Friends, I thought I would enlist your help since you are the current section or committee leaders of some of our most interested bar groups and likely to have the most comprehensive e-mail mailing lists of those who would find this useful. Please pass this information around among your groups.
As you may know, the main IRS building was heavily flooded on Sunday and has been closed since. It will be a while until electric power comes on and we are invited back in to work. Before too long, attorneys should be able to get in to retrieve documents.
Our phone system works and individual attorneys can check their voice mail. Our e-mail server came up today but, as of now, only attorneys with Blackberries have access to our network. . . . By next week, we hope to get some access for the rest of our lawyers -- a few desktops on our intranet to share. Our other computer applications are not yet available, including saved work.
We will try to figure out how to get things done while away from our offices. There will be a few challenges and we hope people will bear with us. . . .
Thanks in advance for your cooperation and patience.