Date/Time: Wednesday, June 8, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET

The FCBA Homeland Security and Emergency Communications Committee will sponsor a CLE on Wednesday, June 8 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET entitled Implementing 988 and the Future of Tailored Emergency Communications.  This program will be held virtually via the Zoom platform.

This CLE will include speakers from the FCC, the National 911 Program, South Sound 911, RapidSOS and T-Mobile.  The first panel will focus on how 988 came to be, where we are today, and what needs to happen to fully implement 988.  The second panel will cover the future tailored emergency communications and will explore how an individual may convey information about themselves when they make an emergency call so that first responders are aware and can respond in a tailored way.

If you have any issues, please contact Elizabeth Hagerty at


3:00 – 3:05 p.m.               Welcome and Introductions

3:05 – 4:00 p.m.              988 Implementation – FCC requirements/implementation challenges/etc.

Matthew Gerst, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

Mel Maier
, Chief Technology Officer, APCO
Rob Morse
, Assistant General Counsel, Verizon
Emily Caditz
, Attorney Advisor, WCB, FCC

James Wright, Chief, Crisis Center Operations, Office of the Assistant Sec’y., SAMHSA
Invited: Vibrant!

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.             The Future of Tailored Emergency Communications

Laurie Flaherty, LPF LLC

Peter Beckwith, General Counsel, South Sound 911
Laura Ehrhart, Safer First
Karin Marquez
, Chief Public Safety Officer, RapidSOS

Holly Goodman, Founder and Executive Director, The ISAAC Foundation
Invited: T-Mobile, AT&T

The FCBA will apply for 2.0 hours of MCLE credit from the VA Bar.  This program has not yet been approved.

COST: $135.00 for Private Sector Members; $50.00 for Government/Academic/Transitional/Retired Members; $95.00 for Non-Profit 501c3 Members; No charge for Law Student Members; $205.00 for Non-Members

Cancellations due no later than 24 hours prior to the program start time.




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