The OSB Sole and Small Firm Practitioners’ Section executive committee is starting a series of free or low-cost (for non-SSFP members) CLEs that may be of interest to solos or small firm practitioners. The series starts Wednesday, January 21, 2015, and are free to OSB SSFP Section members. Please visit the OSB SSFP website for more information or the SSFP Section website (under construction) for additional contact information.
THE LEGAL LUNCHBOX SERIES
The Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Section of the OSB is pleased to invite all members to attend a series of free seminars/CLEs, to be held from 12:00 p.m. -1:00 pm on the third Wednesday of each month. You can participate via webcast, but members in the Portland area are encouraged to bring your lunch and meet your colleagues at Kafoury and McDougal, who have graciously provided their conference room for our series:
January 21, 2015: Business Planning for Solos and Small Firms – presented by Scott Schnuck February 18, 2015: Privacy 101 – presented by Lauren Wallace March 18, 2015: Elder Abuse Issues for Solos and Small Firms – Victoria Blachly and Ellen Klem April 15, 2015: Before You Hire Your First (or Next) Employee – presented by Elizabeth Inayoshi May 20, 2015: Lawyers and the ADA – presented by Dennis Steinman
Bob Ambrogi’s LawSites is always interesting and he travels the same roads all legal researchers do: legal research, law libraries, law practice management, solo and small law firm practioners, big law, etc.
What Do You Pay for Westlaw or LexisNexis? (July 13, 2011). How to Find if an Attorney Has Been Disciplined (July 7, 2010). Problems with Adobe Acrobat X Pro (Jan. 21, 2011). Has LinkedIn Abandoned CardMunch? (Dec. 23, 2013)”
(Our own top blog posts remain constant, i.e. anything we post about when, where, and how to leave kids home alone. Yikes.)
“.… For the past two decades law librarians and legal information professionals have been assessing products and developing in house solutions to support virtual library resources. We have been sharing best practices and advising legal publishers on how to build the next generation of products that lawyers will be willing to use ….” [Link to full blog post.]
“Background: Easy access to affordable legal services is critical in a society based on the rule of law. Yet our courts are seriously underfunded. Legal proceedings are growing more expensive, time-consuming, and complex. Many who need legal advice cannot afford to hire a lawyer and are forced to represent themselves….” [Link to website and report.]
“Oregon Attorney Fee Codebook, 2014 Edition This handy spiral -bound volume includes Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure, Uniform Trial Court Rules, and Oregon Revised Statutes that govern attorney fees. The relevant ORS provisions are pulled from each of the 17 volumes of the statutes ….”
“Oregon Attorney Fee Compilation, 2014 Edition This handy spiral-bound companion to the Oregon Attorney Fee Codebook contains excerpts from 11 of the most recent OSB Legal Publications books….”