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Preparing Your Law Firm for
Hurricanes and Other Natural
Disasters
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Husband. Father.
Animal-lover.
Coder. Software Exec.
Author. Little league
coach. Fighter of hate.
Seeker of wellness.
Pro at disasters.
I’m Larry Port
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This is
The Lean Law Firm &
my co-author Dave.
I wrote a book for the ABA
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This is Rocket Matter
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This is Rocket Matter
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A Real-life Story: How Rocket
Matter Survived Hurricane Irma
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Irma was not my first rodeo.
x4 x1 x2 x1
FACT:
A natural disaster occurs once a
week in the United States
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-Federal Emergency Management Agency
Most businesses do not have a
disaster plan and are out of
business within five years after
experiencing a major disaster.
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- U.S. Department of Labor
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The cone is often misunderstood.
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The storm surge is the deadliest
part of a tropical storm.
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Have a plan.
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Avoid major gas lines
and shortages by keep
the gas tank full in
advance.
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Consider leaving town for a
few days.
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Get some employees out of
the line of fire.
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Develop an emergency plan
with your staff and review it
once a year.
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Make sure you have a
communication plan.
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Remember, safety first.
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Stock up on supplies.
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Set up an evacuation plan
(If necessary)
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Don’t forget about your office!
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During a storm, stay in an
interior room.
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Be careful going outside after
the storm has passed.
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Be careful going outside after
the storm has passed.
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Vital Skill: No how to change a
flat tire (and have the tools)!
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Vital Skill: Get first aid certified!
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Account for power loss.
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Consider investing in a generator
for your office and/or home.
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Get a landline phone without an
answering machine .
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Purchase battery backup packs
for small devices.
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Get in the cloud.
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Keeping your documents on-
premise makes them
susceptible to hurricanes,
natural disasters, and theft.
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You’ll always have access to
information on the cloud.
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Back up your work.
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Use a dedicated cloud-based
document management system
such as Dropbox, Box, or
OneDrive.
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Leverage a cloud-based
practice management program
with built-in storage.
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Employ a straight-up digital
backup storage device.
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Make sure to consider your
security standards.
Q & A
Larry Port | larry@rocketmatter.com
Thank You!
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