ONLD Upcoming Events

2016 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. 


Presented by: Judge John Acosta
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 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.

Pro Bono Celebration CLEs, Fair, & Awards Reception

Thursday, October 27, 2016
World Trade Center, Mezzanine Level, Portland
Registration is free!

Contact Michelle Lane at to RSVP for the CLE seminars.

The 2016 Annual Pro Bono Fair and Social will be held Thursday, October 27 at the World Trade Center in downtown Portland. This event celebrates the pro bono work of Oregon lawyers during the previous year and includes three FREE CLEs followed by the fair, awards and social from 5:00 to 7:30.

"LASO Domestic Violence Project: Representing DV Survivors in Restraining Order Cases” - 2:00 to 5:00pm.

“Prioritizing Pro Bono in your Practice: Ethics and Opportunities for New Lawyers” - 2:30 to 5:00pm.

“Pro Bono Service in Federal Court: Always a Treat” - 3:00 to 5:00pm.

Bend, Eugene, Medford and Salem will each have one of the above CLEs simulcast. More information to come!

Becoming an Experienced Litigator Presented by: ONLD & OSB Litigation Section November 1 & 2, 2016 OSB, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd, Tigard Registration: $50

Becoming an Experienced Litigator

Presented by: ONLD & OSB Litigation Section
November 1 & 2, 2016
OSB, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd, Tigard

The Oregon New Lawyers Division is pleased to announce a CLE focusing on practical tips and techniques in civil litigation. This CLE is Co-Sponsored by the Oregon State Bar Litigation Section and limited to 50 participants. This is a great CLE for those who want to learn the basics of civil litigation and for those that want trial tips from experienced trial attorneys. The CLE will begin on Tuesday, November 1 at 9:00 a.m. at the Oregon State Bar. The CLE will end on Wednesday, November 2 at noon. Continental breakfast will be provided both days and lunch will be provided on Tuesday, November 1.



Tuesday, November 1

8:30 – 9:00 am                   Registration

9:00 – 9:45 am                    Art of Drafting Complaints and Answers
                                                      Elisa Dozono, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
                                                      Naomi Haslitt, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

9:45 – 10:30 am                  Mastering the Discovery Basics
                                                      Laura Salerno-Owens, Markowitz Herbold PC

10:45 – 11:30 am               Tips for Taking & Defending Depositions               
                                                      Jan Kitchel, Cable Huston LLP
                                                      Chris Kitchel, Stoel Rives LLP

11:30 am – 12:30 pm         Pretrial Motions Every Civil Litigator Must Embrace (and a Few More You Should Know About)
                                                      Yoona Park, Stoll Berne PC

12:30 – 1:00 pm                 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 pm                   Motions in Limine
                                                      Laura Salerno-Owens, Markowitz Herbold PC

2:00 – 2:45 pm                   Best Practices for Courtroom Conduct
                                                      Ed Harnden, Barran Liebman LLP
                                                      Hon. Nan Waller, Multnomah County Circuit Court
                                                      Hon. Anna Brown, US District Court

3:00 – 3:45 pm                   Negotiating & Documenting Settlement
                                                      Richard Spier, Richard G. Spier Mediator


3:45 – 4:30 pm                   Anatomy of a Trial
                                                      David Eder, Thuemmel Uhle & Eder

Wednesday, November 2

9:00 – 10:00 am                 Case Strategy
                                                      Emily Teplin-Fox, Oregon Law Center

10:00 – 10:45 am              Deposition Practical Skills Work
                                                      Small groups


11:00 am – 12:00 pm      Show Me the Money – Collecting Judgments
                                                      Russell Garrett, Jordan Ramis PC

ONLD & Military & Veterans Law Section Joint Social

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Rock Bottom Brewery, 206 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR

Please join the Military & Veterans Law Section and the Oregon New Lawyers Division for a joint social on Wednesday, November 2. We will be at Rock Bottom Brewery. Appetizers will be provided.  No RSVP required. We hope to see you there! Questions? Email Mae Lee Browning at or call/text at 310-227-7659.

ADA Accommodation

If you would like to request accommodations for a bar meeting or event, please contact Michelle Lane at as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. More information about accommodations can be found here.

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