Webinar Archives

Crisis Lawyering: Effective Legal Advocacy in Emergency Situations – March 11, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

The GSU College of Law’s upcoming Crisis Lawyering panel discussion will take place via Webex this coming Thursday, March 11th, from 12 – 1:30 PM. Please see the  EventBrite registration link:   law.gsu.edu/crisis

You are invited to

Crisis Lawyering: Effective Legal Advocacy in Emergency Situations

March 11, 2021 at 12:00 PM.

The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth invites you to join Ray Brescia (Albany Law School), co-editor of Crisis Lawyering: Effective Legal Advocacy in Emergency Situations, along with contributors Carmen Huertas (CUNY Law School), John Travis Marshall (Georgia State Univ. College of Law), Richard Pinner (Local Initiatives Support Corporation), and Eleanor Stein (Albany Law School) as they explore lawyers’ roles in crisis response and attempt to identify and define what it means to engage in the practice of law in crisis situations.

The panel will share their insights from a range of crisis situations, including New York State’s response to the climate crisis, litigating the response to New York City’s homelessness crisis, scaling worker cooperatives as an economic justice tool for communities in crisis, and shepherding communities through long-term recovery from major natural disasters.

Please register for this event and share the following attendee registration page with anyone who will benefit from attending this event: law.gsu.edu/crisis

We can’t wait for you to join us!

John Travis Marshall
Georgia State University College of Law
Post Office Box 4037
Atlanta, Georgia  30302-4037
(o) 404.413.9189 | (c) 504.931.2000

Courier Address:  85 Park Place | Room 315 |  Atlanta, GA 30303
SSRN:  http://ssrn.com/author=1715303
Web Addresshttps://law.gsu.edu/profile/john-travis-marshall/


The Milliman Climate Resilience Forum – March 2 – 4, 2021

The Milliman Climate Resilience Forum

March 2 – 4, 2021  https://www.milliman.com/en/insurance/milliman-climate-resilience-initiative

Registration is now open for the Milliman Climate Resilience Forum. Join us as financial, regulatory, and community leaders from around the globe come together to discuss how to strengthen our climate resilience through better analysis, measurement, and response.

See the agenda and register   https://mcrf.milliman.com/s/registration-page/home

Flood Resilience in the Year Ahead: Opportunities for a New Congress – Webinar (March 5, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. ET)

Flood Resilience in the Year Ahead: Opportunities for a New Congress – Webinar

The Pew Charitable Trusts and The BuildStrong Coalition are joining together for a discussion on how the newly ensconced 117th Congress can better support state and local efforts to increase disaster resilience and mitigation opportunities.

Speakers will include:

  • The Honorable David E. Price, U.S. House of Representatives (NC-04)
  • Ben Grumbles, Maryland Secretary of Environment
  • Sarah Murdock, Director, U.S. Climate Resilience and Water Policy, The Nature Conservancy
  • Forbes Tompkins, Manager, The Pew Charitable Trusts’ flood-prepared communities initiative
  • Pamela Williams, Executive Director, The BuildStrong Coalition

The webinar will take place Friday, March 5 at 11:00am ET. Register here.


FEMA Region III presentation Febr. 25, 2021: Reducing Risk in the Floodplain Guide and Mitigation Minute of Febr. 25, 2021

Click here to view FEMA Mitigation Minute (2-25-21) as a PDF.

Click here to view R3 Reducing Risk in the Floodplain Guide as a PDF.

This is from the February 25, 2021 presentation by FEMA Region III on Reducing Risk in the Floodplain Guide. It was provided by Mari Radford, FEMA R3 Hazard Mitigation Planning Lead, and Kevin Wagner, NFIP Program Manager from Maryland Department of the Environment.

This has also been added to the NHMA Resources page here: http://nhma.info/resources/flood-resources/






FMCSA Regional Emergency Declaration (Febr. 17, 2021)

Click here to view FMCSA Regional Emergency Declaration attachment: ESC-MSC-SSC-WSC-Regional-Emergency-Declaration_2021-001-Winter_Storm…

Below is information regarding the recently issued FMCSA declaration (17FEB2021) (link above).

FMCSA Regional Emergency Declaration:

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has provided the following information regarding the recently updated HOS declaration. In response to a number of questions we received regarding “Goods”, FMCSA has confirmed that this applies to food.

In accordance with the provisions of 49 CFR § 390.23, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hereby declare that an emergency exists that warrants issuance of a Regional Emergency Declaration.  Such emergency is in response to damage and heating and other fuel shortages from severe winter storms in the Affected States. This Declaration addresses the emergency conditions creating a need for immediate transportation of persons, supplies, goods, equipment, heating fuels, including propane, natural gas, and heating oil, and other fuel products, including gasoline, and provides necessary relief.

  • Declaration is effective immediately and shall remain through March 4th, 2021.  Copy of declaration is attached.
  • Regional Emergency Declaration Under 49 CFR § 390.23 No. 2021-001   (POSTED)


Articles of Interest (Febr. 24, 2021)

Click the links to view articles below:

Ice storm blasts Louisiana with severe damage
Published 6:49 a.m. ET Feb. 18, 2021


Wind power didn’t cause the Texas blackouts. But it wasn’t just fossil fuels, either
Sammy Roth Staff Writer)
February 18, 2021


Response team investigates wildfire damage to buried drinking water infrastructure
(By Caitlin R. Proctor, Ph.D., Andrew J. Whelton, Ph.D., Amisha D. Shah, Ph.D., and Juneseok Lee, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE)




YouTube Premiere: “6.8 Nisqually Quake: The 20th Anniversary” – Thursday, Febr. 25, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m. PST

Online: youtube.com
Thursday February 25, 2021 at 6:30 PM PST – 8 PM PST
Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr 30 min
Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook
Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the 2001 Nisqually earthquake, join us for our YouTube Premiere of “6.8 Nisqually Quake: The 20th Anniversary.” The event will be followed by a live Q&A streamed to Youtube where we will be answering questions posted during the YouTube Premiere and during the Q&A.
YouTube Premiere: [link coming soon]check the Facebook page below for upcoming link information:
Four northwest seismologists and emergency managers will discuss the science of the Nisqually earthquake, earthquake hazards, and how Nisqually changed earthquake monitoring and hazard management in the northwest.
NHMA Board Member Jim Mullen will present brief remarks discussing Project Impact and our battle to be a credible force within Seattle city government, and offer some thoughts about future approaches.