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Defining the Rules: South Carolina Substance Abuse

By Meredith Cohen on Feb 22, 2018 2:00:00 PM in CLE

Once every three years, South Carolina attorneys are required to complete one Substance Abuse and Mental Health credit as part of their two-credit Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility requirement. We’ve created a guide to help you...

What You Need to Know for the South Carolina CLE Deadline

By Meredith Cohen on Feb 21, 2018 1:30:00 PM in CLE

February means a number of exciting events - watching footballcommercials on Super Bowl Sunday, celebrating love chocolate on Valentine’s Day, and savoring those last few weekends of playing winter sportsreading by the fire. But for attorneys in...

In Honor of the XXIII Winter Games: Olympic Controversies Through the Years

By Sarah Mills on Feb 20, 2018 10:45:00 AM in Hot Topics

Russian athletes banned - then reinstated - for state-sponsored doping. A high profile sports doctor outed as a serial abuser of hundreds of girls and young women, including several Olympic champions. Hackers targeting Olympics-related...

Fun Facts About Our Nation's First President

By Angelica Cesario on Feb 19, 2018 11:30:00 AM in Hot Topics

Happy Presidents’ Day! Each February, we celebrate Presidents’ Day on the third Monday of the month. The holiday was originally established to honor President George Washington’s Birthday, and commemorations of the day date back to 1778.

The Top Courses Lawyers Love

By Sarah Mills on Feb 14, 2018 11:00:00 AM in Hot Topics, CLE

I have a confession to make: I never leave online reviews, no matter how good the product or service. As an attorney who produces online CLE, however, I truly appreciate the thoughtful and eloquent feedback our viewers provide. It helps us...

Filming the Police: Getting to Know Your First Amendment Rights

By Sarah Mills on Feb 12, 2018 2:00:00 PM in Hot Topics, CLE

If you’ve been paying attention to media coverage of the #J20 inauguration protests, you know that a year later, charges against 135 of the 188 defendants charged with felony rioting have been dropped, and a similar outcome is possible in the...

Law Practice in the Real World: Lawline's February 2018 Bridge the Gap

By Shaun Salmon on Feb 8, 2018 1:30:00 PM in CLE, Lawline News

Join Lawline for our February 2018 Bridge the Gap, the first of four Bridge the Gap offerings in 2018. This event is designed for both newly admitted and experienced practitioners and focuses on developing practical skills and understanding legal...

Natural Disasters and the Stafford Act: What You Need to Know Now

By Shaun Salmon on Feb 6, 2018 2:00:00 PM in Hot Topics, CLE

Post-hurricane Sandy - the storm that cost the New York/New Jersey area an estimated 75 billion dollars in economic damages back in 2012 - the Stafford Act came under significant fire for the prohibitive nature of its provision barring...

Elder Abuse and Substance Abuse, Blockchain and Student Loans: February’s Top CLE

By Sarah Mills on Feb 2, 2018 11:30:00 AM in CLE

Although it may be the shortest month of the year, February at Lawline is packed full of great CLE. Catch up on your credits while you’re trapped inside anyway.

Defining the Rules: California Competence Issues

By Meredith Cohen on Jan 30, 2018 5:05:47 PM in CLE

California attorneys whose last names start with the letters H through M must complete and report their 25 MCLE credits by January 31, 2018 (that’s this week, people!). Part of this requirement includes one credit-hour of Competence Issues - but...