Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Planning for Law Firms

Disaster Preparedness is Focus of New LawBiz Special Report

Contact:  Ed Poll

Immediate Release July 24, 2007

Edward Poll, principal of LawBiz® Management Co., announces the publication of Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Planning for Law Firms: A LawBiz® Special Report.  This third in a series of Special Reports on topics of practical and major importance to the effective and profitable management of The Business of Law®, has just been released.

Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Planning for Law Firms: A LawBiz® Special Report offers guidelines on how lawyers and law firms can prepare to minimize the debilitating impact that disasters of all kinds can have on their law practices and the clients they represent. 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.

Topics covered include first defining “disaster,” then creating a plan that deals with the various types of disaster that might befall us including fire, earthquake, burst water pipes and, yes, even planes crashing into our buildings.  This new book also deals with insurance, financial planning, data recovery and, most importantly, personnel (our “human capital”) planning, among other topics.

Michael Hirsch, former FEMA Deputy General Counsel, said “… 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.”

Tom Edwards, Executive Director of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, said “… Ed is the primary architect for my colleagues’ and my firm’s disaster recovery plans and he was, is, and remains a driving force behind our plans.”

“With our first Special Report on Business Competency for Lawyers, LawBiz® began a new kind of book,” Poll states. “ The content is practical yet sophisticated, and provides basics for managing and running a successful law business. This new book is the third in this series.”

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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