LEGAL EMPLOYMENT ADS ONLINE
is purportedly the most highly trafficked legal website. Visit www.
findlaw.com and find an impressive array of employment and other legal
has recently added a nationwide collection of legal employment classified
ads to its career center. You will find a link to the classifieds from
the FindLaw homepage. The site has many resources for prospective applicants,
but a quick search for 'any attorney position' in Oregon produced
zero listings (on May 16).
Of course, we highly recommend the OSB Bulletin classifieds for local positions for local applicants. Find our complete classified ads, with jobs, office space and more to browse. For earlier classifieds, click on the archives link to find all listings as far back as June 2000.
MOVE OVER, JUDGE JUDY?
of the Oregon Supreme Court held May 9 at Portland's Jefferson High School
was broadcast on the new website, Oregon Public Affairs Network, www.opan.
org. The three cases heard by the court were also heard (and seen)
by the public on Portland Cable Access and Multnomah Community TV.
Checking out OPAN's website, one also finds live coverage of the day's legislative sessions (click on 'current video stream'). As for the court, OPAN's website notes: 'Coming soon: Supreme Court hearings.'
Inc., 'the Home Page of Continuing Education,' offers a free
tracking service to attorneys licensed to practice in Oregon, among other
is designed to help lawyers subject to CLE requirements around the country
keep up with changing rules and figure out where to get the credits they
need. An attorney logs on to www.reqwired.com,
answers a few simple registration and jurisdictional questions, and then
for each jurisdiction a lawyer is registered in, the system creates a
customized status report.
The status report informs the lawyer of CLE credit needs and deadlines. It also creates a customized course page containing specific courses listed in Reqwired's database that meet the attorney's particular CLE needs and preferences. Reqwired also e-mails its registered attorneys once a month with information concerning their CLE status and a customized list of opportunities. The service is free.
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OSB WINS COVETED HARRISON TWEED AWARD
will receive the 2001 Harrison Tweed Award for achievements in preserving
and increasing access to legal services for the poor. The award will be
presented during the ABA Annual Meeting Aug. 3 in Chicago by the ABA Standing
Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants and the National Legal
Aid and Defender Association.
was created in 1956 'to recognize the extraordinary achievements
of state and local bar associations that develop or significantly expand
projects or programs to increase access to civil legal services to poor
persons or criminal defense services to indigents.'
sponsored the 1971 Legal Needs Study demonstrating the need for legal
services in every part of Oregon and outlining the structure for legal
aid statewide. Twenty-seven years later, the OSB commissioned a new legal
needs study, unveiled at the Access to Justice Conference in 2000. Since
then, the OSB has worked with the Campaign for Equal Justice and the state's
network of legal aid providers to implement key provisions of the study.
Noted efforts include: bar-sponsored open houses at legal aid offices
statewide to highlight the work being done within each community to improve
access to justice; the newly developed Legal Links website and public
access television shows providing an array of information and resources;
the installation of computer kiosks in legal aid offices around the state
(allowing clients direct access to the Legal Links); and our legislative
work to generate additional funds for legal aid.
Says the chair of the ABA Standing Committee, L. Jonathan Ross: 'The Oregon State Bar has a long history of providing invaluable leadership in the effort to expand and improve the delivery of legal services to low-income citizens in Oregon. At the outset of a new millennium, it is poised to expand on this admirable legacy.' +