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 run the gamut. Without further ado, here they are (drum roll please...):
An Overview of U.S. Immigration Law (What Every Lawyer Should Know). Need a crash course in immigration law? Not sure what certain immigration terms means? Not to fear - our most popular course of the year provides a comprehensive overview of U.S. immigration law for practitioners new to the field. Experienced attorneys who practice in other fields will also benefit from this program, and will walk away with a basic understanding of how immigration law frequently intersects with other areas of the law. All the basics are covered, including temporary visas, permanent residency, and the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Ethics Update: How to Deal With Bullies Without Breaking the Rules. Ever faced an opposing counsel who just wasn’t playing by the rules? Whose zealous advocacy crossed a line? You’re not alone. In this insightful program, learn how to confront attorneys who take it too far by using all the tools in your RPC arsenal. These tools will empower you with the skills you need to deter bad behavior, encourage civility, and combat bullying and discrimination in the legal profession.
Advising Your Clients on Aging: How to Plan Ahead Parts I and II. Planning ahead is always important, whether you’re in your twenties, forties, or nineties but it can be complicated, especially because clients’ priorities can shift depending on their stage of life. Attorneys advising senior clients have special considerations to be aware of, including tools to maintain their independence and ensure access to governmental benefits. In this two-part series, you’ll learn the ins and outs of future planning for aging clients.
An Introduction to Video Gaming Law. The video game industry has grown rapidly in recent years, and its rise has created many new legal questions, like how to regulate mass distribution of games, comply with advertising regulations, handle potential IP infringement, and more. In this fun and exciting program, learn about how courts - and the industry - are responding to the latest legal challenges.
Ethics and Legal Writing Update. This course is not your typical ethics program. Rounding out our top five with over 5,000 views, this program takes a deep dive into the ethical obligations of legal writing. For example, did you know you can get sanctioned for frivolous legal writing? Or that you have a duty to cite adverse authority in your briefs? You’ll also learn about the role of civility in legal writing, the ethics of ghostwriting, and the ethical ramifications of plagiarism. Here’s hoping to you’ll never be in the hot seat for legal writing snafus.
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Angelica Cesario is Lawline's Lead Program Attorney. She graduated cum laude from Amherst College in 2008 and holds a B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies and a Certificate in Latino and Latin American Studies. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2013 and is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. Before joining Lawline, Angelica worked as a plaintiff-side labor & employment litigation attorney. Outside of work, Angelica serves on the Board of Directors of the TEAK Fellowship, a non-profit academic and cultural enrichment program that provides educational access to top NYC students. Angelica is the proud mom of an energetic toddler. During her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new foods, and catching up on her favorite TV shows.