Oregon State Bar Bulletin JUNE 2002

Among Ourselves

Roy Tucker, managing partner in the Portland office of Perkins Coie, has been appointed to the board of the Software Association of Oregon, which promotes the quality and growth of Oregon's software industry. Tucker's law practice focuses on corporate securities matters, and he represents a number of the region's technology and software companies.

Mark Johnson has returned from sabbatical leave and a six-month trip to Italy, Turkey, India and Thailand. Johnson continues as of counsel to Bennett, Hartman, Morris & Kaplan, where he handles appeals for the firm's general litigation practice, takes referrals for civil and family law appeals and assists trial lawyers with complex family court matters.

Ater Wynne has been ranked the top-producing bond counsel in Oregon for 2001 by The Bond Buyer, the bond industry's national newspaper. The firm's 11-lawyer public finance department, chaired by Douglas E. Goe, served as bond counsel to Oregon state and local governments issuing a total of more than $1.1 billion in debt through Dec. 2001. This figure does not include short-term debt, private placements and certain taxable debt and remarketings for which the firm served as bond counsel. Ater Wynne has been ranked the state's top-producing bond counsel for three of the past four years.

Barbara Bader Aldave of Eugene has been named a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The American Bar Foundation is the preeminent research center for the empirical study of law, legal institutions and legal processes in society.

Rob Guarrasi (along with his 14 year old daughter Ashley and a group of 19 adults and high school students) spent Spring Break in the rainforest of Belize, in conjunction with the environmental organization, Target Earth, building a two-room school house for the Mayan Indian children of the Village of Armenia.

Medford attorney Laura Cogdell has won a national journalism award. The Amy Foundation selected Cogdell's article, 'Will America Dance with the One who Brung Her?' for one of its 15 prestigious awards in the foundation's 2001 annual writing competition. Cogdell was recognized for her submission published in the South County Spotlight newspaper.

Miller Nash has won a first place award for its website in a national legal marketing contest. The Legal Marketing Association awarded millernash.com first place in the Electronic Media category, which included videos, CD-ROMS and intranets in addition to websites. Of the 65 entries received, about 50 were from law firm 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. Since millernash.com was relaunched last July, the firm has received several chat requests each week from people looking for a particular service or wondering which Miller Nash attorney can meet their needs. Millernash.com will be featured in a forthcoming book, Brand New Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet, to be published this fall by the American Bar Association.

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, including a U. S. senator, four college presidents, three Nobel Prize winners, six Pulitzer Prize winners, three MacArthur Fellows and six Guggenheim fellows. The academy has numbered among its members George Washington, Ben Franklin, Daniel Webster, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill.

Carl W. (Bill) Hopp Jr., a Bend attorney and circuit court judge pro tem, has been admitted in open court to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Hopp recently took the oath before the nine justices of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

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