How to Use Acrobat XI on Your iPad

Adobe TV Is a great way to learn Acrobat and its features. Here’s an episode about using Acrobat XI on touch devices like the iPad. Learn about the new Touch mode that provides smoother scrolling, the ability to swipe to scroll a page, accelerated swiping to allow to you to scroll quickly through large documents, and pinching to zoom.

Salaries for Legal Support Staff

In the latest issue of the Multnomah Lawyer, the Multnomah Bar Association published the 2011-2012 Legal Support Staff Salary Survey:

The survey is prepared annually by Legal Northwest, Staffing Partner to the Multnomah Bar since 1996.  Legal Northwest recruits for paralegals and legal secretaries in all areas of the law as well as receptionists, file clerks and litigation support staff.  MBA Members receive discounted pricing on direct hire positions and also receive a quality of service guarantee. In addition a 3% contribution is donated to support MBA activities.

Finding quality support staff depends, in part, on paying a competitive wage.  If you’re looking to hire in the greater Portland metropolitan area, check out how your proposed salary stacks up.

Understanding Professional Liability Coverage

How does your professional liability coverage work?  Who is covered?  What is covered?  Under what circumstances are claims excluded from coverage?  What happens if you report a claim?  What is a special underwriting assessment? 

These questions and more were answered by Professional Liability Fund CEO Ira Zarov during a special Web cast for the Oregon State Bar Sole and Small Firm Practitioners SectionClick here to listen to the Web cast.  View the slides for the PowerPoint presentation below:

2010 in Review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 106 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 137 posts. There were 304 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 176mb. That’s about 6 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was March 16th with 285 views. The most popular post that day was Is Acrobat Really Necessary? .

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were Google Reader, linkedin.com, twitter.com, new.abanet.org, and facebook.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for oregon child support calculator 2010, oregon child support calculator, acrobat 9 outlook 2010, beverly michaelis, and oregon law practice management.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Is Acrobat Really Necessary? March 2010

2

Outlook 2010 & Acrobat 9 Don’t Play Well Together (Yet) June 2010
1 comment and 1 Like on WordPress.com,

3

Oregon Child Support Guidelines Change January 4, 2010 December 2009

4

It’s Here! Formatting Legal Documents With Microsoft Word 2010 June 2010

5

New Filing Fee Requirements December 2009

Visualize It! With Mentionmap

I never cease to be amazed by Twitter tools that graphically illustrate connections between people and topics.  TweetSmarter pointed me to the post Ten Terrific Twitter Tools by certified smart guy Eric Stoller.  There I found Mentionmap:

From Eric’s Mentionmap, I searched for my own Twitter handle and found the above. I realize it’s tough to see in this view, but have faith. Go there, put in your Twitter name, then click on the nodes to see the various relationships.  Pretty cool!

If you recall, I was fascinated by Wordle too.  Here’s a new Word Cloud based on my recent blog posts:

Thanks Eric! And since you’re in Corvallis, Oregon – Home of Oregon State University – “Go Beavs!”

Save $$$ on Time Matters and PC Law

Another good reason to join the Multnomah Bar Association – member discounts!  Now you can save money on Time Matters and PC Law.  Here’s the announcement:

Now you can transform your practice with a powerful tool built for the way lawyer’s work. Centralizing your firm’s case related, documents, contacts, calendars and communications simplifies daily activities, opens new avenues for firm wide collaboration and supports operational excellence.  Bar members are entitled to a 15% discount on Time Matters and PC Law. To learn more visit the MBA / LexisNexis Web page.

Check out the other Multnomah Bar Association member discounts here.