10 Steps to Disaster Preparedness for Law Firms
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes
1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern
12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain
10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific
Attorneys have a special obligation to serve their clients in a competent and ethical manner. Planning for a disaster to ensure the continuity of competent representation following a disaster is essential. Toward this end, this webinar will educate lawyers and firms on how to mitigate the impact of a disaster to their practice and speed the recovery to resume operations by preparing a comprehensive disaster plan.
The webinar will address the following key learning objectives:
- Understand the risks of not being prepared, including business risk and issues of liability
- Understand the moral and ethical obligations of having an executable disaster plan
- Learn the types of business risk, how to assess risk, and determine which risks are most likely to impact your firm
- Learn to evaluate, document, and prioritize critical business functions, or those processes, employees, equipment, systems, and materials that are critical for daily operations
- Understand options for continuing operations in an alternate location if your site is unavailable and how to create a plan for devolution of control should you work in an alternate firm
- Understand supply chain preparedness and disaster recovery insurance coverage
- Evaluate data management and backup options
- Learn to create an internal and external crisis communication plan.
- Understand the purpose of testing, types of tests, and how and when to test your plan
- Learn how to create an emergency management plan
- Understand key items that should be in an emergency kit
Bob Boyd, President and CEO, Agility Recovery Solutions, Charlotte, NC
Anthony E. Davis, Partner, Hinshaw and Culbertson, LLP, New York, NY
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