Disaster Preparedness & Business Continuity is Focus of Presentation
Immediate Release July 26, 2007
Edward Poll, principal of LawBiz® Management Co., spoke at the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators about disaster preparedness on Thursday, July 26th in San Jose, CA.
Poll, the author of the new publication, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Planning for Law Firms: A LawBiz® Special Report, discussed ways to get law firms to plan for recovery in order to assure their business continuity in the event of an otherwise debilitating catastrophe, whether natural or man-made.
Poll said, “The issue for most of us isn’t if a disaster will occur, but rather when a disaster occurs, what should we do in order to recover quickly and effectively.”
In response to a question from the audience, Poll said “… that no recovery plan can succeed without the involvement and support of the top management of the law firm and all its stakeholders such as the principal lawyers, associates and staff.” Statistics show that only 30% of businesses hit with disaster survive after 5 years of the event.
Michael Hirsch, former FEMA Deputy General Counsel, said “This publication provides excellent guidance on how to develop plans to prepare for and respond to all types of catastrophes … Such planning can be critical to the ability to survive following such events.” The new book is the most comprehensive collection in one place of ideas to help plan for and then deal with a disaster when it occurs.
Michael Hirsch, continued “… I highly recommend it (this book) for attorneys and law firms as a basic document on how to be prepared to respond to and recover from disasters.”
Ed Poll is a leading authority in the field of law practice management and the Principal of LawBiz® Management Co., a firm that consults with and coaches lawyers and law firms throughout the United States, England, Australia and Mexico. Poll is a Board Approved (SAC®) Coach to the Legal Profession, and a charter member of the Million Dollar Consultant’s™ Hall of Fame.
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