Oregon State Bar Bulletin – MAY 2006


Victim Rights Comes of Age
Oregon leads the way –
but only to a point

By Janine Robben

Court Curbs
Life tenure without
the possibility of parole

By Jeff Bleich

A Statutory Antique
Rethinking Oregon’s civil
‘de novo’ appellate review

By Maury Holland & Robert L. Sokol



Letters to the Editor


OSB Continuing Legal Education

Bar Counsel
Difficult Paradigm:
Are lien rights absolute?
By Helen Hierschbiel

Managing Your Practice
Danger or delight?
By Sheila Blackford

Oregon Legal Heritage
She Knows the Score:
Marlyce Gholston:
50 years on the job, and counting
By Melody Finnemore


Bar News

Among Ourselves


In Memoriam


Parting Thoughts
Playing the Patriot
By Philip F. Schuster II

— Bulletin home page

The state’s constitution – while appearing to give victims strong rights – also contains language that means the rights aren’t worth the paper they’re written on if “the system” doesn’t want to enforce them. Janine Robbens looks at the Oregon’s victim rights laws.