After Hurricane Ike devastated much of Galveston Island in September 2008, attorney Anthony P. Griffin could not return to the island to seek bail for a client jailed there. Now a new law authorizes the judiciary to have a representative in the State Operations Center during disasters. Denise Davis (pictured) is chairwoman of the Texas Supreme Court's Task Force to Ensure Judicial Readiness in Times of Emergency.
State of Emergency: What's Next for Courts' Preparedness Plans?
August 3, 2009
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