Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JANUARY 2013


7th Annual OHBA Award Dinner Scheduled on Feb. 15

The Oregon Hispanic Bar Association will honor Roman D. Hernandez with the 2013 Paul J. De Muniz Professionalism Award at its Seventh Annual Award Dinner on Friday, Feb. 15 at the Hilton Hotel in Portland. Judge Jimmie V. Reyna, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, will be the keynote speaker.

Each year, the OHBA honors an individual who elevates the practice of law by a combination of the following: exemplary professionalism, significant contribution to the justice system and the public, exceptional courage in the face of adversity, outstanding service to the bench and bar, outstanding service to the people of Oregon, exceptional volunteer work and community service, outstanding efforts in providing free or low cost services to the poor, significant contribution to advancing legal education in Oregon, dedication to mentoring students and legal professionals, exemplary dedication to the OHBA, and exemplary service to the Latino community.

Information about tickets for the dinner can be found on the OHBA website at www.oregonhispanicbar.org.

2013 Law Library Values Available Online

The 2013 schedule of suggested values for law libraries is available here. This schedule has been prepared by the property tax division of the Oregon Department of Revenue. Owners of law libraries should declare the schedule values to the assessor.


Reception to Unveil Portraits of Judges Feb. 4

An invitation to bar members: The U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society and the U.S. District Court of Oregon will be unveiling of portraits of Senior Judges Garr M. King and Ancer L. Haggerty. They will also honor retired Senior Judge Michael R. Hogan’s 39 years of service to the judiciary. Refreshments will be served after the short program.

Plan to attend Monday, Feb. 4, 4 p.m., in the 16th floor courtroom of the Hatfield Courthouse in Portland. To RSVP call (503) 326-8150 or email carra_sahler@ord.uscourts.gov. Additional information is available at www.usdchs.org. Photo identification is required to enter the courthouse.


Lecture Series Examining Issues of Race and Diversity Begins Feb. 8

The University of Oregon Law School and the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will launch the Derrick Bell Lecture Series on Friday, Feb. 8.

The inaugural lecture in the series will be given by professor Ian Haney-Lopez, who teaches race and constitutional law at the University of California, Berkeley. Haney-Lopez, who is a former student of Derrick Bell’s at Harvard, will speak on “Dog Whistle Racism: Race & Politics in 2012” and be followed by a panel discussion and breakout sessions.

The CLE is from noon to 3 p.m., in the second floor jury assembly room of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland. Stay for the reception from 3:30 to 4:30 in the courthouse lobby.

For more information contact Jolie Russo at jolie_russo@ord.uscourts.gov or (503) 326-8252. MCLE credits are pending.


Public Interest Fund Auction Feb. 8

The Oregon Law Student Public Interest Fund Auction is a lively and fun event supporting access to justice. The auction will take place at the Eugene Country Club on Friday, Feb. 8, with the proceeds used to fund stipends for law students in summer positions with public service organizations to support greater community access to legal representation.

The evening’s schedule includes a silent auction beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by a dinner plus a dessert auction. A live auction, starting at 7 p.m., rounds out the evening’s activities.

This year’s auction features hundreds of items, including a hosted weekend at a gorgeous Crescent Lake Cabin, a weekend at a cozy home in Rockaway Beach, stylish clothing from Columbia Sportswear and more.

To reserve your spot, visit law. uoregon.edu/olspif-auction-2013/.



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