Oregon State Bar Bulletin — APRIL 2006


Among Ourselves

"Navigating Mediation’s Uncharted Waters," an article by Rebecca Hiers, has been published in the Rutgers Law Review. It explores the rapidly evolving area of mediation law and examines potential procedural and content-based exceptions to mediation confidentiality. The article can be found at 57 Rutgers L. Rev. 531 (2005).

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Central Oregon attorney Judith Stiegler was recently appointed to the state Government Standards and Practices Commission. She is director of the Central Oregon Court Appointed Special Advocates. This past year the Deschutes County CASA merged with Jefferson and Crook County CASA programs, and she continues as its director. Additionally Stiegler serves as chair of the Child Welfare Advisory Committee to the Department of Human Services and was recently appointed as a board member to the Education Foundation for the Bend-LaPine School District.

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Jerry N. Gauche, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for National Oilwell Varco, a Forbes Platinum 400 company, was recently named chair of the board of directors of Lanzhou LS-National Oilwell Petroleum Engineering Co., one of the largest Western joint ventures in Gansu Province, Peoples Republic of China. The joint venture specializes in the manufacture and export of drilling equipment for the worldwide upstream oil and gas industry.

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Robert J. McGaughey is pleased to announce publication of the third edition of Oregon Corporate Law Handbook. Earlier editions of this book were published in 1988 and 1999.

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Philip A. Rush, a partner at Martin, Bischoff, Templeton, Langslet & Hoffman, has been awarded the Jim Barron Award by the Oregon State Bar Aviation Section.

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt lawyer Greg Mallory was selected to compete on the 2006 U.S. Paralympic Nordic Ski Team as one of six men and three women named to the U.S. team. He joined approximately 1,200 participants from more than 40 countries for the games, held March 10-19 in Torino, Italy. He successfully competed in the 5K, 10K and 15K events. Mallory was paralyzed in an alpine skiing accident in 1994 and now races in a sit-ski using a double poling motion. In 2002, he attended a cross-country ski clinic to learn how to sit-ski. He quickly took up the sport, qualifying for the U.S. National Team at the World Cup held in Germany and Austria in 2004.

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt shareholder Jill Gelineau was recently appointed to serve on Oregon’s Task Force on Land Use Planning. The 10-member task force will help chart the future of the state’s 30-year old land use planning system.

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In February, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality selected Don Haagensen of Cable, Huston, Benedict, Haagensen & Lloyd to serve as chair of the department’s environmental cleanup work group. Haagensen served as chair of the department’s environmental cleanup advisory committee from 1995 through 2002. The work group will assist the department in evaluating its environmental cleanup program and setting priorities for the program in light of reductions in staffing.

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Charles R. Schrader, a construction and labor law attorney and shareholder in the Portland law firm of Jordan Schrader, was awarded the Association of General Contractor (AGC) Oregon-Columbia chapter’s Ross B. Hammond Award at the 2006 AGC Annual Conference. The honor is given every year to a construction industry leader in Oregon, recognizing outstanding service to the Northwest construction industry in the field of labor relations.

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Bruce A. Bishop, shareholder in the Salem office of Harrang Long Gary Rudnick, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Capitol Club, Oregon’s association of approximately 300 professional lobbyists.

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Portland lawyer Larry Epstein is the first OSB member to be elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Election as a fellow recognizes the individual as a model and mentor for others and as a significant contributor to planning and society.

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The Oregon Hispanic Bar Association welcomes two new board members: Aukjen T. Ingraham of Cosgrave Vergeer Kester, and treasurer Kevin Díaz, of Northwest Justice Project. They join president Susan Felstiner of Cable, Huston, Benedict, Haagensen & Lloyd; secretary Marisol McAllister of Ball Janik; and vice president Román Hernández of Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt.

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The Portland office of Ater Wynne is the first large Portland firm to receive a BlueWorks Award from the city of Portland for its sustainable business practices and efforts to reduce workplace waste. BlueWorks is a program of the city’s Office of Sustainable Development, which encourages businesses to protect the environment by recycling, reducing waste and buying environmentally preferable products.


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