Oregon State Bar Bulletin — OCTOBER 2005

CLE Seminars

Licensing Content and Technology: Tips, Traps and Strategies
Thursday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
6 general CLE credits, plus optional .5 credit for lunch presentation and 1 ethics credit
World Forestry Center, Portland

This program looks at the current parameters of licensing with an eye toward the future. Traditional and non-traditional license agreements, including the movement to reclaim the commons, will be examined, as well as the risks and challenges non-traditional forms of licenses present. Experienced practitioners will explore development agreements and open source licenses, license negotiation and litigation issues related to licenses. Finally a legal ethics expert will address the unauthorized practice of law and special concerns of an Internet-based or "virtual" law practice. Cosponsored by the Computer Law Section

Ast (11/4) CB (10/28) Eug (11/4) GP (10/27) HR (10/28) Klam (10/28) LG (10/28) LO (11/10) Med (11/4) New (11/4) Pend (11/4) Red (11/4) Rose (10/27) Salem (10/28) Vale (10/28)


Tools of the Trade for the Elder Law Practitioner
Friday, Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
5.5 general CLE credits and 1 elimination of bias credit
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

As the number of people entering the senior demographic grows, so does the need for up-to-date and detailed information. A host of experts will help you navigate vital components of elder law, such as Medicaid eligibility rules, estate recovery, planning techniques and forms. You’ll be given drafting tips and learn common mistakes to avoid. End-of-life decision making and how people from different cultural backgrounds approach these decisions will also be discussed. Cosponsored by the Elder Law Section

Ast (10/28) CB (10/21) Eug (10/28) GP (10/20) HR (10/21) Klam (10/21) LG (10/21) LO (11/9) Med (10/28) New (10/28) Pend (10/28) Red (10/28) Rose (10/20) Salem (10/21) Vale (10/21)

Bankruptcy 2005: State and National Legislative Changes for Northwest Practitioners
Friday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
9.75 general CLE credits
Benson Hotel, Portland

Those long awaited changes to the Bankruptcy Code have finally arrived. In practical terms, what impact will they have on your practice? A host of national and local experts and bankruptcy judges will cover the A to Z of these changes, from avoidance powers to zeroing in on malpractice traps. Cosponsored by the Debtor/Creditor Section

Ast (12/1-2/05) CB (11/17-18/05) Eug (12/1-2/05) GP (11/17-18/05) HR (12/1-2/05) Klam (11/17-18/05) LG (11/17-18/05) LO (11/16-17/05) Med (12/1-2/05) New (12/1-2/05) Pend (12/1-2/05) Red (12/1-2/05) Rose (11/17-18/05) Salem (11/17-18/05) Vale (11/17-18/05)

Child Abuse Reporting
Wednesday, Oct. 12
Morning session, 9-10 a.m.;
afternoon session, 1-2 p.m.
1 child abuse reporting credit
Oregon State Bar Center, Lake Oswego

The requirements of ORS 9.114 will be explored using hypothetical situations that attorneys will find familiar. No video replay.

Speaking to Win:
Effective Speaking for Lawyers with Steven Stark
Friday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6.5 general CLE or practical skills credits
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

More than any other profession, the practice of law depends on the effective use of words, communication and persuasion. Oregon practitioners will have a rare opportunity to learn "tried-and-true" strategies from one of the best, including how to use humor effectively and how to respond to questions without hesitation. This multimedia, multi-disciplinary program includes fun, practical, improvisational exercises designed to improve your skills and conquer anxiety. Challenges unique to women lawyers will also be discussed. No video replay.

Best Practices for Business Law Practitioners
Thursday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6 general CLE credits and .5 ethics credit
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Because your business clients are working in a complex environment, you have to be informed about the changes in the business climate. This seminar is designed to provide business law practitioners valuable information on the trends in taking public companies private and working with venture capital, updates on current topics in SEC offerings and reporting, litigation alerts and what to be aware of when serving on or working with a board. Cosponsored by the Business Law Section

Ast (12/9) CB (12/2) Eug (12/9) GP (12/1) HR (12/2) Klam (12/2) LG (12/2) LO (11/30) Med (12/9) New (12/9) Pend (12/9) Red (12/9) Rose (12/1) Salem (12/2) Vale (12/2)

Fundamentals of Civil Trial Procedure
Friday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-noon
8.75 general CLE or practical skills credits and 1 ethics credit
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Learn from some of the state’s most accomplished litigators and members of the judiciary as they teach procedural skills to help you achieve success both in and out of the courtroom. Whether you are relatively new to litigation or an experienced litigator who desires a refresher course in Oregon civil trial procedure, this seminar offers concepts and keys for establishing a sound litigation foundation. Cosponsored by the Litigation Section.

Ast (1/19-20/06) CB (1/12-13/06) Eug (1/19-20/06) GP (1/12-13/06) HR (1/12-13/06) Klam (1/12-13/06) LG (1/12-13/06) LO (1/18-19/06) Med (1/19-20/06) New (1/19-20/06) Pend (1/19-20/06) Red (1/19-20/06) Rose (1/12-13/06) Salem (1/12-13/06) Vale (1/12-13/06)

Yours, Mine, the Bank’s and the Government’s: Advanced Topics in Real Estate
Thursday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
5.25 general CLE credits and 1 ethics credit
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

As the landscape of real estate and land use practice shifts, sophisticated practitioners need advanced tools to solve their clients’ questions. Get valuable information on what Measure 37 really means for your clients, the finer points of condominium conversion, issues of defeasance and prepayment penalties, recognizing and resolving boundary disputes and how to effectively communicate under the restrictions of the Rules of Professional Conduct. This advanced course offers attorneys with a growing real estate and land use practice a wealth of information. Cosponsored by the Real Estate & Land Use Section

Ast (1/27/06) CB (1/20/06) Eug (1/27/06) GP (1/19/06) HR (1/20/06) Klam (1/20/06) LG (1/20/06) LO (1/25/06) Med (1/27/06) New (1/27/06) Pend (1/27/06) Red (1/27/06) Rose (1/19/06) Salem (1/20/06) Vale (1/20/06)

Developing Client Relationships Professionally and Ethically with Roy Ginsburg
Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, 9 a.m.-noon
3 ethics credits
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

The competition for clients is tougher than ever. Success with clients translates to obtaining, maintaining, and enhancing client interaction while staying within the boundaries of your ethical obligations.

Ast (2/3/06) CB (1/27/06) Eug (2/3/06) GP (1/26/06) HR (1/27/06) Klam (1/27/06) LG (1/27/06) LO (2/1/06) Med (2/3/06) New (2/3/06) Pend (2/3/06) Red (2/3/06 ) Rose (1/26/06) Salem (1/27/06) Vale (1/27/06)

Satisfying Clients Ethically with Roy Ginsburg
Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, 1-4 p.m.
3 ethics credits
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Once you have your client base, how can you generate client satisfaction while eliminating the risk of ethics complaints? Great client service is the key — most ethics complaints filed against attorneys have to do with the client’s perception of poor service. Technical expertise is common; great client service is not.

Same replay schedule as morning session.

Ast (2/3/06) CB (1/27/06) Eug (2/3/06) GP (1/26/06) HR (1/27/06) Klam (1/27/06) LG (1/27/06) LO (2/1/06) Med (2/3/06) New (2/3/06) Pend (2/3/06) Red (2/3/06 ) Rose (1/26/06) Salem (1/27/06) Vale (1/27/06)

For additional CLE Seminars information

CLE Publications

Consumer Law in Oregon — 2005 Cumulative supplement
Consumer Law in Oregon offers answers to a variety of questions your clients will ask, right at your fingertips. Learn what recourse your clients have for dishonest salespersons, unethical bill collectors, unreasonable finance charges, shoddy merchandise, identity theft and credit card fraud, buyer’s remorse, inaccurate credit reports, discriminatory credit practices and unfixable cars.

Buy your copy today for $115 (cumulative supplement only with forms on disk and extra binder), or $225 (book with cumulative supplement, binders and forms on disk). Order online at www.osbar.org. Or call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 684-7413 or, toll-free in Oregon, (800) 452-8260, ext. 413.

2005 Oregon Legislation Highlights
Most 2005 legislation takes effect Jan. 1, 2006. Don’t be caught off guard! Find out which new laws will affect your practice and clients.

2005 Oregon Legislation Highlights describes bills enacted in 22 practice areas, written by more than 35 authors. Inside you’ll find explanations of changes to: the recently-enacted judgment laws; judicial sales; Uniform Trust Code; the definition of Independent Contractor; civil forfeiture and changes to the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure.

Buy your copy today for $75. Order online at www.osbar.org. Or call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 684-7413 or, toll-free in Oregon, (800) 452-8260, ext. 413.

For additional CLE Publications information

Coming Up

Nov. 4 Constitutional Law 2005: Tushnet and Choper on the Rehnquist Court

Nov. 4 Administering Trusts in Oregon

Dec. 1 Gain the Edge! Negotiation Strategies
for Lawyers and Business Professionals with Marty Latz

Dec 1 Negotiation Ethics: Winning Without Selling Your Soul with Marty Latz

Dec. 8 One Size Does Not Fit All: Bias in the Legal Profession

Dec. 12-17 Super CLE Video Week

Dec. 29-30 Last Chance Video Week


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