Managing Practice Interruptions
Foresight, along with some planning and preparation beforehand is critical to minimizing the impact of any accident or disaster, large or small. This booklet (Download PDF) provides a comprehensive review of the steps you can take to prepare for unexpected minor and major practice interruptions, and how you should respond to them. It reviews what you have to do to protect your people, your practice, and your premises and property.
practicePRO has created a spreadsheet chart that you can use to help identify and assess your vulnerabilities (PDF format and Microsoft Excel format). Included in both of these downloads are instructions on how to use this chart, and a sample chart that includes sample information on a number of common emergencies.
In addition, the ABA Committee on Disaster Response & Preparedness has prepared this step by step approach to disaster planning that even a solo or small firm can undertake. Additional resources are available at www.americanbar.org/disaster