|Oregon State Bar Bulletin MAY 2008|
Bar Preference Poll Results
Nominations Sought for Professionalism
Nominations must be postmarked or delivered by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, by U.S. mail: Oregon State Bar, Attn: Kay Pulju, 16037 S.W. Upper Boones Ferry Rd., Tigard, OR 97224; or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax: (503) 598-6987. The nomination forms may be downloaded from the bar website at http://www.osbar.org/osbevents/osbevents.html.
Nominations will not be accepted after this date. For further assistance, contact Kay Pulju at (503) 431-6402 or (800) 452-8260, ext. 402.
MCLE Changes Approved by the Oregon
· Elimination of Bias credits will now be referred to as Access to Justice credits.
· The requirement for members whose reporting period ends on 12/31/2008 will remain the same — members in a three-year reporting period must complete 3.0 Access to Justice credits; members in a shorter reporting period must complete 1.0 Access to Justice credit.
· Beginning with the reporting period ending 12/31/2009, members in a three-year reporting period will need to earn three Access to Justice credits only in every other reporting period.
· Members whose three-year reporting periods end 12/31/2009, 12/31/2010 and 12/31/2011 are not required to complete Access to Justice credits during those reporting periods.
· New admittees admitted after Jan. 1, 2009, will be required to complete a specific three-hour course during their first reporting period.
· Access to Justice credits in
excess of the requirement can be carried forward into the
next reporting period, but will count only toward the general
Please call the MCLE department at (503) 620-0222, ext. 368, or e-mail Denise Cline at email@example.com if you have questions.
Profession Raises $100,000 for SALC
Board members worked in teams and participated in a friendly competition to see who could raise the most funds. Winning team members, JoAnn Reynolds of Yates, Matthews & Eaton, Ruth Pekelder of Gevurtz, Menashe, Larson & Howe, and Jack Lundeen, Attorney at Law, raised a collective $25,900.
Funds raised support St. Andrew Legal Clinic (SALC), serving more than 2,000 low-income families in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Columbia counties each year.
ALA Oregon Chapter Celebrates 30th
Proceeds totaling $4,425 from the event’s raffle and silent auction were donated to St. Andrew Legal Clinic. More information on the ALA/ Oregon Chapter can be found at www.oregonala.org.
Oregonians Need Your Help
All Oregon lawyers are welcome to sign up, but the need is especially dire in rural areas of eastern and southern Oregon. For more information and to apply for the program, visit http://www.osbar.org/_docs/forms/modestmeans.pdf.