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.

Holiday Stress Revisited

You may feel there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day, and your work and family responsibilities will always be demanding. However, you have more control over stress than you might think. No matter how stressful your life seems, you can take steps to relieve the pressure and regain balance.

How? By using the four A’s:

Avoid

Alter

Adapt

Accept

For specific advice on how to cope with holiday expectations and holiday-related stress, review these articles from the Oregon Attorney Assistance Program:

Updated 2020 All Rights Reserved Beverly Michaelis

Claims Attorney Opening

The OSB Professional Liability Fund is seeking a full-time claims attorney to join its Claims Department.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include managing a caseload of lawyer professional liability claims and working with covered attorneys and outside counsel on a broad range of matters involving lawyer professional liability.

Requirements

Oregon State Bar membership, a minimum of five years of private practice experience in the State of Oregon, and proficiency in MS Office applications. Insurance coverage experience is helpful.

Compensation

Competitive salary, plus excellent retirement, health insurance, and other benefits. 

Application Deadline

Application deadline is December 11, 2020.

How to Apply

Applications will not be accepted via telephone calls or inquiries.

Please email cover letter and resume to: 

Madeleine Campbell 
PLF General Counsel 
Email: HR@osbplf.org

About the PLF

The Oregon State Bar Board of Governors created the Professional Liability Fund in 1977 pursuant to state statute (ORS 9.080) and with approval of the membership. The PLF first began operation on July 1, 1978, and has been the mandatory provider of primary malpractice coverage for Oregon lawyers since that date. Learn more here.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The PLF is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at the PLF are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or identity, age, disability, family or parental status, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.