Katrina’s Aftermath: The Gulf Coast Legal Community is the topic of this week’s Coast to Coast, the weekly legal news podcast cohosted by J. Craig Williams and me.

In the first half of the program, we hear first-hand accounts from Louisiana attorneys and blawgers Ernie Svenson and Raymond P. Ward, both of whom have relocated their practices for now. Their stories are compelling and their attitudes amazingly positive.

In the second half, we turn to Texas, where the legal community literally opened its doors to welcome lawyers who fled Katrina’s path. We talk to Texas State Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright, State Bar of Texas President Eduardo Roberto Rodriguez and former State Bar President Kelly Frels, who chairs the bar’s task force on Katrina relief.

Find the complete program description here and find links to download it in MP3 format or stream it in Windows Media format.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.