Oregon State Bar Bulletin — MAY 2012

Features

Framing the Fight for Justice
New Oregon Chief Justice Tom Balmer Calls for Action in the Battle for Funding
By Karen McGlone

A Case of Bias
Jurors Asked to Maintain Impartiality, but is that
Humanly Possible?

By Melody Finnemore


Columns

Bar Counsel
The Many Faces of UPL:
Protecting the Public from
the Unlawful Practice of
Law

By Amber Hollister

The Legal Writer
Primer on Pronouns:
Common Mistakes

By Elizabeth Frost

Profiles in the Law
The Deputy DA
(for 'Dancing Ace'):
Mark Richman Two-steps His Way into the Legal Profession

By Cliff Collins

Managing Your Practice
Sorting Out Social Media:
Tools & Etiquette

By Beverly Michaelis
& Sheila Blackford

Board Report
Standing at a Crossroads:
The OSB's Recent
Legislative Efforts

By Steve Larson

Parting Thoughts
Our Ongoing Challenge
By Tom Matsuda



Departments

Letters

Briefs

Bar Notes
CLE
Bar News

Bar Actions
Discipline
Reinstatements
Applications

Bar People
Among Ourselves
Moves
In Memoriam

Classifieds


Putting a face on an underfunded justice system is possibly the toughest challenge greeting the newly elected chief justice as Tom Balmer takes of?ce this month, succeeding retiring Chief Justice Paul De Muniz. Balmer will be presiding over a system weathering a decade-old ?nancial crisis that has introduced staff cuts and furlough days, reduced courthouse hours, an omnivorous criminal docket, a neglected civil docket, and serious delays in Oregon's court system, as Karen McGlone reports.