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Pandemic Flu Preparedness Commission


The Pandemic Flu Preparedness Commission, a commission of the Supreme Court of Virginia, convened in March 2009.  The Commission’s objective is to ensure, in the event of pandemic influenza, that the Judicial Branch is able to fulfill its mission to provide an independent, accessible, responsive forum for the just resolution of disputes in order to preserve the rule of law and to protect all rights and liberties guaranteed by the Unites States and Virginia Constitutions. 

In seeking to achieve this objective, the Commission shall have the following priorities:  enabling the courts to maintain essential functions during a pandemic and recover promptly afterwards; protecting the health of Judicial Branch employees and those who utilize the services of the courts; promoting consistency across the Commonwealth relative to Judicial Branch pandemic response. 

The Commission consists of judges, clerks of court, magistrates, attorneys, local government officials, representatives from executive branch agencies, and others.

Contact Information

  • Staff Director - Patricia G. Davis
    Phone - (804) 786-6455

Commission Structure
The Honorable Westbrook J. Parker, Chair

  • Communication and Education Committee
    The Honorable Joi Jeter Taylor, Chair
  • Staffing/HR/Employment Law Committee
    The Honorable Marcus D. Williams, Chair
  • Operations/Case Management Committee
    The Honorable Janine M. Saxe, Chair
  • Facilities and Security Committee
    The Honorable Lucretia A. Carrico, Chair
  • Legal/Bench Book Committee
    The Honorable Thomas D. Horne, Chair

Membership Roster

Resources and Reference Materials

Pandemic Influenza Bench Book for Virginia's Judicial System

Information on Pandemic Influenza

Emergency Preparedness