OSB Professional Liability Fund

Sheila Blackford - Practice Management Attorney

Sheila Blackford received her BA from Mills College and her JD with Tax Law Concentration from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. A member of the Oregon State Bar since 2000, she is the former Editor-in-Chief of Law Practicethe magazine published by the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Division. An active member of the ABA, she is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. 
Ms. Blackford has been a practice management attorney for the Professional Liability Fund since 2005. She has been an adjunct professor of Law Practice Management at Lewis & Clark Law School and at the University of Oregon School of Law. A former sole practitioner, she provides confidential practice management assistance to Oregon attorneys to reduce their risk of malpractice claims and ethics complaints. In addition to her legal experience, she has over 10 years of teaching and marketing experience.  

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 the Flying Solo, 5th Edition, all published by the ABA Law Practice Management Division.  She is also a contributing author to the Fee Agreement Compendium published by the Oregon State Bar and to the law practice management handbooks published by the PLF. She is a frequent speaker and author about practice management for law-related organizations, including being featured as one of the technology experts for the “Attorney at Work” blog’s Friday Tech Tips. In addition to her own blog, “Just Oregon Lawyers,” and Twitter feed @sheilablackford, she writes for the PLF's inPractice blog and tweets technology and practice management tips on the PLF Twitter feed. To view her inPractice blog posts, click here.    


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