Must-Watch May CLE: Postmortem Toxicology, Legal Issues in Surveillance and Social Media, Vaccine Liability and More

Katie Carelli | May 3, 2021

Now that all adults are eligible for the COVID vaccine, many pandemic-related restrictions are being lifted. However, many of us are hitting a pandemic wall and continue to face burnout. To help you combat any stress and anxieties and stay-up-to date on all of the latest COVID implications, Lawline is highlighting Well-Being Week in Law with a series of wellness programs, and continuing to highlight the pandemic’s effect on the legal profession. Check out some highlights below:

    • Navigating Health Coverage Impacting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. This program will discuss issues in health coverage affecting sexual orientation and gender identity, including non-discrimination laws, laws protecting medical treatment and coverage, and taxability of benefits and surrogacy. Airing May 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (EST)
    • Understanding the Legal Implications of Surveillance, Social Media & Spying. Surveillance has become increasingly commonplace, however the laws governing it are complicated. This program will help attorneys utilize surveillance evidence and social media profiling through discussions of the law surrounding various types of surveillance, privacy statutes, the Wiretap Act, the General Data Privacy Regulations, and the California Consumer Privacy Act. Airing May 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (EST)
    • What Stories Do the Dead Tell? Understanding Postmortem Toxicology for Attorneys. This program guides attorneys through everything they need to know about postmortem toxicology, including what happens to the body after death, postmortem drug levels, sources of drug levels after death, and how to work with postmortem experts. Airing May 24, 2021 at 12:00 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:

    • 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. Originally aired on January 29, 2021
    • Navigating Vaccine Injury Litigation During a Global Pandemic: The VICP, CICP, and COVID-19. The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act established the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which was designed to compensate anyone injured by a vaccine. This program will review the requirements for eligibility for compensations under this program, the scope of damages recoverable, and what to expect for injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine which are being processed in the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program. Originally aired on April 5, 2021
    • Remote Trial Considerations: Juries, Witnesses & Evidence. As many attorneys will most likely continue to work remotely beyond the pandemic, this program aims to explore best practices for conducting remote trials, including jury selection, bench vs. jury trials, voir dire, cross-examination, and evidence. Originally aired on April 15, 2021

Related Content:

  1. Saving Your Sanity: Four Wellness Tips from Leading Legal Educators
  2. Is There Liability for Injury Resulting from Administration of the COVID-19 Vaccine?
  3. Striving for a (Realistic) Attorney Work/Life Balance in 2021

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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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