Houston Bar Foundation Recognizes Rafte & Company for Efforts on Behalf of the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) - The Houston Bar Foundation, the charitable arm
of the Houston Bar Association, recently recognized Rafte & Company
(www.rafte.com) for its pro bono work on behalf of the Houston Volunteer
Lawyers Program (HVLP). Rafte & Company is a leading and proven provider of
strategic technology consulting services, legal software solutions, and
information technology (IT) network design, implementation, and management
HVLP helps Houstonians in need receive legal advice that would otherwise be
financially out-of-reach. Rafte & Company donated its services to stabilize
HVLP's information technology (IT) infrastructure, roll out a significant
technology upgrade, and provide legal and productivity software training.
The initiative has contributed to greater network reliability, reduced
downtime and increased productivity.
"Rafte & Company's expertise in strategic technology consulting has been
invaluable in keeping the volunteer lawyers connected to their data and to
our Houston communities," said Karl Stern, chairman of the Houston Bar
Foundation. "Today, HVLP is fully leveraging its technology assets to make
a greater, positive impact on the community because of the contributions of
Rafte & Company."
Rafte & Company was recognized during the Houston Bar Foundation's 25th
Anniversary Annual Meeting and Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel. Rafte &
Company is the only service provider that was recognized.
"The fact that this honor comes during our own 25th anniversary year makes
it all the more gratifying," said Dena Rafte, founder and president of
Rafte & Company. "Reliable and accessible technology serves as the backbone
of every legal enterprise, and for highly complex organizations such as
HVLP, which responds to 30,000 requests for assistance each year,
technology is especially important. Knowing that our expertise is
benefiting Houstonians in need is very heartwarming."
The Houston Bar Foundation was established in 1982 to support programs that
help to provide legal representation to the indigent, promote community
understanding of the legal system and foster the administration of justice.
HVLP is among the programs supported by the Foundation. It links qualified
applicants with 4,000 Harris County attorneys who volunteer their time on a
pro bono basis. For more information, go to www.hvlp.org.
About Rafte & Company
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 www.rafte.com or call (713) 993-9637 or toll-free (800)
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