Oregon State Bar Bulletin — DECEMBER 2012

CLE Seminars

Finance and Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations
Thursday, Dec. 6
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
3.5 general CLE credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Does nonprofit mean “no profit?” Does a nonprofit, tax-exempt entity pay taxes? How do you finance/fund a nonprofit? Get the answers to these and more questions from this information-rich seminar that is geared toward attorneys who advise or sit on the boards of nonprofit organizations. This seminar requires familiarity — but not extensive experience — with reviewing financial statements. Using minimal accounting jargon and eliminating unnecessary accounting processes, participants will have the opportunity to review examples of different types of nonprofit financial statements. Receive a workbook that will help when reviewing financial statements and become a handy resource for future use. In addition to the workbook, you’ll take away an enhanced understanding of nonprofit financial statements and a greater level of comfort for client and board meeting discussions.

Bend (2/1) Eug (2/8) Med (2/8) New (2/8) Salem (2/1) Tig (2/13)


Judges and Lawyers in Partnership: Protecting and Promoting Professionalism
Thursday, Dec. 13
9-11 a.m
2 ethics credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Join members of Oregon’s judiciary, including the Hon. Thomas Balmer, chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, as they discuss how lawyers and judges can work together to ensure professionalism in the legal community. Chief Justice Balmer will talk about Oregon’s rich tradition of professionalism, while a panel with Judge Kathleen Dailey, Judge Dan Harris and Judge Mary James will look at modeling professionalism through the lens of Atticus Finch, “the principled, small-town lawyer in Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird, … the epitome of what a lawyer can and should be.” (“Who Is Your Atticus Finch?” Texas Bar Journal, June 2010.)

No video replay.


Gain the Edge! Negotiation Strategies for Lawyers, with National Expert Marty Latz
Friday, Dec. 14
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
5 general CLE credits and 1 ethics credit
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

No matter how much you’ve negotiated, you can still learn more. Negotiating effectively may be the most critical skill you possess. You negotiate every day, and most people negotiate instinctively or intuitively. Learn how to approach negotiations with a strategic mindset, including: how to gain leverage when seemingly powerless; getting past “no” if all appears lost; when to share information — and when to keep it to yourself; and tactics to generate creative solutions. One new tactic could be the difference between winning and walking away empty-handed.

Bend (2/8) Eug (2/15) Med (2/15) New (2/15) Salem (2/8) Tig (2/20)


Animals in the Service of People: Sense and Nonsense on Lawful Uses of Assistance Animals
Friday, Dec. 28
8:30-11:30 a.m.
3 general CLE or access to justice credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

These days, it’s not always obvious if an animal in public is a pet or actually “working” as an assistance animal. Explore current state laws and guiding principles on the use of assistance animals for people, including the types of animals that may be used, what constitutes legitimate use, applicable restrictions and protections, and the penalties for interfering with a person’s use of an assistance animal. In addition to examining assistance animal laws, policies and political realities, this seminar will share the experiences of an individual who relies on an assistance animal for help with daily life activities.

No video replay.


Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse
Friday, Dec. 28
noon-1 p.m.
1 child abuse reporting credit
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

With child sex abuse scandals hitting the headlines on a regular basis recently, lawyers need to be even more mindful of their obligations to report child abuse. Review the key elements of the mandatory child abuse reporting obligation, and reinforce your understanding by discussing scenarios involving possible child abuse.

No video replay.


Surfing the Electronic Wave: Recognizing and Managing Online Ethics Issues
Friday, Dec. 28
1:30-4:30 p.m
3 ethics credit
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

This updated presentation will help you avoid getting caught by a sneaker wave when it comes to electronic lawyering and social media. Become familiar with the risks and benefits of practicing online and learn to watch for inadvertent (and not-so-inadvertent) document production. You’ll gain an understanding of what metadata is and why we should care, while making sure your head isn’t in the clouds when it comes to cloud computing. Learn how to use the Internet as an investigative tool in criminal and civil matters and how to handle electronic communications with represented parties. Attorney-client privilege and privacy issues with employees using employer-owned systems will be reviewed, as well as social media advertising with sites such as Groupon and Adwords.

No video replay.


Super CLE Videos
Thursday, Dec. 20 and Friday, Dec. 21
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Last Chance CLE Video Replay
Mon. Dec. 31
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

For the complete and up-to-date schedule, visit www.osbarcle.org



Legal Publications

Available for Preorder: Consumer Law in Oregon
With Consumer Law in Oregon, you can easily protect your clients' financial interests and advise them about available rights and remedies. Anyone who has had trouble with unethical bill collectors, delinquent debtors, inaccurate credit reports, difficult consumers or dishonest salespeople will value this book. It answers questions about mortgages, student loans, automobile warranties, health insurance contracts and more. Coverage includes many Oregon and federal statutes, including the Truth in Lending Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Unlawful Trade Practices Act. This book is in the process of being completely revised for an early 2013 release, with chapters being posted to BarBooks online as they are finalized. Contact the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413 or (800) 452-8260, ext. 413 to place your order. You may also order online at www.osbar.org/store/pub/pubcat.asp.

Coming Soon: Family Law
The three-volume Family Law book is essential for Oregon lawyers who practice family law. Learn about: marriage; annulment; separation; spousal and child support; child custody; visitation; domestic violence; enforcement; modification; discovery; property division; tax aspects; procedure; adoption; health insurance and retirement; paternity; unmarried couples; prenuptial, postnuptial and marriage settlement agreements; appeals; and mediation. This book is in the process of being completely revised for an early 2013 release, with chapters being posted to BarBooks online as they are finalized.


Jan. 24
Managing Environmental Enforcement Risk

Feb. 8
Juvenile Law

Feb. 15
Intellectual Property

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