Oregon State Bar Bulletin — FEBRUARY/MARCH 2011
Briefs

Come Watch “12 Angry Men”
The Associates Committee of the Campaign for Equal Justice would like to invite Henry Fonda fans and all bar members and their staff to a special screening of “12 Angry Men.” The movie will begin at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 31 at the Hollywood Theater on N.E. Sandy Blvd., Portland. Doors will open at 6:30 so you can get a good seat.

The cost of the screening is a suggested donation of $10 to the Campaign for Equal Justice. For more information, visit www.cej-oregon.org/movie10.php.

A Class Act, Sponsored by OGALLA
A Class Act, a benefit for 3rd and 4th year law students fighting bigotry and discrimination, will be held Friday, April 29 at The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave., in Portland. Sponsored by the Oregon Gay and Lesbian Law Association, the evening is a benefit for the Bill & Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship Fund of Equity Foundation.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30 curtain, and a reception will be held afterward that will include sinful savories and decadent desserts from some of Portland’s finest bakeries, including: Delightful, Delovely, Delicious; Piece of Cake; Holiday Essence Quality Cake; and Cupcake Jones.

Shepherd Scholars, beneficiaries of the benefit, are 3rd and 4th year law students dedicated to donating their legal expertise to fighting bigotry and discrimination, particularly in the area of sexual orientation. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ogalla.org/aclassact.html.

Free Lunch CLE Series on Construction Law
The OSB Construction Law Section and Smith Freed & Eberhard are sponsoring a free lunchtime CLE series. The series will provide a nuts and bolts background on the important basic issues and concepts at work within the field. The next event in the series will be held April 12 : “Interpreting Building Codes.”

This program (and entire series) will be held from noon-1 p.m., at Smith Freed & Eberhard, 111 S.W. Fifth Ave., in Portland. To register for all or part of the series contact Katrina Bakamus at (503) 416-0296 or kbakamus@smithfreed.com. All sessions will also be recorded and available online at www.smithfreed.com.

Improved Google Scholar Improvement of Note to Lawyers
Google Scholar, a resource for many different industries, has announced that it has enhanced its “Advanced Search” capability to allow users to select a specific federal jurisdiction or state for their search. Especially useful in legal research (obviously), users simply select the specific federal court or other jurisdictions they wish to search by checking the appropriate box. Google Scholar is free of charge and can be found at scholar.google.com/advanced_scholar_search.

FBA Annual Luncheon
On Thursday, March 17, 2011, the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will hold its annual luncheon (which used to be a dinner). The luncheon will be in the main dining room of the University Club in Portland from noon to 1:30 p.m. The Hon. Ancer Haggerty Civil Rights Award as well as the Burns Awards will be presented.

RSVP by e-mailing Ann Fallihee at afallihee@barran.com. The cost is $18 for FBA members, $20 for non-members — pay at the door. Note that the event is expected to sell out, so be sure to RSVP ahead of time.

Symposium to Highlight Sustainability
The Green Business Initiative Student Association, a joint venture of students from the University of Oregon School of Law and the Lundquist College of Business, announces the 2011 Green Business Symposium.

“The Next Step: Greening the Pathway to Recovery,” will take place Thursday, March 31, and Friday, April 1, at the University of Oregon’s White Stag Building in Portland. On Thursday, the symposium will feature a guest speaker (to be named at a later date) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a reception following. Friday’s events, which feature a keynote presentation and four open-dialogue panels, begin at 8:30 a.m. continuing until 4 p.m. followed by a reception for symposium participants.

The symposium, presented in partnership with Pacific Continental Bank, brings together regional and national business leaders, policymakers, academics and legal practitioners to engage in discussions on what is necessary to realize the goal of achieving sustainability in this recovering economy. The two-day event will explore the policies and practices necessary to unlock the full potential that green business represents.

This year’s keynote speaker is Ralph Cavanagh, co-director of the Natural Resource Defense Council’s energy program and a board member of the Northwest Energy Coalition, the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, and the Renewable Northwest Project.

More information about the Green Business Initiative and the 2011 symposium can be found at http://law.uoregon.edu/org/gbisa/symposium/. Direct any inquiries about the event to Yochi Zakai, the Green Business Initiative Student Association’s vice president of marketing, at (202) 276-0330 or YZZ@uoregon.edu.

 

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