Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JULY 2003

Bar News

July 2003 Bar Exam Applicants List

Delegates to meet at annual meeting
The OSB House of Delegates will hold its regular meeting in conjunction with the OSB Annual Meeting, Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 10 a.m., in the Seaside Civic & Convention Center.

Join your fellow bar members at the 2003 House of Delegates Meeting to discuss policy issues concerning Oregon State Bar activities and the administration of justice in Oregon. All resolutions must be received at the OSB by 5 p.m. on Aug. 6 (45 days prior to the meeting).

An agenda for the House of Delegates Meeting will be mailed to the OSB membership by Friday, Aug. 29 (20 days prior to the meeting).

If you have questions concerning the resolution process, contact Teresa Wenzel, (800) 452-8260 (Oregon only) or (503) 620-0222, ext. 386, or by e-mail at twenzel@osbar.org. If you are a delegate, please RSVP to her directly.

Please refer to the special Annual Meeting section in this issue for the schedule of events and registration information.

It’s time again for the state fair
Let the Oregon New Lawyers Division take you to the State Fair! ONLD is sponsoring an exhibit booth at this year’s state fair and volunteers are needed to distribute legal information and giveaway items to fair attendees. In exchange, you will receive free admission and parking and a guaranteed good time.

Volunteering at the exhibit booth allows members of the public to see lawyers outside of the traditional legal setting – in a law office or courtroom – and allows them to see what we do, as people and members of the community. During last year’s fair, more than 28,000 pamphlets and brochures were distributed, resulting in invaluable community service to thousands of Oregonians. The fair opens on Thursday, Aug. 21 and runs through Monday, Sept. 1.

To volunteer contact Peggy Miller at (800) 452-8260, ext. 384, (503) 431-6384 or pmiller@osbar.org.

Six file for OSB Board of Governors
Six members have submitted material for election to the OSB 2004 Board of Governors. The ballots will be mailed on Oct. 6 to members in Region 5 (Multnomah County), and Region 6 (Yamhill, Clackamas, Polk and Marion counties). Two board members will be elected from Region 5 and one from Region 6. The term of a member of the board is four years.

The candidates are: (Region 5) Kelly Michael Doyle, Linda K. Eyerman, Albert A. Menashe and Theresa L. Wright; and (Region 6), Marva Fabien and Sharon Stevens.

Ballots are due back to the OSB by Oct. 20. Those elected take office on January 1, 2004.

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Spotlight on
OSB volunteers

2004 forms now available
Whatever your schedule — you can be a volunteer.

I want to get involved and volunteer my time to make a difference. How do I get started?
The first step is to fill out an Appointments and Volunteer Opportunity form. E-mails are sent to members in July with a link to the form, however, members can complete the form throughout the year. Members have the opportunity to choose from more than 25 volunteer groups. Meeting times and length vary, so there are opportunities for almost any schedule.

The form contains information about the opportunities available with Bar boards, committees, councils, programs, and affiliated commissions, program descriptions, and meeting times.

Although a resume is not required it is helpful information to the nominations committee. Additionally a letter of interest stating why you would be an asset to the group is helpful.

How does the process work?
Information is compiled from the Appointments and Volunteer Opportunity forms. The member indicates which groups he/she would like to be considered for in the future.

The committee preference summaries and recommendations from Committee chairs are sent to committee/group officers and Bar liaisons for review. Recommendations are then made to the Appointments Committee. The Appointments Committee selects volunteers based on a variety of factors in order to satisfy its obligation to balance representation on the various groups.

This thorough process ensures that the most qualified candidates will be appointed to each committee or group.

You can obtain a copy of the form here, or you can call Jane Gillespie, (503) 620-0222, or (800) 452-8260, ext. 308, to receive a copy.