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Monday, May 23, 2011

Do You Have a Disaster Recovery Plan??? By George Tofaute

TORNADOS, HAIL AND STORMS -- how do we protect ourselves?   Take a look at your PERSONAL DISASTER PLANNING -- is it ok?  Or, like most of us, is it time for a review?

Find a safe place for the following:

  • family pictures 
  • your legal documents 
  • will
  • insurance policies 
  • birth/death certificates 
  • social security card
  • military discharge
  • marriage records 
  • baptism records and family bibles 
  • adoption records and family trees 
  • auto titles and house deeds
  • cemetery lot records
  • personal letters
Are these safe in the event of a flood or tornado?  Better get them to a bank lock box or in a home safe.  The victims of the tornadoes this spring WISH THEY HAD DONE SO. 

And, while you are at it, now is a great time to make those yearly donations of clothes, money, and blood to the Salvation Army or American Red Cross help to them if you can.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims of the storms and flooding!  

Red Cross Website

Salvation Army Website

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ethics...part 2

Highly respected attorneys and those following the rules of ethics do NOT call you to get your case.  They do not show up at your home, hospital room, or job and start giving you legal advice.  You must ASK them to COME TO YOU FIRST.    

In fact, if an attorney did that, they can be disbarred by the SUPREME COURT OF INDIANA for engaging in STRICTLY PROHIBITED UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR.  

If you're in an accident and this happens to you, you SHOULD report them or their "runners" who sometimes do their dirty work for them to :  G. MICHAEL WITTE, Executive Director, INDIANA SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 850, Indianapolis, IN  46204,  or  CALL 1-317-232-1807.