State of Emergency: What's Next for Courts' Preparedness Plans?

What's Next for Courts' Preparedness Plans?

, Texas Lawyer

After Hurricane Ike devastated much of Galveston Island in September 2008, attorney Anthony P. Griffin could not return to the island to seek bail for a client jailed there. Now a new law authorizes the judiciary to have a representative in the State Operations Center during disasters. Denise Davis (pictured) is chairwoman of the Texas Supreme Court's Task Force to Ensure Judicial Readiness in Times of Emergency.

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