After more than 16 years of service at the PLF, Practice Management Attorney Sheila Blackford has retired to pursue her passion for writing and for helping firms resolve their differences through alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
Sheila’s contribution to the Oregon legal community is extraordinary. In addition to assisting Oregon attorneys with systems and strategies, Sheila has earned a national reputation in the law practice management arena. She is the author of Trust Accounting in One Hour for Lawyers, the co-author of Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers, and a contributing author to Flying Solo, Fifth Edition: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer, all published by the ABA Law Practice Division. She is also a contributing author to the Fee Agreement Compendium published by the Oregon State Bar.
Sheila has been a frequent speaker on a variety of practice management, technology, and malpractice avoidance topics for law-related organizations. She has also contributed extensively to the library of PLF practice aids, forms, and handbooks, as well as written numerous articles and blog posts for the PLF’s inBrief and inPractice publications and the OSB Bulletin.
Through her compassion, wisdom, and dedication, Sheila has helped countless lawyers throughout the state. Her enthusiasm, wit, and warm smile will be missed by Oregon lawyers, as well as colleagues and staff at the PLF. Thank you, Sheila, for all that you’ve done, and we wish you the very best!