This past week my inbox simply overflowed with e-mail from lawyers and those who serve the legal community with ideas and plans to help the victims of the Katrina disaster. The American Bar Association has set up two impressive Websites to help those who are impacted.
The ABA Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief page now has general information and sections for victims needing legal help, for displaced lawyers needing help, for military personnel needing help and for lawyers wishing to volunteer help. This is a very professional effort done in a short time.
In addition, the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center has launched the site Technology Related Resources for Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief. This site will prove very useful for lawyers who will soon be attempting the difficult process of recovery of their law practices. Many of the resources here were prepared by my fellow practice management advisors. In fact, if your empathy for those impacted by this disaster has made you wonder how well prepared you were for a disaster, you will find many disaster planning resources here as well. Check it out.
There will be many more victim assistance efforts from the legal community and from the legal technology consulting community. Helping those lawyers get their practices restarted and functioning will also help their impacted clients. These two sites for disaster assistance are my joint Websites of the Week.