Despite the fact that many experts have essentially squashed all life out of the threatened Y2K bug, law firms in Los Angeles aren’t taking chances. One is stocking up on stamps. Another is renting luxury hotel rooms around the globe on New Year’s Eve for strategically placed technology personnel. Several have drawn up telephone trees to be used if normal routes of communication fail.

In the past two years, law firms in the Southland have spent countless dollars and man-hours preparing for the stroke of midnight on Dec. 31, when some say computers will crash en masse after failing to decipher the software code designating 2000.

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