The Best Legal Blog Posts of 2016

2016-word-cloudIf you’ve followed my blog for a year or more, you know I generally publish a “Year in Review” post.  This December I thought I’d take a slightly different approach. Instead of a comprehensive list, I’m filtering it down to my personal favorites. And while it may be controversial, I’m calling this compilation The Best Legal Blog Posts of 2016.  There is plenty of good stuff out there, but this is the best that has appeared here.  Mostly my content, but also sourced from other great writers.

Client Relations

eCourt and court procedures






Time Management

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Starting Salaries for Legal Support Staff

Newly posted on the Multnomah Bar Association website:

Salaries for Legal Support Staff 2013-2014


Salary Survey

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.