|Oregon State Bar Bulletin AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2011|
All Day PowerPlay
Curing Ethical Ills, with Sean Carter
Friday, Sept. 9, 8:30-11:30 a.m. 3 ethics credits Oregon Convention Center, Portland
n Attorney, Heal Thyself
In this unique legal ethics seminar, acclaimed humorist Sean Carter goes beyond the “do’s and don’ts” of the Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct to get to the heart of the matter: the common mindsets that result in ethical violations in the first place. Employing the witty one-liners and poignant stories that have made him a favorite presenter at bar events across the country, Carter demonstrates the root causes of our ethical ills. Furthermore, he will provide tips and insights on how to heal from these mindsets so that the ethical canons become guide posts, not obstacles.
n Lies, Damn Lies and Legal Marketing: The Ethics of Marketing Your Services as a Lawyer
What is considered effective advertising in other fields is rarely acceptable in the legal profession. Utilizing video clips and real-life examples, Sean Carter demonstrates the “do’s (and mostly) don’ts” of legal marketing. Learn how the Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct affect common attorney practice with blogs, websites, seminars and social networks.
n Child Abuse Reporting
Friday, Sept. 9, noon-1 p.m. 1 child abuse reporting credit
ORS 9.114 requires attorneys to complete one hour of training every three years on their duties as mandatory child abuse reporters. All lawyers have a duty to report child abuse when they have reasonable cause to believe that a child with whom they have come into contact has suffered abuse or when they have reasonable cause to believe that any person with whom they have come in contact has abused a child. Attend this program and satisfy your MCLE requirement under ORS 9.114. Learn what your duty to report is, when the duty applies, what abuse is and how to report it. Other topics include the meaning of “reasonable cause” and “comes in contact,” the reporting exceptions for privileged communications and other client information, and the consequences of failing to report.
Don’t Try This At Home and Nice Lawyers Finish First
Friday, Sept. 9, 1:30-4:30 p.m. 3 ethics credits Oregon Convention Center, Portland
n Don’t Try This At Home: Why You Should Never Act Like a TV Lawyer
Lawyers on our favorite legal dramas — Boston (Il)Legal, The (Mal)Practice, L. A. Law(less) — often violate our standards of professionalism. See how our TV counterparts often confuse being a zealous advocate with being a zealot. You will also receive tips on how to reduce hostility in interactions with difficult opposing counsel; diffuse tension among warring clients; and preserve the integrity of the profession.
n Nice Lawyers Finish First
It’s been said that nice guys finish last. And while that might be true in the rough and tumble arenas of politics and professional prize fighting, nothing could be further from the truth in the practice of law. Sean Carter finishes the afternoon by discussing how nice lawyers finish first, whether in the context of protracted civil litigation, a contentious business negotiation or climbing the corporate ladder.
Ast (9/30) Bend (9/23) CB (9/23) Eug (9/30) GP (9/22) HR (9/23) Klam (9/23) LG (9/23) Med (9/30) New (9/30) Pend (9/30) Red (9/30) Rose (9/22) Salem (9/23) Tig (9/28) Vale (9/23)
Hot Topics in Government Law
Friday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
5.5 general CLE credits and 1 ethics credit (plus .75 access to justice credit for optional lunch presentation)
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the latest in government law. Get recent developments in public meetings requirements and tips on surviving the economic slump. A legislative update will include a look at changes in employment law, land use, fines and fees. Regional and local government strategies in planning for climate changes will be revealed. Learn about alternative energy options and finish the day with legal ethics for government law practitioners. The special guest lunch speaker is the Hon. Adrienne C. Nelson, who will review and discuss the ABA report Diversity in the Legal Profession: Next Steps in her presentation, “Key Strategies for Enhancing Diversity.” Cosponsored by the Government Law Section.
Ast (10/7) Bend (9/30) CB (9/30) Eug (10/7) GP (9/29) HR (9/30) Klam (9/30) LG (9/30) Med (10/7) New (10/7) Pend (10/7) Red (10/7) Rose (9/29) Salem (9/30) Tig (10/5) Vale (9/30)
The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet
Thursday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
6 general CLE or practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
Learn how the Internet is changing the way attorneys should research to competently represent their clients — and to avoid ethical or malpractice issues. Find out if failing to “Google” as part of the due diligence process can keep you from winning a case or successfully completing a transaction. Uncover the best research strategies and learn how to master Google. Discover how attorneys are using free public record sites, websites with free “publicly available” information and even social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, My Space, and Linked In) for discovery, trial preparation, background checks and locating missing persons.
Ast (10/14) Bend (10/7) CB (10/7) Eug (10/14) GP (10/6) HR (10/7) Klam (10/7) LG (10/7) Med (10/14) New (10/14) Pend (10/14) Red (10/14) Rose (10/6) Salem (10/7) Tig (10/12) Vale (10/7)
Coming to Terms with the Internet: A Eulogy for the Old Ways of Doing Things
Friday, Sept. 30, 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
7 general CLE credits (including .5 general CLE credit for lunch presentation)
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
The details of this event are pending. Cosponsored by the Computer and Internet Law Section and Lewis & Law School IP Program.
Ast (10/21) Bend (10/14) CB (10/14) Eug (10/21) GP (10/13) HR (10/14) Klam (10/14) LG (10/14) Med (10/21) New (10/21) Pend (10/21) Red (10/21) Rose (10/13) Salem (10/14) Tig (10/19) Vale (10/14)
New at BarBooks
Check out the new information and forms posted at BarBooks, your member resource written by and for Oregon lawyers.
• Oregon Formal Ethics Opinion 2005-151 has been updated.
• Four Uniform Civil Jury Instructions have been posted: UCJI No. 5.01— Precautionary Instructions (rev.); UCJI No. 10.09—Evidence Received for Limited Purpose (new); UCJI No. 10.10—Testimony by Agreement (new); UCJI No. 10.11—Stipulations of Fact (new).
• Two revised Uniform Criminal Jury instructions have been posted: UCrJI No. 2412—Possession of a Firearm by a Felon (updated); UCrJI No. 2413—Felon in Possession of Restricted Weapon (updated). Also coming soon are new instructions for sentencing enhancement factors, aggravated harassment and multiple DUIIs.
• Editing of the new revision of Labor and Employment Law: Private Sector is under way, and several of the revised chapters have been posted to BarBooks.
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Fundamentals of Civil Trial Procedure
Workers' Compensation Basics
The 13th Annual Oregon Trial Advocacy College