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 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,,,, and

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.


Is Acrobat Really Necessary? March 2010


Outlook 2010 & Acrobat 9 Don’t Play Well Together (Yet) June 2010
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Oregon Child Support Guidelines Change January 4, 2010 December 2009


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


New Filing Fee Requirements December 2009

Happy New Year!