Oregon State Bar Bulletin — FEBRUARY/MARCH 2009
Bar News

Markowitz to Speak to New Lawyers on Career Development, Rainmaking
The Member Services Committee of the New Lawyers Division of the Oregon State Bar will hold a dinner with David B. Markowitz on career development and rainmaking on April 1 at the Monaco Hotel in downtown Portland. Markowitz, a founding shareholder of Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf, and an experienced litigator regularly voted as a top trial attorney in the nation, will discuss how young associates can turn the job of being a lawyer into a rewarding and successful career. Sixteen of Portland’s most accomplished lawyers will complement the presentation, leading discussions at each table.

Admission is $40 and attendance is limited to 48 new lawyers. For more information or to RSVP, contact Dani Edwards at dedwards@osbar.org or (503) 431-6426.

New Post Office Rules May Affect Mail Delivery
The U.S. Post Office is currently adopting new rules for bulk-mailing procedures and changes to address recognition software. The OSB is currently working with its mailing center and an outside vendor to resolve any issues concerning undeliverable mail.

If you are expecting mail from the bar but are not receiving it, please make sure your address is up to date by logging on to the Member Center at www.osbar.org.


Comments Invited On Judge Reappointments
On Sept. 29, 2009, the current term of office of U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Sullivan will expire. And on Oct. 12, 2009, the current term of office of U.S. Magistrate Judge Janice M. Stewart will expire.

The U.S. District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of these judges to new four- and eight-year terms, respectively. Comments from members of the bar and public are invited as to whether these judges should be recommended by the panel for reappointment to the courts.

Comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on April 30, 2009, and should be addressed to: Office of the Clerk of the Court, Human Resources Division, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, 740 Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse, 1000 S.W. Third Ave., Portland, OR 97204.

2009 OSB Day at the Capitol
On March 17, bar members are invited to participate in the OSB Day at the Capitol — an event designed to get lawyers talking with their legislators about the issues most important to the bar.

Public Affairs staff will schedule appointments with legislators and bar members to discuss issues and will host a luncheon and presentation. For more information, contact Camille Greene at (503) 431-6376 or cgreene@osbar.org.

 

LRAP Application Deadline Is April 15
The OSB’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program was created to help pay educational debts for lawyers with careers in public service law. You are eligible to apply if: you have student debt of at least $60,000; your salary is $50,000 or less; and youwork in Oregon as a public defender, deputy district attorney or an attorney with a legal aid organization or other nonprofit that provides direct legal representation of low-income individuals.

The LRAP Advisory Committee especially encourages applications from attorneys showing a demonstrated commitment to public service, extraordinary personal expenses or a unique type or location of work.

For more information on the LRAP program and to apply, visit www.osbar.org/lrap or call (503) 431-6355. All applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2009.

 

2009 OSB and ABA House of Delegates Openings
The Oregon State Bar is currently seeking candidates for the OSB House of Delegates and the ABA House of Delegates elections. Oregon has one open seat on the ABA House of Delegates and several openings in all regions for the OSB House of Delegates. The ABA term is for two years, and OSB terms are for three years.

The deadline for filing nominating petitions and candidate statements is March 23, 2009.

For more information and to print a copy of the candidates statement and nominating petition go to www.osbar.org and select House of Delegates, or contact Danielle Edwards at (503) 620-0222 or toll-free in Oregon, (800) 452-8260, ext. 426.

 

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