From the Editor: This special issue focuses on some of the significant changes made by the 2013 Oregon Legislature. Bills are listed by area of law. Some bills pertain to more than one practice area, so practitioners are encouraged to look through all the sections.
The new legislation takes effect January 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted. In addition the PLF published “2013 Oregon Legislative Session – ‘Emergency Legislation’” in the September issue of In Brief, focusing on some of the bills that became effective last year. Those bills are NOT reprinted in this issue, so practitioners are encouraged to consult that document as well.
The following practice areas are covered in this special issue:
An announcement from Oregon lawyer Julia Yoshimoto about an interesting new pilot project:
The Red Lodge Legal Services Program (LSP) launched in December 2013! This is a new and innovative pilot project providing greatly needed legal assistance and education to Native American women incarcerated and overrepresented in Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in order to reduce barriers to reentry, improve reentry planning, and empower women to successfully return to the community. Join us at the reception to learn more about ways you can support and get involved with the Red Lodge Legal Services Program and help women rebuild their lives and strengthen their families and communities! Click here for more information.
If you don’t want recipients to forward your e-mail messages or use “Reply to All,” you can disable this functionality. Rita provided the instructions for Outlook 2007 in her original post. I’ve added the instructions for Outlook 2010:
As you’ve no doubt surmised, these solutions will only work if both the sender and the recipient are using Outlook. Still, as The Wall Street Journal pointed out:
The “reply to all” button is among the most misused – and often reviled – pieces of office technology. At best, an accidental click can lead to an inbox-clogging chain of messages, or, at worst, a personal embarrassment…
Brush up your notary knowledge and get the answers to your questions by attending a Secretary of State sponsored seminar for current and future notaries public. This seminar is a comprehensive and thorough examination of notary basics: what a notary is, responsibilities and liabilities, how to notarize, notary certificates, and the notary journal. This is your chance to talk to the state agency that regulates notaries, and participate in lively discussions about procedures, practices and notary laws.
Our office has raised notary education to a new level. We have scheduled free notary seminars throughout the state to give every notary an opportunity to become properly trained and educated about Oregon laws and good notary procedure.
Check back often for new dates, times and locations. See the complete list of seminar offerings here.
The PLF is a proud promoter of the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW. Learn and network with legal technology experts from across the country, March 27-29, 2014, at the Hilton Chicago. Save money on registration with our discount code EP1416. Visit www.osbplf.org > News for details.
If your goals for the new year include any of the following:
Reducing your stress level
Improving your office routines
Streamlining office systems
Balancing the demands of work and home
then resolve to get a head start. Check out these classic posts on how to “spring clean” your office systems and work habits.
If you’re an Oregon lawyer, you have a great resource right in your own backyard: the Oregon Attorney Assistance Program. The OAAP can give you guidance on how to develop your own stress management program using deep relaxation, meditation, time management, and other proven stress-reducing techniques. Best of all, OAAP services are free and confidential.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 46,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 17 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.