Among Ourselves

Steven L. Pfeiffer, a partner in Stoel Rives' 25-member land use practice group, has been appointed to serve on the board of directors for the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, A trade association for developers, owners, investors and asset managers in industrial, office and related commercial real estate. Pfeiffer is a former member of both the Planning Commission and the Design Commission of the city of Portland and has professional experience as a land use planner and an instructor in urban planning. Pfeiffer speaks frequently on land use, planning and wetland regulatory issues.

Roy Dwyer (not 'Ron,' as erroneously reported in the May Bulletin) of Bend participated in a four-week, 1,200-mile adventure by bicycle in Vietnam. The bicycle portion of the trip began in Hanoi and ended in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). The trip was sponsored by Common Ground Journeys Inc. of Portland. Next year's trip is scheduled for Feb. 19, 2002.

Paul Hribernick, partner of Black Helterline in Portland, has been reappointed to the American Immigration Lawyers liaison team for the Nebraska Service Center. Hribernick is one of six lawyers nationwide to serve on the team, which assists immigration lawyers with problem cases that have been filed with the service center.

Philip F. Schuster's article, entitled 'Constitutional and Family Law Implications of the Sleeper and Troxel Cases: A Denouement for Oregon's Psychological Parent Statute?,' was published in Willamette Law Review (vol. 36, no. 3) in May 2001. For complimentary copies, e-mail him at

Lincoln City Lawyer Scott Elliott was recently presented the Coastal Communities Cultural Center's Annual Award for Commitment to Excellence in the Arts. Elliott's selection was based on his work as the artistic director of Community Family Players, a youth- and family-oriented theatre production company.

Judy Shipler Henry recently returned from teaching a week-long course in mediation to 84 judges and lawyers in Ahmedabad, India. This was part of a larger court reform project funded by the U.S. State Department.

Robert E. Maloney Jr., a partner in the litigation department of Lane Powell Spears Lubersky, has been appointed to the University of Portland's Presidential Advisory Council for the College of Arts and Sciences. The council is comprised of leaders in the profession and business community who provide the president and college dean advice on issues and ideas that affect the college's future.

The Oregon Chapter of the American Jewish Committee presented its Judge Learned Hand Award to Barrie J. Herbold at its May 9 award luncheon at Portland's Governor Hotel. Herbold is a founding member of Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf and has been a trial lawyer since 1978, practicing in business and employment law. Since 1978, Herbold has been a volunteer with the Senior Law Project. In 1996 she was elected to the OSB's Board of Governors, and in 1998 she served as vice president of the board and chaired the board's Public Affairs Committee. In that capacity she worked with the bar and legislators to obtain additional funding for low-income legal services and for new judgeships statewide. As one of the founders of JEWL (Justice Endorsed by Women Lawyers), the Oregon Women Lawyers' political action committee, she played an important role in promoting the appointment of women and minorities to the bench. She also served on the Judicial Selection Committee of the Multnomah County Bar Association as a member and as vice chair. Long committed to promoting professionalism among lawyers, Herbold served as chair of the bar's Professionalism Task Force and is currently a member of Oregon's Bench/Bar Commission on Professionalism.

Eugene lawyer, arbitrator and mediator Robert L. Ackerman is currently representing House District 39 (Eugene) in the Oregon House of Representatives. Rep. Ackerman is serving on the House Judiciary Committee, the House Criminal Law Sub-Committee, the House Agriculture and Forestry Committee, the Joint Legislative Counsel Committee and is a representative on the Multi-State Rivers Governance Council. He can be reached in Salem at (503) 986-1439. +

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