Well, folks I am really excited to be a part of a law office management and technology team going to do some free CLE and consulting with lawyers on how to rebuild their practices affected by Hurricane Katrina.

The program is called Rebuilding Your Practice After Disaster Strikes. It will be presented twice. First on Friday, October 7th at Best Western Hotel Acadiana & Conference Center, Lafayette, LA and then repeated on Saturday October 8 at the Harrison County Courthouse (2nd floor) in Gulfport, MS. My colleague, J.R. Phelps, from the Florida Bar, has quite a bit of first-hand knowledge about helping lawyers recover from hurricanes and more than one of us has seen the damage from tornados. If you are an affected lawyer there, contract your respective state bar for details. We want to try and talk to as many people as we can while we are there to help. I am told that 130 have pre-registered for the Louisiana program and don’t know what the room capacity is.

Here are the program details:
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Avoiding Ethical Disasters When Natural Disaster Strikes – Suzanne Rose
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Rebuilding Your Practice – JR Phelps and Gisela Bradley
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Technology Triage – Jim Calloway
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m Lunch with Bill Leary discussing Personal Trauma
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Malpractice Concerns and Claims – Roland Johnson
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. NY 9/11 Experience; Personal Experience; How Bar Can Help You – Panel of Steven Krane, David Jester
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session with speaker panel.

I have to brag about the Oklahoma Bar Association. When I asked about doing this program, I mentioned that LA and MS would reimburse my travel expenses. Within a very short time, the word came back from our bar officers that the OBA did not want reimbursement. They wanted that money spent on the lawyers who needed the help there.