Happy Holidays!

Thank you for your readership and your engagement.  Enjoy the holidays and stay safe!


Plan a Stress-Less Holiday – from the OAAP

Stressed about the holidays?  Consider these quick tips from the Oregon Attorney Assistance Program:

First – A Reality Check

  • The holidays are not really a competition
  • It’s okay to say no.
  • All holidays are celebrations of the good things of life
  • It’s good to ask, What can I do to help others?

The Plan

  • Participate in the holidays in any way you choose – arrive when and if you want.  Leave when you need to. 
  • If you are in recovery and there is any doubt in your mind about the safety of an event or party, say no.  Find out what your sponsor and other recovering friends are doing.
  • Enjoy the holidays for what they mean to you.  Celebrate whatever makes YOU feel the best.
  • Volunteer to make the holidays special for others

Read the complete article here.

Happy Holidays!

Thank you for your readership and your engagement.  Enjoy the holidays and stay safe!

Until we meet again in 2013,


The Year in Review – Useful Tips You May Have Missed

Thank you readers!  I hope this has been a fruitful year for you.  Just in case you missed a tip or two, here is a list of 2012 blog posts for your perusal:













All Rights Reserved 2012 Beverly Michaelis

Gift Ideas for the Lawyers on Your List

Here are some excellent ideas for the lawyers on your gift list from fellow law practice management advisor Diane Ebersole of the State Bar of Michigan:

Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson have created the 49th edition of the Digital Edge podcast in the gift giving spirit of December.  The lively banter discusses a wide variety of tech items and gadgets both useful and fun in a wide price range that may help you with your December purchases.  In addition to their podcast, the list of show notes provides a links of all the items discussed. 

Reid Trautz, Chair of ABA Techshow 2012, has also issued his annual Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers.  This list also provides some product comparisons and purchase advice.  If you are looking for gifts in the productivity, food or just plain fun categories, check out Reid’s list for some great ideas. 

One more excellent list which provides a compilation of shopping ideas is Attention, Shoppers: A Lawyer’s Gift Guide from the folks at Attorney At Work.  In addition to looking at the list, take a minute to read some of the posts on this site whose motto is ‘one really good idea every day.’ 

Thank you Diane!