP. A leader in his field, this former professional pilot focuses his practice on transportation, aviation, oil and gas pipelines, unmanned aircrafts, and autonomous vehicles. Dane handles high-profile matters involving National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident response, pipeline safety, aviation law, and administrative proceedings. In the clip below he talks about the best piece of advice he ever received and about valuing…
Between finding a last minute Valentine’s Day reservation and squeezing a month’s work into 28 days, February can be stressful. Here at Lawline, we make at least one thing easy for you: keeping up with your CLE credits. To help you do just that, Lawline has an exciting lineup of programs this month, with topics ranging from sports and entertainment to antitrust. Can’t make a live webcast? Not to worry, all of our courses go…
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 finishing up my 2018 North Carolina CLE requirement (using the grace period until the end of February), and I saw that in 2019 I have to complete a credit of Technology CLE.…
Did you know Lawline now has more than 1,500 on-demand courses available for you to watch anytime and anywhere, day or night? Not sure where to begin? We’ve got you covered. We took a look back at our most popular courses of 2018. After sifting through the numbers, we nailed down the top five courses of the year. These can’t-miss programs are dynamic, invigorating, and just plain fun. From immigration to video gaming, these courses…
Attorneys deal with electronic information on a daily basis, presenting challenges to attorneys who practice in various fields. This often leads to “fitting” electronic information into existing legal principles, although new statutory or regulatory regimes may be created to address topics such as privacy and cybersecurity. It is critical for attorneys to understand how issues with electronic information fit into their legal practice in order to fulfill the basic duty of competency required by ABA…
In December, the Lawline Blog placed second in the Expert Institute’s Legal Blog Hall of Fame contest for Education and Law School Blogs. The publication also placed tenth overall, competing against hundreds of legal blogs from all over the internet. We are grateful for all our readers who voted, and look forward to providing you with quality content in the year ahead! Is there something you want to see on the blog? Comment below to…
It sometimes seems like lawyers have an adversarial relationship with technology. This is unfortunate, since technology is continually evolving. To help the industry come to terms with the impact technology has on the practice of law, here are three negative attitudes that attorneys should overcome in 2019:    Viewing Technology as the “Billable Hour Killer”.  Some attorneys may view the proliferation of AI in the legal industry as “a threat to their economic model
In a press release yesterday, Lawline debuted an extensive list of new live webcast offerings for 2019. Beginning on Tuesday, January 15 with an exceptionally timely Technology & the Law Event, Lawline will offer 30+ themed events throughout the year, including new additions like quarterly ethics programs, a Litigation Skills event in June, and a Personal Injury event in September. Annual events, including the popular Data Breach & Privacy event in August and October’s IP…