|Oregon State Bar Bulletin AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2008|
Justices O’Connor and Kennedy
at Federal Judicial Center Conference
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Justice Anthony Kennedy are among the keynote speakers scheduled at the 40th anniversary celebration of the Federal Judicial Center, hosted by Lewis & Clark Law School Sept. 18 and 19. The conference — also featuring a keynote address by former Acting U.S. Solicitor General Walter Dellinger — will cover topics including the impact of science and technology on the law, balancing national security and individual liberties in a time of terrorism, and the public’s perception of the federal courts. For more information and the registration form, visit www.law.lclark.edu.
Play Golf to Make a Difference
Please join the Classroom Law Project’s Senator’s Cup Golf Tournament, Monday, Oct. 6 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland. The tournament will feature 120 players in a scramble format, with special events and an optional par 3 course. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the day will finish with a banquet and awards ceremony beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information and the registration form, please visit www.classroomlaw.org.
The tournament is a fundraiser for the CLP, the nonprofit organization of individuals, lawyers, civic leaders and educators who work together to teach students to be active citizens.
Do You Subscribe to Willamette Law Online?
Willamette Law Online is a free e-mail service containing concise case summaries (with links to the full opinions) of all decisions of the Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, the 9th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Each e-mail issue categorizes that day’s or week’s cases by subject matter, summarizes the main holdings, and provides the case facts and procedural history.
- Willamette Law Online offers five such electronic newsletters:
- Oregon Supreme Court: Same day releases;
- Oregon Court of Appeals: Same day releases;
- U.S. Supreme Court: Same day releases of opinions and grants of certiorari and a summary of the oral arguments the Court will hear in the upcoming week;
- Ninth Circuit: Issues on Tuesday, containing all the summaries issued from a previous week; and
- Intellectual Property: This "news" service comes out on Tuesday and provides summaries of cases dealing with patents, copyright, trademarks and trade secrets from all over the country.
For more information and to subscribe to any or all of these free services, visit: www.willamette.edu/wucl/journals/wlo. If you have further questions, contact Jenny Lillge, Willamette Law Online editor-in-chief, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council on Court Procedures Requests Feedback
The Council on Court Procedures will be publishing proposed changes to the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure (ORCP) for comment after its Sept. 13 meeting. The council is likely to propose changes to six existing rules. To see the proposed changes, visit the council’s website at www.lclark.edu/~ccp/index.htm.
To comment on the proposed rules, send written comments to the council’s executive director, Mark Peterson, Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic, 310 SW 4th Ave, Suite 1018, Portland, OR 97204; fax them to Mark Peterson at (503) 768.6540; or visit the council’s website and click "Contact Us." Comments should be received on or before Dec. 11, 2008, to allow the council to consider the comments fully.
At its Dec. 13meeting the council will discuss the comments and promulgate the final proposals. The legislature may amend, repeal or supplement any of the council’s proposals; if they do not, the proposals go into effect on Jan. 1, 2010.
Basic Rights Oregon Annual Dinner Gala
Come to the Basic Rights Oregon Annual Dinner Gala Oct. 11 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Each year, Basic Rights Oregon honors an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality movement in Oregon. This year BRO has selected Charles Hinkle from Stoel Rives to receive the 2008 Fighting Spirit Award for his leadership in the equality movement over the past 36 years.
For more information on the Gala, visit www.basicrights.org or
contact Andrew Hogan at email@example.com.
Child Centered Solutions Benefit Luncheon
Please join us for a luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 16 to benefit children and families across the state. The luncheon will be held at the Tiffany Center/Crystal Ballroom, 1410 S.W. Morrison St, Portland, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit www.childcenteredsolutions.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
Child Centered Solutions is a public benefit corporation with a mission to protect the rights of children by providing pro bono legal representation in domestic relations cases and by assisting parents and professionals to identify and appropriately address the needs of children caught in intense family conflict and divorce.