Oregon State Bar Bulletin — APRIL 2012

President of Genocide Watch to Speak at U.O. April 11
The University of Oregon School of Law will welcome President of Genocide Watch Gregory Stanton for a public address, “How We Can Prevent Genocide” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in 175 Knight Law Center.

Stanton is the research professor in genocide studies and prevention at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in Arlington, Va. He founded Genocide Watch in 1999, was the founder and director of the Cambodian Genocide Project and is the founder and chair of the International Campaign to End Genocide, the world’s first anti-genocide coalition. From 2007-09, he was the president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars.

For further information, contact Laura Johnson, ljohns10@uoregon.edu or (541) 346-8509.

April 24: Classroom Law Project Annual Legal Citizen Dinner
Classroom Law Project’s annual fund-raising dinner will be held on April 24 at The Governor Hotel in downtown Portland. The dinner honors both the Legal Citizen of the Year, attorney Jim Westwood, and the Civic Educator of the Year, teacher Richard English.

The annual Legal Citizen Dinner is Classroom Law Project’s largest fundraiser of the year. Tickets are available at www.classroomlaw.org/donate/legal-citizen-dinner with options for individuals or sponsored tables. If you have questions, contact Shanti McCarter, CLP office manager, at (503) 224-4424 or via email at office@classroomlaw.org.

May 6: See “Lewis Black: A Private Affair” to Benefit Youth, Rights & Justice
You are invited to attend a special evening with stand-up comedian, author and social critic Lewis Black on May 6 to benefit Youth, Rights & Justice, Attorneys at Law. Youth, Rights & Justice is court-appointed to represent children in foster care, parents in the child dependency system and youth in the juvenile court system. They also represent youth under the jurisdiction of the Oregon Juvenile Psychiatric Security Review Board.

General admission tickets are $100, and VIP tickets (including dinner) are $200. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit http://www.tinyurl.com/YRJLewisBlack. All ages are welcome, but be aware that the program may contain mature subject matter.

Website Devoted to Procedural Fairness in Courts
A website devoted to procedural fairness in the courts was recently launched at www.proceduralfairness.org, as a collaborative effort by judges, researchers and university professors who share a belief that an emphasis on procedural fairness can make judges and court managers more effective decision makers, improve compliance with court orders and increase public satisfaction with the court system. The site also provides a forum linking judges and court managers to the academic and research community engaged in the study of procedural fairness. The site’s key movers and shakers are http://iaals.du.edu/about-the-institute/board-of-advisors/judge-kevin-s-burke/, District Judge in the Hennepin County (Minn.) District Court, Judge Steve Leben, Judge, Kansas Court of Appeals, the National Center for State Courts (with researcher David Rottman as its lead blogging participant) and Yale Law School Professor Tom Tyler.

Proposed Changes to 2011 Uniform Trial Court Rules Open for Comment
Proposed changes to the 2011 Uniform Trial Court Rules are open for public comment through April 19. To review the proposed changes and the process for submitting public comment, visit www.tinyurl.com/2011UTCR. To review public comments already received, visit www.tinyurl.com/2011UTCRComments.

Foreclosure Prevention Project to Hold Two-day Seminar
Are you looking to represent clients, or work on foreclosure cases, but lack practical training? The Foreclosure Prevention Project can help.

The project will hold a two-day CLE seminar May 17 and 18 at the OSB Center in Tigard. It is sponsored by the Oregon Department of Justice, the Federal Bar Association, OSB New Lawyers Division and the OSB CLE seminars department.

Ann Aiken, chief judge for the U.S. District Court of Oregon, conceived the project. Its simple premise: consumers facing foreclosure need legal advice, lawyers need jobs. The program allows participants to train new and under-employed lawyers in basic foreclosure defense to serve consumers on a pro bono or low- fee basis.

Fee for the program is $20. For more details or registration information, see the Bar Notes section (page 41) of this issue of the Bulletin.

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