The Oregon New Lawyers Division is excited to announce the third round of its Practical Skills through Public Service Program. By matching new attorneys with organizations throughout Oregon, the PSPS Program gives volunteers the opportunity to gain practical experience while providing services to the community in areas of civil, family, and criminal law. Opportunities are currently available in Eugene, Salem, Medford, and the Portland metro area. To be considered your resume, cover letter and application must be received by October 10, 2012. Contact ONLD@osbar.org if you have questions.
A three-hour presentation titled Business Aspects of Solo and Small Firm Practice.
Panelists discuss the business aspects of starting, running and growing your practice. During the final hour of the program, Beverly Michaelis and Dee Crocker from the Professional Liability Fund present information on setting up a practice, practice resources, trust accounting, and cautions and pitfalls of starting and running your practice.
Members wishing to claim 3 practical skills MCLE credits for this recording should use MCLE Reporting Form 6. The Lane County Bar Association sponsored the program titled Business Aspects of Solo and Small Firm Practice held on February 17, 2012 in Eugene. The program number is 57*713.
Event sponsored by: Lane County Bar Association, University of Oregon School of Law Career Services and the Oregon New Lawyers Division.
Practical Skills Opportunity
On May 17 and 18, over 300 attorneys from around the state participated in the Handling a Foreclosure Case CLE. This unique seminar was cosponsored by the Oregon Department of Justice, the Federal Bar Association, the Oregon New Lawyers Division, and the Oregon State Bar CLE Seminars department.
For a modest fee of $20, participants were given a two-day CLE, 15.5 CLE credits, lunch for both days, and a networking social. The CLE sold out weeks before, and there were 108 in-person attendees and twice as many (223) who viewed the webcast. Oregon's Attorney General, Ellen Rosenblum also made an appearance on Day 2 of the CLE to show her support for a program helping new lawyers and homeowners.
About a third of the audience had been practicing law for six years or less, and partnering and mentoring between experienced and newer practitioners was encouraged. For instance, National Lawyers Guild encouraged attorneys to consider joining their pro bono/outreach projects and had a signup sheet. The homeowners' attorneys did the same and had a mini-meeting to recruit a "team" of interested attorneys. The materials presented consisted of more than 500 pages and are now being distributed as a resource to foreclosure mediators, housing counselors, and to the Foreclosure Settlement Attorneys General group.