Just Google That!

  When I first heard about Googling from my late mother-in-law, I was skeptical. Jackie was relentless about converting people to her newest way of doing things. I felt I had her number so was prepared to be underwhelmed by the usefulness of Google. As usual, Jackie was right! Google was a great tool andContinue reading “Just Google That!”

How Safe Do You Want to Be?

The scary thing about trying to prepare yourself and your law firm from intruders is identifying the possible source of attack. That’s why this infographic from The Guardian caught my eye. Do you know who is the bogeyman? You may be in for an Alfred Hitchcock surprise attack.   Infographic by Digital Guardian

Yahoo! Latest Dangerous Place to Be

      I read Oregon’s Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum’s fraud alert on the Yahoo data breach. Makes me unhappy to read because 500 million users includes lawyers and many friends and family members. Why anyone would use yahoo for email if they are a lawyer is a question for another day. Or not. PleaseContinue reading “Yahoo! Latest Dangerous Place to Be”

Practice Area(s) plus 1

   by Sheila Blackford   ©2016 All lawyers must practice in two areas, their substantive area and ethics. I remember the chit chat before the first day my ethics course in law school. The consensus was that it was an unnecessary class but would be a welcome break from the substantive law classes. I keptContinue reading “Practice Area(s) plus 1”

Acting Competently: Complying with data security laws

    by Sheila Blackford   ©2016      Lawyers have a fiduciary duty to preserve client confidentiality that has long been codified in Oregon under ORPC 1.6 Confidentiality of Information. For more than a quarter of a century, paper-based client files have become electronic files. The need to protect electronic client records has only becomeContinue reading “Acting Competently: Complying with data security laws”