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Moss & Barnett hires Digitiliti to provide data security
Storage Elements' Digitiliti has announced that Moss & Barnett has chosen Digitiliti as its remote backup and disaster recovery site. Moss & Barnett, based in Minneapolis, is a 70-attorney law firm. Digitiliti provides on-demand backup services fully loaded to "support spiraling data growth rates across distributed network infrastructures." The software helps keep data secure and will act as an enterprise service provider for Moss & Barnett. Launched in 2003, Storage Elements is headquartered in Minneapolis and is dedicated to serving the storage needs of enterprise-level accounts.

Thompson & Knight forms renewable energy practice group
International law firm Thompson & Knight, LLP, has formed a climate change and renewable energy practice group. The group will assist businesses worldwide working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop wind, solar, and biofuel technologies. Partner Scott Deatherage will lead the group of 26 attorneys, all of whom have had experience with renewable energy projects and regulatory matters. The team's attorneys come from Thompson & Knight's offices in the United States, Mexico, England, Algeria, and Brazil.

Fortinet to support Fish & Richardson with advanced network security
Leading national law firm Fish & Richardson has implemented Fortinet's FortiGate and FortiAnalyzer to improve its network security and reporting. A provider of ASIC-accelerated unified threat management (UTM) solutions, Fortinet has armed the law firm with a comprehensive security platform. Fortinet's FortiAnalyzer-2000 is a logging, reporting, and analysis appliance that will enable the firm to easily aggregate, analyze, and report on its log data across the country. Through the appliance, Fortinet will provide real-time network protection to the law firm's 11 offices across the country and help safeguard communications among its more than 1,500 users.

Forth Worth paralegal named "Legal Professional of the Year"
Leslie G. Stokes was named "Legal Professional of the Year" for 2007-2008 by the Texas Association of Legal Professionals. The award was presented at the association's annual gathering in Arlington. Stokes has served as a paralegal for the Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, PC, in Fort Worth for six years. She has also served as an officer and president of the Fort Worth Association of Legal Professionals, which previously honored her as "New Member of the Year" for 1993-1994 and "Legal Secretary of the Year" for 1995-1996.

Warner Norcross hires support staff, anticipates additional new appointments
Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP, has hired two paralegals, two legal secretaries, a switchboard operator, and a communications specialist since January. The majority of the new hires work in the firm's Grand Rapids office. Warner Norcross has 395 employees, including 205 support staff performing accounting, marketing, and human resources duties. The firm plans to further expand by hiring additional support staff. Director of Human Resources Cheryl Coutchie is responsible for support staff appointments at the firm's four offices.


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