Oregon State Bar Bulletin — NOVEMBER 2008
CLE Seminars

Guns, Guantanamo, Road Rage and Elections: A 2008 Constitutional Law Update
Friday, Nov.21, 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6.25 general CLE credits
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Extraordinary developments in both federal and state constitutional law occurred during the last year. Join the experts to take a look at the Second Amendment, the suspension of writs of habeas corpus at Guantanamo, how the Oregon Constitution prohibits the state from criminalizing some forms of road rage and the latest in election law. This program features Prof. Pamela S. Karlan, Stanford Law School, and Prof. Vikram Amar, UC-Davis School of Law. Prof. Karlan is one of the nation’s leading experts on voting and the political process, and Prof. Amar is a frequent commentator on local and national radio and television on matters of constitutional law. Updates on both U.S. and Oregon constitutional law will be included. Cosponsored by the Constitutional Law Section.

Ast (2/6) Bend (1/30) CB (1/30) Eug (2/6) GP (1/29) HR (1/30) Klam (1/30) LG (1/30) Med (2/6) New (2/6) Pend (2/6) Red (2/6) Rose (1/29) Salem (1/30) Tig (2/4) Vale (1/30)

The Law Library
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

Friday, Dec. 5, 1-4 p.m.
3 access-to-justice credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

How can you "think" without thinking? Scientific evidence has established that bias influences us to a far greater degree than we realize. Known as "hidden" or "unconscious" bias, its influence on human behavior and institutional operations, such as the Oregon judicial system, probably eclipses that of overt prejudice. Using questions developed by an Oregon attorney, explore unconscious bias in a very approachable way. Combine the readable references and the scientific studies in Blink with personal experience and insights to understand how eliminating unconscious bias from our lives can contribute to breaking down access to justice barriers in Oregon.

The Law Library is a nontraditional CLE format that combines the structure of a book club with CLE content. Those attending this seminar should be familiar with the book Blink, which is available at local bookstores and Amazon.com.

No video replay.

Promoting the Standards of Professionalism and Civility: A Bench and Bar Partnership
Friday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon
3 ethics credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

This seminar features keynote speaker Michael S. Greco, past president of the American Bar Association and partner at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis in Boston, who will give a presentation on why "Honesty is Always the Best Policy." Learn tips from the experts on how to reduce and resolve disputes in your practice and how to deal with unrepresented litigants and difficult attorneys. Conclude the day with a group of exercises involving common scenarios relating to unprofessional conduct.

Credits are pending. Cosponsored by the Professionalism Commission.

Ast (2/20) Bend (2/13) CB (2/13) Eug (2/20) GP (2/12) HR (2/13) Klam (2/13) LG (2/13) Med (2/20) New (2/20) Pend (2/20) Red (2/20) Rose (2/12) Salem (2/13) Tig (3/4) Vale (2/13



CLE Publications

2008 Oregon Legislation Highlights
Find out which new laws will affect your practice and clients. The legislature’s 2008 Supplemental Session resulted in the passage of more than 70 bills. The new 2008 Oregon Legislation Highlights publication describes over 40 of those bills enacted in numerous practice areas. Effective dates of each described bill are also provided. For more information call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431- 6413 or, toll-free in Oregon, (800) 452-8260, ext. 413.

COMING SOON

Oregon Uniform Civil Jury Instructions
The 2008 supplement will include a new user’s guide, a new introductory instruction and revised precautionary instruction, revised punitive damages instructions, four new domestic animal liability instructions, a new trespass to land instruction and more.

Workers’ Compensation
The definitive guide to Oregon Workers’ Compensation law will be completely revised. As usual, it will be organized for easy access to applicable statutes, administrative rules, and legal decisions. For more information about these and other titles, call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413 or, toll-free in Oregon, (800) 452-8260, ext. 413.

For more information call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413 or, toll-free in Oregon,
(800) 452-8260, ext. 413

Upcoming

December 4
The Complete Legal Negotiator

December 5
Promoting the Standards of Professionalism and Civility:
A Bench and Bar Partnership

December 5
The Law Library featuring Blink:
The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

December 15-19
Super CLE Video Week

December 30
Gender Differences in the Courtroom

December 30
Professional Strategies for Dealing
with Unprofessional Conduct

December 31
Last Chance Video


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