Oregon State Bar Bulletin — AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2005

CLE Seminars

Employment Law 2005: Hot Topics and Trends
Thursday, Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
6.5 general CLE credits
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Today’s workplace finds employers facing myriad rules, regulations and laws. Proper handling of employment issues such as military leave, OFLA, FMLA and wage and hour compliance are key to a healthy business. Get updated and informed as experts discuss employment-related bills introduced during the most recent legislative session, case law developments and five trends in Oregon employment law: class actions, retaliation complaints, age discrimination, employment rights for illegal aliens and medical leave.

Ast (10/7) CB (9/30) Eug (10/7) GP (9/29) HR (9/30) Klam (9/30) LG (9/30) LO (10/19) Med (10/7) New (10/7) Pend (10/7) Red (10/7) Rose (9/29) Salem (9/30) Vale (9/30)

The Right to Die? Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act
Thursday, Sept. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
1.75 general CLE credits

Oregon is the only state in the U.S. with a legal environment for intentionally-hastened death, and the legislation that provides Oregonians with this option will come before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall. This seminar features William Colby, who represented the family of Nancy Cruzan in the first right-to-die case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. A panel of local experts who will discuss both sides of this unique law will be moderated by Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Colin Fogarty.

This seminar is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not necessary; seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Co-sponsored by the Civil Rights Section.

No video replay.

Advanced Legal Writing and Editing with Bryan A. Garner
Friday, Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
6.5 general CLE or practical skills credits
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Learn the five critical legal skills that differentiate truly first-rate legal writers from those who are less adept. The day includes two major writing exercises, both of which can help you move a writing project toward completion. You are encouraged (though not required) to arrive with a specific writing project in mind. Take away lasting insights that will help you write and edit more effectively and efficiently.

No video replay.

Broadbrush Taxation
Thursday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
5 general CLE credits
and 1 ethics credit
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Specifically designed with the non-tax specialist in mind, this seminar is a bird’s-eye view of some of the most current tax issues affecting the areas of estate planning, litigation and business law. In addition to getting the most up-to-date information about Oregon’s inheritance tax, tax aspects of legal fees, executive compensation and choice of entity issues, this seminar also includes a host of hot tax topics for 2005, such as subchapter S compensation, 1031 tax-free exchanges, trust administration, new cafeteria plan rules and special nonprofit tax rules. Tax specialists in these areas will share the information necessary to identify tax matters your clients may face.

Ast (10/14) CB (10/7) Eug (10/14) GP (10/6) HR (10/7) Klam (10/7) LG (10/7) LO (10/26) Med (10/14) New (10/14) Pend (10/14) Red (10/14) Rose (10/6) Salem (10/7) Vale (10/7)

Public Law — "the times they are a changin"
Friday, Sept. 23, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
2 general CLE credits and 1 elimination of bias credit
World Forestry Center, Portland

Here’s your opportunity to learn about the latest hot-button issues in public law. Throughout the afternoon experts will provide updates on civil unions, development agreements and the 2005 legislative session, including Measure 37 and condemnation changes. The Government Law Section’s annual meeting follows the seminar. Afterwards, join the section members for a social hour at the Washington Park Zoo.

Ast (10/21) CB (10/14) Eug (10/21) GP (10/13) HR (10/14) Klam (10/14) LG 10/14) LO (11/3) Med (10/21) New (10/21) Pend (10/21) Red (10/21) Rose (10/13) Salem (10/14) Vale (10/14)

Protecting and Exploiting Company Intangible (IP) Assets
Friday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-noon
3 general CLE credits
World Forestry Center, Portland

In our knowledge-based economy intellectual asset management is still an emerging field. This seminar will provide nuts-and-bolts suggestions for adding value to organizations through identification, protection and exploitation of intellectual property assets. Ideal for in-house counsel as well as outside counsel who advise companies with intellectual assets.

Ast (10/21) CB (10/14) Eug (10/21) GP (10/13) HR (10/14) Klam (10/14) LG 10/14) LO (11/3) Med (10/21) New (10/21) Pend (10/21) Red (10/21) Rose (10/13) Salem (10/14) Vale (10/14)

Bias in the Legal Profession: Fact or Fiction?
Friday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-noon
3 Elimination of Bias credits
Salem Conference Center, Salem

Join the Honorable Cynthia Carlson, Lane County Circuit Court, for a thought-provoking morning that will explore the question whether bias exists in the legal profession, and if so, how bias affects the provision of legal services. The discussion will include how members of the bar can eliminate bias.

Ast (11/11) CB (11/4) Eug (11/11) GP (11/3) HR (11/4) Klam (11/4) LG (11/4) LO (11/11) Med (11/11) New (11/11) Pend (11/11) Red (11/11) Rose (11/3) Salem (11/4) Vale (11/4)

2005 Legislative Session Review
Friday, Sept. 30, 1-5 p.m.
4 General CLE credits
Salem Conference Center, Salem

The 2005 legislative session has finally ended, and this is your opportunity to learn which new laws will affect your practice and clients. Scheduled in compact, fast-paced sessions, get the latest updates from experts in the following areas: Civil Procedure, Business Law, Debtor/Creditor, Estate Planning/Elder Law, Real Estate and Land Use. Registration includes a copy of 2005 Oregon Legislation Highlights.

Ast (11/11) CB (11/4) Eug (11/11) GP (11/3) HR (11/4) Klam (11/4) LG (11/4) LO (11/11) Med (11/11) New (11/11) Pend (11/11) Red (11/11) Rose (11/3) Salem (11/4) Vale (11/4)

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CLE Publications

Perform like a seasoned criminal law pro with Criminal Law
Represent your clients with confidence. Don’t lose precious billable hours to endless research. Don’t be caught unprepared in court. In addition to serving as the chief reference guide on criminal law for Oregon judges, defense lawyers, and prosecutors, Criminal Law is also an invaluable resource for civil practitioners who handle the occasional criminal law case.

Highlights of this expanded and fully updated revision include: Aftermath of Blakely on sentencing; aftermath of Crawford on hearsay; New chapter on exclusionary rule; recent search and seizure cases; new cases regarding substance and alcohol dependency; right to counsel under Fifth Amendment and Sixth Amendment; and habeas corpus and the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996. Criminal Law is written and edited by criminal law experts, with more than 4,000 cases cited.

Cost is $245 (print without binders or CD-ROM) or $265 (print with binders). To order, please go online at www.osbar.org. Or you can call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 684-7413 or, toll-free in Oregon, (800) 452-8260, ext. 413.

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Coming Up

Oct. 6 Computer Law— Licensing Content and Technology

Oct. 7 Tools of the Trade for Practicing Elder law

Oct. 7 – 8 Bankruptcy 2005 Update

Oct. 12 Child Abuse Reporting

Oct. 14 Speaking to Win: Effective Speaking for Lawyers with Steven Stark

Oct. 20 Best Practices for Business Law Practitioners

Oct. 21-22 Fundamentals of Civil Trial Procedure

Oct. 27 Advanced Topics in Real Estate

Oct. 28
Developing Client Relationships Professionally and Ethically with Roy Ginsburg


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