Why Should a Non-Techy Lawyer Care About This?
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on May 1, 2014 11:26 pm
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Yes; I have used this photo before. But today, we took a big step. Several years ago, I arrived early to find all three office doors super-glued shut.
Nothing that bad today, but when I arrived at 7:00 a.m., the power was off and not scheduled to return until 10:00 a.m. As the staff showed up before 8:00 a.m., we took the $20 bill someone left on our waiting room floor, and I told them to have fun at a staff breakfast meeting at the Daily Grind. I handed them the Surface Pro 2 and asked them to keep in touch.
One glitch was that e-mails to me came from my e-mail account, but at least we communicated, and the staff was able to respond to clients and be productive. Ike from Micrologic came in to renew our individual profiles, so we will be ready next time.
When I attended a seminar by the Duffield, Lovejoy, and Stemple Law Firm, www.duffieldandlovejoy.com, a few years ago, and learned how they had kept their firm running in spite of a major fire, it seemed like science fiction. Now anyone who isn’t “in the cloud” and ready to go is running a huge risk. So what if you have insurance but your files are lost, and your ability to practice your craft is interrupted for weeks or months! As Paul Newman, (Butch Cassidy), said to Robert Redford (Sundance Kid); “Hell, the fall will probably kill you!”. Don’t have that fall. Get yourself into the cloud, and mobile computing, and practice redundancy.
This post was written by Burton Hunter