Every so often, practitioners should probably reevaluate where the environmental legal market is going. That reevaluation helps direct all sorts of practice and personal development efforts. Now, in the middle of the shock created by the COVID-19 response, might be one of those times for reevaluation. When we all get back to the office, what will we be doing?
Events affect different lawyers’ practices differently, and this pandemic is not very like anything that has happened during the careers of anyone now practicing. So, in my column for this month’s Legal Intelligencer supplement, Pa. Law Weekly titled “What Next for Environmental Practice?,” I consider the following kinds of new work:
- Conventional Compliance and Enforcement
- Private Lapses
- Back-End Price Negotiation
- Toxic Tort Litigation
- New Priorities