Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, January 2, 2014

USB: In Case of Emergency


If you truly want to be prepared for an accident or other emergency, consider carrying a portable USB drive with you at all times.  Storing a backup drive in a safe or safety deposit box may also make sense.

From a legal standpoint, the most important information you should store on the USB is documentation that is useful in the event of an accident, such as a durable and medical power of attorney, physician’s directive or “living will,” and a HIPAA authorization.

See Wesley E. Wright & Molly Dear Abshire, Elder Law: Carry Some of Your Important Documents with You on USB Cards, Houston Chronicle, Dec. 16, 2013.

Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.


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