April 2013 | Disaster Prep: Special Issue
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
LAW PRACTICE TODAY
Micah U Buchdahl, HTMLawyers, Inc
Andrea Malone, White and Williams LLP
BOARD OF EDITORS
John D. Bowers, Fox Rothschild LLP
Margaret M. DiBianca, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Nicholas Gaffney, Infinite Public Relations, LLC
Nancy L Gimbol, Eastburn & Gray
Richard W Goldstein, Goldstein Patent Law
Katy M. Goshtasbi, Puris Image
William D Henslee, Florida A&M Univ College of Law
Allison C. Shields, Legal Ease Consulting, Inc.
Gregory H. Siskind, Siskind Susser, P.C.
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