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                             IN BRIEF INDEX MARCH 2000 – JULY 2012


APPEALS
Cases of Note – June 2011

News About Rules – November 2008

Oregon eCourt Implementation – August 2008

Oregon eCourt Update – November 2008, June 2009

PDF/A – PDF for Archiving – June 2011

Tips for Making Your Record for Appeal – May 2008

CIVIL PROCEDURE
Beware of These Traps in E-Filing and E-Notices – August 2009

Cases of Note – February 2009, August 2009, March 2010, November 2010, September 2011, March 2012

Clarification of Filing Fees – Tips, Traps, and Resources – March 2012

Conferring on Motions to Dismiss (See Cases of Note) – May 2008

Determining a Party’s Military Status – August 2007

Fact/Expert Witness (See Cases of Note) – May 2008

Federal Practice Alert: Electronic Filing and Service – May 2004

Filing and Service Tips and Traps – February 2006

Issuing Subpoenas for Patient Records of a Drug or Alcohol Treatment Center – February 2008

Modification to Civil Case Management System in Multnomah County – July 2012

Multnomah County New and Improved Civil Case Management Process – March 2012

Naming and Serving Corporate Defendants - July 2002

New Case Affects Tolling by Advance Payments – March 2007

News About Rules – June 2005 and November 2008

Oregon eCourt Implementation – August 2008

Oregon eCourt Update – November 2008, June 2009

PDF/A – PDF for Archiving – June 2011


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CIVIL PROCEDURE, CONTINUED
Proposed Changes to the Federal Time Computation Rules – August 2009

Proposed Changes to the UTCR – March 2012

Recent Changes in the Law – Attorney-Client Privilege – November 2008

Requesting and Producing Electronic Discovery – November 2006

Serve Within 60 Days - July 2000

Service Instructions – February 2006

State Court Closures – Tips, Traps, and Resources – March 2012

Suing a Corporate Defendant – February 2006

Ten Tips Leading to Efficient and Effective eDiscovery for the Small Law Firm –
February 2008

Tips for Making Your Record on Appeal – May 2008

Revised Uniform Trial court Rules Effective August 1, 2012 – July 2012

Working Through the Practical Implications of the Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – November 2006

YES: You Do Need to Know About SCRA (Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act) – February 2009

COMMERCIAL / DEBTOR-CREDITOR
Bankruptcy Act Effective Date Exceptions – June 2005

Bankruptcy Court Policy Changes – February 2011

Bankruptcy Law Changes on the Horizon - July 2000

Bankruptcy Law for Family Law Practitioners – June 2011

Cases of Note – June 2009, August 2009, November 2010, February 2011, June 2011, September 2011,
March 2012

Commercial Evictions in Oregon: Five Pitfalls to Avoid – March 2010

Commercial Lease Tenants and Real Property Foreclosures – June 2011

Creditor’s Counsel Can’t Ignore the Bankruptcy Bill – February 2006

Family Law and the Bankruptcy Act – December 2005

New Bankruptcy Act – June 2005

New Foreclosure Law Requirements and PLF Practice Aids – July 2012

New UCC Article 9 Resources - October 2001

Nonjudicial Trust Deed Foreclosures Under the New Laws – November 2010

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COMMERCIAL / DEBTOR-CREDITOR, CONTINUED
Personal Injury Claims and Bankruptcy – February 2008

Recent Changes in the Law – Home Mortgages – November 2008

Resources for Lawyers New to Bankruptcy Practice – November 2010

Revised UCC Article 9 Preview - May 2001

Tax Trap: Priority Treatment of Tax Claims in Bankruptcy Court – August 2009

The Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems – Issues in Foreclosure – March 2010

The Tax Changes to the Bankruptcy Code – June 2006

Time Traps in BAPCPA – December 2005

What Bankruptcy Attorneys Need to Know About the New Bankruptcy Rules & Forms –
February 2006

What Every Family Law Practitioner Should Know About the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer
Protection Act of 2005 – December 2005, February 2006

YES: You Do Need to Know About SCRA (Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act) – February 2009

CONFLICTS
Getting Help: Conflicts, Confidentiality, and Consulting Your Colleagues – June 2011

Investing in Clients - May 2001

The Of Counsel Relationship – September 2011

Tips for Taking Stock in Lieu of Fees - May 2001


CONSERVATORSHIPS
Capacity Issues in Representing Clients – February 2011

Duties of a Conservator – August 2003

Fiduciary Resources – August 2003

PLF Coverage, Bond Guarantees, and Joint Control Agreements – August 2003

Protecting Minors’ Money – August 2003

Settlements for Minors – 2009 Legislative Changes – November 2010

Small Settlements for Minors – August 2003

Structured Settlements – August 2003

Tips for Protecting Yourself from Malpractice Claims – August 2003

Tips for Working with Elder Clients – March 2007
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CONSERVATORSHIPS, CONTINUED

To Bond or Not to Bond – August 2003

Where to Find It – August 2003

CONSTRUCTION LIENS AND CONSTRUCTION LAW
Construction Law: SB 382 – Tips, Traps, and Resources – March 2012

Construction Lien Traps and Pitfalls – August 2007

CONSUMER LAW
Cases of Note – March 2012

CORPORATIONS
Cases of Note – June 2011

Corporate Start-Ups - May 2001

Pitfalls in Incorporating an Existing Business – February 2008

Representing the Seller in the Sale of a Business – March 2007

CRIMINAL LAW
Cases of Note – September 2011

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Law - December 2002

State Court Closures – Tips, Traps, and Resources – March 2012

YES: You Do Need to Know About SCRA (Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act) – February 2009

What Defense Lawyers Need to Know About Immigration – November 2010

DOMESTIC RELATIONS
20 Family Court Paper Traps – Part 1 – August 2008

20 Family Court Paper Traps – Part II – November 2008

Bankruptcy Law for Family Law Practitioners – June 2011

Cases of Note – February 2011, June 2011

Child Support Judgments – March 2005

Recent Changes in the Law – Child Support Payments – November 2008

Domestic Relations and Measure 37 – June 2005

Domestic Relations: Child Support Guidelines Calculator – Tips, Traps, and Resources –
March 2012
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DOMESTIC RELATIONS, CONTINUED
Domestic Relations Motion Practice: Early Detection – February 2011

Domestic Relations Practice and Immigration Law - March 2000

Estate Planning Considerations in Marital Dissolutions – June 2011

Family Law and the Bankruptcy Act – December 2005

File Support Modifications Before Expiration of Spousal Support Obligation – September 2011

New Oregon Child Support Guidelines – March 2010

PERS Benefit Divisions in Divorces – May 2004

Pre- and Postnuptial Agreement Tips and Traps – June 2006

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders: Issues to Consider – February 2009

Retirement Benefits in Divorce Cases - March 2000

Tax Tips for Family Law Lawyers – June 2009

What Every Family Law Practitioner Should Know About the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer
Protection Act of 2005 – December 2005

When to File Separate Returns – June 2006

YES: You Do Need to Know About SCRA (Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act) – February 2009


EMPLOYMENT LAW
Advising Oregon Employers on Medical Marijuana Policies in the Wake of
Emerald Steel v. BOLI – November 2010

Cases of Note – November 2010

Contract Lawyers: Independent Contractors or Employees? – July 2012

Recent Changes in the Law – Employment Law – November 2008

ESTATES
Beware! Automatic Beneficiary Revocation Law Not Effective for ERISA – March 2007

Cases of Note – June 2011, September 2011

Capacity Issues in Representing Clients – February 2011

Deadline Looms for Deferred Compensation Plans – May 2008

Estate and Gift Tax Certainty – Are We There Yet? – February 2011

Estate Planning Considerations in Marital Dissolutions – June 2011

Estate Tax Repeal . . . ? - October 2001
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ESTATES, CONTINUED
Measure 37 and Estate Planning and Administration – June 2005

More Tips for Using Disclaimers - July 2000

Oregon Inheritance Tax Changes – (HB 3072) – November 2003

Oregon Inheritance Tax Update – October 2004

PERS Beneficiary Designations – February 2006

Planning for the Elective Share – February 2011

Recent Changes in the Law – Trusts/Estate Tax – November 2008

The Oregon Inheritance Tax and its Fractional Formula – February 2011

Tips for Working with Elder Clients – March 2007

Why Did We EVER Want to Keep Original Wills? – March 2007

YES: You Do Need to Know About SCRA (Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act) – February 2009


HEALTH LAW
Do You Need to Know About HIPAA? – June 2003

HIPAA FAQ – June 2003

HIPAA Web Resources – June 2003

HITECH Act Broadens the Scope of HIPAA – March 2010

PLF Coverage and Indemnity Agreements (HIPAA-related) – June 2003

Reporting Responsibilities Under Medicare – March 2012

YES: You Do Need to Know About SCRA (Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act) – February 2009

INSURANCE COVERAGE
Cases of Note – February 2011

Check Scams Become Even More Sophisticated and Generally Have No PLF Coverage –
March 2012

Check Scams Becoming More Sophisticated – November 2010

Check Scams Target Lawyers – November 2008

Changes Made to 2012 PLF Claims Made Plan – December 2011

Fee Disputes and Binding Arbitration - Impact on PLF Coverage – June 2009

Insurance Coverage and Intellectual Property Cases - December 2000

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INSURANCE COVERAGE, CONTINUED
PLF Assessment to Increase $300 – November 2010

PLF Celebrates 30 Years – August 2008

PLF Claims, Coverage, Services, and Resources – March 2005

PLF Coverage and Indemnity Agreements (HIPAA-related) – June 2003

PLF Coverage, Bond Guarantees, and Joint Control Agreements – August 2003

Resources/PLF Assessment for 2012/Excess Coverage – December 2011

The Of Counsel Relationship – September 2011

The Sharing of Primary Plan Limits – August 2009


INSURANCE LAW
Beware! Automatic Beneficiary Revocation Law Not Effective for ERISA – March 2007

Cases of Note – June 2009, February 2011, March 2012

Insurer’s PIP Rights Limited to Statutory Recovery – May 2008

What You Need to Know About PIP and UM/UIM Claims – September 2011

YES: You Do Need to Know About SCRA (Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act) – February 2009

LEGISLATION
Bankruptcy Act Effective Date Exceptions – June 2005

Cases of Note – August 2009

Legislation Alerts – 2011 – December 2011

Legislation Alerts – 2009 – December 2009

Legislation Alerts – 2007 – November 2007

Legislation Alerts – 2005 – December 2005

Legislative Alerts – 2003 – November 2003

Legislative Alerts - 2001 - December 2001

New Bankruptcy Act – June 2005




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LITIGATION
Adjusted Tort Liability Limits Against Public Bodies Effective July 1, 2012 – July 2012

Beware of These Traps in E-Filing and E-Notices – August 2009

Cases of Note – February 2009, June 2009, August 2009, February 2011, September 2011

Conferring on Motions to Dismiss (See Cases of Note) – May 2008

Determining a Party’s Military Status – August 2007

Fact/Expert Witness (See Cases of Note) – May 2008

Insurer’s PIP Rights Limited to Statutory Recovery – May 2008

Issuing Subpoenas for Patient Records of a Drug or Alcohol Treatment Center – February 2008

Jury Instructions/Punitive Damages (See Cases of Note) – May 2008

Lessons from Securities Litigation – June 2009

Litigation Update – June 2003

Modification to Civil Case Management System in Multnomah County – July 2012

Multnomah County New and Improved Civil Case Management Process – March 2012

Negligence – Constructions Claims (See Cases of Note) – May 2008

New Case Affects Tolling by Advance Payments – March 2007

Noneconomic Damages/Wrongful Death Claims (See Cases of Note) – May 2008

OJIN/Official Court Register (See Cases of Note) – May 2008

Oregon eCourt Implementation – August 2008

Oregon eCourt Update – November 2008, June 2009

OTCA/Tolling for Minors (See Cases of Note) – May 2008

PDF/A – PDF for Archiving – June 2011

Personal Injury Claims and Bankruptcy – February 2008

Personal Injury/Discovery Rule (See Cases of Note) – May 2008

Personal Injury/Medical Expenses (See Cases of Note) – May 2008

PI Settlements and Welfare - July 2002, June 2006, June 2011

Proposed Changes to the Federal Time Computation Rules – August 2009

Recent Changes in the Law – Attorney-Client Privilege – November 2008

Recent Changes in the Law – Employment Law – November 2008

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LITIGATION, CONTINUED
Recent Changes in the Law – Personal Injury – November 2008

Requesting and Producing Electronic Discovery – November 2006

Revised Uniform Trial Court Rules – July 2012

Securities Litigation – Statute of Limitations (See Cases of Note) – November 2010

Suing a Corporate Defendant – February 2006

Ten Tips Leading to Efficient and Effective eDiscovery for the Small Law Firm –
February 2008

The Lis Pendens Doctrine in Real Estate Litigation – November 2008

Tips for Making Your Record for Appeal – May 2008

What You Need to Know About PIP and UM/UIM Claims – September 2011

YES: You Do Need to Know About SCRA (Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act) – February 2009


MILITARY LAW
Recent Changes in the Law – Child Support Payments – November 2008

YES: You Do Need to Know About SCRA (Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act) – February 2009


PATENT LAW
“America Invents Act” Changes the Face of Patent Law – March 2012

How Non-Patent Lawyers Can Help Protect Their Clients’ Rights – March 2005

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
2011 Oregon Ethics Opinions – Tips, Traps, and Resources – March 2012

A Common Sense Approach to Avoiding Malpractice Claims – March 2007

Act Now to Avoid Disaster – May 2008

Application Service Providers for Online Data Storage – February 2006

Are You Getting Paid for What You Do? - June 2005

Assessing Your Financial Fitness – August 2007

Best of PMA 2011 Blogs – Tips, Traps, and Resources – March 2012

Beware of These Traps in E-Filing and E-Notices – August 2009

Check Scams Become Even More Sophisticated and Generally Have No PLF Coverage –
March 2012


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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT, CONTINUED
Check Scams Becoming More Sophisticated – November 2010

Check Scams Target Lawyers – November 2008

Clarification of Filing Fees – Tips, Traps, and Resources – March 2012

Common Mistakes Lawyers Make With Technology – June 2011

Contract Lawyers: Independent Contractors or Employees? – July 2012

Digital Recorders – February 2008

Do You Need a Personal Digital Assistant? – June 2009

Document Destruction – June 2005

Do You Know the Security Level of Your Computer? - October 2004

Easy to Use or Easy to Lose? How to Protect Mobile Devices – August 2008

Effective Billing Can Make a Difference – March 2010

Four Simple Ways to Save Client E-Mail – November 2006

Frequently Asked Questions About Filing - December 2002

Frequently Asked Trust Account Questions - July 2002

Getting Help: Conflicts, Confidentiality, and Consulting Your Colleagues – June 2011

Greening Your Law Practice – March 2010

How to Back Up Your Computer – February 2006

How to Handle an Unhappy Client – February 2008

Increase Your Productivity and Bill More Time – June 2009

IRS 1099 Reporting Requirements for Attorneys – August 2007

Is It Time to Go Paper-Less? – February 2009

Is Your PC’s Performance Lagging? – February 2009

Leave a Paper Trail for Good Client Communications – August 2009

Laptop Computers: Protecting Confidential Client Information – October 2004

Managing Your E-Mail More Effectively – February 2011

New Case Affects Tolling by Advance Payments – March 2007

News About Rules – June 2005

Office Systems Checkup – February 2006

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT, CONTINUED
PDF/A – PDF for Archiving – June 2011

Plan Now for Your Summer Vacation or Sabbatical – May 2004

PLF Resources – February 2009

Properly Screening Clients Helps to Avoid Malpractice Claims – May 2004

Protect Client Information from Identity Theft – August 2008

Protect Your Firm - March 2002

Protect Yourself From Embezzlement - July 2002

Recognizing Difficult Client Types – September 2011

Resources for Backing Up Your Computer – February 2006

Resources for Solos – August 2009

Resources for Staff – November 2008

Sample Privacy Policy Notice - October 2001

Solving File Retention Issues - July 2000

State Court Closures – Tips, Traps, and Resources – March 2012

Technology Tips - October 2001, February 2006, and August 2007

Technology Tips: Power Fluctuations – May 2004

Ten Web Sites Every Lawyer Should Know – May 2004

The Key to Business Planning: Put It in Writing – March 2012

The Of Counsel Relationship – September 2011

Tips From the 2009 ABA TECHSHOW – August 2009

Tips for Using the PLF Web Site – June 2003

Tips, Traps & Resources – May 2004, October 2004, March 2005, June 2005, February 2006, June 2006,
November 2006, March 2007, August 2007, February 2008, May 2008, August 2008, February 2009, June 2009,
August 2009, March 2010, November 2010, February 2011,
June 2011, September 2011, December 2011, March 2012

To Catch a Thief – Tips and Tools to Protect Your Computer Investment – August 2008

Turbocharge your Workflow – June 2006

Using Voice-Mail in the Office – March 2012

Web Sites from the 2009 ABA TECHSHOW – August 2009

What to do About Stolen/Lost Client Files – October 2004
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT, CONTINUED
What Your Staff Isn’t Telling You - July 2002

Working Smarter by Using Technology – October 2004

Why Associates Leave - October 2001

Windows XP - March 2002

REAL ESTATE
Cases of Note – February 2009, February 2011, June 2011, September 2011, March 2012

Commercial Evictions in Oregon: Five Pitfalls to Avoid – March 2010

Commercial Lease Tenants and Real Property Foreclosures – June 2011

Don’t Know Much About AFIDA – November 2006

Malpractice Avoidance Tips for Transactional Lawyers - July 2002

New Foreclosure Law Requirements and PLF Practice Aids – July 2012

Nonjudicial Trust Deed Foreclosures Under the New Laws – November 2010

Recent Changes in the Law – Home Mortgages – November 2008

The Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems – Issues in Foreclosure – March 2010

The Lis Pendens Doctrine in Real Estate Litigation – November 2008

YES: You Do Need to Know About SCRA (Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act) – February 2009

SECURITIES
Cases of Note – August 2009 and November 2010

Lessons from Securities Litigation – June 2009


TAX
Cases of Note – February 2009, August 2009, November 2010, June 2011, September 2011

Contract Lawyers: Independent Contractors or Employees? – July 2012

Deadline Looms for Deferred Compensation Plans – May 2008

Due Diligence on Selecting a 1031 Qualified Intermediary – February 2009

Estate and Gift Tax Certainty – Are We There Yet? – February 2011

IRS 1099 Reporting Requirements for Attorneys – August 2007

Oregon Estate Tax Alerts - March 2002, July 2002

Oregon Inheritance Tax Changes – (HB 3072) – November 2003
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TAX, CONTINUED

Recent Changes in the Law – Trusts/Estate Tax – November 2008

Recent Developments in Taxation of Court Costs and Attorneys Fees
for Individuals – June 2005

Tax Alert: Accrual Method - March 2000

Tax-Deferred Exchanges – June 2006

Tax Law: IRS Form 1099 – Tips, Traps, and Resources – March 2012

Taxes on Attorneys Fees – June 2005

Tax Tips for Family Law Lawyers – June 2009

Tax Trap: Priority Treatment of Tax Claims in Bankruptcy Court – August 2009

The Oregon Inheritance Tax and its Fractional Formula – February 2011

The Tax Changes to the Bankruptcy Code – June 2006

When to File Separate Returns – June 2006

TORTS
Adjusted Tort Liability Limits Against Public Bodies Effective July 1, 2012 – July 2012

Cases of Note – February 2009, June 2009, September 2011, March 2012

Insurer’s PIP Rights Limited to Statutory Recovery – May 2008

Liens, Settlements and Other Traps - March 2000

Medicare and Medicaid Liens in PI Cases – June 2006

New Case Affects Tolling by Advance Payments – March 2007

New Tort Liability Limits Against Public Bodies Effective July 1, 2010 – November 2010

Noneconomic Damages/Wrongful Death Claims (See Cases of Note) – May 2008

OTCA/Tolling for Minors (See Cases of Note) – May 2008

Personal Injury Cases: Quick Tips - December 2002

Personal Injury Claims and Bankruptcy – February 2008

Personal Injury/Discovery Rule (See Cases of Note) – May 2008

Personal Injury/Medical Expenses (See Cases of Note) – May 2008

PIP Basics – June 2006

PI Settlements and Welfare - July 2002, June 2006, June 2011


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TORTS, CONTINUED

PI Settlements and Welfare – CORRECTION – September 2011

Recent Changes in the Law – Personal Injury – November 2008

Reporting Responsibilities Under Medicare – March 2012

Settlement Proceeds and Other Traps – June 2006

Settlements for Minors – 2009 Legislative Changes – November 2010

Small Settlements for Minors – August 2003

Structured Settlements – August 2003

Wage/Income Awards: Tax Consequences - December 2000

What You Need to Know About PIP and UM/UIM Claims – September 2011

YES: You Do Need to Know About SCRA (Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act) – February 2009

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
Medicare and Its Impact on Workers’ Comp Settlements – March 2005

Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability - March 2002




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