Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JUNE 2003

CLE Seminars

Special Needs Trusts

July 18, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
DoubleTree Hotel Lloyd Center
4 CLE credits

This seminar will cover the different types and purposes of special needs trusts and related planning and drafting considerations. Sample forms on disk are included.

Ash (8/22) Ast (8/22) CB (8/15) Eug (8/22) GP (8/14) HR (8/15) Klam (8/15) LG (8/15) LO (8/23) New (8/22) Pend (8/22) Red (8/22) Rose (8/14) Salem (8/15) Vale (8/15)

Oregon State Bar Summer Series

Get your CLE credit without committing to an all-day seminar when you attend the new half-day Summer Series at the Oregon State Bar Center.

Diversity Toolkit

July 8, 1-4 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center
3 diversity credits

Focus on the theoretical and practical tools needed to interact successfully with clients, colleagues and others from diverse cultural backgrounds. Concrete tips, strategies and suggestions will be provided. Film clips will show cultural dilemmas and issues that are likely to occur in daily practice. No video replay available.

Immigration Law: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Client

July 9, 9 a.m.-noon
Oregon State Bar Center
3 general CLE credits

Topics will include the myriad traps and tips that impact criminal law and domestic relations practice and how to avoid potential malpractice pitfalls.

Immigration Status: A Primer for the Uninitiated

July 9, 1:15-4:15 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center
3 general or practical skills CLE credits

Topics will include the basics of permanent resident status (green card) and the different types of visas.

Ash (9/5) Ast (9/5) CB (8/22) Eug (9/5) GP (8/21) HR (8/22) Klam (8/22) LG (8/22) LO (9/6) New (9/5) Pend (9/5) Red (9/5) Rose (8/21) Salem (8/22) Vale (8/22)

Diversity Toolkit

July 10, 9 a.m.-noon
Oregon State Bar Center
3 diversity credits

See description of program also offered July 8, 1-4 p.m.

Pet Trusts: Providing for Fido and Fluffy

July 16, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center
3.5 general CLE credits

Learn how to utilize Oregon law in the estate planning process to provide continuing care and support for pets. Highlights include sample pet trust language on disk and a discussion of issues surrounding the formation and administration of pet trusts.

Ash (8/8) Ast (8/8) CB (8/1) Eug (8/8) GP (7/31) HR (8/1) Klam (8/1) LG (8/1) LO (8/9) New (8/8) Pend (8/8) Red (8/8) Rose (7/31) Salem (8/1) Vale (8/1)

Pet Legal Issues: More than Just Fur and Feathers

July 16, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center
3 general CLE credits

Find out what local animal control can and can’t do about the cat or dog that interrupts your sleep. Learn to spot contractual and UCC issues related to the private sale and purchase of domestic animals. Discover the civil and criminal aspects of animal abuse cases as well as constitutional issues.

Ash (8/8) Ast (8/8) CB (8/1) Eug (8/8) GP (7/31) HR (8/1) Klam (8/1) LG (8/1) LO (8/9) New (8/8) Pend (8/8) Red (8/8) Rose (7/31) Salem (8/1) Vale (8/1)

The Law Library – The Last Innocent Man by Phillip Margolin

July 23 (two sessions)
Morning: 9 a.m.-noon
3 ethics CLE credits
Afternoon: 1-4 p.m.
3 ethics CLE credits
Oregon State Bar Center

Join New York Times best-selling author and Oregon attorney Phillip Margolin in a small group discussion of the legal and ethical issues raised by characters in his book, The Last Innocent Man. Margolin, Multnomah County District Attorney Chuck Sparks and Portland attorney Larry Matasar will explore Oregon’s disciplinary rules as they apply to the circumstances of the book’s protagonist, David Nash. Requires familiarity with The Last Innocent Man, which is available at libraries and local booksellers. Registration limited to 20 attendees per session. No video replay available.

For video replay viewers: The Summer Series is not available for on-site video replays. However, video rentals will be available at the same registration fee as the live seminar if you register for a rental no later than the date of the seminar. To schedule a video rental for any Summer Series seminar, please call (503) -431-6351, or toll-free in Oregon, (800) 452-8260, ext. 351. Tapes will be available approximately two weeks after the date of the live seminar.

For additional CLE Seminars information

CLE Publications

Contract Law in Oregon 2003 Revision available mid-June

Whether you perform business transactions as a new lawyer or an experienced practitioner, Contract Law in Oregon is an invaluable reference tool in your practice. From formation to execution, this book updates case law and statutes, covering all the intricacies of Oregon contract law, including:

  • Five remedies chapters—damages, specific performance, rescission, restitution, and reformation.
  • Parol evidence rule on third-party beneficiaries—unsettled issues in Oregon, Abercrombie v. Hayden, exceptions
  • Choice-of-law rules, forum, and venue.
  • Statute of frauds—agreements that are subject to the statute and writings that satisfy it.
  • Rules on contract interpretation—statutory requirements and limitations, common-law principles, and judicially implied terms.
  • Defenses—impossibility, frustration, impracticability, and unenforceability on public policy grounds.
  • Capacity to contract—minors and mentally incompetent persons.
  • Performance, breach, anticipatory repudiation, and discharge.
  • Obstacles to contract formation—fraud in the execution, misrepresentation, concealment, mistake, duress, undue influence, and unconscionability.
  • The fundamental requirements for a valid contract—offer, acceptance, 'meeting of the minds,' and consideration

To order, call the OSB Order Desk: (503) 684-7413; toll-free in Oregon (800) 452-8260, ext. 413. Order online, or visit our website to find information on any of our books at www.osbar.org.

For additional CLE Publications information

Coming Up

July 9 — Immigration

July 16 — Pet Trusts

July 16 — Pet Legal Issues

July 18 — Special Needs Terms

July 18 — Long-Term Care Issues

July 23 — The Law Library ('The Last Innocent Man' by Phillip Margolin)

August 11-15 — Summer CLE Video Week

August 20 — Entertainment Law

August 20 — Litigating on a Shoestring

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