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by Carolyn Elefant on September 10, 2005 · 2 comments

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Following up on this last post, there’s another article, Small Law Firms Hit Hard by Katrin (Fulton County Daily Report – 9/8/05) on the impact of Katrina on small firms.  From the article:

"I’m worried about the ones that don’t have friends. Some of the solos and real small outfits might not know other folks in other parts of the state," Neuner (Bar President) said.

Solo practitioners and even firms with 10 or 20 lawyers who’ve had their offices flooded can’t send bills or get checks from clients, Neuner pointed out. "How do they pay employees?" he asked. Their client files and computers, in many cases, have been destroyed by floodwaters.

The bar is reaching out, with efforts to find housing and office space for displaced attorneys and has also started a fund to collect money to assist.  And on that topic, Kevin O’Keefe of LexBlog is offering to help firms set up at no cost a free weblog to facilitate communication with clients and employees.

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