New laws pertaining to 'green' issues are predicted to be the fourth most important legal trend in 2009

With the Inauguration of President Obama complete, we wanted to look at how his Presidency may affect the legal industry in the upcoming year.

According to the legal site, “Green” laws are predicted to be one of the top 10 issues facing the legal industry in 2009. The site notes:

Whether or not we see a Roosevelt-like public works project in green technology, we will likely see large shifts in how our federal government uses its power to implement green change. From rules set or modified by a new Environmental Protection Agency, to the approach a new Department of Agriculture decides to take on ethanol, how the federal government uses its powers will set the tone for how America attempts to go green. Governments at the state and local level will also play key roles in implementing programs and laws to help us go green.

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