Helping the Legal Industry Recover from Hurricane Katrina.

By at 12 September, 2005, 9:26 am

The legal and justice systems have taken a major hit in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and its associated flooding. While the Red Cross, federal and state governments are assisting the people of the affected areas, the legal industry is going to need great levels of assistance to be able to once again serve the citizens of their states. In an effort lead by Ross Kodner of Microlaw, legal technology consultants and service provides from across the country are joining together to provide assistance to the lawyers throughout these impacted areas of our country.

HELPKatrinaLAWYERS is now up and running to act as a clearing house for service providers and assets for Louisiana and Mississippi lawyers. According to the site, those who are participating can provide

• Guidance regarding restoring backed up data, or recovering data from physically damaged computer systems or media

• Advise about temporarily practicing with either borrowed, rented or purchased new PC and voice systems

• Provide remote access to allow any lawyer who can get online to use well-known legal software to get there work out and contact clients and associates

• Provide sound longer-term focused guidance on replacing destroyed or damaged systems – but doing it the best way at fair prices, avoiding making costly mistakes

If you would like to help or for more information, go to www.helpkatrinalawyers.org.

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