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March 09, 2021 Gavel Talks | Season 3 - Episode 6

Is Your Court Ready for the Next Disaster?

Featuring the Hon. Jason A. Rossell , Kenosha, WI

Hosted by the Hon. Richard Ginkowski

What if your courthouse burned down?  Or was attacked by civil unrest?  Or inaccessible due to a power outage or natural gas leak?  The Hon. Jason Rossell, chief judge of Wisconsin's Second Judicial District, credits changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic with making it easier to move court operations in Kenosha, Wis., during civil disturbances following an officer-involved shooting that made the courthouse ground-zero for violent protests.  Judge Rossell shares disaster planning tips and says that the best time to plan for one is before it happens.