These days, most businesses have some type of written business continuity plan in place within their companies and offices to help deal with unexpected disasters or emergencies. But have those plans been routinely tested? Or do they just sit on a shelf gathering dust? Do you have all the necessary and required resources in place in your firm to test your plans? Your plans could be outdated with no real value in a true emergency. This session will look at the state of readiness of your business continuity plan; analyze how to ensure compliance with client, regulatory or industry standards and requirements; and provide best practices for firms surrounding the testing of emergency preparedness and business continuity plans.  


  • Identify the regulatory and industry standards of business continuity plans. 

  • Analyze your plan to ensure it is in compliance with your clients. 

  • Examine the best practices for testing emergency preparedness and business continuity plans. 

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60 Minutes 

Audience Level: Intermediate 

CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Operations Management (OM) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application. 

CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Operations Management (OM)  

CLE: Participation Credit 


Kathryn Scourby is the Principal of KNS Consulting, LLC. She works with professional service firms to achieve their goals in the areas of business continuity, disaster preparedness, risk management and compliance. Scourby trains management professionals and all levels of staff at private service firms and facilitates table-top exercises in these focus areas. Additionally, she served on ALA's Board of Directors (2004–2008), was a Trustee for the Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators (2010–2013), and currently serves on ALA's International Relations Committee. 

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August 11, 2020 3:00 PM Eastern
2:00 PM Central, 1:00 PM Mountain, 12:00 PM Pacific
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Testing Business Continuity Plans: Best Practices for Law Firms and Businesses
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ALA Member Price:$109.00
Non-Member Price:$129.00