OSB awards dinner is Dec. 1
The annual awards include the OSB Award of Merit and three OSB President’s Awards: the Membership Service Award, the Public Service Award and the Affirmative Action Award. The evening will also include the Edwin J. Peterson Professionalism Award, presented by the Oregon Bench/Bar Commission on Professionalism. In addition, the Oregon New Lawyers Division will be presenting the Member Service Award, Public Service Award and Volunteer of the Year.
The evening begins with the opportunity to connect with bar leaders, fellow bar members, award recipients and their guests beginning at 5 p.m. with a networking reception. The OSB Annual Awards Dinner immediately follows the reception at 6 p.m.
If you would like to RSVP, or would like additional information about this event, contact Shannon Wallace at (800) 452-8260, ext. 367, or (503) 620-0222, ext. 367, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find information about the event on the bar’s website at www.osbar.org. Please RSVP by Nov. 21.
This year’s award winners are:
OSB Award of Merit: Henry H. Hewitt.
OSB President’s Affirmative Action Award: Anastasia Yu Meisner.
OSB President’s Membership Service Award: Valerie J. Vollmar, Hon. Janice R. Wilson and Michael C. Zusman.
OSB President’s Public Service Award: John H. Van Landingham IV.
Edwin J. Peterson Professionalism Award: Wayne C. Annala.
ONLD Member Services Award: Anna S. McCormack.
ONLD Public Service Award: Amy E. Bilyeu and Sherilyn D. Holcombe Waxler.
ONLD Volunteer of the Year: Paul Neese.
Conference of Bar Leaders also Dec. 1
This year the conference will be held in conjunction with the OSB Annual Awards Dinner. There is no charge to bar leaders for the conference, lunch and reception. Conference registration forms will be mailed to sections, local bars and specialty groups in early November.
For more information, call (800) 452-8260 or (503) 620-0222. For information on the Conference of Bar Leaders information, contact Jane Gillespie, ext. 308 (jgillespie@ osbar.org). For ticket information on the OSB Annual Awards Dinner, contact Jennifer Maldonado, ext. 377 (jmaldonado@ osbar.org), or Jessica Beckman, ext. 352 (email@example.com).
Many of the speakers are the leading authorities in the country on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues, and on domestic violence as it relates to sexual and gender minorities. Two speakers from the Williams Project of the UCLA School of Law, considered to be a leading "think tank" on sexual orientation law and public policy, will be present. Portland Mayor Tom Potter will provide opening remarks.
The event will be held at the Holiday Inn in Wilsonville. Cost is $35, including lunch. The OSB has approved the conference for 6.5 elimination of bias CLE credits. Registration information is available by contacting Linda Good at (503) 846-2774 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This conference is sponsored by Washington County Domestic Violence Intervention Council, Western Community Policing Institute, Washington County Circuit Court, the Williams Project of the UCLA School of Law and Voices Set Free.
This schedule has been prepared by the property tax division of the Oregon Department of Revenue. Owners of law libraries should declare the schedule values to the assessor.
The grant applications must be received by the OLF not later than 5 p.m., Friday Dec. 16.
For more information please go to www.oregonlawfoundation.org or contact Judith Baker at (503) 431-6323 or Dawn Nelson at (503) 431-6373.
Notice of reinstatement applications
Lawyers annual drive raises over $90,000
for food bank
Since its inception in 1997, OLAH, a non-profit organization comprised of legal professionals in Oregon, has raised over $700,000 for Oregon Food Bank, enabling the food bank to collect and distribute millions of pounds of food.
Competition among metro area firms is a highlight of OLAH’s annual fundraiser. Again this year, firms competed for the "Golden Can" award (highest contribution per capita) and "Silver Barrel" award (highest total contribution). Yates Matthews won the Golden Can with a per capita contribution of $240.83, ending Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe’s two-year streak. Lane Powell continued its nine-year dominance of the Silver Barrel award, raising $18,000 through activities ranging from a bake sale, to a Pictionary contest, to a raffle entitling the winner to hurl water balloons at a partner.
OLAH and Oregon Food Bank will also give special recognition to the dozens of individual donors who joined the "Give a Ton" club by donating $350 or more ($350 enables OFB to distribute 2,000 pounds of food) or the "Thousand Pound Club" ($175 or more).
Each dollar contributed allows the OFB to collect and distribute approximately six pounds of food worth $8 and fund programs that address the root causes of hunger. Oregon remains among the top states in the nation in hunger. Last year, an estimated 850,000 people ate meals from emergency food boxes distributed by the OFB Network throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington. About 38 percent of those receiving emergency food are children.
For more information about OLAH or to make a contribution, contact Kathy Dent at 503-778-5338. Information about the Oregon Food Bank is available at www.oregonfoodbank.org.
Notice of reinstatement applications
Jack Roberts of Eugene, OSB #78353, transferred to inactive status in 1996 because he was not practicing law. During the period of his inactive membership status, Roberts served as commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. He is presently the executive director of a nonprofit agency in Lane County.
Denise Ross Dodson of Portland, OSB #93472, transferred to inactive status to stay home with her children. While inactive, she has been self-employed as a photographer. Dodson has no specific plans after reinstatement.
The Rules of Procedure require the Board of Governors to conduct an investigation of BR 8.1 reinstatement applications to determine whether applicants possess the good moral character and general fitness to practice law, and that the resumption of the practice of law in this state by these applicants will not be detrimental to the administration of justice or the public interest. Any person with information relevant to these applications is asked to contact promptly the OSB Regulatory Services Division, P.O. Box 1689, Lake Oswego, OR 97035; (503) 620-0222 or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-8260, ext. 343.
Oregon State Bar Bulletin NOVEMBER 2005