State Court COOP Plans

The following  guides assist preparing courts for emergencies, disasters and securing facilities.


     Arizona Supreme Court
Preparing for the Unthinkable: A Report to the Arizona Judicial Council.”
December 2003.
     The Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia Continuity of Operations Plan (2014)
(permanent link)
     Florida Supreme Court Working Group on Emergency Preparedness
“Keep the Courts Open.”
March 2002. (permanent link)
     Louisiana District Judges Association
“2006 Disaster Recovery Template.”
    25th Judicial Districts Court Parish of Plaquemines Continuity of Operations Plan (2017)
(permanent link)
    Michigan Trial Court Guidelines for Court Continuity of Operations Plan (2016)
(permanent link)
    The Supreme Court of Ohio Court Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program Guide (2009)
(permanent link)

NCSC Topic: Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery

NCSC Court Consulting Services (2007): A Comprehensive Emergency Management Program

If you would like additional help in undertaking COOP planning, please contact NCSC's Court Services Operation Manager Laura Klaversma at