This fall, N. Robert Stoll lectured at the Law School of the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) regarding 'Trying Securities and Class Action Lawsuits.' Stolls practice focuses on such cases in state and federal courts throughout the western United States.
Tamara MacLeod of Karnopp Petersen was recently elected president of the Deschutes County Bar Association. During her one-year term she will oversee monthly meetings that serve to provide professional development, continuing education, and networking opportunities to Deschutes County attorneys. MacLeod also serves as a member of the Oregon State Bars House of Delegates.
Leigh Stephenson-Kuhn recently celebrated his 40th anniversary with Lane Powell Spears Lubersky. After clerking with U.S. District Court Judge Gus J. Solomon, Stephenson-Kuhn joined the firm in 1962, where he began his practice in business litigation and general business law. Today, Stephenson-Kuhn is one of Lane Powells senior partners in the employee benefits area where his practice includes employee benefit plans, incentive and compensation plans, ERISA claims and litigation, and securities and investment. For the past two years, Stephenson-Kuhn has been recognized and listed in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in employee benefits law.
After serving three years as secretary of the board of the International Association of Lesbian and Gay Judges (IALGJ), Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Sidney A. Galton was elected IALGJ vice president at its annual meeting this October in Philadelphia. At the Circuit Court Judges Association annual meeting, also in October, Galton was elected to a second term as one of Oregons three representatives to the Judicial Division of the American Bar Association. Multnomah County Circuit Court Judges Clifford L. Freeman and Jerome E. LaBarre also are Oregon Judicial Division representatives.
Rose M.Z. Freeby, a partner in Evans, Freeby and Jennings, a Salem law firm, has been appointed by the Oregon Supreme Court to be the chair of the Oregon Board of Bar Examiners for 2002-2003. She has been a member of the board since 2000.
Lewis & Clark Law School honored Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Ellen F. Rosenblum as an honorary alumna at a special awards banquet on Nov. 2 at the law school. The school presents the honorary alumnus/a award to individuals who are not graduates of the law school but whose generosity, support, commitment and leadership play a profound role in enhancing the institution. Rosenblum received her law degree from the University of Oregon Law School in 1975 and was in private practice with a Eugene law firm for five years, and then served eight years as a federal prosecutor in Eugene and Portland. She was appointed to the Oregon bench by Gov. Neil Goldschmidt and has served as a state trial judge. For the past eight years, she has chaired the Judicial Conduct Committee, which provides ethics advice and opinions for Oregon judges and judicial candidates.
David Beckham, Albany attorney, was given the 2002 Pro Bono Award by the Albany office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon on Oct. 23. Beckham has volunteered his estate planning services for the Albany office for the past 10 years. He continues to serve as chair of the Linn-Benton Community College Foundation Planned Giving Advisory Committee, serving in that position since July 1996. He also continues to serve as chair of the Oregon Special Needs Trust administered by the ARC of Oregon, Salem, which he helped found and has chaired since September 1997.
Donald Krahmer Jr., a partner with Portland law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, is the 2002 recipient of the James B. Castles Leadership Award from the OSB Business Law Section. The award, recognizing business lawyers who have made significant contributions to the public, was presented Nov. 7 at the sections annual meeting. Krahmer has served as founder and chair of the New Economy Coalition, co-founder and chair of the Oregon Emerging Business Initiative, former chair of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum, member of the Governors Economic Development Joint Boards Working Group, past chair of the OSB Business Law Section and a special assistant attorney general for the state of Oregon.
Christopher P. Cline, a partner in the estate planning practice group at Lane Powell Spears Lubersky, has been elected fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a national association of more than 2,700 lawyers who are recognized for their contributions to the field of trust and estate law. Cline also was recently selected for inclusion in current edition of The Best Lawyers In America for his experience in trusts and estates.
Black Helterline partner Robert W. Donaldson was a member of the official host committee for the October 2002 visit of South Korean President Kim Dae-jung to Seattle. The South Korean ambassador to the United States, Yang Sung-chul, and consul general for Seattle, Moon Byung-rok, joined Donaldson on the committee. President Kim visited the United States for a private meeting with northwest business leaders. Donaldson serves as honorary consul general of South Korea at Portland.
Bullivant Houser Bailey shareholder Stephen F. English has become a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. The injunction ceremony, at which English became a fellow, took place before an audience of 1,124 persons at the annual meeting of the College in New York City.
Debbe Stein and Robert E. Botta were married in Reno, Nev., on Oct. 12. They both have law practices in Salem.
Debbe Stein was a keynote speaker and trainer for the Women Empowered for Defense (WED) seminar series held May 11, Sept. 14 and Oct. 26, 2002 in Portland and Canby. In the WED series, Stein has instructed over a hundred women in the NRA Refuse To Be A Victim program and firearms training. She also presents a program developed by her for the seminar titled 'From Victim to Survivor to Thriver' which addresses violent crime, intimate partner violence and legal issues on self-defense. She recently spoke at Willamette University College of Law on 'Myth and Fact, Womens Self-Defense.