Oregon State Bar Bulletin — FEBRUARY/MARCH 2010
CLE Seminars

Intellectual Property Review: Updates and Changes from 2009
Thursday, March 11
9 a.m-4 p.m
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

The year 2009 marked critical changes in intellectual property law. This seminar will focus on the four cornerstones of intellectual property — patents, copyright, trademarks and trade secrets. Recent cases that contribute to an ever changing landscape in patent law will be discussed, while copyright experts will highlight changes, developments, trends and new case law. Trademarks topics include an update on fraud in the Trademark Office now that the Federal Circuit has weighed in on this issue. The trade secret presentation will include new cases regarding the duration of enforceability of non-disclosure agreements and security of employee disclosed secrets. Special lunch guest speaker William C. Rooklidge, Howren LLP, will discuss “Patent Infringement Damages and Legislative and Judicial Reform.”

Ast (5/14) Bend (5/7) CB (5/7) Eug (5/14) GP (5/6) HR (5/7) Klam (5/7) LG (5/7) Med (5/14) New (5/14) Pend (5/14) Red (5/14) Rose (5/6) Salem (5/7) Tig (5/19) Vale (5/7)

Practicing Law in Oregon
Thursday, March 18
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
4.25 general CLE or practical skills credits and 2 ethics credits

If you are new to the practice of law in Oregon or are planning to become a member of the Oregon State Bar through admission on motion (reciprocal admission), here is a seminar geared specifically for you. Learn what makes Oregon unique besides rain and recycling. This information-packed seminar will cover how pleadings and parties work in Oregon, document discovery in the Beaver State, and Oregon’s unique rules for depositions. You will also receive an overview of the Oregon court system and take a look at practicing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Finally, staff from the bar’s client assistance office and discipline counsel’s office will explain the discipline process — how it works and how to avoid it.

Please note: The presentations in this seminar qualify as mandatory subjects required for admission on motion (reciprocal admission). Attorneys attending this seminar to satisfy the requirement must complete and submit an admissions application to the Oregon State Bar before obtaining any CLE credit. Questions regarding this requirement may be directed to the OSB Admissions Department at (503) 431-6316.

Ast (5/21) Bend (5/14) CB (5/14) Eug (5/21) GP (5/13) HR (5/14) Klam (5/14) LG (5/14) Med (5/21) New (5/21) Pend (5/21) Red (5/21) Rose (5/13) Salem (5/14) Tig (5/26) Vale (5/14)

 

CLE Publications

Oregon Formal Ethics Opinions
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..

Oregon Uniform Civil Jury Instructions
The upcoming supplement includes three new opinions, dealing with Internet advertising (previously unpublished from 2007); government lawyer employment negotiations; and conflict of interest (client bar complaints and withdrawal); as well as a revised opinion on trust accounts (2005-48). The 2010 supplement also includes updated Oregon RPCs, tables, subject index and an opinions citator.


Upcoming

April 23-24
23rd Annual Bankruptcy Institute

May 6
Best Practices and Recent Trends in Electronic Discovery

May 7
Legal Writing Techniques

June 3-4
10th Annual Oregon Tax Institute


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