Must-Watch January CLE: Immigration in 2021, Depression in the Legal Profession, and More

Katie Carelli | January 1, 2021

2021 has promised many things: the start of a new Administration, continued distribution of two COVID-19 vaccines, and hope that the pandemic’s end is in sight. Lawline’s lineup of January CLE will keep you up-to-date on all of the latest updates and changes that the new year will bring. With topics ranging from COVID-19 in jails and prisons to immigration in 2021, there’s something for everyone. Check out some January highlights below: 

  • Updates on Civil Rights Litigation in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis in Jails and Prison. This program discusses the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in jails and prisons, including public health and constitutional theories raised by civil rights litigation, and recent major cases and decisions. Airing January 19, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (EST)
  • Immigration in 2021: Anticipating Changes under a New Administration. The Biden administration has promised to roll back many of the changes and restrictions imposed on immigrants during the Trump administration. This program will consider what these changes will be, how an immigration reform proposal would look, changes to enforcement agencies, and more. Airing January 21, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. (EST)
  • Depression: An Occupational Hazard of the Legal Profession. Substance abuse and mental health disorders are prevalent in the legal profession and the stigma associated with mental health often obstructs attorneys from reaching out for help. This program provides an overview of depression, why attorneys with mental health disorders should seek help, intervention strategies, and resources and lawyers’ assistance programs available to attorneys. Airing January 29, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. (EST)

If you can’t attend a live webcast, don’t worry! All of our courses go on-demand within 48 hours after airing (and you can check them out with our free trial). Check out some recent highlights:

  • Channeling Mindfulness Techniques to Improve Negotiation Skills & Outcomes. Using mindfulness techniques when preparing for a negotiation can help attorneys better focus, remain positive, and have a better sense of awareness. This program will cover mindfulness techniques and how and why they should be applied to negotiations. Originally aired on December 1, 2020
  • More Than a Drug Store: Litigating Pharmaceutical Liability Claims. Pharmacists have little to no margin of error in their practice, and are often the middleman between patients and physicians, and drug manufacturers and insurance providers, leading to confusion of liability when an error is made in the pharmacy. This program will review causes of action and defense when a patient is injured due to a pharmacy error, and the overlap between state regulations and tort practice in pharmaceutical liability claims. Originally aired on December 11, 2020
  • Jury Selection: Using Social Science to Win at Trial. The key to humanizing a client to the jury is understanding the jurors as people. This program will discuss the social science behind selecting a jury, how to identify jurors that will be sympathetic to the case, voir dire tactics, jury selection procedure, and the effect of COVID-19 on jury trials. Originally aired on December 29, 2020


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Written by Katie Carelli

Katie was raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL and decided to brave New York City after graduating with her M.A. in English Literature from Florida State University in 2018. When she is motivated to get off her couch, she frequents the movies, the theater, and the museums of the city.


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