ONLD Upcoming Events

Helping Landlords & Tenants Navigate the City of Portland’s Recent LL-T Laws

Presented by: Troy Pickard
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Multnomah County Courthouse, Room 228

Troy Pickard is a native Portlander who opened Portland Defender in 2010 and has practiced landlord-tenant law every single day of the year for many years. Troy practices two types of law at Portland Defender: Criminal Defense & Landlord-Tenant Law. On the landlord-tenant side of things, he represents tenants who have bad landlords. He carefully pick-and-chooses his civil cases and represents people who have justice on their side.

1 general or practical skills MCLE credit will be applied for.

Mediation Advocacy: When & How to Effectively Mediate a Case to Conclusion

Presented by: Lisa Amato
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Multnomah County Courthouse, Room 208

Representing clients in mediation is unlike representing clients in arbitration.  Effective advocacy techniques are different.  Negotiation is at the center of the mediation process, and the range of your clients’ needs are different.  Learn to evaluate when mediation may make sense for your client, how to prepare a civil case for mediation, and how to work with the mediator to achieve best results. 

Lisa Amato is the owner of Amato Mediation in Portland, Oregon.  Lisa is a full-time mediator and dispute resolution consultant specializing in resolving disputes for civil litigants and business owners in the Pacific Northwest.  Twenty-five years of litigation experience is the catalyst for her curiosity and study of decision-making in negotiation.  She has held a number of leadership positions on the Oregon State Bar ADR Section, the Federal Bar Association ADR Section, the Oregon Mediation Association, and is active in other professional organizations.  She has taught mediation and negotiation techniques and has published numerous articles.  She earned her BS from the University of Portland and her JD from Willamette University College of Law.

1 general or practical skills MCLE credit will be applied for.

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