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Live Webinar

Surviving a Disaster, From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary: Is Your Law Firm Prepared?

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014 - NEW PROGRAM DATE!
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes


The American Bar Association Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, Law Practice Division and the Center for Professional Development

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

Program Description

If a disaster struck your law firm, from an office fire to a hurricane, how long would it take you to be “back in business” and serving your clients?   This is the first of a three part webinar that will help you prepare for disasters and speed up the recovery process. The first webinar will provide an overview of business continuity planning and delve more deeply into identify, protecting, and restoring essential functions of your law firm in the event of a disaster. Future webinars will address other aspects of business continuity planning, ending with advice on writing, testing, and exercising a plan.

Program Faculty

Amy Major, Associate Director, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security, Baltimore, MD

Megan Timmins, Associate Director, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security, Baltimore, MD

Anthony Barash, Chair, Special Committee on Disaster Response and Preparadness, Chicago, IL

CLE Credit

States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program.

The ABA applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA live webinars and teleconferences in AL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MN, MO, MT, NM, NY, NC, ND, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WV.

The ABA does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars and teleconferences in FL, ID, KS, ME, NE, NH, NJ, OH, PA, RI, and WY. Some states allow attorneys to earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission. View accreditation information for your state. The ABA will seek credit for this program in the states indicated on this page.

The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of general CLE credit in 60-minute states and 1.8 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

New York: This non-transitional CLE program is approved for experienced NY attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1.5 New York CLE credits. Newly admitted attorneys may not earn New York credit for this non-transitional CLE program. All attorneys may click here to view additional MCLE information for your jurisdiction

Registration Options

- Individual
- Group
- CD-ROM (Pre-Orders)

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Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern
Event Code: cet4bcp
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Join the ABA and Save!

Join the ABA to receive a discount on this and future ABA programs and products. Join the Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division or Law Practice Division to save even more!


$95 Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness and Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division Members, Law Practice Division Members
$150 ABA Members
$195 General Public
$99 Government Attorneys
$95 Each additional registrant at the same location. Each registrant must log in to the webinar individually to receive credit.

All participants must register for the program.

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