What New Jersey Attorneys Are Watching Now

Angelica Cesario | September 8, 2020

Attention New Jersey attorneys! If your birthday falls between July 1 and December 31, then you’ve got a deadline coming up on December 31. But we have some good news for you. The Supreme Court of New Jersey issued an order temporarily relaxing the 12-hour live classroom credit requirement, which means you can now complete your entire requirement through approved courses offered in alternative verifiable learning formats - and Lawline has plenty of them. 

Interested in what’s trending? We’ve compiled a list of the top five courses New Jersey attorneys are watching right now to get you started:

  • Hate Speech and the First Amendment: Where Are the Boundaries? The First Amendment grants freedom of speech, but where is the line drawn between constitutionally protected speech and unprotected hate speech? This program answers that question by examining First Amendment case law and identifying constitutional issues regarding protected speech.
  • Force Majeure and Other Defenses to Contract Performance During the Covid-19 Pandemic. This timely program covers the enforceability of force majeure clauses and other contract defenses to excuse performance altered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Using Social Media Evidence in Litigation. Social media is inescapable, and it can have a great impact on an attorney’s case. This program provides best practices for dealing with social media in an injury case, including the strategic use of social media and how to defend its use at trial.
  • 2020 Employment Law Update. This comprehensive caselaw update reviews recent holdings in rapidly evolving areas areas of employment law, including pay equity, sexual harassment prevention, and medical and recreational marijuana.
  • Coronavirus and Your Mental Health: A Lawyer’s Guide to Coping with Isolation, Anxiety and Fear in Uncertain Times. We’re living in uncertain times which can have an adverse affect on our mental health and impairment disorders, and attorneys are no exception. This program discusses the rates of impairment in the legal profession, the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has on mental health, why attorneys are at a higher risk to develop mental health and substance use disorders, strategies to alleviate these conditions, and much more. 

Want more? Check out our catalog of 1,500+ New Jersey-accredited programs, which you can try out with our free trial

 

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Written by Angelica Cesario

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.

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