Oregon State Bar Bulletin – APRIL 2005

Features

Who Decides?
Specialized courts vs. the jury of peers
By Janine Robben

Juries
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
By Janine Robben

Independence in Adjudication
Understanding the
Office of Administrative Hearings

By Thomas E. Ewing

Teen Choice
Teen peer courts prove to
be an effective preventative tool

By Cliff Collins

Profiles in the Law
Doug and Sheryl Dawson: Side by Side
By Cliff Collins

 

Departments

Letters to the Editor

Briefs

OSB Continuing Legal Education

Bar Counsel
Keeping Secrets:
Disclosing client confidences or
secrets in defense of a bar complaint

By Scott Morrill

Managing Your Practice
A Focus on Clients:
Why negative advertising fails
By Henry Dahut

Law & Life
Abe’s Ethics:
Lawyer Lincoln and the Golden Rule
By james McCobb

President’s Message
Professionalism:
Why we should care
By Nena Cook

Discipline

Bar News

Among Ourselves

Moves

In Memoriam

Classifieds

Parting Thoughts
Trial by Jury:
Democracy’s Cornerstone

By Richard J. Vangelisti

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Thomas Jefferson considered trial by jury to be “…the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” But that was before American juries were being asked to decide technology-based factual issues that Jefferson could not have dreamed of. Janine Robben examines the idea of speciality courts.