Plan For Your Disaster

Given the current hurricane season in the South, wildfires in the West, and who knows what other calamities elsewhere, we should all be thinking about how to handle disaster. Trends in State Courts has a review of recent efforts, mostly by legislatures, to give courts more power to handle disasters:

Maintaining Court Operations When Disaster Strikes: Emergency Powers

What happens when a courthouse is rendered unusable following a man-made or natural disaster? Many states have started to grant special powers to chief justices and court leadership to help courts meet these challenges.

 

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