Oregon State Bar Bulletin — FEBRUARY/MARCH 2013

Drafting Family Law Documents
Thursday, March 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
6 general CLE or practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your drafting skills by focusing on the “how-to’s” of drafting family law documents. Experienced practitioners will provide drafting tips, best practices advice and sample forms. Petitions, responses and default will be covered, as well as discovery, limited judgments, temporary orders and general judgments of dissolution of marriage. What do you do when the dust settles? Take a look at post-judgment issues, including modifying custody, parenting time and child and spousal support. Parenting plan experts will share what to include in parenting plans as well as what not to include.

Bend (3/8) Eug (3/15) Med (3/15) New (3/15) Salem (3/8) Tig (3/20)


Guantanamo and Beyond: Oregon Lawyers Litigating the War on Terror
Friday, March 8, 1-4:15 p.m.
3.25 general CLE or Access to Justice credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Guantanamo Bay … a name familiar from the War on Terror. Oregon lawyers involved with Guantanamo detainees will share their experiences in detail, from confinement conditions to representing detainees. Learn about the legal processes available to detainees and the major court cases that affect them. Hear about the difficulties in conducting global investigations, legal remedies for released detainees and the challenges released detainees face when seeking asylum. Also, a panel discussion that will take a look at whether habeas corpus proceedings offer any chance of relief for detainees and if there could be a more meaningful legal process. Cosponsored by the Legal Heritage Committee.

Bend (3/15) Eug (3/22) Med (3/22) New (3/22) Salem (3/15) Tig (3/27)


Family Law Settlement Conference Workshop
Friday, March 15, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
7.5 general CLE or practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

How well you and your client handle a family law settlement conference can be crucial to the desired outcome. This new, hands-on workshop allows participants to experience a settlement conference in an environment that provides constructive feedback. In the morning, focus on key components of a settlement conference to conduct your own settlement conferences using two fact patterns. In the afternoon, in small group settings and utilizing role playing, you and other attorneys will participate in two settlement conferences. Afterward, the judge and an experienced family law practitioner will offer advice and suggestions for strengthening and improving your role during real family law settlement conferences. Limited enrollment ensures individual attention to help participants develop new settlement conference skills or refine existing ones.

No video replay.


26th Annual Northwest Bankruptcy Institute
Friday, April 12, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. – Noon
Oregon: 9.25 general CLE credits and 1.25 ethics credits Washington: Credits pending
Vancouver Washington Hilton, Vancouver

This year’s Bankruptcy Institute visits new themes and familiar scenes. Barron Henley, one of the nation’s top legal technologists, will demonstrate how a careful selection of technology tools can increase productivity in a bankruptcy practice. Combining lawyers in pop culture and the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Nancy Rapoport, interim dean at the William S. Boyd School of Law, will focus on bankruptcy ethics. Breakout sessions will cover foreclosure and distressed real property; what to do when a case turns out differently than expected; receiverships, confirmation issues and Chapter 11 cases that don’t qualify for Chapter 13. A judges’ panel will have an unusual appeal, and other plenary topics will address ADR in bankruptcy and disposable income. The lunch presentation will feature Gail Geiger presenting “The United States Trustee Program — The First 25 Years, and Then What?” Cosponsored by the Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor section and the Washington State Bar Association Creditor Debtor Rights Section.

No video replay.




Legal Publications

Available for Preorder: Family Law, 2013 Revision
The three-volume Family Law book is essential for Oregon lawyers who practice family law. Find the information you need to proficiently handle cases involving any of the following: marriage; annulment; separation; spousal and child support; child custody and 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. Contact the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413 or toll-free in Oregon (800) 452-8260, ext. 413, to place an order. You may also order online at www.osbar.org/store/pub/pubcat.asp.

BarBooks Web Conference Training
Our one-hour sessions cover the nuts and bolts of getting the most out of your BarBooks member benefit. Mark your calendar to join in on one of three free web conference trainings: Wednesday, March 6, 1-2 p.m.; Thursday, April 9, 2-3 p.m.; or Wednesday, May 15, 1-2 p.m. Email legalpubs@ osbar.org for conference attendance information. Include the date you will attend and your six-digit bar number. If you cannot attend one of 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.


May 10-11
33rd Annual Northwest Securities Institute

May 17
Legal Ethics Best Practices

May 31
Juvenile Law

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