Changing legal landscapes
The Trump Administration has taken bold Executive action in its first 100 days, changing enforcement priorities and altering the legal landscape in areas such as immigration law, civil rights, LGBTQ, and environmental law.
The First 100 Days of the Trump Administration: Changes and Implications reviews these rapid changes and it helps attorneys understand how they can advise their clients to adapt and respond.
The program will review five areas of the law that have seen much change. We’ll review federal procedures that used to be in place, analyze how those procedures and protections have changed, and discuss the resulting impacts facing affected communities. The program will also address legal strategies for representing clients in the evolving landscape.
Civil rights and police practices: The Administration has signaled its intention to decrease federal monitoring of local law enforcement agencies. As a result, community groups are seeking to take legal action to enforce civil rights and constitutional protections. What are those rights and protections? How may private civil rights lawsuits for damages or injunctive relief and other tools assist you in protecting your clients’ civil rights?
The environment: Discover which rules have been repealed and the resulting impacts to environmental concerns. Explore how rulemaking and potential budget cuts may alter your approach to your cases.
Immigration: The proposed wall along the U.S-Mexico border, attempts to suspend immigration from certain countries, and more stringent deportation criteria are some of the ways the Trump administration is addressing immigration. Knowing the immigration consequences of breaking the law is key to protecting clients at risk of deportation.
LGBT issues: Take a closer look at actions taken by the Trump administration that directly and indirectly impact LGBT workers, families, students, and the community at large, including:
- Rescission of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Order
- Withdrawal of Obama-era protections for transgender students in public schools
Hate crimes: Since the 2016 election, there has been an increase in hate crimes across the nation [SOURCE17, SOURCE16]. The legal profession can play an active role in advising communities about existing rights and communities can initiate programs to protect or support victims of hate crimes. Understand the scope of existing protections and efforts to deter hate crimes.
A note on the agenda
Our goal in this seminar is to provide you with analysis of current developments to help you stay up to date and prepare for the future. To that end, the agenda may change in order to incorporate any new announcements in the five areas outlined above.*
Continuity amidst change
As the new administration impacts the legal landscape, clients and community members will depend on you more than ever for guidance. Understand the impact of key changes made so far and learn options and strategies for providing consistent, quality legal counsel at The First 100 Days of the Trump Administration: Changes and Implications.