How well prepared are courts and the judicial system for natural and manmade disasters?

Thomson Reuters and West LegalEdcenter support the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Initiative on Disaster Preparedness and Response.

As part of the initiative, in a podcast on Judicial Disaster Preparedness, Sharon Sayles Belton, vice president of Government Affairs and Community Relations, interviewed the Honorable Bernice Donald, who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

They discussed the importance of disaster preparedness to ensure the continuity of the judicial system in the event of man-made or natural disasters.

Listen to the episode now by clicking the Play button on the built-in player below, or listen later.

Judge Donald will be participating in a panel discussion entitled, “Preparing for the Worst – Is the Nation Prepared for Natural Disasters” at the TIPS Spring Meeting in Charleston, SC on May 17, 2012.

West LegalEdcenter is also providing complimentary access through May 5 to a program entitled, “When the Levees Broke: Lessons Learned From Judicial and Governmental Response to Hurricane Katrina”.

complete listing of the CLE programs available for the TIPS Disaster Preparedness & Response Initiative is also available.