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Disaster Recovery Plan Approved Social Security Disability Claims and Appeals Ficek Law Office, P.C. 4650 Amber Valley Parkway Fargo, ND 58104 1-800-786-8525 701-241-8525 SAND LAW PROUDLY INTRODUCES TWO NEW MEMBERS TO ITS CRIMINAL DEFENSE PRACTICE ELISABETH HEWETT The Board of Governors discussed and approved a Disaster Recovery Plan at its recent meeting in February. While Admission to Practice Rule 3.2 addresses disasters in North Dakota, it is important for SBAND to be ready to assist attorneys who may become displaced as a result of a natural disaster and to be ready to help the public. Following the Watford City tornado last summer, SBAND sent an email to members requesting volunteers to assist the public, pro bono, should there be those who suffered in that disaster. SBAND received responses from about 30 attorneys, which was a tremendous response by our members. While our assistance wasn’t needed, we stood ready to help. Philip Becher has joined the firm’s North Dakota criminal defense practice where he will be handling misdemeanor and felony cases. Phil is a Rochester, Minnesota native and a graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law. PHILIP BECHER Elisabeth Hewett has also joined the firm’s criminal defense practice. Elisabeth is a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba and a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law. 701-609-1510 ● Criminal Defense SandLawND.com ● Personal Injury Following that disaster, President Pelham and the Board thought it was important to have a plan in place for any subsequent disaster, to not only help the public, but our members as well. In developing a Disaster Recovery Plan for our members, SBAND looked at the Model Plan from the American Bar Association. The Disaster Recovery Plan is designed to be a tool for law firms to be prepared for possible disasters and can be found on our website under For Lawyers, Legal Resources. SPRING 2019 25