SOURCE: Rafte & Company

October 14, 2008 13:57 ET

Rafte & Company to Examine Lessons From Hurricane Ike at Legal Technology Roundtable

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - The legal technology experts who keep Houston law firms and corporate legal departments operating smoothly will come together this week to discuss what they learned from Hurricane Ike and its aftermath. Rafte & Company (, a leading provider of strategic technology solutions for law firms, corporate legal departments and professional services firms, is sponsoring, "Lessons Learned: Preparing for and Recovering from a Hurricane," on Thursday, October 16th.

Many law firms and legal departments saw their operations disrupted to varying degrees by Hurricane Ike. The storm caused wind and water damage to office buildings downtown and elsewhere, as well as lengthy power outages.

"The lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 led many law firms and corporate legal departments to develop business continuity plans that were invaluable during Hurricane Ike," said Dena Rafte, president and chief executive officer of Rafte & Company. "Ike presented its own unique challenges and we are looking forward to bringing together Houston's legal technology leaders and to learn from the experiences and observations."

Keeping the region's legal professionals operational is essential in helping families and businesses deal with every conceivable legal need, from insurance claims and reconstruction of buildings to mortgage foreclosures and estate administration.

Some firms that have deployed advanced technologies enabling easy and secure mobile access to law firm information were able to keep productive in the storm's aftermath. However, the widespread power outages that lasted up to two weeks proved to be especially problematic.

Questions to be answered at the Rafte Legal Technology Roundtable include:

--  Was your firm prepared? Were you able to serve your staff and your
--  What plans did you put in place that worked and what remains a
--  What can be done now?
--  Are there new alternatives?

The Rafte Legal Technology Roundtable is by invitation only. For more information please contact Rafte & Company at 713-993-9637.

About Rafte & Company

Rafte & Company ( is a leading provider of strategic technology consulting services, legal software solutions, and information technology (IT) network design, implementation and management services. To learn more about how Rafte & Company has been delivering legal technology strategies and solutions to regional area law firms and corporate legal departments for more than 20 years, visit the Rafte & Company Web site at or call (713) 993-9637 or toll-free (800) 396-9390.

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