|Oregon State Bar Bulletin JULY 2010|
Leadership and Volunteer
Most appointments are for terms of three years, but if you are unable to make this lengthy commitment the bar also offers episodic volunteering, where you may determine the number of hours you give while continuing to enjoy the benefits of volunteering.
When submitting applications, attach a resume and a letter of interest describing why you would like to serve. The Board of Governors is committed to ensuring that bar groups reflect the diversity of the membership, and they make every attempt to place each applicant in a volunteer position.
Candidates must be active bar members in good standing to be considered for appointment. For more information and to download an application form, go to www.osbar.org, or contact Danielle Edwards, (503) 431-6246, or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-8260, ext. 426, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply by July 30.
Sustainability Awards Announced
The program will recognize leadership in two categories. The awards will recognize demonstrated leadership by law offices and individual lawyers in moving the legal profession and law office practices along the path of sustainability.
The section is currently accepting nominations. If you know of a bar member or law office deserving of recognition, consider nominating them for an award. Award descriptions, nomination criteria and forms are available at the Sustainable Future Section website, http://osbsustainablefuture.org/home/leadership-awards.
The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., Friday, July 23. The first honorees of these annual awards will be recognized at the section’s annual meeting this fall.
PLF Seeks Applicants for Board Positions
Directors attend approximately six board meetings a year, three of which are held in Tigard and three in various locations throughout the state. Between the scheduled meetings, directors participate in telephone conference calls as well as various committee meetings. Board members are also expected to spend a considerable amount of time reading claim reports and other materials.
PLF policies prohibit directors and their firms from prosecuting or defending claims against lawyers.
Interested persons should send a brief resume by July 15 to Ira R. Zarov, Professional Liability Fund, P.O. Box 231600, Tigard, OR 97281.
Appellate Briefs Requirements Have Changed
(Note: Proposed permanent amendments to the ORAP would impose similar requirements on petitions for review and responses to petitions for review beginning Jan. 1, 2011.)
For cases in the Court of Appeals in which the notice of appeal (or other initiating document) is filed on or after July 1, 2010:
For more information, including alternative brief length limits for those without access to word processing systems and a sample of the required certificate, see “Temporary Amendments to ORAP 5.05 et. al.,” at http://www.tinyurl.com/ORAPpage
Permanent Changes to ORAPs
The notice of proposed rulemaking and proposed amendments are posted online at http:tinyurl.com/ORAPpage. They will also be published in volume 14 of the Oregon Advance Sheets.
Submit written comments on the proposed amendments to the Hon. Thomas A. Balmer, chair of the ORAP Committee, no later than July 26, 2010.
Tort Liability Limits Changed July 1
Last Call for OSB Awards
Find nomination criteria and forms online at http://www.osbar.org/events For additional information, call Kay Pulju at (503) 620-0222, ext. 402, toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-8260, ext. 402, or e-mail email@example.com.