Member access

4-Traders Homepage  >  News

News

Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesHot NewsMost Read NewsRecomm.Business LeadersVideosCalendar 

ABA - American Bar Association : American Bar Association Becomes First Nonprofit to Earn National Certification for Disaster Preparedness

10/15/2012 | 10:00am US/Eastern

CHICAGO, Oct. 15, 2012  - The American Bar Association is the first not-for-profit organization in the country to be certified for disaster preparedness and response under the Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Program, PS-Prep™, approved by the Department of Homeland Security. The association is only the second U.S. business to achieve this distinction.

"Our nearly 400,000 members and the public can rest assured that the ABA can recover from a severe business interruption and continue to serve their needs," said ABA President Laurel Bellows. "The organizational resilience that disaster preparedness provides is critical in an increasingly unpredictable environment of global terrorism and frequent natural disasters."

Administered by DHS's Federal Emergency Management Agency, PS-Prep™ is a voluntary accreditation and certification program that promotes preparedness standards and best practices for private-sector recovery from natural disasters and other business interruptions.

"Private organizations play a critical role in ensuring the resiliency of our nation," said DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. "I applaud the American Bar Association for achieving PS-Prep™ certification and strongly urge other private sector partners to work with the PS-Prep™ program to further enhance the readiness and preparedness of our country."

In 2010, then-ABA President Stephen Zack and the ABA Special Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness initiated a review of the association's business interruption and recovery plan, eventually leading to the development of a new, more robust business-continuity management system two years later. Originally focused just on protection of data and information systems, the new ABA plan is a more comprehensive, standardized mitigation of risks, broadened to include operational risk management and multi-year budgeting, not only for technology systems but also for people, facilities and third parties for critical operations.

The ABA business continuity plan conforms to the British code of practice for business continuity management, British Standard 25999-2:2007, one of three private-sector standards selected by DHS.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

- 30 -

distributed by
React to this article
Latest news
Date Title
12:39p OCEANAGOLD : Mining firm supports citrus pest control in N Vizcaya
12:37pDJBAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE : BMW Recalls 91,800 Minis for Air-Bag Fix
12:30p TURK HAVA YOLLARI AO : Two killed in Arbil bombing Turkish nationals, authorities confirm
12:27p Italy's BPER looking at equal or smaller rival for tie-up
12:19p TVI PACIFIC : Agata Mining completes 3 nickel ore shipments
12:19p TRANSOCEAN : Short portraits of 11 who died on the Deepwater Horizon
12:16p BANK OF CANADA DECISION PUSHED TRADERS TO CATCH UP ON C$ : Poloz
12:08p Cyprus passes foreclosures bill, opening access to ECB's QE programme
12:05p MICROSOFT : ScaleOut Offers Microsoft AppFabric Alternative
12:05p KONECRANES ABP : Will deliver four more rtgs to tcv stevedoring company s.a. in valencia, spain
Latest news
Advertisement
Hot News 
OPPORTUNITY INVEST MGMT : 16 April 2015 - Update didivend payment
BEOWULF MINING : TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares
TROVAGENE : Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage increases
INSPIRIT ENERGY : Issue of Equity and Directors' Dealings 02 April 2015
GAMEACCOUNT NETWORK : DIRECTOR DEALINGS: GameAccount Non-Executive Buys 100,000 Shares
Most Read News
04/17 ELECTROLUX : Union aims to organize Memphis workers at Electrolux
04/17 WAL MART STORES : -Mart shuffles U.S. store management to improve sales
01:10a SHOPRITE : Terror threat to Durban
04/17DJPHILLIPS 66 : Diesel Fuel Spills Into Mississippi River After Pipeline Leak -- Update
04/17 Ford to spend $2.5 billion on plants in Mexico, angering UAW
Most recommended articles
12:37pDJBAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE : BMW Recalls 91,800 Minis for Air-Bag Fix
12:27p Italy's BPER looking at equal or smaller rival for tie-up
12:16p BANK OF CANADA DECISION PUSHED TRADERS TO CATCH UP ON C$ : Poloz
12:08p Cyprus passes foreclosures bill, opening access to ECB's QE programme
11:23a Ukraine meets with investors in effort to strike debt deal
Dynamic quotes  
ON
| OFF