Many of us find a lot of joy in creativity, problem solving, curiosity, and learning. When we use those skills in our professional lives, we often experience more satisfaction in our career. For today's facet of well-being, we look at some of the ways we can increase our sense of meaning and fulfillment in our work.
To lessen the risk of malpractice and ethical violations, legal professionals need to understand the different types of AI so they can make intelligent decisions about which programs they may want to integrate into their practice.
With the sheer frequency and variety of notifications, meetings, and other commitments that legal professionals have, it can be hard to keep track of your to-do’s. Thankfully, technology is available to help. Here are some software solutions and tips to keep you on top of your responsibilities.
Navigating legal practice can resemble sailing on a stormy sea. An iceberg may threaten the strength and journey of a ship, similar to malpractice. By understanding the makeup of the iceberg you can better avoid it, and the same can be said for malpractice claims.
No two firms will likely have the exact same file management procedures, but file management best practices apply to everyone. Understand your storage options and best practice tips to ensure that your client files are being managed properly.
The PLF is excited to announce we have completed the biennial comprehensive review of our in-house practice aids for Oregon legal professionals, including checklists, sample documents, and resource materials. We have also added a few new materials we hope you will find helpful.
Whether anticipating retirement, making a career change, or just looking to leave private practice, law firm owners must decide how they want to transition. As you begin this process, review your options by asking yourself these three key questions.
There is no one marketing algorithm that works for all legal professions, because each ﬁrm is unique. There is, however, one free and easy tool that everyone can use.
There are many in the legal profession who struggle with the emotional tug-of-war of taking time off. Here are some thoughts to consider when planning your next holiday.
Check fraud, particularly “check washing,” has increased signiﬁcantly over the past year. Here are some tips to protect yourself from check washing.
How many hundreds — or thousands — of emails are in your inbox right now? At what pace is that number growing? Are you confident that an urgent message isn’t lurking in your queue? Does your computer constantly ping and pop up notifications? If these questions speak to the current state of your email account, you may have a problem. These are all telltale signs that a destructive dragon is living in your inbox.
Food is a necessity in our lives. Our society, however, has some very unhealthy pressures around disordered eating and distorted views of body image. It would make sense that a group of people facing heightened stress levels—such as attorneys—would find themselves in food-related challenges as a way to cope.
These days, video and audio calls are the new standard. Consider incorporating audioconferencing into your practice if you haven’t already done so.
Lawyers often take on too much. Regardless of how much we want to help, there are only so many hours in the day that we can dedicate to our jobs. Try some of these ways to better manage your calendar before things get out of control.
Welcome, New Lawyers: A Conversation with PLF Claims Attorney Bradley Tompkins About Avoiding Malpractice
A brief conversation with PLF Claims Attorney Bradley Tompkins about common malpractice risks and how to handle them