By Everett L. Green
s 2022 begins, the Business Law Section remains committed to offering programs examining new and compelling trends in the practice of law. On February 10, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the Business Law Section is presenting a series of webinars focused on legal issues arising from COVID-19 entitled Pandemics and the Law.
While COVID-19 is a public health crisis, society’s response to the pandemic raises compelling legal and constitutional issues. How does the federal government, for example, have the power to mandate vaccination or masks in the workplace? Do vaccine and masking requirements violate personal liberty?
Our keynote speaker, Professor Matthew Coles, will examine the COVID-19 pandemic within the larger context of the rights and liberties granted by the Constitution. Our second panel, consisting of Kate Bowles and Craig, will discuss potential effects of COVID-19 on the healthcare system including legislative efforts to address future public health emergencies and the shift to online care. Our third panelist, Michael Simkin will examine the various laws enacted by the State of California and several cities and counties that suspended the eviction process for residential and commercial tenants.
Finally, it is time to renew your Business Law Section membership. As a member, you are joining a community of dedicated business lawyers where you can foster relationships, practice specific educational opportunities, and professional development. And in 2022, we’ve made changes to our membership structure to maximize the value of your membership.