Golden Gavel: Legal Exercise for Northern California Catastrophic Earthquake
Tabletop exercise for federal, state, tribal and local attorneys to discuss legal issues that may arise from a catastrophic earthquake impacting the San Francisco Area.
Date: May 23, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and FEMA Region 9 legal teams are hosting a tabletop exercise for federal, state, tribal and local attorneys to discuss legal issues that may arise from a catastrophic earthquake impacting the Bay Area.
During the May 23 tabletop, players will exercise legal support from and coordination among attorneys during a catastrophic earthquake along the Hayward Fault. Goals of the exercise include:
- Raise awareness of potential impacts of catastrophic earthquake and facilitate cross-government coordination
- Anticipate legal issues that may impede response and recovery efforts
- Identify potential solutions to the legal issues identified in objective 2
- Based on potential solutions discussed, identify discrete actions to take in advance of an earthquake to streamline issue resolution
This event is invitation only. Reach out to FEMA or Cal OES Legal Counsel, for more information.