Oregon State Bar Bulletin — FEBRUARY/MARCH 2004

CLE Seminars

Workers’ Compensation Basics

April 2, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
DoubleTree Hotel Lloyd Center, Portland
6.25 general CLE or practical skills credits

Whether you represent an employer or an injured employee, it’s important to be knowledgeable about the Oregon workers’ compensation structure. If you are an attorney who needs an introduction to workers’ compensation issues or a practitioner who wants to become reacquainted with topics such as claims and benefits, this seminar will provide you with what you need to know.

Ash (4/30) Ast (4/30) Coos (4/23) Eug (4/30) GP (4/22) HR (4/23) Klam (4/23) LG (4/23) LO (5/22) New (4/30) Pend (4/30) Red (4/30) Rose (4/22) Sal (4/23) Vale (4/23)

17th Annual Northwest Bankruptcy Institute

April 16, 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
April 17, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Portland
10 general CLE credits (including .5 credit for lunch presentation) and
1 ethics credit
Washington CLE credits pending

This year’s institute continues the tradition of presenting the best and brightest of the national bankruptcy bar. Join Northwest practitioners and judges for seven plenary sessions, including ethics and a Judges’ Panel, five breakout sessions to choose from and a hosted reception. No video replay.

Race, Class & Culture in Juvenile Court

April 22, 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
The Benson Hotel, Portland
3.25 diversity credits, 1 general CLE credit and .25 ethics credit

Myriad factors contribute to the question, 'Who is your client?' Examine poverty as a factor in the juvenile justice system and learn constructive ways to work with those facing poverty barriers. Explore mental health issues in non-dominant cultures and how culture and language can affect Miranda and voluntary waivers. And continue the ongoing learning process of representing clients with cultural backgrounds that are different from your own.

Ash (5/14) Ast (5/14) Coos (5/7) Eug (5/14) GP (5/6) HR (5/7) Klam (5/7) LG (5/7) LO (6/12) New (5/14) Pend (5/14) Red (5/14) Rose (5/6) Sal (5/7) Vale (5/7)

Working with Difficult People: Leading Edge Communication Skills for Lawyers

April 23, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center, Portland
6.5 general CLE or practical skills credits

Some individuals in your work environment can be hard to deal with—opposing counsel, witnesses, clients, judges, other lawyers and staff in your firm or organization—they’re everywhere. Featured speaker Simon D’Arcy will give you the skills you need to get the results you want with difficult people, including how to deal with the domineering or angry person, avoid common communication mistakes and recognize and respond to different communications styles.

Ash (5/21) Ast (5/21) Coos (5/14) Eug (5/21) GP (5/13) HR (5/14) Klam (5/14) LG (5/14) LO (6/19) New (5/21) Pend (5/21) Red (5/21) Rose (5/13) Sal (5/14) Vale (5/14)

Family Law 2004

April 30, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center, Portland
5.5 general CLE credits and .75 Ethics credit

Family law issues can be complicated and emotional. You need to be prepared for contingencies, such as emergency ex parte orders, protective and restraining orders, and the effects that the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) and Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA) may have on your clients and their particular family situations.

Ash (6/4) Ast (6/4) Coos (5/21) Eug (6/4) GP (5/20) HR (5/21) Klam (5/21) LG (5/21) LO (6/26) New (6/4) Pend (6/4) Red (6/4) Rose (5/20) Sal (5/21) Vale (5/21)

MBA Concepts for Lawyers

May 7, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
DoubleTree Hotel Lloyd Center, Portland
6.5 general CLE credits

Sophisticated aspects of capital markets affect your clients, from scrutiny by shareholders and government regulators to retirement and estate issues. Your understanding of how these markets work and how corporate stability and management effectiveness are measured and reported are keys to providing competent representation. This one-day crash course on the legal impact of business operations on individual and corporate clients will provide important insights into their value and future stability.

Ash (6/11) Ast (6/11) Coos (6/4) Eug (6/11) GP (6/3) HR (6/4) Klam (6/4) LG (6/4) LO (7/10) New (6/11) Pend (6/11) Red (6/11) Rose (6/3) Sal (6/4) Vale (6/4)

U.S. Temporary Practice and Canadian Mobility Conference
May 14 - 15
The Benson Hotel, Portland
Credits pending

More than ever, lawyers are practicing law across state lines as well as on an international level. This cutting edge conference will provide Pacific Northwest practitioners with a wealth of cross-border information and insight, including an overview of the temporary practice rules and current developments applicable to U.S. lawyers; practice tips and traps for representing clients who are located in British Columbia and states other than where you are admitted to practice; and differences in legal ethics rules among Pacific Northwest and Northwest Canada jurisdiction. No video replay available.

For additional CLE Seminars information

CLE Publications

Guardianships, Conservatorships and Transfers to Minors

The 2004 revision explains Oregon guardianship and conservatorship law and includes 2003 legislation, practice tips, practical suggestions and 45 forms. It also discusses the ethical and malpractice risks facing attorneys who represent clients in guardianships or conservatorships. New information includes explanations of:

Requirements for obtaining medical information under the recently imposed Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Factors to consider in deciding whether to request waiver of a bond

Required prior court approval for payment to certain persons employed by the fiduciary

New requirements for appointing a visitor, and the visitor’s duties and reporting responsibilities

Reasonable diligence requirement for notices

Transferring proceedings to another jurisdiction

2004 Revision: $70. Also available on CD-ROM. To order, call the OSB Order Desk at (503) 684-7413, or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-8260, ext. 413, or online at www.osbar.org. Visit our online bookstore to view tables of contents or a sample chapter outline with part of the chapter for each book.


Oregon Uniform Civil Jury Instructions (2003 Supplement)

The 2003 supplement contains 38 revised instructions on:

Condemnation. Instructions include: The Theory of Eminent Domain; Fair Cash Market Value; and Partial Taking — Before and After Rule

Landlord-Tenant. Many instructions are revised to embrace past legislation. Other revised instructions include: Retaliation for Complaint to Landlord—As defense to No-Cause Eviction; Eviction for Cause Other Than Nonpayment—30-Day Notice; Waiver by Acceptance of Partial Rent After a Nonpayment of Rent Notice; Good Faith

Damages. There are general revisions to update comments, including the following revised instructions: Future Economic Damages—Present Value; Future Economic Damages for Death (Present Value). Also contains one new instruction, 'Condemnation—No Burden of Proof.'

The 2003 supplement and forms on disk: $55; 1993 1 volume with 1994-2003 supplements and forms on disk: $140. Also available on CD-ROM. To order, call the OSB Order Desk at (503) 684-7413, or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-8260, ext. 413, or online at www.osbar.org.

For additional CLE Publications information

Coming Up

May 14-15 U.S. Temporary Practice and Canadian Mobility Conference

May 21 Tax Controversies

June 11 Advanced Negotiations with Marty Latz

July 9 Handling Domestic Relations Cases

July 15 Ethics in 18 Holes

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