Oregon State Bar Bulletin — DECEMBER 2009
CLE Seminars

Documenting Oregon Businesses: From Start to Finish
Thursday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
5.5 general CLE credits and 1 ethics credit
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Drafting business documents is an area ripe for mistakes. If you write or review documents for closely held businesses, this seminar will help you get a clear view from the beginning, not in hindsight. From organizational documents such as entity formation and buy/sell agreements to employment agreements and employee handbooks and policies, experts will cover all of the details to get your documents in top form. Review contracts for leasing office or retail space, and gain an understanding of the necessary paperwork for raising capital. And what happens when a business does business with its owners? A legal ethics expert will highlight potential conflicts and problems for lawyers representing the business. Cosponsored by the Business Law Section.

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The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet: Super Search Engine Strategies & Investigative Research for the Legal Professional
Thursday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
6 general CLE credits or practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Do lawyers have a duty to Google? In a recent decision, the court was incredulous that a plaintiff failed to “google” the missing defendant as part of the due diligence process and upheld the defendant’s claim of insufficient services of process. Effective Internet searching may now need to become part of every lawyer’s due diligence. Learn the best research strategies (including advanced search features of Google and other search engines) to assist in meeting your research obligations. Whether you’re a transactional lawyer looking for information on a company, a consumer attorney tracking down a defective product, a matrimonial attorney searching for a spouse’s assets, or a litigator looking for a missing witness, the Internet can be an indispensable resource. Our nationally recognized Internet trainers will show how to find and use specific websites to unearth factual and investigative information for free or at low cost. Gain the tools and skills to search “smarter,
not harder.”

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The Law Library, featuring Blink: the Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
Friday, Dec. 4, 1-4 p.m.
3 general CLE or access to justice credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Warm up your thought process with some early winter reading. Blink is an engaging start to understanding how we “think” without thinking – and how that process affects our reactions. Using questions developed by an Oregon attorney centered around the studies and concepts detailed in Blink, explore how the human thinking process shapes and influences unconscious biases. Advance reading recommended.

No video replay.


Start off Strong with Ross Guberman
Thursday, December 10, 9 a.m.-noon
3 general CLE or practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

In this interactive workshop, new attorneys will learn specific tips for incorporating the advanced writing skills that distinguish the best lawyers’ work product. You will critique, edit and revise excerpts from recent famous cases, deals and disputes. As part of your registration, you will receive Guberman’s 170-page Toolkit, which contains custom models, checklists and answers to the writing questions you are likely to have now and in the future.

No video replay.


Advanced Legal Editing with Ross Guberman
Thursday, Dec. 10, 1-4 p.m.
3 general CLE or practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

With a focus on legal prose rather than transactional drafting, this interactive workshop uses excerpts from well-known cases to develop a more scientific approach to editing. In particular, focus on: how to make work product more concise; how to restructure rambling paragraphs; and how to transition between sentences more effectively. The presentation gets lively with an informal Q&A session on common usage disputes. Your registration includes a copy of Guberman’s 170-page Toolkit, which contains custom models, checklists and answers to the writing questions you are likely to have now and in the future.

No video replay.


Constitutional Law 2009
Friday, Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
6 general CLE credits
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Join a stellar panel of constitutional law experts as they explore recent federal and state landscapes of constitutional law. Prof. Vikram Amar, UC Davis School of Law, and Prof. Robert L. Tsai, Washington College of Law, American University, will review the U.S. Supreme Court 2008-09 term, including a look ahead at the 2009-2010 term. In addition, Professors Amar and Tsai will analyze the U.S. Supreme Court in transition, including how the retirement of Justice Souter and the addition of Justice Sotomayor will impact the Court. The afternoon session will focus on the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule and recent Oregon constitutional case law, including false reporting by campaign contributors and whether buying a legislator dinner is a form of political speech. Cosponsored by the Constitutional Law Section.

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The Disciplinary Process: How It Works and How to Avoid It
Tuesday, Dec. 29, 9-11 a.m.
2 ethics credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Becoming involved with the disciplinary process is easier than you think. Avoiding it takes work. Get expert advice from the OSB Client Assistance Office (CAO) and Disciplinary Counsel’s Office (DCO) on how the process works and what you can do to maintain your distance from the disciplinary system. Gain an overview of both the CAO and DCO and what to do if you receive “Personal and Confidential” letters from them. Learn how to draft a perfect response and what your duty is to cooperate. Common disciplinary issues, recent decisions and examples will also be discussed.

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Understanding Child Abuse and Requirements for Reporting It
Tuesday, Dec. 29, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
1 child abuse reporting credit
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

If an Oregon attorney has reasonable cause to believe that any child with whom he or she comes in contact with has suffered abuse, or that any person with whom the attorney comes in contact with has abused a child, that attorney has a statutory duty under ORS. 9.114 to report the abuse. Unfortunately, identifying child abuse, even for the seasoned professional who has regular contact with children, is very difficult. Crucial to this determination is establishing whether “reasonable cause” exists – which is linked to an understanding of not only the basic signs of child abuse but the psychology of the victim and the offenders. This presentation will provide a basic overview of the behavioral and emotional warning signs of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, including an outline of the psychology of victims and perpetrators of abuse.

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Can I Help You? Practical Tips for Communicating with Clients Who Have Hidden Disabilities
Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1-3 p.m.
2 general CLE or access to justice credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

If you have ever wondered why some clients and colleagues just don’t seem to “get it,” it could be that they have a hidden disability. A hidden disability can be medical, psychological or neurological. The fact that the disability is hidden can make it difficult to anticipate our interaction with the individual. Our experts will introduce you to perceptions and prejudices associated with hidden disabilities and explain the types of disabilities. Gain insight into work place and social relationships with individuals who have hidden disabilities, learn appropriate etiquette, and understand what constitutes reasonable accommodation.

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Red (4/9) Rose (4/1) Salem (4/2) Tig (4/14) Vale (4/2)


Super CLE Video Week
Monday-Friday, Dec. 14-18
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

See www.osbarcle.org for complete details.

Friday, Dec. 18
Gaydos, Churrside and Balthrop, Eugene

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Wednesday, Dec. 30
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

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Last Chance CLE
Wednesday, Dec. 30
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

See www.osbarcle.org for complete details.

 

CLE Publications

Oregon Trial Objections
OSB Legal Publications is introducing Oregon Trial Objections, a brand new practice tool to help novice and seasoned trial litigators quickly and accurately offer and respond to objections to evidence at trial. Each objection is based on the Oregon Evidence Code and includes explanatory information, a cross reference to Oregon Evidence by Kirkpatrick for further research, and the complete text of the relevant rule. No Oregon litigator will want to go to trial without this publication as part of his or her trial notebook..

Interpreting Oregon Law
A majority of cases decided by the Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals involve the interpretation of an administrative rule, statute or the Oregon Constitution. But these issues started at the trial court level. This new publication from OSB Legal Publications will help you develop your statutory interpretation argument at trial and on appeal.


Upcoming

January 29
Juvenile Law

February 4
HIPPA Update

February 26
Family Law

March 5-6
17th Annual Litigation Institute


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