Welcome 2022! How Are We Doing?
by Lauren J. Kalisek
It’s been almost two years since the World Health Organization confirmed COVID-19 as a global pandemic, and we’ve all been through a lot during this unprecedented time. We each have our stories of the things we withstood, managed, and moved through as we dealt with shutdowns, health risks, and economic uncertainty. The previously simple question of “How are you doing?” has evolved into something a little more complicated to answer. Now, as we begin 2022, we look forward to a new year with the benefit of effective vaccines. We still face the challenge of a variant impacting hospitals, schools, and workplaces at the start of this year, and our resiliency continues to be tested. But there is reason to be optimistic about 2022.
As we begin this new year, the work of our communities and organizations goes on regardless of the lingering pandemic as reflected in the updates provided in this newsletter. We have important articles from our Water Practice Group on complex federal and state law water and wastewater certificates of convenience and necessity (“CCN”) issues and from our Employment Law Group on Texas Employment Law updates, along with our standing Muncipal Courts, Agency Highlights, and In the Courts columns to keep you up to speed.
Over the pandemic, one of the more fun projects we launched was our podcast “Listen In With Lloyd Gosselink” where you can listen to our attorneys do deeper dives into the legal and regulatory issues weare monitoring. We are working on dropping our third season early this year, and we hope you enjoy tuning in as much as we enjoy putting these episodes together.
But probably most exciting as we start off this new year, and as highlighted in the Firm News column, our firm is celebrating the onboarding of several new attorneys, some newly licensed and just starting their careers, and the election of one of our senior associates, Gabrielle Smith, to Principal. Seeing our coworkers achieve their career goals with our firm is one of the most rewarding aspects of what we do.
We at Lloyd Gosselink continue to be grateful for the opportunity to work with all the clients, friends and colleagues that make up our newsletter list. Our wish for you for 2022 is that your answer to “How are you doing?” becomes simpler, easier, and brighter with each passing day!
Lauren Kalisek is the Managing Director and leads our Firm’s Districts Practice Group. If you would like additional information or have questions related to this article or other matters, please contact Lauren at 512.322.5847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.