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Webinars COVID-19Emergency Legal Preparedness and Response

A New National Strategy for COVID-19 Response: Legal Opportunities and Challenges


2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET | February 2, 2021

On January 21, 2021, the day after his Inauguration, President Joe Biden introduced his administration’s detailed National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness.  Framed around seven primary goals, President Biden’s plan represents a seminal shift in U.S. response efforts at a critical juncture of the pandemic with thousands of Americans dying each day. Supplemented by multiple Executive Orders and other legal maneuvers, it also implicates a series of legal opportunities and challenges ahead.

In this real-time webinar, Network Western Region Director James G. Hodge, Jr., provides a brief overview of current and forthcoming plans and then examines current and potential legal issues underlying their implementation. Considerable time for your questions and comments is included – please share your potential questions in advance when registering or during the live session.


  • Emily Carey, Senior Legal Researcher, Network for Public Health Law–Western Region Office


  • James G. Hodge, Jr., JD, LLM, Director, Network for Public Health Law–Western Region Office; Peter Kiewit Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.