ONLD Upcoming Events

2014 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. 

How to Set Up a Solo Practice

Presented by: Robert Le, Kelle Rupp, and Benjamin Cox
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Lewis & Clark Law School

Interested in being your own boss? Want to set your own hours? Tired of the job hunt? If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, attend the Oregon New Lawyers Division's CLE on How to Set Up a Solo Practice! 

You'll hear firsthand from three recent graduates who hung their own shingle, built a successful practice, and lived to tell about it! ONLD is excited to present a panel discussion with Robert Le, Kelle Rupp, and Benjamin Cox discussing the nuts and bolts of starting your own practice, how to get clients, and share stories of how much they hate their bosses!

6:00 -7:00 p.m.
Social with ONLD Members and CLE Check in

7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
How to Set Up a Solo Practice Panel Discussion and Dinner

8:15 - 8:30 p.m.

Law students are welcome to attend for free.

Annual Pro Bono Fair, Social and FREE CLEs

Thursday, October 23, 2014
World Trade Center, Building 2, Mezzanine Level

Three different FREE CLEs will run in the afternoon, followed by the fair, awards and social from 5:00 to 7:30:

2:00 to 5:00
“Protective Orders in Oregon: Protecting Victims of Stalking, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault”

2:30 to 5:00
 “Pro Bono for New Lawyers: 
Getting Your Feet Wet Without Drowning”

3:00 to 5:00 
 “Working with Non-Traditional Business Clients, Uncovering Assumptions and Breaking Down Stereotypes”

Don’t miss the Pro Bono Providers Fair and Hosted Reception: 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

General and practical skills credits will be applied for. 
To register for the CLEs or for more information, contact Michelle Lane at 503-431-6384 or

Sponsored by: Oregon State Bar, Oregon New Lawyers Division, MBA Young Lawyer Section, U of O School of Law Pro Bono Program, Legal Aid Services of Oregon, The Oregon Law Center, Barran Liebman LLP, and Miller Nash LLP.

Oregon New Lawyers Division

SuperSaturday CLE
Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Oregon New Lawyers Division is pleased to invite you to its annual SuperSaturday CLE event. The program includes three concurrent tracks of programs including one track of mandatory reporting credits. You may attend one track all day or mix and match CLEs to meet your needs. SuperSaturday is a great opportunity to earn quality MCLE credits for only $70.00. Breakfast, lunch and link to program materials* included at no extra cost!

Register online and join us at the Oregon State Bar Center, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd, Tigard. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Space is limited and preregistration is suggested.

Estate Planning

Presented by: Steve Kantor
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Multnomah County Courthouse, Room 208

Stephen E. Kantor is an accomplished business, estate, and trust attorney and educator with over 30 years of experience in the planning and administration of complex issues. Taking an in-depth, creative approach to problem solving, Steve establishes strong relationships with all of his clients, from young families with children to corporate business executives. As a specialist in the field of estate planning, he has been interviewed on matters regarding tax laws, charitable planning, trusts, business succession, and estate administration for Money, The Oregonian, The Daily Journal of Commerce, The Business Journal and a local television station.

1 general or practical skills MCLE credit will be applied for


Presented by: Judge John Acosta
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 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 general or practical skills MCLE credit will be applied for

Child Abuse Reporting

Presented by: Amber Hollister
Thursday, December 11, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Multnomah County Courthouse, Room 208

As provided in ORS 9.114, Oregon lawyers are required to complete one hour of training every three years on their duties as mandatory child abuse reporters. Satisfy your MCLE requirement with Amber Hollister’s interactive session. Using hypotheticals, learn what your duty to report is, when it applies and what exceptions exist to your reporting duty. Also learn what “abuse” is, how to report it and the consequences of failing to report.

1 child abuse reporting MCLE credit will be applied for

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