Oregon State Bar Bulletin — DECEMBER 2003


Among Ourselves

Nancy J. Moriarty has been elected a life fellow of the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). Moriarty is a partner in the intellectual property firm of Chernoff, Vilhauer, McClung & Stenzel, in Portland. An active member of the FBA, she is a member of the FBA’s National Council, Membership Committee, and is the immediate past president of the Oregon chapter.

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The Oregon Legal Management Association featured as its cover piece in the July/August issue of OLMANet an article written by Portland attorney and recruiter Gregory C. MacCrone. The article, 'Attorney Hiring: Law Firms, Recruiters, and Value,' details the relationship between law firm and legal department hiring decision-makers and outside recruiters and proposes ways to enhance it.'

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The Dalles attorney Don Dunn completed an eight-year term on the Columbia River Gorge Commission, which administers the Gorge Scenic Act passed by Congress in 1986. He was appointed by the Wasco County commissioners as that county’s representative. Dunn’s service was recognized with a plaque, presented to him by the commissioners and staff.

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The Oregon Circuit Court Judges Association announces the election of officers, who were selected during the annual meeting in September. They are: president Jean Kerr Mauer (Multnomah County); vice president Karsten Rasmussen (Lane County); treasurer Mark Gardener (Washington County); and secretary Bill Cramer (Harney County).

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Portland lawyer Shaun Wardinsky was the keynote speaker at Clackamas Women’s Services annual Harvest of Hope luncheon on Oct. 15. During the past two years, she has assisted more than 50 domestic violence victims free of charge through a grant from the Oregon Department of Justice. Wardinsky’s firm, Yates, Matthews & Morasch of Portland, donated about $20,000 worth of her time and that of other associates to wrapping up the last dozen or so domestic violence cases. The gesture earned Wardinsky and her firm an award recognizing their contribution of legal services donated to victims of domestic violence.

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Leonard DuBoff has completed work as a co-author on a law school casebook entitled Art Law: Cases and Materials to be published by William S. Hein & Co. The book is the first law school casebook on art law to be published in the United States.

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Seattle attorney Roger D. Mellem, a litigation member at Foster Pepper & Shefelman whose practice emphasizes securities and real estate litigation, is serving on the leadership council of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The council assisted the nation’s oldest forestry school to become the first global school of the environment. In 2002, Mellem climbed 14 peaks during a sabbatical spent mostly in the Swiss and French Alps.

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Tara M. Hendison was recently accredited as a certified trust and financial advisor (CTFA), a designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers. Hendison, a graduate of Willamette University College of Law, is a trust officer with Allen Trust Company.

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Steven M. Hedberg, managing partner of Perkins Coie’s Portland office, has been selected as one of the leading bankruptcy lawyers in the country by the editorial board of Inside The Minds: The Art & Science of Bankruptcy Law, written by group chairs and department heads from law firms across the nation, including Hedbert.

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Hofstra University Law Professor Alafair Burke will be touring to promote her first novel, Judgment Calls, published by Henry Holt and Co. The book is available for purchase wherever books are sold. For more information, visit her website at www.alafairburke.com.


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