National Survey of Judges Released

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Since the release of “The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change,” LAPs, ABA entities and other interested individuals and organizations have worked at warp speed. One recommendation, a national survey of judges, has been in the works for over a year. While we all know judges experience stress, limited data was available […]

via National Survey of Judges released at the 2019 ABA CoLAP National Conference for Lawyer Assistance Programs — CoLAP Cafe

On Demand CLE – Need Credits?

If you missed the recent live CLEs “Abandoned Funds: Trust Account Dilemmas” or “Getting Paid,” don’t worry! You can order both online.

These offerings, along with other programs, are accredited by the Oregon State Bar and available on demand. Check out the complete list below.

NEW TO ON DEMAND CLE in 2019

CURRENT CLE

Cost

All programs are $25. Every on demand CLE purchase includes: MP4 download (combined audio and video file); M4a download (audio only); written program materials, including presentation slides and resources; answers to polling questions asked during the live CLE; and MCLE Form 6 to track individual screening of programs. To obtain credit, add the screening activity to your OSB MCLE transcript online.

All Rights Reserved 2019 – Beverly Michaelis

Learning the Business of Being a Lawyer: How I Started My Second-Career Solo Practice — NWSidebar

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Attorney Eleanor Doermann explains how she used her business experience as a physical therapist to become a private-practice lawyer helping LGBTQ seniors.

via Learning the Business of Being a Lawyer: How I Started My Second-Career Solo Practice — NWSidebar

10 Products, Platforms, and Services for Lawyers

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I am always on the lookout for new ideas, tools, or products that are helpful to lawyers. If you have 2 minutes to spare, watch the video at the end of this post compiled by Streaming.Lawyer blogger Mitch Jackson. It highlights how Mitch uses the following every day in his law practice:

bombbomb – an online service that records, sends, and tracks simple email videos to stand out in your client’s crowded inbox.

Zoom video conferencing – Modern video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars. (I use Zoom for online CLEs and recommend it highly.)

eCamm – live video streaming for Mac platforms. Compatible with Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Periscope, and Twitch.

AgoraPulse – social media management. Should you have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube? Yes, but who has the time. This product allows you to schedule content, get reports, and engage followers with one simple tool.

GoogleKeep – Keep is simple way to capture notes, lists, and reminders on the go. Record voice memos and Keep will automatically transcribe them! Check off completed tasks; add a collaborator to notes and lists; add photos and drawings, or draw on photos; search notes by automagically created topics; group notes together with #labels; color notes; access your notes on any device; syncs automatically to your phone, tablet, watch, and laptop via the Google Keep website, or Chrome app.
Use “Ok Google” voice commands to “take a note” or “add to to-do list.”

Canva – use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and layouts to design, share, and print business cards, logos, presentations and more. Accounts are free.

Calendly – online scheduling is the most efficient way to set depositions, mediations, and meetings. Free and integrates with Google, Outlook, Office 365 or iCloud calendar so you’re never double booked.

Smartline – a second phone number app from GoDaddy. Unlimited texts and minutes for $9.99 per month (free 30-day trial available). Install the app on your current smartphone. Save your private number for friends and family and use Smartline for business calls.

Ruby Receptionists – a virtual reception service for your law firm based right here in Oregon. A favorite of mine and available at a discount for members of the Multnomah Bar Association.

Nimble – relationship-building software. Log on to your Nimble dashboard to manage client relationships and contacts.

Here’s Mitch’s video:

via 10 “Non-Legal” Products, Platforms, and Services I Use in My Law Practice and Highly Recommend! — Streaming.Lawyer

On Demand CLE – eService, Technology, Fee Agreements, and More

It has been a busy three years at Oregon Law Practice Management! If you missed Technology Tips for Busy Legal Professionals, Practical Time Management, or any of my other recent CLEs, then a visit to the online store is in order.

Check the list below for the latest additions to my on demand CLE offerings. While you’re there, download my free eBook, Tips for Improving Client Relationships.

NEW TO ON DEMAND CLE

CURRENT CLE

Cost

All programs are $25. Every on demand CLE purchase includes:

  • MP4 download (combined audio and video file)
  • M4a download (audio only)
  • Written program materials, including presentation slides and resources
  • Answers to polling questions asked during the live CLE
  • MCLE Form 6 for self-reporting of MCLE credits

OSB ACCREDITATION

All programs are current and accredited by the Oregon State Bar.  Visit the online store for details.

LISTEN OR WATCH FROM THE CLOUD, YOUR MOBILE DEVICE, OR COMPUTER

At checkout, save your MP4 and M4a downloads to your Dropbox accountKindle, or other device.

Secure payment processing

All transactions are handled by Selz and protected with industry standard security, including encryption and SSL secure. The Selz platform is also PCI compliant. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover accepted.

All Rights Reserved 2019 – Beverly Michaelis