Oregon State Bar Bulletin ó FEBRUARY/MARCH 2003

Bar News

Revamped meeting set for Sept. 18-20
Save these dates ó Sept. 18-20 ó for the 2003 Oregon State Bar Annual Meeting in Seaside.

Although the location hasnít changed, the annual meeting has undergone some big changes. For starters, the schedule has been condensed to bring high quality education in a shorter period of time ó giving participants more time to wrap up at the office, grab the family and have some fun.

Events will take place at the Seaside Civic & Convention Center and Best Western OceanView Resort. Look for updates in future issues of the Bar News and on the barís website at www.osbar.org.

Input sought on discipline proposal
The Special Legal Ethics Committee on Disciplinary Rules recently presented its report to the Board of Governors recommending replacement of the Oregon Code of Professional Responsibility with new Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct based on the ABA Model Rules. The BOG is seeking input and comment on the recommendation from members and will decide in July whether the put the new rules proposal before the House of Delegates in September. The report and the proposed Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct are available on the barís web site. Comments should be submitted in writing (including by e-mail) to OSB Assistant General Counsel Sylvia E. Stevens. Comments must be received by April 30, 2003. Contact her at sstevens@osbar.org.

To assist the members in reviewing and commenting on the proposed new rules, the BOG has scheduled a series of meeting in seven locations in Oregon during March and April. Details about those meetings can also be found on the OSB web site. For additional information, contact Sylvia E. Stevens at (503) 431-6359 or (800) 452-8260, ext. 359 (within Oregon).

Award nominations encouraged
The OSB Board of Governors seeks your nominations for awards to be presented at the Awards Luncheon in September 2003 in Seaside, held in conjunction with 2003 Annual Meeting. To be presented are the Award of Merit and three Presidentís Awards: the Membership Service Award, the Public Service Award and the Affirmative Action Award.

Nomination forms containing a description of each award and its criteria and a list of past award recipients are available from Teresa Wenzel, (503) 620-0222, ext. 386, or toll-free in Oregon at (800)-452-8260, ext. 386: fax: (503) 598-6986; or e-mail: twenzel@ osbar.org. She can be reached by mail at 5200 S.W. Meadows Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.

The Board of Governors will select award recipients from the nominations received from groups and individuals. You are encouraged to describe the nomineeís special qualifications for the award and to attach additional information including references and their phone numbers. Careful and thorough preparation will ensure that the Board of Governors has the best information possible to consider your candidate.

Myers to receive UO law school award
Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers will receive the 2003 Frohnmayer Award for Public Service at a Friday, April 4 dinner and reception at the Portland Embassy Suites. The University of Oregon School of Law annual award recognizes a graduate, faculty member or friend whose public service brings honor to the school.

The public service award was given last year for the first time to Frohnmayer who, like Myers, has served as Oregon attorney general and as a state legislator. The award subsequently was named in honor of Frohnmayer and he will present it to Hardy Myers at the April banquet.

Myers was selected by the law school alumni association from dozens of nominations.

Hardy Myers, who is in his second term as attorney general, graduated from the UO law school in 1964. He represented eastside Portland during five legislative terms and was speaker of the House from 1979 to 1983. Myers served on the Portland planning commission and the predecessor of Metro and had a distinguished career with Portlandís Stoel Rives law firm. He has been a successful law and policy reformer throughout his career.

The reception, dinner and program are open to the entire legal community. For information or to order tickets, call (541) 346-3865 or e-mail alumni@law. uoregon.edu.

Notice of reinstatement applications
Three persons have filed applications for reinstatement as active members of the Oregon State Bar, pursuant to Rule of Procedure (BR) 8.1.

Richard L. Francis of California, OSB #78206, has maintained a law office as a sole practitioner in Ventura County, California since 1979. In 1991, his membership in the Oregon State Bar was suspended for failure to pay his annual membership fees. Francis is seeking reinstatement so that he may practice law in Southern Oregon.

Margaret Moore of Portland, OSB #94208, Moore was admitted to the bar on June 21, 1994. Since the time of her transfer to inactive status on Jan. 31, 1996, she has been a self-employed free-lance film producer. She is seeking reinstatement so that she may have the option of obtaining employment as a lawyer.

C. Edward Fletcher III of Portland, OSB #84218, was admitted to the bar on September 14, 1984. He submitted his Form A resignation, effective May 27, 1987. From 1986 through 1996, he served as a faculty member of Cumberland School of Law and University of Cincinnati College of Law, and was a visiting Fulbright scholar in Budapest, Hungary. Since 1996, Mr. Fletcher has attended culinary school and traveled. He now wishes to be reinstated to active membership so that he may seek employment as a lawyer in the Portland area.

Any person with information relevant to this inquiry is asked to contact promptly the OSB Regulatory Services Division, P.O. Box 1689, Lake Oswego, OR 97035-0889; (503) 620-0222 or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-8260, ext. 343.

Reciprocity applicants
The following is a list of applicants for reciprocity admission to the Oregon State Bar, received by the Bulletin as of Dec. 31, 2002. The Board of Bar Examiners requests that OSB members examine this list and bring to the boardís attention in a signed letter any information that might influence the board in considering the moral character of any applicant for admission. Send correspondence to Marlyce Gholston, OSB Bar Examiners, 5200 S.W. Meadows Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.

Gregory Mark Abel, Jennifer Lynn Aspaas, Neal Dean Lin Black, James Elory Carroll, Roger Thomas Dunaway, Ricki John Faoro, Charles Camillus Flower, Loren Randolph Geller, Ryan James Hall, Brooks Elliott Harlow, P. (Paul) Arley Harrel, Jr., Kristian Einar Hedine, Carol Lynn Hepburn, Marianne Kathryn Jones, Robert H. Lavitt, Constance Susan Manos Martin, Lisa Elizabeth Martin, Clifford Michael McLean, Brenda Sue Molner, Walter Hartvig Olsen, Jr., Bonita L. Olson, Daniel P. Pepple, M. Maria Socorro Rodriguez, William Joel Rutzick, Michael Bruce Saunders, Jackson Schmidt, William Breck Seiniger, Jr., Mark B. Shepherd, Kimberle Don Stephens, Joel S. Summer, Steven Shigeru Takahashi, Eugene H. Tennyson, III, Cynthia Thomas, David Mayo von Beck, James Kelly Vucinovich, Andrew C. Weisbecker, Margaret E. Wetherald, Angelique Nguyen Wiegand.


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Carson to be honored
OSB members are invited to join the Classroom Law Project in honoring Chief Justice Wallace Carson as the programís Legal Citizen of the Year, April 24, 6 p.m., at the Portland Hilton Pavilion Ballroom. Contact CLP for ticket information, (503) 224-4424, or office@classroomlaw. org.

Council to meet
The Oregon Council on Court Procedures on Dec. 14, 2002 promulgated amendments to rules 43, 47, 44, 55, 59, 62 and 68. The text of the amendments appears in the Advance Sheets (issue no. 3, Feb. 3, 2003).

Equal justice gathering
The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and the National Leal Aid and Defender Association will sponsor the 2003 Equal Justice Conference, April 10-12, at the Portland Hilton Hotel. Keynote speakers are Alfred P. Carlton Jr., ABA president, and David Hall, professor at Northeastern University. It is the fifth year the two groups are holding a joint conference, designed to strengthen relationships among key players in the civil justice system. For information about the event, contact the ABA pro bono committee at (312) 988-5766 or visit www. equaljusticeconference.org.

Criminal law sets April event
The OSB Criminal Law Section will present the 16th annual seminar, 'Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice,' on Friday, April 11 at the Spirit Mountain Casino, Grand Ronde. Keynote speaker will be U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown on the topic 'Evidence.' The event qualifies for 5Ĺ general and 1Ĺ ethics CLE credits. To register with a Visa or Mastercard, call the OSB registration desk, (503) 684-7413.

New DR 2-105 adopted
The Oregon Supreme Court recently adopted new DR 2-105, which prohibits lawyers from referring clients to non-lawyers if there is an understanding that the lawyer will be compensated for the referral. Exchanging gifts in the course of ordinary social or business hospitality is excepted. The rule became effective Feb. 6, 2003. It can be viewed at www.osbar.org.

Federal panels now open
The federal public defender, on behalf of the U.S. District Court, has begun its periodic review of the districts Criminal Justice Act panels. The district maintains lists of attorneys interested in taking assignments on indictment-level in Portland, Eugene and Medford, as well as lists for appellate and habeas corpus cases and for capital representations (trial and habeas corpus). Membership in all the panels is now open. Interested persons should submit resumes, writing sampels and references by April 1 to Steven T. Wax, Federal Public Defender, 101 S.W. Main St., Suite 1700, Portland, OR 97204.

Paralegals pick leaders
The Oregon Paralegal Association has elected 2003 officers. Serving will be: Barbara Baughman, president; De Dishman, vice president; Michele Davis, secretary; Wayne Akin, treasurer; Kary Bahr, Sandra Entier, Thomas Holmes and Ingrid Morton-Draper, directors; Deanne Snedeker, board adviser; Beth King, NFPA representative; and Ingrid Steinkoenig, associate NFPA representative.