Reminder: 2007 MCLE Reporting Period
Ends Jan. 31
Bar members whose reporting period ended Dec. 31, 2007, must turn in a completed
compliance report no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2008. Faxed and electronic submissions
To check your reporting period and carryover credits online,
log in to the member section at www.osbar.org. The carryover credits
link is in the right-side yellow menu. If you have questions, contact
MCLE administrator Denise Cline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dues Are Due
Membership dues for 2008 are due by 5 p.m. on Jan. 31. To
avoid late fees and other penalties, please send your payment
on time. An online
FAQ addresses questions and the
online payment system is available.
The new bar center will officially open Jan. 28, 2008. Staff
will be at the Meadows Road. location through Fri., Jan. 25, and the
move will take place over the weekend of the 26th and 27th, which should
allow the transition to occur with minimal interruptions. The building
is located at: 16037 S.W. Upper Boones Ferry Rd., Tigard, OR 97224,
one exit south of the old location and just west of I-5.
Pro Bono Roll Call
Help us spread the news about the great things lawyers do
for the community by reporting your pro bono hours in the 2007 Pro
Bono Roll Call. Through this voluntary effort, the bar collects the
number of pro bono hours performed by Oregon lawyers to help evaluate
Oregon’s progress in addressing unmet legal needs.
When you report your hours, you are automatically entered
into the OSB New Lawyers Division Pro Bono Challenge, which acknowledges
lawyers in several categories who provide the most hours of volunteer
representation. The roll call period covers activities from Jan. 1 through
Dec. 31. The deadline for reporting is Jan. 31; find the reporting form
New Issue of The Capitol Insider
The new issue of The Capitol Insider, an electronic publication
produced by OSB Public Affairs, is available at http://www.osbar.org/pubaffairs/capinsider.html.
It contains the following articles: "Supplemental Session Takes
Judiciary Committee Votes to Introduce Legislation in 2008
Supplemental Session;" "Recent
Actions of the Board of Governors;" "Oregon State Bar Weighs
in on Revisions to Natural Resource Exemption to Inheritance
Tax; and "Mortgage
Lending Workgroup Update."
To subscribe to the free e-mail version of The Capitol
Insider, e-mail email@example.com.
An archive of past issues can also be found at the above Web address.
ORAP Committee Membership Announcement
and Call for Proposals
The Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure (ORAP) Committee
meets in even-numbered years to review proposals to amend the rules and
to make recommendations to the Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court
of Appeals regarding amendments to the rules. The voting members of the
2008 committee will be: Justice Thomas A. Balmer (chair), Justice Rives
Kistler, Chief Judge David V. Brewer, Judge Walter I. Edmonds, J. Michael
Alexander, Peter Gartlan, Keith M. Garza, Lindsey H. Hughes, George W.
Kelly, Wendy M. Margolis, Mari L. Miller, Sarah R. Troutt, Mary H. Williams
and James N. Westwood.
The committee is accepting proposals to amend the rules.
Proposals should be directed to committee counsel Lora E.
Keenan, staff attorney, Oregon Court of Appeals, 1163 State St., Salem,
OR, 97301-2563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposed Changes to the UTCR
The Uniform Trial Court Rules committee met on Oct. 12, 2007,
to review proposals to amend the UTCR and to make preliminary recommendations
to the chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. A description of
the proposals and action taken by the committee is posted at http://www.ojd.state.or.us/programs/utcr/utcrrules.htm.
This information will also be published in Oregon Appellate Courts
Advance Sheets No. 1, Dec. 31, 2007.
Proposals of special note include: new rules on amended
pleadings and interstate depositions; revision of Form 5.080
concerning attorney fees, costs and disbursements; and a new chapter
on electronic filing.
The committee encourages all interested parties to submit
comments on these proposals. Comments can be posted on the above website
or sent to the UTCR Reporter at the Office of the State Court Administrator
The committee will make final recommendations on April 4, 2008.
Legal Heritage CLE Jan. 31
The OSB Legal Heritage interest group’s CLE will be held Jan. 31,
3-5 p.m., at the Standard Insurance conference room in downtown Portland.
Attorney Fred Granata will speak about Pennoyer v. Neff and Moller
v. Oregon, and Prof. Robert Miller from Lewis & Clark Law School
will speak about the Doctrine of Discovery and its use to gain the Pacific
Northwest for the U.S. Cost: $50 for regular OSB members; $35 for students,
non-lawyers and attorneys with income under $25,000. Price includes a
softbound copy of Serving Justice, a History of the Oregon State Bar
1890-2000. Credits pending: 1 general CLE and 1 elimination of bias
CLE credit. For more information, contact Maiya Hall at email@example.com or
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