|Oregon State Bar Bulletin AUGUST 2012|
HOD Agenda Resolutions Deadline: Sept. 18
Resolutions for the Nov. 2 House of Delegates meeting must be received by the bar by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18. Resolutions may be mailed to Camille Greene, Oregon State Bar, P.O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281-1935; faxed to (503) 598-6986; or emailed to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The agenda will be distributed to the HOD on Oct. 1 and will also be posted on the bar’s website at www.osbar.org/leadership/hod/meeting.html/.
All UCC Filings in Oregon Can Now be Done Online
The Secretary of State, Corporation Division, announces that UCC filing can now be done online.
The division is the central filing office for financing statements and other documents provided under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). The purpose of the UCC program is to create a public notice of records of debt, to establish priority of claim for the secured party in the event of a bankruptcy by the debtor. The availability of UCC records reduces the risk to creditors by establishing a security interest incurred by a debtor, so that priority of claim may be proved in case of bankruptcy or default and by providing information on financing statements and liens to interested parties.
Online UCC filing is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, and is immediate (as compared to the 2-3 day processing time of a traditional paper filing). For more information on e-filing please visit secure.sos.state.or.us/ucc/efiling/new/.
Save the Dates: Celebrate Pro Bono Week is Oct 22-26
The American Bar Association has designated Oct. 22-26 as Celebrate Pro Bono week for 2012, and activities in Oregon promise to be bigger and better than ever this year, including a free 4-hour CLE in Eugene on Oct. 23.
The OSB’s annual Pro Bono Fair and Awards Reception will then be held on Oct. 25 at the World Trade Center in Portland and will feature three free CLE tracks focusing on the “how to” details of pro bono work. Final program details should be published in the October issue of the Bulletin.