Oregon State Bar Bulletin — AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2013



Accidental Racists — and Other Elephants in the Room
Thursday, Sept. 12, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
3 general or access-to-justice credits
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Providing increased access to justice can be challenging, given that it requires communicating and interacting with people of different races, ethnicity, socioeconomic classes and cultural and religious backgrounds. Taking a cue from the groundbreaking and controversial song “Accidental Racist” by country music superstar Brad Paisley and hip hop-legend turned TV actor LL Cool J, this highly interactive workshop explores the ways that subtler forms of bias may show up, where they come from, the impact they can have and what can be done to be more mindful of them. Using clips from films such as the 2005 Academy Award Best Picture winner “Crash,” this program provides a unique opportunity to discover practical and effective ways of developing cross-cultural awareness.

No video replay

 

Child Abuse Reporting: Combating the Online Exploitation of Children
Thursday, Sept. 12, noon-1 p.m.
1 child abuse reporting credit
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Gain an understanding of possible child abuse involving computers and the Internet. Discussion topics include sexting, live video streaming, social networking and photo-sharing services. Using both hypothetical and real life scenarios, explore an attorney’s reporting requirements, best practices, and specific recommendations to satisfy professional obligations while striving for child safety and welfare.

No video replay

 

Wrestling with Ethical Dilemmas
Thursday, Sept. 12, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
3 ethics credits
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Originally developed in conjunction with Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance of North Carolina, this program is built around the critically acclaimed 2011 film “Win Win.” Paul Giamatti stars as Mike Flaherty, a middle-aged attorney trying to juggle the demands of a struggling law practice, his young family and the hapless high school wrestling team he coaches. Using clips from the film, explore how Flaherty’s efforts to navigate the many challenges he faces, while often well intentioned, ultimately lead him to an ethical compromise that could have devastating consequences for his practice, his client and the people he loves the most.

No video replay

 

iPad for Legal Professionals, with Paul Unger
Thursday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6.5 general CLE or practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Whether you’re new to the iPad or you’ve been using it for years, learn how an iPad can become an essential part of your daily law practice workflow. Take a quick tour of the iPad and walk through a day in the life of an iPad-savvy lawyer. Discover the must-have apps that should be on every lawyer’s iPad, and tackle important security settings and how-to’s on loading documents and printing. Get answers to questions such as “Do I need to buy a keyboard and stylus?” and “How do I give a presentation using my iPad?”

Bend (10/4) Eug (10/11) Med (10/11) New (10/11) Salem (10/4) Tig (10/16)

 

Navigating the Nonprofit Landscape
Thursday, Sept. 26, 8:30 a.m.-noon
3.5 general CLE credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

The world of nonprofit organizations can be as complex as for-profit entities. This half-day seminar will examine some common challenges that nonprofits face. Seasoned practitioners in the nonprofit arena will share their experience and advice on a range of subjects, including how to safeguard a nonprofit from embezzlement, avoid illegally earmarked donations, obtain a property tax exemption and operate a private foundation.

Bend (10/11) Eug (10/18) Med (10/18) New (10/18) Salem (10/11) Tig (10/23)

 

Navigating the Pitfalls of an Online Business Presence: What Your Clients Need to Know
Friday, Sept. 27, 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6 general credits, plus .75 general CLE credit for optional lunch presentation
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

The ubiquitous online world and omnipresent e-commerce have changed how we communicate and how business is conducted. Facebook, Twitter, BitCoin, the Cloud, Software as a Service, PCI compliance — the list goes on and so do the legal considerations, challenges and opportunities. This one-day seminar will touch on many of the most important considerations and issues facing your clients’ online business presence today.

Bend (10/18) Eug (10/25) Med (10/25) New (10/25) Salem (10/18) Tig (10/30)

 




Legal Publications

Preorder Environmental Law, Vol. 1, Regulation and Permitting, 2013
Minimize the cost of researching environmental issues by starting research with this first of five volumes of our Environmental Law series. This resource will help evaluate and understand the administrative law relating to air quality, water quality and waste handling. Volume 1 includes: updated EPA guidance on the Clean Water Act; new DEQ procedures and guidance; updates to the classifications of solid waste; updated treatment and disposal standards for hazardous waste; Oregon's state air toxics program; and much more. This new 2013 volume replaces and updates parts of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law publication. Contact the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413 or toll-free in Oregon (800) 452-8260, ext. 413 to place your order. You may also order online at www.osbar.org/store/pub/ pubcat.asp.

BarBooks Web Conference Trainings
Our one-hour sessions cover the nuts and bolts of getting the most out of your BarBooks member benefit. The next free BarBooks Web conference training is scheduled for Wednesday Sept. 18, 10-11 a.m., or Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2-3 p.m. Email legalpubs@osbar.org for attendance information. Include the date you will attend and your six-digit bar number. If you cannot attend the training sessions mentioned above, look for additional training opportunities in the coming months. This training has been approved for 1 general or practical skills MCLE credit (may only be claimed once). Participation is limited to 100 attendees per session.

BarBooks Staff Accounts
We understand the importance of maintaining control of your personal and confidential information with the bar. We offer staff accounts to BarBooks that allow your support staff the same benefits of BarBooks without access to your personal information. Email legalpubs@osbar.org to request an order form. Staff accounts are available for a $50 annual fee.


Upcoming

October 3
Is Your Client Disabled?

October 4
Government Law Updates

Fall 2013
Elder Law 2013: Basics to Build On

October 11
Broadbrush Taxation

October 17 & 18
Fundamentals of Oregon Civil Trial Procedure

October 24, 25
15th Annual Oregon Trial Advocacy College





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