Oregon State Bar Bulletin – JULY 2005


Canceling the Debt
New lawyers are finding relief
in loan assistance programs

By Janine Robben

Never Say Never
The Supreme Court and
jurisprudential groundhog days

By Jeff Bleich, Anne Voigts &
Michelle Friedland

Profiles in the Law
Steven Smucker: Going the Distance
By Cliff Collins



Letters to the Editor


OSB Continuing Legal Education

Bar Counsel
Whither Zeal?:
Defining “zealous representation”
By Sylvia Stevens

Managing Your Practice
Plan Ahead:
Are you prepared for the unthinkable?
By Beverly Michaelis

Legal Practice Tips
Starting Right:
Using engagement letters
as a risk management tool

By Mark Fucile


Bar News

Among Ourselves


In Memoriam


Parting Thoughts
A Naked Assault on the Public and Courts
By Paul Gowder

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Assistance programs have become increasingly important as law school tuition — and the debt load students must carry to pay it — have risen. Janine Robben discusses increasing concerns that law graduates’ career choices are being driven by money.