Inaugural Practices

Yesterday, I took a long break to witness the historic inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. There’s much to celebrate and learn from our new leaders including how men and women can work productively side by side.

But more to the point, a new election means new opportunities for lawyers. I wrote about new issues after the last presidential election, so here’s a quick summary of Biden’s seventeen executive orders and what they mean for lawyers.  The orders will implement changes for immigration, revive a focus on climate change and reinforce Title VII of the Civil RIghts Act to require that the federal government does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, Biden will also extend the pause on federal student loan interest and principal payments. 

What are you looking forward to for this new administration?

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