The ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, through its Government Law Committee chaired by Jill Mariani, and in partnership with Thomson Reuters, presents a 10 part podcast series on Disaster Preparedness and Response. The series discusses specific topics either featured in or related to programs presented at the Section’s 2011-12 Fall, Mid-Year, Spring and Annual Meetings.
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Podcast #1: Disaster Awareness: What the ABA Is Doing About It---Listen Today!
In the first podcast, entitled Disaster Awareness: What the ABA Is Doing About It, ABA President Steve Zack details the myriad of ways the ABA is providing assistance to the legal community in the wake of mass disasters whether caused by acts of domestic or international terrorism, acts of nature or negligent acts. In addition, TIPS Chair-Elect Randy Aliment outlines the components of his year-long initiative designed to bring disaster awareness to a heightened level.
Podcast #2: Cyber Security - Terrorism, Crime, and Hostile States---Listen Today!
In the second podcast entitled Cyber Security - Terrorism, Crime, and Hostile States,, Professor Jeffrey Addicott, the Director and founder of the Center for Law on Terrorism, at St. Mary's University, School of Law, in San Antonio, Texas, discusses the emerging trends in the different forms of cyber attacks that our nation may experience. Professor Addicott will also be a panelist at the TIPS Fall meeting at the Fairmont Hotel in Seattle Washington on October 13, 2011 as part of a three hour CLE on Homeland Security and Preventing and Insuring Against Cyber Terror, part of TIPS Chair Randy Aliment's year-long initiative designed to bring disaster awareness to a heightened level.
Podcast #3: Cyber Liability Insurance---Listen Today!
In the third podcast entitled Cyber Liability Insurance, Tracey Vispoli, Senior Vice President at the Chubb Group and Chubb's Global Manager for Cyber Security, discusses what cyber security means and how cyber security is necessary for any company's disaster and recovery plan. Tracey also explains the insurance industry's role in mitigating cyber risks. Cyber terrorism will be the subject of the TIPS Fall meeting on October 13, 2011, at the Fairmont Hotel in Seattle, Washington, part of TIPS Chair Randy Aliment's year-long initiative designed to bring disaster awareness to a heightened level.
Podcast #4: Disaster Planning and Response: How Emergencies Challenge the Ethics and Continuation of Your Practice---Listen Today!
In the fourth podcast, entitled Disaster Planning and Response: How Emergencies Challenge the Ethics and Continuation of Your Practice, ABA President William Robinson, III reminds the legal community of their ethical obligation to have a disaster plan and details the many resources the ABA has available to assist them in that effort. In addition, TIPS Chair Randy Aliment recaps the diverse programs presented in the first three months of his year-long Initiative on Disaster Preparedness & Response and provides highlights of the programs to be presented at the ABA Midyear Meeting in New Orleans.
Podcast #5: The Consequences of Disasters Caused by Negligent Acts---Listen Today!
In the fifth podcast, renowned plaintiff’s attorney Allan Kanner reflects back on his 30 years of legal practice, from the early days in Philadelphia, working on Three Mile Island and Love Canal, through his transition to New Orleans where he has continued to be involved in some of the largest cases, including Katrina and the BP oil spill cases. He discusses lessons learned, as well as contributions he has made to the development of tort law in this country, as well some consequences to and advice for companies to prevent disasters caused by negligent acts. His podcast concludes by discussing the upcoming ABA Midyear meeting in New Orleans where he will be participating in a TIPS CLE panel focused on Disasters Caused by Negligent Acts.
Podcast #6: Continuing the Business of the Supreme Court: When the Unthinkable Happens---Listen Today!
In the sixth podcast, entitled Continuing the Business of the Supreme Court: When the Unthinkable Happens, our guests, Norman J. Ornstein, a Political Scientist and Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and one of the authors of the Continuity of the Supreme Court Report, and James C. Duff, the President and CEO of the Freedom Forum, a former Administrative Assistant to Chief Justice Rehnquist, and until recently, the Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, discuss the preservation of the Supreme Court in the aftermath of a terrorist attack or other form of mass disaster.
Podcast #7: Preparing Your Employees to Cope With Disaster!---Listen Today!
In the seventh podcast entitled, Preparing Your Employees to Cope With Disaster, Emily Fortmen, Director of Preparedness and Community Engagement for the American Red Cross at the Western Washington chapters based in Seattle Washington, provides practical information on how employers can assist employees to prepare for and respond to any emergency.
Podcast #8: Adhering to the Rule of Law in a Pandemic---Listen Today!
In the eighth podcast entitled Adhering to the Rule of Law in a Pandemic Emergency, Wendy Mariner, Utley Professor of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights at Boston University School of Public Health, and Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law, explains the need for a public health and educational approach to preparedness and response to a pandemic emergency.
Podcast #9: Judicial Disaster Preparedness---Listen Today!
In the ninth podcast entitled “Judicial Disaster Preparedness,” the Honorable Bernice Donald, who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Sharon Sayles Belton, Vice President of Government Affairs and Community Relations for Thomson Reuters, and former Mayor of the City of Minneapolis, discuss the importance of disaster preparedness to ensure the continuity of the judicial system in the event of man-made or natural disasters. Judge Donald will be participating in a panel discussion entitled, “Preparing for the Worst – Is the National Prepared for Natural Disasters” at the TIPS Spring Meeting in Charleston, SC on May 17, 2012.
Podcast #10: Foreign and Domestic Acts of Terrorism---Listen Today!
In the 10th podcast entitled, Foreign and Domestic Acts of Terrorism, Sal Lifrieri, CEO and President of Protective Countermeasures & Consulting, Inc. and the former Director of Security and Intelligence Operations for the Office of Emergency Management for the City of New York under former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, describes how the counter-terrorism activities in New York City were organized and outlines the current risks we face from domestic and foreign acts of terrorism and how to be prepared.
Podcast #11: Search Dogs: Some Heroes Have Four Paws---Listen Today!
In the 11th podcast, entitled Search Dogs: Some Heroes Have Four Paws, Wilma Melville, the founder of the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, provides insight to the selection and training of those magnificent animals that rescue victims of disasters, whether the disaster is caused by the hand of man or act of nature.
Podcast #12: A Threat Anywhere Can Become a Threat Everywhere in Today's Global Village ---Listen Today!
In this 12th and final podcast entitled A Threat Anywhere Can Become a Threat Everywhere in Today's Global Village, Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute, discusses the most serious threats to global security and what we can and are doing to prepare for and prevent another catastrophe.