Oregon State Bar Bulletin — AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2009
CLE Seminars

All Day PowerPlay An Ethical Morning at the Movies
Friday, Sept. 11, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
3 ethics credits
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

National speaker Larry Cohen returns to Oregon and is joined by a panel of Oregon ethics experts for this fast-paced and interactive session. Using clips from such films as “The Untouchables,” “War of the Roses,” “Liar Liar,” “Erin Brockovich” and “Snow Falling on Cedars” to illustrate ethics rules and violations, you can test your knowledge of the ethics rules. (Prizes for correct answers!) All reference to ethics rules will be based on the Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct.

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Child Abuse Reporting
Friday, Sept. 11, noon-1 p.m.
1 child abuse reporting credit
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Gain a unique perspective as both a lawyer and a behavioral pediatrician discuss an attorney’s reporting obligations under ORS 419B.010.

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Confronting and Resolving Bias in the Legal Profession
Friday, Sept. 11, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
3 general or access to justice credits
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Lawyers are often more challenged in their practices by the interpersonal aspects of clients and colleagues than by the substantive and procedural issues of law. Using a variety of clips from familiar movies and television programs, national speaker Larry Cohen will show how the ability to understand the nature and source of diverse backgrounds is central to success in the legal profession and the ability to achieve justice. This presentation will identify and demystify some of these backgrounds, including culture, gender and race.

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Online and Text Promotions: R U Ok?
Thursday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-noon
3 general CLE credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

“No purchase necessary to enter!” “Limited to one entry per household.” “One winner will be randomly selected.” Do these words sound familiar? You see them every day, but do you know what they mean for clients who want to hold sweepstakes or contests to promote their business or service? The area of sweepstakes and promotion law is highly specialized. Not only do federal laws apply, but every state has promotion laws of one kind or another. Enforcement activity varies, as do the penalties and fines. In addition to learning how to create a sweepstakes or contest structure that is legal, gain an understanding of other concerns, such as the Internet and text messaging, collateral materials and advertising, intellectual property in user-generated contests, privacy in the promotional setting and disclosures.

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What Every Oregon Lawyer Needs to Know About Intellectual Property
Thursday, Sept. 17, 1-4 p.m.
3 general CLE or practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

“The Congress shall have Power…To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;…” (U.S. Constitution, Art. I, Sec. 8, clause 8.) Protection for the promotion of “The Progress of Science and useful Arts” has been a cornerstone of this country since it was first organized. “Writings and Discoveries” have since evolved — and virtually every Oregon lawyer deals with intellectual property, whether for a client or for his or her own practice. An expert faculty will provide a general understanding of copyright, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets and patents. Also, learn how to recognize red flags and examine the remedies for infringement or misappropriation.

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Advising Nonprofit Organizations
Thursday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
5.5 general CLE credits and 1 ethics credit
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Organizing and operating a nonprofit requires more than good intentions. This seminar will guide you from the beginnings of a nonprofit — setup and governance —through more detailed operational aspects, such as financial oversight and accountability and IRS Form 990. Managing institutional funds will be examined, as well as what to do if the nonprofit receives an inquiry from the IRS or Oregon Department of Justice. You will also receive valuable legal ethics advice about identifying the client, conflicts of interest and board membership.

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Protecting Privacy in a World of Intrusive Technologies
Friday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
5.25 general CLE credits, .75 ethics credit plus 1 general CLE credit for optional lunch presentation
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

What remnants of privacy exist in the era of Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and the host of other online sources? Lawyers and their clients need to be aware of just how much information is available and the importance of staying on top of the legal and technological constraints that are — or may soon be — in place to protect private information. This seminar is a great opportunity to get the latest on electronic privacy and the issues confronting attorneys in the digital era.

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CLE Publications

Federal Civil Litigation in Oregon
The primary resource for Oregon lawyers practicing in federal district court will soon be completely revised. This book will have new chapters on electronic filing and electronic discovery. Make sure you have the information you need to litigate effectively in federal district court. For more information, call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413, or tollfree in Oregon (800) 452-8260, ext. 413.

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


Upcoming

October 2
Elder Law Issues and Answers

October 8
Law Firm Risk Management by the Numbers

October 9-10
Fundamentals of Oregon Civil Trial Procedure

October 15
Barriers to Justice: Age, Economic Status, and Disability

October 22
Deposition Techniques and Strategy with David Markowitz

October 23
Drafting LLC Operating Agreements

October 29
Anatomy for Lawyers with Sam Hodge

October 30
Real Estate and Land Use 2009: Looking Forward to New Opportunities

October 30
Government Law


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