The New York State Bar Association’s (“NYSBA”) mass
disaster response plan (“Response Plan”) sets forth
guidelines to respond in an appropriate manner to the victims, the
public, and the media, immediately following a mass disaster.
The plan outlines procedures to be followed in determining the
nature of the crisis and the NYSBA’s response. The
goals of the Response Plan are:
To inform victims of a disaster and their families how the legal
system functions to resolve disputes which arise out of mass
To monitor conduct of attorneys as a disaster site;
To make victims of a disaster, their families, and the public aware
that personal solicitation of clients by attorneys, at the site of a
disaster, is unethical; and
To advise those who require legal assistance how to make an informed
selection of an attorney.