New York's Unified Court System has organized a contingent of up to 400 volunteer court officials to help the legal communities of Louisiana and Mississippi, devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye said that in light of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, "We have a very special expertise ... We know what it's like to have courtrooms brought to a standstill." The volunteers are set to help in such areas as court security, records recovery and the creation of temporary court sites.
400 N.Y. Court Volunteers Set to Aid Hurricane Victims
New York Law Journal
September 14, 2005