Coping with Disaster
This essay is the text of the keynote address given at the National Appellate Bench/Bar Conference and Colloquy on October 5, 2001. The New York court system was wounded during the September 11 attacks. One court was situated inside the World Trade Center and the other busy Manhattan courts were inaccessible. Reviving the Manhattan courts was a feat that no one was prepared for but was eagerly taken on.