Articles Tagged with Law practice management

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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:

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From OSB Legal Publications blog:

Available Now for Pre-order: Oregon Attorney Fee Codebook and Compilation, Vols. 1 and 2This two volume set will include Oregon Attorney Fee Codebook and Oregon Attorney Fee Compilation. Don’t miss out on the preorder discount. Order your copies today by visiting our online bookstore. You may also contact our order desk at (503) 431-6413, or toll-free in Oregon, 1-800-452-8260. Pre-order discount ends December 1, 2014.”

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Tom Mighell tackles the question: Why are Passwords So Hard for Lawyers?”

Answer: ZZZZZzzzz. But doze off at your own risk:

Excerpt: “The subject of passwords is one that is both fascinating and frustrating to me. We know that it’s getting easier and easier for hackers to crack our passwords; just three years ago, a nine-digit password would take 44,530 years to crack, but today that same password can be cracked in less than a day, according to Passfault. And yet, when I mention this in speeches that I give, lawyers invariably give a heavy sigh, roll their eyes, and promptly tune out. I know what they’re thinking: “12 digit password? It’s hard enough for me to remember the name of my dog and the numbers 123!” [Link to blog post and blog homepage.]

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1) Stay on top of useful Oregon law publications:

The Oregon Legal Publications blog is just entering the blawg-world and will include writing tips from their attorney editors, excerpts from books, and OSB Legal Publications department news and announcements.

2) Practice Management Tips for Oregon Lawyers:

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Top 10 Reasons Not to Bother With a Law Firm App,” by Erik Mazzone (ABA Law Practice Magazine, Volume 39 Number 5, Sept/Oct 2013)

Excerpt: “.… Most law firms should sit this one out, their time and money better spent elsewhere. Every once in a while, though, a law firm develops a truly useful app, one that finds its intended audience and has the user reviews to prove it. The rare lucky strike spurs on the all-too-common fruitless claim.

So, how do you know whether your law firm is wasting its time chasing app greatness or if you’re on track to be one of the lucky ones, lighting your cigars with $100 bills in the saloon?