Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JULY 2003

CLE Seminars

Summer CLE Video Week

The Mystery of the Virtuous Lawyer
Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-noon
Oregon State Bar Center
3 ethics CLE credits

Explore the nether region of legal ethics, where the profession’s ethics code seems to compel the unethical, the counter-intuitive or the illogical. Must an attorney guide a client to 'spin' facts to the client’s advantage? Should an attorney be assumed to have an ethical mind-set? Consider such questions with attorney and ethics guru Jack Marshall, as he leads participants through a series of challenging hypotheticals. Original seminar date: Nov. 8, 2002.

Advanced Nonprofit Law: Beyond the Basics
Aug. 11, 1-5 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center
4 general CLE credits

Whether you advise a nonprofit or sit on the board of a nonprofit organization, you’ll find this seminar provides a depth of knowledge that builds on the basics of nonprofit law. Need to brush up on the basics of nonprofit law? Video and audio tapes of the OSB seminar Advising Nonprofit Organizations are available by calling the Order Desk at (503) 684-7413, or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-8260, ext. 413. Or rent the video—just call (503) 431-6351 or toll-free in Oregon, (800) 452-8260, ext. 351. Original seminar date: Oct. 31, 2002.

Time Mastery for Lawyers:
60 Ways to Maximize Your Productivity and Satisfaction
Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center
6 general or practical skills (personal management) CLE credits

With today’s frantic pace even the most professional practitioner can feel out of control, drowning in a sea of paperwork and endless detail. Nationally recognized speaker and author Frank Sanitate will show how to take charge of your work, your time and your life with practical tools and skills. Original seminar date: Feb. 7, 2003.

Fundamentals of Bankruptcy
Aug. 13, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center
6.25 general or practical skills CLE credits

This practical seminar focuses on the mechanics of bankruptcy, providing day-to-day skills useful both to new lawyers who want to practice bankruptcy law and general practitioners dealing with an occasional bankruptcy case. Pair this seminar with this fall’s Bankruptcy Update, featuring The Hon. Elizabeth Perris and Prof. David Epstein (Nov. 7, 2003). Original seminar date: Oct. 18, 2002.

Planning the Basic Estate
Aug. 14, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center
6.5 general or practical skills CLE credits

Whether you are new to estate planning or a more experienced practitioner, this seminar provides a step-by-step approach that will update you on changes in planning techniques while re-examining the principles and concepts of estate planning from a practice-oriented, forms-intensive approach. Includes forms on disk. Pair this seminar with this fall’s Administering the Basic Estate, scheduled for Nov. 20, 2003. Original seminar date: Dec. 5, 2002.

Lawyer Discipline in Oregon
Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-noon
Oregon State Bar Center
3 ethics CLE credits

In addition to demystifying the discipline process, this seminar provides a review of common ethics issues facing Oregon lawyers today and a preview of recommendations for change to the process used by the legal profession to regulate itself. Original seminar date: Sept. 13, 2002.

Child Abuse Reporting
Aug. 15, 1-2 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center
1 child abuse reporting CLE credit

Learn what your duty to report is, when the duty applies, what abuse is and how to report it. Other topics include the meaning of 'reasonable cause' and 'comes in contact,' the reporting exception based on privileged communications and reporting someone’s intention to commit an act of child abuse. Original seminar date: Oct. 9, 2002.

Oregon State Bar Summer Series

Get your CLE credit without committing to a day-long seminar when you attend the new half-day Summer Series at the Oregon State Bar Center.

For video replay viewers: The Summer Series is not available for on-site video replays. However, video rentals will be available at the same registration fee as the live seminar if you register for a rental no later than the date of the seminar. To schedule a video rental for any Summer Series seminar, please call (503) 431-6351, or toll-free in Oregon, (800) 452-8260, ext. 351. Tapes will be available approximately two weeks after the live seminar.

That’s Entertainment!
Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-noon
Oregon State Bar Center
3 general CLE credits

Explore the many facets of entertainment law and the various legal issues encountered by the entertainment lawyer. Topics will include: production and development of studio and independent films; the use of people, likenesses and privacy issues; and talent agencies.

A Primer on Jury Advocacy
Aug. 20, 1:15-4:30 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center
3.25 general CLE credits

Join noted trial attorney Bill Barton for a seminar for new attorneys, anyone who has attended 'Learning the Ropes,' and more experienced attorneys whose practice now requires them to revisit the courtroom. Generic to all jury advocacy, whether criminal or civil, personal injury or commercial, plaintiff or defense, Mr. Barton will discuss the power of personal authority, how to develop your trial theme(s) and story and cost-conscious trial tools and tips.



For additional CLE Seminars information

CLE Publications

Insurance, 2003 cumulative supplement

Whatever your area of practice, chances are you will encounter insurance issues. We’ve got you covered with Insurance.

This two-volume book explains the fundamental issues involved in virtually all insurance cases, including interpreting policy language; an insurer’s duty to defend, settle, and pay; overlapping insurance; and actions against insurers. Insurance also focuses on specific types of insurance coverage, including automobile, marine, property, and general liability insurance.

The 2003 cumulative supplement updates Insurance, adds practice tips, statutes, and recent case law, and includes discussions on the following: When does an insurer have a duty to defend claims arising out of intentional acts? (See Abrams v. General Star Indemnity Co.); when can an agent be liable?; when does 'personal injury' insurance apply?; when is an employer’s vicarious liability insured?; how can ambiguities in an insurance policy or provision be resolved?; what qualifies as 'proof of loss'? (See Dockins v. State Farm Ins. Co.); what have the Oregon appellate courts said about an insurer’s duty to defend or settle when coverage is questionable?; when does an insured have a right to recover attorney fees in an action against an insurer?; and what damages flow from an insurer’s breach of its duty to defend?

The 2003 cumulative supplement: $95; 1996 book (2 vols.) with 2003 cumulative supplement: $225. Also available on CD-ROM. To order, call the OSB Order Desk at (503) 684-7413, or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-8260, ext. 413.



For additional CLE Publications information

Coming Up

July 16 — Pet Trusts

July 16 — Pet Legal Issues

July 18 — Special Needs Terms

July 18 — Long-Term Care Issues

July 23 — The Law Library ('The Last Innocent Man' by Phillip Margolin)

August 11-15 — Summer CLE Video Week

August 20 — Entertainment Law

August 20 — Litigating on a Shoestring

Sept. 5 Ethics – UPL & MJP

Sept. 5 The Ethical Oregon Lawyer: Update with Jarvis, Fucile & Tellam

Sept. 11-12 Fourth Annual Oregon Tax Institute

Sept. 12 Deposing Expert Witnesses with David Markowitz

Sept. 18-20 OSB Annual Meeting

Sept. 25-26 Beginning & Advanced MS Word, with Leigh Webber


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