Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JANUARY 2013

CLE Seminars

Managing Environmental Enforcement Risk
Thursday, Jan. 24, 8:55 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
3.25 general CLE credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Focus on two types of environmental agency inspections — civil and criminal — and how to handle each type of inspection, from subpoenas to establishing defenses. Explore effective communication during a crisis using case studies. Examine the legal ethics involved with environmental cases, including attorney-client privilege and the media.

Bend (2/15) Eug (2/22) Med (2/22) New (2/22) Salem (2/15) Tig (2/27)


20th Annual Litigation Institute & Retreat
Friday, March 1, 1-5:15 p.m., Saturday, March 2, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Oregon: 7.75 general CLE credits; Washington: 7.25 general CLE credits (pending)
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Wash.

Hone the litigation skills you need — from trial preparation to courtroom persuasion — to land on the winner’s side of justice at this year’s Litigation Institute. On Saturday, the Hon. Mark Drummond returns to the Institute to deliver his four remaining “Eight Keys of the Art of Persuasion.” Learn how to effectively deliver your message simply, sharply and precisely. On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Simon shares “Things I Learned on the Bench That I Wish I Had Known as a Trial Lawyer.” From there, trial consultants Allan Campo and Stuart Simon will show how to prepare a 30(b)(6) witness. Learn how to bypass bloat and focus on what counts during the litigation process from three circuit court judges: The Hon. Marci Warner Adkisson, the Hon. Henry Kantor and the Hon. Janice R. Wilson. Bill Barton, Chris Kitchel and Elden M. Rosenthal collaborate on “Sharpening Your Axe: Witness Preparation.” Cosponsored by the Litigation Section and endorsed by OTLA and OADC.

No video replay.


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.



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.

Available for Preorder: Oregon Uniform Jury Instructions
The Uniform Civil Jury Instructions Committee has written three new instructions on whistleblower discrimination, four new and two revised attorney malpractice instructions and eight revised products liability instructions. Plus UCJI No. 70.04 on noneconomic damages has been reinstated. The Uniform Criminal Jury Instructions Committee amended some of the most critical instructions, including reasonable doubt and witnessfalse- in-part. It also updated the instructions for some frequently charged crimes, such as unauthorized use of a vehicle and disorderly conduct. 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.


February 6
Defending Judicial Foreclosure

February 8
Juvenile Law

February 15
Intellectual Property Review: Updates & Changes from 2012

March 7
Drafting Family Law Documents

March 8
Legal Heritage

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