Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JULY 2004

CLE Seminars

Rules of the Road: Bicycles and the Law
July 14, 9 a.m.-noon
Oregon State Bar Center
3 general CLE credits

Oregon communities are recognized nationally for bicycle access and planning. Learn from speakers Raymond Thomas and Roger Geller about the unique aspects of representing people in cycling accidents, from "road rash" to serious injuries. The information presented will be useful to personal injury attorneys, motorists and cyclists alike. This program will cover: the particular law concerning bicycles on public roads; the duties and rights of motorists and pedestrians; PIP coverage and uninsured motorist issues; product failures and liability; principal factors of accidents; and the demographic trends in ridership.

No video replay available.

Traffic School
July 14, 1:15-4:15 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center
3 practical skills or general CLE credits

What should your client do and avoid when those police lights are flashing in the rear view mirror? Ben Johnston, who specializes in traffic court cases, will show how you can help your client-whether you are appearing in court or advising how to proceed pro se. Judge Steven Todd will provide a valuable view from the bench, including commonly seen mistakes. Explore traffic tickets, common defenses, mitigating factors, and the growing use of photo radar. David House, DMV Public Information Officer, will explain procedures for suspension and revocation of licenses. Special guest appearances by veteran police officers from the tri-county area.

No video replay available.

Elder Mediation
July 21, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center
3.5 general CLE credits

Living arrangements, care-giving, financial management, estate planning and end-of-life decisions — these issues can create conflicts for older clients and their families, which impede the ability to make necessary legal decisions. Learn how elder mediation provides a cooperative method of resolving conflicts to maintain the clients’ voice in the life choices affecting them while preserving family relationships. Three experienced mediators, Judith Chambliss, Pat Medford and Holly Wells, and Michael Levelle, an attorney whose practice encompasses both estate planning and elder law, will explain how elder mediation can produce long-term solutions and a cost-effective alternative to litigation or court hearings.

No video replay available.

Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act
July 21, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center
3 general CLE credits

Oregon is the only state in the U.S. with a legal environment for intentionally hastened death. Learn more about this unique law from Barbara Coombs Lee, the co-author of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act, as she discusses the journey of the act and its legacy. Steve Bushong, who argued the state’s position in Oregon v Ashcroft, will highlight legislation. Also, Dr. Richard Leman, Department of Human Services, will explain the facts and figures compiled annually by the state since the 1997 enactment of the Death with Dignity Act.

No video replay available.

Estate Planning for Non-Traditional Couples
July 29, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center
3 general CLE credits and 1 ethics credit

Not every couple marries, but all will need to plan for the future. Examine the unique estate planning issues facing unmarried couples. Learn the intricacies of structuring the mutual estate. Acquire the necessary tools to provide health care funding and income for your client’s loved one. Explore current legal developments and demographic shifts regarding same-sex couples. Investigate the legal issues surrounding domestic partnership agreements.

Ast (8/20) Coos (8/13) Eug (8/20) GP (8/12) HR (8/13) Klam (8/13) LG (8/13) LO (9/11) Med (8/20) New (8/20) Pend (8/20) Red (8/20) Rose (8/12) Sal (8/13) Vale (8/13)

CSI: Separating Fact from Fiction
Aug. 11, 1-4 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center
3 general CLE credits

What really goes on at a crime scene? Is it as intriguing as the television show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" makes it appear? Learn the reality of crime scene investigation from Oregon pros. Using proof from a scene, Deputy district attorneys Steve Dingle (Marion County) and Chuck Sparks (Multnomah County) will join an Oregon State Police crime scene specialist to discuss crime scene analysis, evidence collection and courtroom strategies. Get the insiders’ view of how crimes are really solved. No video replay available.

Health Care Fraud: Civil and Criminal Trial Practice
Aug. 13, 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center
Interactive live webcast sponsored by CLE Options
4.25 general CLE credits

A panel of national experts will analyze litigation resulting from the alleged abuse of the health care system, including Medicare and Medicaid fraud with a focus on the trial preparation skills necessary to prosecute and defend the case. Both defense attorneys and prosecutors will share their experience in developing and defending these cases, pre-indictment and at trial. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the panel via phone from the bar center. No video replay available.

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CLE Publications

Construction Law
Designed for the lawyer who represents anyone involved in the construction industry, this revised two-volume book contains practice-oriented information on the following topics: legal relationships between owners, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers; licensing and registration; contracts; bids; insurance; liens; damages; performance bonds; rights and liabilities of sureties and employment, tax and bankruptcy issues. Includes: 2003 legislation; parallel citations for current ORS chapter 279 and new ORS chapters 279A, 279B, and 279C taking effect in 2005, with explanations of the substantive changes; the new "right to cure" statutes; new alternative permitting and inspection systems for minor construction work; checklists, practice tips, and numerous forms. New—forms on disk are included with your purchase.

Construction Law: 2004 2 vols. without binders (with forms on disk)—$170, with binders and forms on disk—$190, on CD-ROM—$190. To order your copy, call the OSB Order Desk at (503) 684-7413, or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-8260, ext. 413. Or, shop online at www.osbar.org. View a sample chapter outline and part of a sample chapter, or click on the brochure to see the many discussions and updates contained in this book.

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Coming Up

Aug. 16-20 Summer Video Week

Sept. 16 Winning Numbers with John Moore

Sept. 23 Powerful Motion Practice

Oct. 1 Advising Nonprofits

Oct. 7 Computer and Internet Law

Oct. 8 Elder Law

Oct. 14-16 OSB Annual Meeting

Oct. 20 Child Abuse Reporting

Oct. 21 Labor & Employment Law

Oct. 22 Advanced Land Use Planning

Oct. 29 Drafting Documents for the Business Life Cycle

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