Ready Resources in Disaster & Recovery

Searching for additional resources to help construct your firm’s disaster recovery plan or to help dig out from a disaster that has already struck? Take a look at the ABA products below, and check out the helpful links to website resources hosted by the GP|Solo Division, the ABA, and others. To order any of the books or CLE packages listed below, call the ABA Service Center at 800/285-2221 or visit our website at

The Essential Formbook: Comprehensive Management Tools for Lawyers, Volume IV
By Gary A. Munneke and Anthony E. Davis (ABA Law Practice Management Section; 2004; PC 5110424V4; $199.95)

Part I of this volume, “Disaster Planning and Recovery,” covers the nature of disaster, planning for disaster, and the recovery afterward. The volume presents more than 50 valuable checklists, worksheets, and lists—including a disaster recovery plan outline. The accompanying CD-ROM includes helpful forms you can easily customize to meet the specifications of any firm.

The Lawyer’s Guide to Records Management and Retention
By George C. Cunningham and John C. Montaña Davis (ABA Law Practice Management Section; 2006; PC 5110574; $99.95)

This book is intended to address the issues arising from the need to manage records and information in a law office—make sure your files are in order before disaster strikes.

Are You Ready? What Lawyers Need to Know about Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery
By Ernest B. Abbott et al. (ABA Center for CLE and Section of State and Local Government Law; 2005; PC V05AYRDVD; $25)

This CLE DVD package was produced to help local communities and the lawyers who advise them become better able to plan for, manage, respond to, and recover from potential disasters.

Communication in Crisis: Effective Communication at All Levels in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery
By Claire Bassett et al. (ABA Center for CLE and Health Law Section; 2006; PC CET06CCEC; $150; ABA member price $135)

This CLE audio CD package addresses various forms of communication, including information technology systems, dissemination of information to health care facilities and the public, collaboration with other health care institutions and governmental agencies, communication in volunteer management, and legal liability.

Developing a Disaster Plan for Your Business Clients and Your Firm
By Leonardo Aldecocea et al. (ABA Center for CLE and Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; 2006; PC CET06DDPC; $150; ABA member price $135)

This CLE audio CD package will guide you through the development of a disaster and business continuity plan from the designation of coordinators and plan activation through ensuring legal compliance and post-disaster decisions regarding reopening.

GP|Solo Division Links

For all the GP|Solo Division’s tech-related links, visit the GP|Solo Resources page.

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