ONLD Upcoming Events





2015 Series


Mark these dates on your calendar!


Events with registration available are indicated with a button linking to online registration. Registration for future events will open soon. All brown bags will be held at the Multnomah County Courthouse, room 208 at noon.

At-the-door registration is available by cash or check only. 






ONLD and MBA YLS Entrepreneur Academy Joint Social

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rock Bottom Brewery, 206 SW Morrison St, Portland

Come mingle with fellow new lawyers and solo/small firm attorneys from the MBA YLS Entrepreneur Academy.  This mixer will combine the monthly ONLD social with the concluding session of the YLS Entrepreneur Academy.  It will be a great opportunity to network with new faces!

We will be upstairs by the pool table at Rock Bottom Brewery.  There will be a selection of appetizers.  No host bar.  No RSVP required. Questions? Email Mae Lee Browning at MaeLee@BrowningLegalCounsel.com or text/call at 310-227-7659.





Ethics

Presented by: Kellie Johnson
Friday, May 15, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Multnomah County Courthouse, Room 208


Before becoming the Assistant Disciplinary Counsel at the Oregon State Bar, Kellie Johnson was already a highly experienced trial lawyer skilled in criminal law with a broad understanding of the substantive law in various practice areas and a special aptitude for evidentiary rules and court procedures. She has over 13 years experience in criminal law and has tried over 150 criminal matters in bench and jury trials. With a background of working with boards of directors, fund-raising committees, legal teams, government agencies, and a diverse public she has ensured that actions reflect organizational values and goals.

1 ethics MCLE credit will be applied for





ONLD May Social

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Mother's Bistro, 212 SW Stark St, Portland

Please join the Oregon New Lawyers Division at Mother's Bistro for its May social.  The ONLD will provide a selection of appetizers.  No host bar.  No RSVP required. Questions? Email Mae Lee Browning at MaeLee@BrowningLegalCounsel.com or call/text at 310-227-7659.





Access to Justice

Presented by: Kasia Rutledge
Friday, May 22, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Multnomah County Courthouse, Room 208


Kasia Rutledge works in the Major Felony Unit ofthe Metro Public Defender's Office. Kasia was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in July 2008 after she received her undergraduate degree from University of Missouri, Kansas City and graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2007. Kasia has a passion for indigent criminal defense and civil rights, and has appeared on KBOO's Prison Pipeline radio show to discuss the Portland Campaign to End the New Jim Crow. Kasia also knows American Sign Language.

1 access to justice MCLE credit will be applied for





Commercial Litigation

Presented by: Kristen Tranetzki
Thursday, June 18, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Multnomah County Courthouse, Room 208


Kristen Tranetzki has significant experience in complex criminal and civil litigation, internal investigations, securities and banking-related litigation, and regulatory compliance. Ms. Tranetzki received her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Fordham University, where she was named a Truman Scholar, and her law degree cum laude from New York University School of Law. While at law school, Ms. Tranetzki interned with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and was the Senior Articles Editor of the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. Following graduation, she served as judicial clerk to Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Prior to joining Angeli Ungar Law Group LLC, Ms. Tranetzki was an associate attorney with Lane Powell PC in Portland and with the international law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York City.

1 general or practical skills MCLE credit will be applied for





ONLD June Social

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Jackknife, 614 11th Ave, Portland

Please join the Oregon New Lawyers Division at Jackknife for its June social.  The ONLD will provide a selection of appetizers.  No host bar.  No RSVP required. Questions? Email Mae Lee Browning at MaeLee@BrowningLegalCounsel.com or call/text at 310-227-7659.





Family Law

Presented by: Bradford Miller
Thursday, July 16, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Multnomah County Courthouse, Room 208



Bradford F. Miller began working for Stahancyk, Kent & Hook as a law clerk. While in law school, Brad also worked for a law firm specializing in taxation, estate planning, and business transactions and clerked for the Honorable Dennis Hubel, a federal magistrate judge in Portland. Realizing that his passion lay in family law, Brad returned to Stahancyk, Kent & Hook and continued to work part-time during the school year, through his bar passage. Having learned the value of good planning, Brad was the primary associate for Senior Shareholder Jody Stahancyk, dealing with all matters related to family law and complex asset divorces. In March 2012, Brad was elected as a Shareholder of the firm. Brad travels statewide to accommodate client needs.

1 general or practical skills MCLE credit will be applied for





Consumer Law

Presented by: Simon Whang
Thursday, August 20, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Multnomah County Courthouse, Room 208



In college, Simon Whang was president of the Johns Hopkins University debate team and a nationally-ranked debater, a source of both pride and embarrassment. Simon started his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan. He moved back to Oregon in 2003, prosecuting property and financial crimes at the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office. Simon continued prosecuting securities and investment fraud for the State Division of Finance and Corporate Securities, until he joined Department of Justice in 2008. He enjoys working at the Financial Fraud and Consumer Protection Section, where he specializes in mortgage and foreclosure fraud cases.

1 general or practical skills MCLE credit will be applied for





ORS 20.080 Claims

Presented by: Ben Cox
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Multnomah County Courthouse, Room 208


Ben Cox has a passion for helping good people stuck in unfair circumstances achieve justice. Ben graduated from the University of Oregon before earning his law degree. During law school, he was president of the American Constitution Society, chosen to participate in the Criminal Prosecution Clinic, studied comparative law in South Africa, and worked for the NAACP Gulf Coast Advocacy Center in New Orleans, assisting residents in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Ben began his career at a Portland firm that focused exclusively on litigating complex cases on behalf of injured people. In these years, Ben learned how to master cutting-edge science, medicine and trial techniques to bring about great results for clients. He contributes his time to the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) and the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA).

1 general or practical skills MCLE credit will be applied for





Professionalism

Presented by: Judge John Acosta
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Multnomah County Courthouse, Room 208


Federal Magistrate John Acosta has served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Oregon, School of Law since 2001. Judge Acosta has been a member of the bar for over 20 years and currently serves as a member of the OSB Professionalism Commission. After graduating from University of Oregon he worked as an associate and then partner for Hughes, Thorsness, Gantz, Powell & Brundin and then Stoel Rives LLP. Following Stoel Rives he provided legal advice on employment and labor issues, among other things, as the Senior Deputy General Counsel of the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon.

1 ethics MCLE credit will be applied for





Ethics

Presented by: Paul Neese
Thursday, October 15, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Multnomah County Courthouse, Room 208


Paul Neese is a lawyer in private practice. Paul represents parents and children in juvenile dependency cases, and youth in juvenile delinquency cases — primarily in Clackamas County. He also handles immigration matters and helps lawyers who are facing legal ethics concerns and/or formal bar complaints. He was previously an Assistant General Counsel at the Oregon State Bar in the Client Assistance Office. He has several years of experience helping members of the bar with legal ethics questions and dilemmas. He has been active in various bar activities over the years, including work in the American Bar Association, the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates, and the Oregon New Lawyers Division. He speaks Cambodian (Khmer) and Lao, and a small amount of French.

1 ethics MCLE credit will be applied for





Sponsorship Opportunities

Groups seeking sponsorship from the ONLD shall submit an application to provide information regarding how the funds requested will be used and how the use of the funds will promote the mission of the ONLD. Links to Policy Guidlenes and an Application Form follow.





One of the purposes of the ONLD is to conduct CLE programs of value to new lawyers and law students. If you have suggestions for CLE seminar topics please contact the ONLD at onld@osbar.org.