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Crisis Lawyering: Effective Legal Advocacy in Emergency Situations

Ray Brescia and Eric Stern


As globalization increases, and an interlocking web of nations, governments, nonstate actors, laws, and rules affect human behavior, lawyers are often among the first responders when crises hit and have a key and growing role in resolving them. Indeed, when crises occur, the need for lawyers to step in to help resolve and to craft solutions to problems resulting those crises create is acute. This book explores this phenomenon and attempts to identify and define what it means to engage in the practice of law during crisis situations. In so doing, it hopes to further define the contours of the e ... More

Keywords: lawyers, crisis management, crisis lawyering, legal ethics, professionalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781479801701
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479801701.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ray Brescia, editor
Albany Law School

Eric Stern, editor
University at Albany, SUNY

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Front Matter


Ray Brescia and Eric K. Stern

Part I Beyond the Familiar and the Imperative of Creativity

Part II Crisis and Systemic Contexts

10 Scaling Worker Cooperatives as an Economic Justice Tool for Communities in Crises

Carmen Huertas-Noble, Missy Risser-Lovings, and Christopher Adams

Part III Beyond Borders and Silos

12 Bordering on Crisis

Brian Wilson and Nora Johnson

13 Legal Advice in Crisis Training for Government Lawyers

Eric K. Stern, Brad Kieserman, Torkel Schlegel, Per-Åke Mårtensson, and Ella Carlberg

Part IV Educating and Skill-Building

14 Call Air Traffic Control!

Muneer I. Ahmad and Michael J. Wishnie


Ray Brescia and Eric K. Stern