Important Webinar: #CloudComputing & Disaster Preparedness #Sandy

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Useful, practical information for starting, operating and maintaining a law firm. In this day and age, technology plays a vital role in accomplishing that. And while we may take technology for granted, myself included, there are times when we appreciate technology. As an article in the Cloud Computing Journal said, “It’s not Disaster Recovery 101, today it’s Business Continuity 101.” And it offers an explanation:

Disaster recovery is the old approach of “as the impending disaster looms, shut down all systems in an orderly fashion so that you can restore them in an orderly fashion when the disaster ends.” When the disaster is over, go back and restart all the systems to get the organization back up-and-running.

Compare that approach to Business Continuity: “Design your computer systems so that they are impervious to any disaster, natural or man-made. The goal: continue doing business through the disaster.”

Continue doing business through the disaster. For law firms, that has additional meaning. And so I believe it is necessary to inform you that Clio is hosting a webinar on Monday, November 19 to discuss such law firm specific issues as:

  • The ethical duty to be aware of changes in technology and practice create a duty to have disaster preparation and mitigation plan.
  • A lawyer’s professional and ethical obligations are not suspended in emergencies.
  • Clients have increased needs for speedy and accurate representation during crises.

Natural disasters happen. Life is disrupted, but your law practice doesn’t have to be.

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