Kick off 2018 Right with Courses Ranging from Voter Suppression and Attorney Well-Being to 2018’s SCOTUS Preview

January 3, 2018

Happy New Year - now back to the daily grind! Ease back into the work routine with Lawline’s newest CLE courses.

Lawline is kicking off the new year with our January webcasts, including some seriously hot topics (voter suppression, anyone?), well-being for attorneys, and the second annual SCOTUS Preview. Here are some exciting highlights for the month. Can’t make a webcast date? All our courses go on demand within 48 hours.

  • Resisting Voter Suppression and Defending the Right to Vote. Featuring the ACLU Voting Rights Project, this exciting and timely program addresses the issue of individual states’ voter suppression legislation. Voter ID laws, cuts to early voting, prohibitions on out-of-precinct voting and same-day registration, and voter roll purges will all be discussed. Additionally, the impact of Crawford v. Marion County Election Board and Shelby County v. Holder will be examined.  Airing January 16 at 11:30 a.m. (EST)
  • The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change. Noticing that the attorneys around you tend to be a little… stressed? You’re not imagining things. In this program, panelists address issues plaguing the profession, such as chronic stress, poor self-care, and high rates of depression and alcohol abuse. They will examine two recent studies revealing the high rates of substance use and mental health disorders among law students and lawyers, and the subsequent Report from the National Task Force on Attorney Well-Being. Are you a person who is also an attorney? This one’s for you.  Airing January 22 at 1:30 p.m. (EST)
  • OSHA Retaliation Claims in the Trump Administration. We’re one year into the Trump Administration, and we’ve seen some significant changes to the OSHA regulatory landscape. While whistleblower complaints had been on the rise during the Obama Administration, the new administration has not pursued enforcement as aggressively. Take a deep dive into the actions taken by this administration to roll back OSHA regulations and examine the most pertinent statutory provisions. Additionally, gain a better understanding of how the retaliation statutes are now being applied.  Airing January 25 at 2:00 p.m. (EST)
  • The Fair Housing Act: A Primer on Analyzing and Avoiding Discrimination Claims. Originally enacted in the wake of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Fair Housing Act is one of our country’s most important laws, designed to stop the discrimination of protected classes when attempting to secure housing. This program examines the FHA from both the perspective of a housing provider as well as an individual covered under the act, and addresses both private and public conduct, standards of law for things such as unfair lending practices and retaliation claims, legal thresholds that potential claimants are required to meet, and even the types of damages at stake - and how to avoid the claim in the first place.  Airing January 29 at 9:30 a.m. (EST)
  • SCOTUS Preview 2018. In the second annual SCOTUS Preview program, eight cases on the Supremes’ docket will be addressed. Join the presenters for a look at some of the most compelling cases the Court will hear in the new year, including: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Gill v. Whitford,  Class v. U.S., Jesner v. Arab Bank, McCoy v. Louisiana, Christie v. NCAA, Carpenter v. U.S., and Jennings v. Rodriguez. With issues ranging from whether the application of Colorado’s public accommodations law violates the First Amendment to gerrymandering in Wisconsin, this fantastic examination of such critical cases is not to be missed!  Airing January 30 at 10:00 a.m. (EST) 

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Written by Shaun Salmon

Shaun is the Director of Content at Lawline. She holds a JD with a certification in Intellectual Property/Entertainment & Sports Law from Seton Hall Law and is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. In her free time, she coaches a high school dance team and choreographs the school’s musical. She is also a passionate advocate for animals and strives to cultivate Animal Law programs, among her other endeavors with the company.

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