eCourt Malpractice Traps 2017

Polish your Oregon eCourt knowledge and avoid potential malpractice traps with this 2017 CLE update.

Topics include:

  • Relation Back Malpractice Traps – Defining filing “acceptance,” notification of rejected filings, the process for seeking relation back, right to object, judicial discretion, system errors, multiple filing attempts, and what to do if your relation-back request is denied.
  • Ever-changing Rules and Software – Recent out-of-cycle amendments to the UTCRs, proposed UTCR changes for 2017, and upgrades to the Odyssey eFile & Serve software (Silverlight vs. HTML 5).
  • Common Reasons for Rejected Filings – A review of 12 of the most common filing errors and where to find OJD standards for electronic filings in circuit courts.
  • How to Avoid eCourt Malpractice Traps – Where and how to get help with OJCIN, eFiling, and questions about rules plus key resources from the Professional Liability Fund, Oregon Judicial Department, Odyssey, and others.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time.  This is a live, online webinar. Watch from your desktop computer or mobile device. Connect to audio via telephone or computer/device speakers.

Who Should Attend?

Lawyers, office managers, administrators, and staff.  If you want to avoid common malpractice traps, need a refresher on changes to the Uniform Trial Court Rules or eFiling software, or want to discover the most common mistakes made by Oregon eFilers, attend this CLE.

Does the Program Include Written Materials?

Yes.  Written materials will be distributed electronically to all registered attendees prior to the event.

Ask Questions/Participate in Live Polling

Questions are welcome during the live event.  Attendees are also encouraged to participate in live, anonymous polling.

Registration Fee

$25 – Visit the CLE Events page, click here, or choose the Register button below. Secure payment processing powered by Eventbrite. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted. Program materials included in the registration price.

MCLE Credits
2.0 Practical Skills/General MCLE Credits pending.

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Can’t Attend?

Video and audio recordings of eCourt Malpractice Traps 2017 will be available to download along with the program materials following the April 5 CLE. Price: $25. Contact me for more information.

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Brush Up on Oregon Notary Law

The Oregon Secretary of State is offering free notary seminars statewide in May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December.  Dates, times, and locations are available here.  Get comprehensive training on what a notary is, responsibilities and liabilities, how to notarize, notary certificates, and how to maintain a notary journal.  Learn more about electronic notarization and ask questions about procedures and practices.

Helpful Hints for the Law Office

Beginning in May the three practice management advisors of the PLF – including yours truly – will go on the road to bring “Helpful Hints for the Law Office” to a city near you.  Dee Crocker and I will kick off this road show extravaganza in Gold Beach and Coos Bay on May 2 and 3.

All new for 2012, this CLE will feature helpful hints to keep your office up-to-date and running smoothly.  We’ll share the latest apps, Web sites, tools, and resources to improve your practice. Learn how to zap spam, remove metadata, store client files securely, use Quick Response (QR) codes to market your practice, and much more!  Law office staff are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Cost: $15.

Registration forms are available on the PLF Web site.  Select Upcoming Seminars under Loss Prevention.  Future road shows are scheduled in these Oregon cities:

May 16 – Astoria

May 17 – Tillamook

June 5 – Ontario

June 6 – Baker City

June 7 – La Grande

June 8 – Pendleton

June 26 – Klamath Falls

June 27 – Medford

June 28 – Roseburg

We will resume our roadshow schedule in the fall.  Keep your eye on the PLF Web site or watch your e-mail inbox for registration forms.