Oregon State Bar Bulletin — OCTOBER 2010
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2010 OGALLA Annual Dinner Oct. 16
The Oregon LGBT Bar Association is proud to host its annual dinner and silent auction on Oct. 16 at Portland’s Hotel Monaco, featuring catering by Red Star Tavern & Roast House. The dinner, which begins at 6 p.m., includes a silent auction benefiting the Bill & Ann Shepherd Scholarship.

The event also features a nationally recognized speaker working on the front lines of the effort for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality: Brad Sears, executive director of the Williams Institute and lecturer on disability and sexual orientation law at the UCLA School of Law. The work of Sears and the Williams Institute featured prominently in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the currently pending case to overturn California’s Proposition 8. Additionally, the institute is working on the cutting edge of demographic research on HIV/AIDS, LGBT poverty and discrimination. At the event, OGALLA will also honor longtime community advocate and supporter, Mark M. Williams.

For more information and to register, visit the OGALLA website at www. ogalla.org/2010auction.html.

U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society Invitation
The U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society invites you its annual meeting and dinner on Oct. 28, at Portland’s Governor Hotel, featuring a keynote address by Don and Susan Marmaduke as well as the presentation of the Society’s Lifetime Service Award to George H. Fraser. A social hour will begin at 5:30, to be followed by dinner at 6:30. An informative flyer with reservation information is available at the Society’s website at: www.usdchs.org/events.php.


Come to Medford Nov. 5 to Honor Judge Cooney (and Attend a CLE)
Oregon attorneys are invited to a special event on Nov. 5, as the U.S. District Courthouse in Medford honors judge John (Jack) Cooney with a portrait hanging and reception. The ceremony will be held at the James A. Redden U.S. District Courthouse, 310 West Sixth Street, 2nd Floor, Medford.

The day will begin with a CLE (1-3 p.m.) and will cover the following topics: Expanding Options for Civil Cases in Oregon Federal District Court; What Jurors Want to Know (trial practice tips); and Effective Legal Writing for Trials: From Motions in Limine to Jury Instructions and Special Verdicts. The portrait hanging ceremony take place at 3:15, followed by a hosted reception at 3:30.

The cost for the CLE is $25, with no charge to law clerks and paralegals. For more information and to register, e-mail Jolie Russo at jolie_russo@ord.uscourts.gov.


OWLS Seeks Nominees for
2011 Roberts, Deiz Awards

OWLS invites nominations for the 19th Annual Justice Betty Roberts and Judge Mercedes Deiz Awards. The awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals in promoting women and minorities in the legal profession and community in Oregon. The recipients will be honored at the annual awards dinner on Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Governor Hotel in Portland.

The Justice Betty Roberts Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting women in the legal profession and in the community. The recipient of this award is a person who has influenced women to pursue legal careers, opened doors for women attorneys or advanced opportunities for women within the profession.

The Judge Mercedes Deiz Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting minorities in the legal profession and in the community. The recipient of this award is a person who has influenced minorities to pursue legal careers, opened doors for minority attorneys or advanced opportunities for minorities within the profession.

Nominations must be received by Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010. Nominations must include the following: the appropriate nomination form (available online at www.oregonwomenlawyers.org); at least three letters of recommendation; and detailed information about the nominee explaining how that person fulfills the award’s criteria.

Please send nominations to Angela Franco Lucero, Kranovich & Lucero, 5 Centerpointe Dr., Suite 400, Lake Oswego, OR 97035; fax: 971.204.0261; e-mail: angela@tkatlaw.com.



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