Oregon State Bar Bulletin JULY 2002

Among Ourselves

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has honored University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer by naming him a learned fellow. Frohnmayer is among 177 American and 30 international scholars, scientists, artists, business executives, educators and public officials the academy named. Frohnmayer, who has served as president of the University of Oregon since 1994, was dean of the UO School of Law from 1992-94.

Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Jerome LaBarre has been appointed to the Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law of the ABA as liaison from the ABA Judicial Division. The work of this committee involves studying the developing bioethics issues from a legal perspective. Judge LaBarre, along with Judges Clifford Freeman and Sidney Galton, is one of the judges representing Oregon on the National Conference of State Court Trial Judges of the ABA Judicial Division.

Miller Nash has won a first-place award for its website in a national legal marketing contest. The award was given by the Legal Marketing Association at its annual awards banquet. Millernash.com was awarded first place in the 'Electronic Media' category, which included videos, CD-ROMS and intranets in addition to websites. Millernash.com is unique in the legal industry in that it offers visitors the opportunity to chat live with a member of the firm's client services department.

Jim Petersen, a senior partner in the law firm of Karnopp, Petersen, Noteboom, Hansen, Arnett & Sayeg of Bend, was re-elected as chairman of Cascade Health Services, a two-hospital system comprising St. Charles Medical Center and the Central Oregon Community Hospital. Petersen was elected to his third one-year term by the eleven-member board. The immediate goal of the Cascade Health Services Board is to initiate implementation of the $105 million strategic plan recently adopted by the board.

Portland attorney Norman J. Wiener was selected by University of Oregon School of Law faculty for the 2002 Meritorious Service Award, given each year to recipients who have made extraordinary contributions to legal education and the law. Wiener earned both his undergraduate and his law degree at the UO. He entered law school in 1940, but was interrupted by active duty in the Army during World War II. After graduation in 1947, he went on to a distinguished career in complex litigation and forest products law at Miller Nash.

Steven Hedberg, partner in the Portland office of Perkins Coie, has been appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council for the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Portland. Hedberg was appointed to the 15-member council by the university's president and will serve a three-year term.

Steve Abel, a partner with Stoel Rives, has been elected to the board of directors of Sustainable Northwest, an Oregon-based non-profit organization that promotes environmentally sound economic development in communities of the Pacific Northwest.

Stoel Rives partner Barbara Brainard was recently elected to the board of directors of Volunteers of America Oregon, a non-profit, spiritually based organization providing human service programs to meet the critical needs of individuals, children and families. One of Brainard's main interests involves the delivery of courthouse childcare services (CourtCare) to families involved in the legal system. CourtCare is a drop-in childcare program in the Multnomah County Courthouse serving individuals attending to business in the courthouse.

Carolyn Vogt, a partner with Stoel Rives, has been elected to the board of YWCA of Greater Portland. The YWCA is the world's largest women's membership organization, uniting over 25 million women and children in 313 member YWCAs in cities across the United States.

U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain has been awarded an honorary doctor of laws from the University at Notre Dame. Judge O'Scannlain was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit by President Reagan in 1986. He has participated in more than 4,000 federal cases and is chair of the judicial division of the ABA. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he earned his bachelor's degree from St. John's University and a master's degree from the University of Virginia Law School.

Kent Snyder, of Snyder & Associates in Portland, has been elected co-chair of the Sustainable Development Commission of Portland/Multnomah County. A citizen board appointed by the mayor of Portland and the Multnomah County Board of Commissions, the commission develops and advocates for programs, policies and actions by government, citizens and businesses leading to sustainable communities in the Portland metropolitan area.

Leonard DuBoff has agreed to revise the text entitled High-Tech Law (In Plain English), an Entrepreneur's Guide. This book, published by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, was first used by DuBoff as a text for his class on high-tech law at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. The second edition is to be co-authored by Lawrence A. Locke, formerly of Kierstead & Locke, who co-authored the revised volume 4, chapter 54, of OSB Advising Oregon Businesses. The second edition of High-Tech Law (In Plain English) is slated to be on the publisher's fall list.

Al Larsen represented the United States at the May 2002 International Intelligence Review Agencies Conference in London. Speaking for the entire U.S. delegation of Intelligence Community inspectors general, he addressed their counterparts from around the globe. In a slight departure from his private practice in energy and natural resources law, Larsen is doing a public service stint as acting counsel to the inspector general of the Central Intelligence Agency, at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va.

Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger announces that Jim Poland of Standard Insurance has become OLAH president and Ben Lehart of Lane Powell Spears Lubersky has become secretary/treasurer. Kate Lonborg of Davis Wright Tremaine and Natalie Hocken of PacifiCorp have joined the board of directors.

David H. DeBlasio of Harrington, Anderson & DeBlasio in Portland was elected executive council member of the Western Regional Members Association of the Commercial Law League of America. DeBlasio concentrates his practice in the areas of creditors' rights and commercial litigation.

Education Assistance Foundation (EAF) announces that Andrew J. Gerlicher has been elected secretary of the executive committee. Gerlicher has served as a member of the EAF board of trustees since 1995. He is an attorney with the Bend office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.

John H. Gadon, partner in the tax department of Lane Powell Spears Lubersky, has been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. Gadon is also co-chair of the forum's non-profit practice division. Gadon has extensive experience in housing and tax issues and is a frequent speaker on these topics.

R. Juge Gregg, associate in the Portland office of Perkins Coie, has been named president of the Stanford Association of Oregon, Stanford University's alumni club for the state of Oregon. The association organizes events and facilitates networking opportunities for the more than 4,000 area alumni. Gregg's law practice focuses on environmental and natural resources issues.

Steven V. Rizzo P.C. has placed on loan with the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, Wash., its oil painting entitled 'Neruda's Atlas' (He Ido Marcando). This painting, which was created by Barbara Sternberger, will be featured as part of the exhibition, 'The Indefinable Lightness of Seeing.'

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