Law Practice Today | April 2013 | Disaster Prep: Special Issue
April 2013 | Disaster Prep: Special Issue
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FEATURES

Before Disaster Strikes: What Law Firms Should Know About Case Management and Electronic Case Filing

By George B. Huff, Jr.

Hurricane Sandy was more than just the costliest hurricane in U.S. history. It had a profound impact on the judicial system in the Northeast, especially for smaller law firms and the public trying to access affected courts. However, throughout the storm and its aftermath the federal court system's case management/electronic case filing system remained up and running, and that experience offers important lessons to law firms and lawyers throughout the country.

The Cyber Challenge Facing the Legal Profession

By Don Byrne and Joseph Booth

Cyber crime is on the rise worldwide, and law firms increasingly are the targets of information thieves. Few firms, however, are well-prepared to prevent or defend against the ongoing wave of cyber criminals.

Preparing for a Disaster: Data Backup and Beyond

By Joshua Poje

The worst time to find out that your data backup plan is insufficient is after a disaster. Follow this five-step process to get started on a better plan for preparing for a disaster or other emergency that impacts your business continuity.

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MANAGEMENT

Beware of Benign Indifference

By Anne Parys

Losing business often is the result of neglecting the personal touches rather than making a mistake or doing poor work. Learn these signs of taking a client relationship for granted.

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FINANCE

Selling a Law Firm: More Than Inconsequential Consequences

By Ed Poll

Succession planning isn't just for big firms, and shouldn't be put off until you are ready to sell your practice. Any lawyer or law practice should seriously plan for untimely death or disability as part of the course of business continuity planning.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Associate Evaluations…the Next Generation

By Sabrina Franconeri and Joe Maguire

Associates from the millennial generation tend to have a strong work ethic and sense of loyalty, but the evaluation process used by many firms fails to meet this generation's need for specific and useful feedback.

CAREER PATHS

Katy Goshtasbi

Interviewed by Carol Phillips

Katy Goshtasbi is a lawyer and the founder and owner of Puris Image, a consulting business focusing on personal branding for attorneys.

MEET THE WOMEN RAINMAKERS!

Christi Braun

Interviewed by Katherine Britton

Christi Braun is a partner at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. in Washington, and focuses her practice on antitrust litigation and counseling for health care clients.

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Micah U Buchdahl, HTMLawyers, Inc

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Andrea Malone, White and Williams LLP

BOARD OF EDITORS

John D. Bowers, Fox Rothschild LLP

Barbara H. Brown, Meagher & Geer PLLP

Margaret M. DiBianca, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Rodney Dowell, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc.

Nicholas Gaffney, Infinite Public Relations, LLC

Nancy L Gimbol, Eastburn & Gray

Richard W Goldstein, Goldstein Patent Law

Katy M. Goshtasbi, Puris Image

Elizabeth Henslee

William D Henslee, Florida A&M Univ College of Law

George E. Leloudis, Woods Rogers PLC

Allison C. Shields, Legal Ease Consulting, Inc.

Gregory H. Siskind, Siskind Susser, P.C.

Ben Stevens, The Stevens Firm, P.A. Family Law Center

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