|Oregon State Bar Bulletin AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2010|
Two New Chief Justice Orders
The first CJO will permit, but not require, trial courts to electronically transmit the court file instead of sending the paper record. This order also permits attorneys to submit electronic copies of exhibits on CD to the trial court for the purpose of transmission upon appeal.
The second CJO will require that transcribers submit final transcripts directly to the Appellate Court Records Section. The order removes the previous requirement that transcripts be filed directly with the trial court administrator. Paper copies must still be served on lawyers of record as under the current rules, but lawyers may opt for an electronic version on CD instead.
The text of the rules can be found online at www.osbar.org/barnews/ECourt.html.
If your three-year reporting period ends Dec. 31, 2010, you are not required to complete access to justice (formerly called elimination of bias) credits. If you are a new admittee whose first MCLE reporting period ends Dec.31, 2010, you must complete a three-credit-hour introductory course in access to justice.
For more information on what’s new since your last reporting period and frequently asked questions, please go to www.osbar.org/_docs/mcle/2010MCLE ReportingInfo.pdf.
During her tenure, Schmid, a member of the Oregon bar for more than 30 years, had a key role in developing new services for the membership, including the BarBooks benefit.
The board named Sylvia Stevens, OSB general counsel, as the new executive director. During her 18 years with the bar, Stevens has worked closely with the board and is well known and respected throughout the legal community. She is a past president of the Multnomah Bar Association and former member of the OSB Board of Governors, and has extensive experience in private practice.
The award was established in 1998 to recognize an Oregon lawyer for excellence in the practice of business law, professionalism among fellow business lawyers and outstanding community leadership. It is the highest recognition bestowed by the section.
Nominations or requests for additional information can be submitted to Andrew Ognall at firstname.lastname@example.org until Oct. 31. Section members can find additional information at the section’s website, www.orbuslaw.org/news.
The grant will help fund the office’s pro bono program that connects volunteer lawyers with low-income people in need of legal services. These volunteer lawyers assist domestic violence survivors with restraining order issues, senior citizens with civil legal issues and other clients with a with a wide range of civil legal matters.
The mission of the Oregon Community Foundation is to improve life in Oregon and promote effective philanthropy. OCF works with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds to support the community causes they care about. Through these funds OCF awards more than $60 million annually in grants and scholarships.