Oregon State Bar Bulletin — APRIL 2004

Bar News

Mark the date: OSB annual meeting will be Oct. 14-16
The Annual Meeting is back in Portland after more than 10 years. The beautifully renovated Oregon Convention Center is the site for this year’s annual meeting and trade show, to be held Oct. 14-16. Thursday will kick off with section CLE programs followed by the President’s Annual Awards Dinner. Friday will feature two tracks of CLE sessions, the networking lunch, the 'OSB Lounge and Tradeshow' and 'Bar Search' – a fundraiser party to benefit the Access to Justice Endowment Fund.

The meeting will conclude with the House of Delegates meeting on Saturday. This year, Oregon New Lawyer’s Division’s SuperSaturday CLE event will also take place on Saturday. Watch for more details in future issues of the Bar News and on the bar’s website at www.osbar.org.

Awards deadline is June 30
The OSB Board of Governors seeks nominations of bar members worthy of recognition by the bar. The annual awards include the Award of Merit and three President’s Awards: the Membership Service Award, the Public Service Award and the Affirmative Action Award.

The Joint Bench/Bar Commission on Professionalism is also seeking nominations for the Edwin J. Peterson Professionalism Award. Awards will be presented at the awards dinner October, to be held in conjunction with 2004 OSB Annual Meeting in Portland.

Nomination forms, containing a description of each award, its selection criteria and a list of past award recipients, are available on the OSB website, www.osbar.org, or from Teresa Wenzel at the OSB Center. Please describe the nominee’s special qualifications for the award and attach additional information, including references and phone numbers.

All forms or letters must be delivered to the OSB Center no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 30.

Nominations or questions concerning the nominations process should be directed to Wenzel at (503) 431-6386, by fax at (503) 598-6986, by e-mail at twenzel@osbar.org or by regular mail at 5200 S.W. Meadows Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.

Nominations open for 2005 board
The Oregon State Bar is currently recruiting for candidates for the Board of Governors. There are three board positions open to bar members. Board terms begin on Jan. 1, 2005 and are four-year terms. Openings are in Regions 1, 3, and 5.

The Board has six regular meetings a year, on a Friday and the following Saturday morning. Nearly half of the meetings are in the Portland area and the remainder at locations around the state. The BOG committee meetings are held three to four weeks prior to regular board meetings in the Portland area. Board of Governors members serve as liaisons to the Professional Liability Fund, bar sections and committees and numerous activities.

The deadline for filing nominating petitions and candidate statements is May 11, 2004. Click for more information and to print a copy of the candidate’s statement and nominating petition or contact Jane Gillespie at (503) 620-0222 or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-8260, ext. 308.

OWLs spring conference is May 14
Oregon Women Lawyers will holds its spring conference, 'Making A Difference in Oregon: Women Leaders in the Law,' on May 14 at the Portland Hilton.

The half-day conference will feature Stanford Law School professor and author Deborah Rhode, who teaches classes on gender, law and public policy. Several prominent women lawyers in Oregon will speak about their leadership experiences as part of panel presentations on public service leadership, bar leadership and law practice leadership.

Further details, check the OWLs website at http://oregonwomenlawyers.com.

Applicants listed for February exam

The following is a list of applicants for the February 2004 bar exam. The Oregon Board of Bar Examiners requests that members examine this list and bring to the board’s 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, executive director, Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners, 5200 S.W. Meadows Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.

Christopher Allen Aaron, Shawn E. Abrell, Thomas O. Albers, Carlos Gustav Alfaro, Heather Lynn Alhadeff, Joel D. Andersen, Carolyn Alicia Anderson, Ildiko Irena Estrade Arndt, Gayla Kay Austin, Jeremy R. Bader, Rodney Alan Barker, Laura Alice Baxter, Jennifer Lynn Bergeron, Nicole H. Bernhard-Lee, Rebecca Ellen Bibleheimer, A. Jordan Bishko, Brian Scott Bishop, Richard Yeadon Blackwell, Kelley Andrew Blaine, Maria Anne Gabbert Boehne, Kevin Charles Brague, Heather Anne Brann, Tanner H. Brier, Jacqueline Marie Brown, Paul Gregory Brown, Stephen Lee Brown, Diane Kellyn Brownlee, Susan Irene Brugato, Joel Irwin Bruhn, Amy Lynn Buckler, Stephen Christopher Bush, Brady M. Bustany, Stanley West Butterfield, Tina A. Calos, Laurie E. Cantelon, Donato Cloyd Capobianco, Kimberly Cloyd Capobianco, Cinnamon P. Carlarne, Bonnie Jeanne Cafferky Carter, Thomas Paul Champine, Khamla Chanthala, Patricia Lynn Christie, Maureen Lee Cleary, Michael Ernest Coker, Ann-Marie Catherine Colton, Craig Gerald Commerford, Raphael Conant, Sueanne Denise Costales, Tara French Crookshank, Joseph Paul Curtin, Bliss M. Dake, William Joseph De La Rosa, Katherine Suzanne DeKam, Joshua L. Dolton, David Richard Doran, James Rimanda Dowell, Brian S. Driscoll, Hien C. Duong-Tran, Shannon Lynn Eddy, Kyle Dana Edmonds, Patrick Joseph Ehlers, Jr., Michelle Andrea Ein, Dana Lynn Eldridge, Kelly Arthur Elford, Jason T. Fehlman, Rebecca Celene Flynn, Paul Joseph Fordenbacher, Ryan Christopher Fox, Scott David Friend, Jennifer K. Gardiner, Jason Lee Garner, Margaret Ann Garvin, Sonja Cristina Garza, Simonne M. Gay, Patricia S. Givens, Eric C. Gorman, Jeremy M. Green, Shannon Dayle Green, Allan Fowler Griffith, Claudia Garcia Groberg, Sharmila Roy Grossman, Deborah Elaine Gumm, Kristen Marie Gurdin, Byron Don Hadley, Benjamin Wright Haile, John Louis Hairston, Diane Lorraine Hallstrom, Gary C. Hamilton, Jr., Mark David Haneberg, Kathlyn M. Happe, Michael Lewis Harberson, Charles Richard Hathaway, Michael David Haukedalen, Marion Michelle Haynes, Launa Lawrence Helton, David Andrew Hepler, Lincoln Ezra Herman, Sara Christina Heskett, Duncan Paul Hettle, Theodore Philip Heus, Dona Marie Hippert, Amanda Kay Hoffman, Craig Matthew Hopkins, Georgina Alice Howells, Casey Todd Hoyer, Zachary David Hull, Daniel Alexis Hunt, Jr., Katharine Bancroft Irving, Jacob Sabin Johnston, Jason B. Joner, Andrew Arthur Jones, Althea Lee Jordan, Patricia Maureen Kalish, Matthew J. Kalmanson, John M. Kearney, Kenny Rashard Kennedy, Grant David Kennon, Jacinta Wang Kilber, Shilla Hooyoung Kim, Bryan David Kirkpatrick, DeLyne M. Klein, Matthew Allan Koch, Robin J. Kornblit, David J. Krantz, Emily Lawrence Kropf, Carmen C. Kwong, Gwendolyn M Lacy, Rebecca Anne Lease, Edward T. LeClaire, Karen D. Lee, Elizabeth Risbrough Lemoine, Rebecca J. Lesser, Michael Joseph Licurse, Jr., James Thomas Lieuallen, Jr., Michael Shane Linkous, Jeanette M. Lobmeyer, Kerri Lee Lookabaugh, Sarah Shimmin Erving Lora, Karstan Lamar Lovorn, Devon T. Lyon, Jesse Scott Takano Maanao, Joseph M. Mabe, Michael Steven Malmstrom, Marisa Farrah Salinas Mandujano, Brooke Marshall, Heather Guthrie Martin, Jeffrey Alan Martin, Lisa Elizabeth Martin, Andrew Franz Martz, Joseph Michael Mattoon, Douglas Wayne McArthur, John Clay McCaslin, Marti McCausland, Kathryn Michelle McIntyre, Matthew Carl McKean, Michael James Kerr McLaren, Kelly Frances McNeff, Yemarwuha Tekie Measho, Ruben Medina, Robert S. Milesnick, JoAnn Olivine Miller, Douglas Arthur Miltenberger, Karen A. Moore, Marie T. Morley, Ryan Curtis Morrison, Mary Ellen Moule, Karl Roderick Mueller, Peter Christian Mueller, Samantha Jo Murray, Allan Nazarov, Stacey Lou Nelson, Suzannah Elizabeth Newman, Jessica Anne Neyman, Cecilia Kim-Dung Nguyen, Rochelle Thuy Nguyen, Ana Paula Dutra Nicacio, Warren Shige Nickerson, Kathryn S. Nove, Joseph Glenn Null, James Leo Oakey, James Joseph O’Brien, Sheryl A. Odems, Sandra DeLong Orlowski, Kathy Jean Ortiz, James Andreas Papachristopoulos, Roger S. Paulson, Jeffrey J. Payne, Sheri Renee Persello, Sharon Carroll Peters, Shawna D. Peterson, Matthew Carmine Phillips, James L. Pierce, Karen Marie Porter, Jennifer Kay Auclair Potter, Tony A. Proctor, Kathleen Ann Profitt, Thomas D. Reid, Sonja Ashiya Rietman, James W. Robertson, Trevor Daniel Robins, Sally Dixon Robinson, Andrea K. Rodgers, Elizabeth Michelle Rogers, John James Roszczyk, Jennifer M. Rotman, Maria Liesl Ruckwardt, Christopher T. Sanders, Susan Maureen Scanlan, Lori Ann Schmidt, Robert A. Schuler, Jodee Leigh Scott, Randall Rex Sexton, John Christian Siegel, Chanpone Pone Sinlapasai-Okamura, Shannon L. Sivell-Cross, Shauna Marie Sjostrom, Alyssa D. Slater, Adrian W. Smith, Sara Davis Snyder, Jennifer Lynn Solomon, Brian Song, Lynetta St Clair, Matthew Jacob Steiner, Uta Maria Stelson, Joseph Scott Stephenson, Sean Michael Stevens, Scott Stinson, Travis David Stoddard, Christopher Bruce Storey, Kelly A. Struhs, Gregory J. Stuman, Charles R. Sturm, Andrew Ondrej Svitek, Elizabeth Blanche Taylor, Stacy D. Tela-Kerber, Sarvenaz Thistlethwaite, Albert Lawrence Thuesen, III, Jeffrey Alvin Trautman, Alison Michelle Trimble, Kimberlyn B. Trotter, Charles Joseph Tumelty, Lawrence Jay Van Wess, Michael David Vergamini, Joseph Arvid Villarreal, Jennifer Elizabeth Vitello, Elizabeth Grace Vohland, Gerald Donald Waite, Erin Cooper Walters, Baoqin Wang, David Chuang Wang, Cari E. Waters, Sean Tyler Waters, M. John A. Way, Brian S. Wayson, James Douglas Wells, Alexandra West, Eric Mitchell Wilborn, Todd Neil Wilkinson, Jessica Lacy Wingler, Mary Elizabeth Winkeler, Ryan Thomas Wolfe, Ann Bennett Yost, Dorian English Young, Michael N. Zachary, James Eric Zimmerman.


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Spotlight on volunteers

John Bridges: Professional and community volunteer

Newberg attorney John Bridges, a partner in the firm of Brown, Tarlow & Bridges, has been an active volunteer since being admitted to the Oregon State Bar. He served as chair of the Oregon New Lawyers Division’s Law Related Education Subcommittee in 1992 and was elected to its executive committee in 1994. He was elected chair of the division in 1997. He was instrumental in the development of the ONLD Leadership Mentoring Program, which pairs new lawyer leaders with senior bar leaders.

Bridges’ commitment to his local lawyer community is illustrated by his election to president of the Yamhill County Bar Association in 2000. Until recently, he was chair of the President’s Advisory Committee on Issues Affecting the Legal Profession. He is currently an elected delegate to the OSB House of Delegates and recently was appointed by the Oregon Supreme Court as a judge pro tem.

His volunteer work also extends to the Newburg community. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce board and currently chairs Newburg’s Downtown Revitalization Committee. He is also a member of the Newberg mayor’s Ad hoc Committee on Newberg’s Future and past chair of the Newberg Urban Renewal District.

Asked why he gives so much to his community and his profession, Bridges says: 'Volunteering was always around me as I was brought up. My grandfather, father and mother were active in the community. At a minimum I feel we have the responsibility to impart to our children a way of life that includes giving back.'

If you are interested in being a bar volunteer, please contact Jane Gillespie at the OSB Member Services Department, (503) 620-0222, ext. 308, or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-8260, ext. 308.

Meeting a vital public need

Winners of Oregon’s 2003 Pro Bono Challenge named

Each year, Oregon’s New Lawyers Division sponsors a Pro Bono Challenge to inspire lawyers and law students to maximize the number of hours of free legal service given to charities and to the poor.

The just-released results for 2003 reflect a total of more than 20,000 hours of free legal services being reported by lawyers, and 13,000 by law school students. At an hourly rate of $150, the services would be valued at more than $4.9 million.

Firms with 26-plus attorneys: Davis Wright Tremaine, Portland, with 2,439.5 hours of direct legal services; Tonkon Torp, with 6,206 hours of total pro bono, including direct legal services as well as general public and community services.

Firms with 11-25 attorneys: Holland & Knight, Portland: 168 direct legal hours; Gevurtz, Menashe, Larson & Howe, Portland: 2,612 total pro bono/public service hours.

Firms with 6-10 attorneys: Yates and Mathews & Associates, Portland: 131 direct legal hours; Clark Lindauer Fetherston, Salem, 283 total pro bono/public service hours.

Firms with 2-5 attorneys: Hartfield & Crutchley, Portland: 300 direct legal hours; Hartfield & Crutchley, Portland: 300 total pro bono/public service hours.

Law schools: University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene (first place) with 11,214 total hours; law school student: David Eder, University of Oregon, 531 hours.

Individual awards: Richard Roy of Portland, (in the inactive lawyer category): 2400 total pro bono/public service hours; William J. Howe III of Portland (in the active lawyer category): 1,886 total pro bono/public service hours; Walter Brown of Portland (active emeritus category): 1000 direct legal hours & 2000 total pro bono/public service hours; David Bedrick of Portland (active lawyer category): 458 direct legal hours; Glen Downs of Nehalem (active pro bono category): 394 total pro bono/public service hours; and Merrily McCabe, of Salem (active pro bono category): 92 direct legal hours.