Quick Steps for Lawyers to Improve Cybersecurity and Protect Client Data

From NW Sidebar:

In 2020, there was a 435 percent increase in ransomware as compared to 2019. How can you avoid a cyber security breach? Follow these six steps:

  • Install security patches and software updates immediately
  • Use firewalls
  • Download and activate anti-malware software
  • Require two-factor authentication
  • Use encryption
  • Protect email

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Postscript

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Back to the Office After COVID-19: How are Law Firms Preparing for It?

Like most workplaces, law firms faced an unprecedented situation in 2020 that has continued into 2021. First, they had to implement a system for …

Back to the Office After COVID-19: How are Law Firms Preparing for It?

Text Message Reminders for Hearings

From KTVZ:

The Oregon Judicial Department is launching a new service in all three Central Oregon counties to provide case parties with the opportunity to receive text message reminders for court hearings and changes.

The goal is to improve communication with parties directly involved in the case – including defendants, petitioners, respondents, and others – and reduce instances of “failure to appear.”

Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen

Well folks, it’s that time. 935 posts, including tomorrow’s wish for a happy new year.

I’ve been a practice management attorney for nearly 25 years. First with the Professional Liability Fund, then here at Oregon Law Practice Management.

I won’t say goodbye, as I may occasionally pop in and blog. But it won’t be weekly, as has been my practice for over 11 years. My law practice management business, as such, is dissolved effective today.

Next Up

Well, that’s easy and fun!

My husband and I founded High Lakes eBikes LLC this year. Yes, you heard right. We started a business during a pandemic. Come check us out. And if you like to bike, follow my blog! Scroll to the footer on our landing page to find the archives.

What Will Happen to my CLE Records?

I will retain them, of course. Attendance at live CLEs offered by Oregon Law Practice Management is on record with the Oregon State Bar for all years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020).

Recorded CLEs

All CLEs are preserved on audio and video, as are program materials, MCLE forms, etc. If you need anything, give me a holler. Contact me directly for more information.

Questions?

Use my contact form. I check email regularly.

Postscript

I decided on the title of this farewell post a few weeks ago. It only seems fitting to include a video of this Lawrence Welk signature song. After all, my husband’s mother was his second cousin.