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Answer Bar: Natural Disaster Planning and Response

Contains material from Feb 2018 to Oct 2018

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Session 1: Natural Disasters: Lessons Learned - Gain tips for dealing with the legal and other challenges associated with disasters like Hurricane Harvey, including employee issues, force majeure, business continuity planning, recovery efforts, and maintaining good customer and public relations.

Session 2: Disaster Relief: What a Nonprofit Needs to Know When Disaster Hits Your Community Hear an overview of the relevant rules on disaster relief and current IRS guidance and the legal and practical challenges for non-profits providing relief and managing fundraising in the wake of a disaster.

Session 3: Continuity of Operations Following Disasters: Confronting Legal Challenges in Energy, Law Enforcement, Environment, Commerce and Beyond - 

Session 4: Insurance Litigation Post-Harvey - Review the most hotly contested issues in first party insurance claims and litigation arising out of the recent hurricane, including flood versus wind, special rules for TWIA claims, and the new "natural causes" amendments to the Texas Insurance Code.
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Total Credit Hours:
3.25     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2019

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

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1. Natural Disasters: Lessons Learned (Jun 2018)

Geoff Gannaway, Robyn M. Funk, Melinda Rich Harper, Courtney B. Perez

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Video (mp4) 56 mins
Audio (mp3) 56 mins
Paper (pdf) 6 pgs
Paper (pdf) 2 pgs
Slides (pdf) 17 pgs

SESSION 1 — 56 mins, credit 1.00

Session 1:

Natural Disasters: Lessons Learned (Jun 2018)

Gain tips for dealing with the legal and other challenges associated with disasters like Hurricane Harvey, including employee issues, force majeure, business continuity planning, recovery efforts, and maintaining good customer and public relations.

Originally presented at: May 2018 Corporate Counsel Institute

Geoff Gannaway, Beck Redden LLP - Houston, TX
Robyn M. Funk, Ogletree Deakins - Dallas, TX
Melinda Rich Harper, Mattress Firm - Houston, TX
Courtney B. Perez, Carter Scholer PLLC - Dallas, TX

2. Disaster Relief: What a Nonprofit Needs to Know When Disaster Hits Your Community (Feb 2018)

Robin Krause, Lori Fey, Stephen D. Maislin

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Audio (mp3) 51 mins
Paper (pdf) 7 pgs
Slides (pdf) 2 pgs

SESSION 2 — 51 mins, credit 0.75

Session 2:

Disaster Relief: What a Nonprofit Needs to Know When Disaster Hits Your Community (Feb 2018)

Hear an overview of the relevant rules on disaster relief and current IRS guidance and the legal and practical challenges for non-profits providing relief and managing fundraising in the wake of a disaster.

Originally presented at: Jan 2018 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Robin Krause, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP - New York, NY
Lori Fey, Rebuild Texas Fund - Austin, TX
Stephen D. Maislin, Greater Houston Community Foundation - Houston, TX

3. Continuity of Operations Following Disasters: Confronting Legal Challenges in Energy, Law Enforcement, Environment, Commerce and Beyond (Oct 2018)

Jim Letten, Nadira Clarke, David Gerger

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Video (mp4) 55 mins
Audio (mp3) 55 mins
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 3 — 55 mins, credit 1.00

Session 3:

Continuity of Operations Following Disasters: Confronting Legal Challenges in Energy, Law Enforcement, Environment, Commerce and Beyond (Oct 2018)

Originally presented at: Sep 2018 Government Enforcement Institute

Jim Letten, Partner, Butler Snow LLP - New Orleans, LA
Nadira Clarke, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP - Washington, DC
David Gerger, Gerger Khalil & Hennessy LLP - Houston, TX

4. Insurance Litigation Post-Harvey (Oct 2018)

William J. Chriss

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 32 mins
Audio (mp3) 32 mins
Paper (pdf) 31 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 4 — 32 mins, credit 0.50

Session 4:

Insurance Litigation Post-Harvey (Oct 2018)

Review the most hotly contested issues in first party insurance claims and litigation arising out of the recent hurricane, including flood versus wind, special rules for TWIA claims, and the new "natural causes" amendments to the Texas Insurance Code.

Originally presented at: Sep 2018 Mortgage Lending and Servicing Institute

William J. Chriss, Of Counsel, The Snapka Law Firm - Corpus Christi, TX