Oregon State Bar Bulletin — APRIL 2011

Features

Looking Out for the Little Guy
Consumer Law Attorneys
Say Federal State
Protections Becoming
Increasingly Stronger

By Melody Finnemore

Choosing to Serve
Lawyers Put Public Interest Ahead of Personal Lives to Serve in Legislature
By Cliff Collins


Columns

Bar Counsel
Frequently Asked
Questions: Avoiding Contact
with Represented Parties

By Helen Hierschbiel

The Legal Writer
What's Your Point?:
Tips for Writing Clearly

By M.H. Sam Jacobson

Legal.Online
Short Takes:
Four New Legal Sites

By Robert J. Ambrogi

Profiles in the Law
The Avocation Vacation:
John Haub's Far-flung
Passion for the Rule of Law

By Janine Robben

Managing Your Practice
Backing Up: Your Most
Important Office System

By Dee Crocker

Law & Life
The Case for Trials: The
Alternative to Alternative
Dispute Resolution?

By Richard Birke

Parting Thoughts
The Adversary System:
What Happened?

By Peter M. Appleton



Departments

Letters

Briefs

Bar Notes
CLE
Bar News

Bar Actions
Discipline
Reinstatements
Applications

Bar People
Among Ourselves
Moves
In Memoriam

Classifieds


Several Oregon attorneys who specialize in consumer law say it's a dynamic time for the sector on several levels. And, while Oregon is ahead of the curve in many respects, there are a few areas where the state may not be doing all it can to adequately protect its citizens, as Melody Finnemore reports.