Chauntis Jenkins Floyd knows a thing or two about practicing law in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Chauntis is in her third year as chair of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Disaster Responses and Preparedness. The committee is dedicated to providing lawyers, bar associations, and the justice system with tools to prepare for and respond to disasters because, as Chauntis puts it, "It's not if the next disaster will hit us; it's when."
To this end, the Committee on Disaster Responses and Preparedness plans to host an upcoming webinar series called "Surviving a Disaster: Practicing in the Aftermath and Preparing Your Law Firm for the Next Disaster." I sat down with Chauntis to discuss the program.