|Oregon State Bar Bulletin JANUARY 2009|
2009 OSB and ABA House of Delegates
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 (800) 452-8260, ext. 426.
Two Recent Amendments
to MCLE Rules
Previously MCLE Rule 5.7(c) allowed credit for screening accredited programs, provided the original program date was less than five years prior to the screening date. Effective Jan. 1, 2009, the original program date cannot be more than three years prior the screening date.
MCLE Rule 5.7(d) allowed credit for repeat live, video or audio presentations if the member has claimed credit for the activity in another reporting period. Effective Jan. 1, 2009, CLE credit may not be claimed for any program for which you have already claimed credit in any reporting period.
The full text of the MCLE rules is available online at www.osbar.org/_docs/rulesregs/mclerules.pdf. To navigate to this page online, go to www.osbar.org, click on "MCLE" on the left side of the page and then choose "rules."
UTCR Changes Proposed,
Proposals of special note include a new rule and forms for protecting personal information in family law cases and revision of the uniform support affidavit.
The committee encourages all interested parties to submit comments on these proposals. Comments can be posted at the web address mentioned above or sent to the UTCR reporter at the Office of the State Court Administrator, Supreme Court Building, 1163 State Street, Salem, OR 97301-2563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The committee will make final recommendations on these proposals at the next UTCR meeting on March 6, 9 a.m., Office of the State Court Administrator in Salem. Those proposals approved by the chief justice will become effective Aug.1, 2009.
Hispanic Bar Association
Through his work and extracurricular activities, Santos has influenced the lives of countless minorities over the years. In addition to providing clerkships and internships in the courts and governor’s office for women and minorities, he serves as a founding member of Scholarships for Oregon Latinos, a program that connects Hispanic youth in need of financial assistance for college with local businesses. This program alone has changed the lives of numerous Hispanic youths in Oregon, helping them gain greater access to higher education.
For more information, please visit www.oregonhispanicbar.org or email Judy Parker at email@example.com.