Much of the New Orleans legal community -- which includes about one-third of Louisiana's lawyers -- is in shambles following the devastation from Hurricane Katrina. Legal professionals said they thought they had planned for the worst and would escape much of the predicted damage, until the levee collapse that flooded about 80 percent of the city. Said one bar association leader, "We have never dealt with something of this magnitude, but we're going to have to."
In Katrina's Wake, Law Firm Disaster Teams See Action
The National Law Journal
September 7, 2005
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