Crisis Lawyering in Emergency Management

Ella Carlberg, Senior Advisor of Homeland Security for the Swedish Embassy and the U.S., discusses “Crisis Lawyering,” the emerging field of legal practice that adds lawyers to crisis management response teams in the early stages of a disaster. Carlberg, recognizing a need for lawyers in crisis situations, works to prepare lawyers at the Swedish Defense University for the fast pace and unknowns of crisis lawyering. Carlberg advocates for the inclusion of lawyers in crisis operations at the local, state, and federal levels.

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