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Catastrophe and the Law: What Lawyers Need to Know to Advise Clients To Prepare and Respond to Disasters 2013 (Free Webcast)

Thursday April 04

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Online - Webcast, PA
  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
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  • Source: Pennsylvania (Decommissioned)

The Practising Law Institute is presenting a live webcast of a presentation from New York entitled Catastrophe and the Law: What Lawyers Need to Know to Advise Clients To Prepare and Respond to Disasters 2013, on April 4, 2013 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Eastern.

Why you should attend

Superstorm Sandy. Hurricane Katrina. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. 9/11. Disasters of extraordinary severity have occurred over the last several years. This PLI program will provide a detailed review of the many legal issues that affect clients as a result of a catastrophe. An understanding of these issues will help attorneys prepare their clients even before an event occurs, when drafting leases, real estate agreements or commercial contracts.

What you will learn

This program will provide the most up to date information to help attorneys advise their clients to prepare for and address the legal issues arising from a catastrophe. Among the topics to be covered are:

  • Mandatory evacuation orders and their consequences
  • FEMA, state and local emergency response measures
  • Municipal authority to condemn housing, remove debris and charge property owners
  • FEMA and other government benefits and services
  • Commercial and residential real estate litigation resulting from a disaster, including issues relating to the landlord's duty to repair, lease termination, rent payment obligations, tenant abandonment and eviction, buyer/renter remorse, loss of utility service claims
  • Loss of certificate of occupancy, remedies and consequences, and rebuilding
  • Breach of contract claims arising from breaches caused by the disaster
  • Environmental claims, cleanup obligations and litigation
  • First responder health and safety issues
  • Disposal and recycling of construction and demolition materials, soil, mud, and sand; electronics; white goods; vehicles and marine vessels; building contents; biological wastes; chemicals and mixtures
  • Land use, zoning and other planning measures to encourage location-appropriate development
Who should attend

Attorneys who advise individual, business or government clients with respect to real estate or commercial contracts or environmental issues, and attorneys who litigate claims or seek government benefits or redress relating to a catastrophe such as Hurricane Sandy.


This program is provided FREE of charge. Pre-Registration is required.


  • CLE Credit Comments:

    CLE-PA Credits
    Credit Status: Pending
    Total Credits: 3.00
    General: 3.00

    CLE-NY Credits
    Credit Status: Approved
    Transitional: Yes outside of US
    Total Credits: 3.50
    Professional Practice: 3.50

    CLE-NJ Credits
    Credit Status: Approved
    Total Credits: 3.90
    General: 3.90

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