Oregon State Bar Bulletin — APRIL 2012
CLE Seminars

Conducting Effective Employment Investigations — With Emphasis on Harassment Investigations
Friday, April 13, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
6.25 general CLE credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Investigating an employment claim requires planning and strategy. This seminar will provide employment law practitioners and human resources professionals with an understanding of the dynamics and evolution of an internal complaint, as well as the critical steps to take when conducting an effective investigation. Using a case study you will review the framework of an investigation, including investigative intake, planning, and credibility assessment. Your expert presenter, Fran Sepler, will cover dilemmas that happen in “real life,” such as third-party complainants, concerns about confidentiality, and different versions of events. Videotaped interviews will be used to demonstrate effective interview techniques. You will have the opportunity to consider the issues presented and learn how to deal with the complaint from the standpoint of the investigator and organizational decision-maker.

Ast (4/27) Bend (4/20) CB (4/20) Eug (4/27) GP (4/19) HR (4/20) Klam (4/20) LG (4/20) Med (4/27) New (4/27) Pend (4/27) Red (4/27) Rose (4/19) Salem (4/20) Tig (5/2) Vale (4/20)

25th Annual Northwest Bankruptcy Institute
Friday, April 27, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Oregon: 9.75 general CLE credits (including .5 general CLE credit for lunch presentation) and 1 ethics credit; Washington: 8.75 general CLE credits and 1 ethics credit (pending)
Grand Hyatt Seattle

With mortgage foreclosures continuing to make the headlines, this year’s bankruptcy institute will include an in-depth look into mortgage management and litigation with a panel of local experts and guest presenters, including the Hon. Keith Lundin and Chapter 13 Trustees Hank Hildebrand and Ronda Winnecour. Other plenary topics will cover bankruptcy decisions in the U.S. Supreme Court, debtors and their LLCs and LLPs and Chapter 13 recent developments. Prof. Mark Yochum will address legal ethics in his presentation, “Positional Conflicts, Pro Bono Publico, and Oaths.” Four breakout sessions will take a look at the following: Schwab and other exemption topics; the perils and pitfalls of first-day motions; drafting Chapter 13 plans; and judicial authority under Stern v. Marshall. The lunch presentation will feature Eric Brunstad sharing his experience arguing a bankruptcy case before the U. S. Supreme Court. Cosponsored by the Washington State Bar Association Creditor Debtor Rights Section and the Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section.

No video replay.

ADR 2012: What You Need to Know
Thursday, May 3, 8:55 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
7 general CLE credits or 6.25 general CLE credits and .75 access to justice credit
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

The expertise necessary to become a successful mediator or arbitrator goes beyond textbooks and classroom training. This full-day seminar will help you fine-tune your skill set and develop your practice. Start the morning by learning how to overcome mental boundaries. Two breakout sessions will cover hot topics and trends in mediation and arbitration, while the afternoon will be devoted to “The Psychology of Negotiation,” presented by Prof. Richard Birke, Willamette University College of Law. A special lunch presentation by Prof. Sukh Singh, Willamette University College of Law, will take a look at cross-cultural issues in mediation.

Ast (6/1) Bend (5/25) CB (5/25) Eug (6/1) GP (5/24) HR (5/25) Klam (5/25) LG (5/25) Med (6/1) New (6/1) Pend (6/1) Red (6/1) Rose (5/24) Salem (5/25) Tig (6/6) Vale (5/25)

Ethics Best Practices
Friday, May 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
3.75 ethics credits and 2.25 general CLE or practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

“It’s complicated.” That is probably the most succinct way to describe what is involved in being a practicing lawyer and navigating both your professional and ethical responsibilities. This seminar will help un-complicate matters by walking you through the ethical best practices of the legal profession and by providing practical advice for handling law office responsibilities, regardless of whether you’re a sole practitioner or a big-firm partner. From where to go for legal ethics advice to forming attorney client relationships, our panel of experts will guide you through myriad issues that involve legal ethics, including drafting fee agreements and protecting client property, your duty to maintain client confidences and secrets and how to end the attorney-client relationship.

Ast (6/15) Bend (6/8) CB (6/8) Eug (6/15) GP (6/7) HR (6/8) Klam (6/8) LG (6/8) Med (6/15) New (6/15) Pend (6/15) Red (6/15) Rose (6/7) Salem (6/8) Tig (6/20) Vale (6/8)

The Foreclosure Prevention Project: Handling a Foreclosure Defense Case
Thursday, May 17, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday, May 18, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
15.5 general CLE credits pending
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Do you want to work on foreclosure cases but lack practical training? The Foreclosure Prevention Project can help. When the foreclosure crisis peaks and blooms, chaos reigns. Gross misinformation fuels pro se suits, burdening the courts. Bona fide claims are hidden, or lost, to layperson legal bungles. This two-day seminar will show how to provide clients with basic foreclosure defense in the face of this complicated process, including strategies from private practitioners, viewpoints and tips from experienced servicers’ counsel, insight from judges and the Oregon DOJ, and civil procedure and case/client management basics. Cosponsored by the Oregon Department of Justice, the Federal Bar Association and the OSB New Lawyers Division.

No video replay.

Legal Publications

Now Available for Preorder:
Oregon Civil Pleading and Practice, 2012 Revision

The sixth edition of Oregon Civil Pleading and Practice compiles relevant court cases on procedural developments and is a comprehensive guide to pleading and practice in Oregon state courts. This two-volume set covers all the basics for your litigation practice, from jurisdiction to depositions to post-trial matters, includ-ing two new chapters on expedited trials and e-discovery.

This title is now available for preorder. Anticipated ship date is Feb. 21, 2012. Please call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413 or toll-free in Or-egon (800) 452-8260, ext. 413, to place your preorder or for more informa-tion. You may also preorder online at www.osbar.org/store/pub/pubcat.asp.

This title will also be available on BarBooks online to all active Oregon attorneys. Visit www.osbar.org/legalpubs/BarBooks.html for more informa-tion on this member benefit.


June 6
Pet Trusts: More than Kibbles and Chow

June 7 & 8
12th Annual Oregon Tax Institute

June 15
Bankruptcy Basics: The ABCs of Filing Chapter 13

return to top
return to Table of Contents