Articles Tagged with Practice of law

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Think Like a Client,” 2019 Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) report:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Understanding what clients want and expect from their lawyers is imperative for the provision of high-quality legal services, as well as for lawyers’ success in the legal profession. Furthermore, there exists a well-established and frequently lamented gap between the legal needs of the public and the provision of legal services from the profession. While we have anecdotal evidence that presents glimpses of answers to our questions about what clients value, there is a dearth of empirical evidence to support firm conclusions. IAALS’ Think Like a Client project represents a first step for the profession in developing a comprehensive, evidence-based understanding of what is important to clients….” [Link to full report.]

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Lawyer technology competency matters for so many reasons. Knowing how to maintain the privacy and the security of your personal information and legal documents are not the only skills your lawyer needs to have. Keeping up with legal education requirements and the law itself requires technological competency. Managing a financially healthy legal practice requires technological competency. Thorough legal research requires technological competency.

Does your state lawyer licensing agency require technology competence? Here’s one list of state bar associations that do:

Another State Adopts Duty of Technology Competence, Bringing Total to 28,” by Robert Ambrogi (LawSites).

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Carolyn Elefant’s popular and long-running blog/website MyShingle has an interesting article (it has lots actually):

“40 Legal Practice Areas That Didn’t Exist 15 Years Ago,” January 2, 2018:

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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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A recent Oregon Law Practice Management (OLPM) blog post on this subject is one place to begin reading about this subject, including brief discussions of the duties of public defenders and other government attorneys and private attorneys and liability issues.

(The other is a 2012 OSB CLE called “Lawyers and the Deaf Community.”)

From the OLPM blog: Are Private Lawyers Required to Bear the Cost of Communication Access?

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“Law School Theory vs. Practical Skills, One More Time,” at the Law Librarian Blog (December 15, 2011), links to Yale Professor Stanley Fish’s response to David Segal’s article in the New York Times on the Theory vs Practical Legal Skills debate.