Lessons Learned (the Hard Way) by Lawyers During Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
By Michael H. Rubin and Beth E. Abramson
Practice Issue In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, communities around the country opened their arms to evacuees, which included a substantial segmeen of the state’s legal community. In Louisiana alone, more than 200,000 homes were badly damaged or destroyed, more than 20% of the state’s population had property damaag claims as a result of the storms, and more than a third of the state’s lawyers were displaced. At the same time, the Gulf states experienced an influx of lawyers from other states who...