Law360's Pro Say: Burned Out? Try Being An Immigration Atty

Law360 (August 2, 2019, 8:46 PM EDT) -- Immigration lawyers are burned out. The first two years of the Trump administration have been a whirlwind of abrupt policy decisions, nationwide injunctions and deep uncertainty, so on this week's Law360 Pro Say podcast we'll talk about what lawyers are doing to stay sane.

Each week on Pro Say, Law360 staffers Amber McKinney, Bill Donahue and Alex Lawson bring you inside the newsroom and break down what you need to know about key legal developments.

Immigration senior reporter Nicole Narea joins us this week to talk about immigration attorney burnout. We talk about how the all of the upheaval in the area of immigration has taken its toll on attorneys in the trenches, and we offer some ideas for how to cope that apply to immigration attorneys, but also to any professional trying to handle a stressful job.

Also this week, we talk about another chaotic situation — the State Bar of California giving all 9,000 approved July bar exam takers a list of the general essay topics on the upcoming test after an inadvertent email revealed the topics to a set of deans. 

We also dive into a splashy music copyright trial involving Katy Perry that may put pressure on how much inspiration artists can take before it becomes infringement.

And finally, we tackle some big news — an appellate court allowing a New Jersey costume maker to protect a banana costume with copyright law, saying the company was entitled to the "fruits of its intellectual labor."

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