Oregon State Bar Bulletin — NOVEMBER 2006

CLE Seminars

The Dynamic Duo: Dealing with Disaster and Working with the Media
Thursday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-noon
3 general CLE credits
World Forestry Center, Portland
It doesn’t take long for the media to report on a company’s legal and business issues, especially in instances when the company is in the unenviable position of exercising damage control. Responding appropriately and managing the flow of information is crucial to a company’s future. This seminar will help you prepare for dealing with disaster by providing insight from lawyers who have weathered a business crisis. Communication tools and techniques to best disseminate a company’s message will be discussed by experienced lawyers and a PR professional. You will also hear from a survivor of corporate crises and the invaluable "Top Ten" lessons he learned.

Ast (2/9) CB (2/2) Eug (2/9) GP (2/1) HR (2/2) Klam (2/2) LG (2/2) LO (2/7) Med (2/9) New (2/9) Pend (2/9) Red (2/9) Rose (2/1) Salem (2/2) Vale (2/2)

Alzheimer’s DISEASE and Other Dementias: The Emerging Pandemic Affecting Your Practice
Friday, Nov. 17, 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
5.25 general CLE credits and 1.25 ethics credits
DoubleTree Hotel Lloyd Center, Portland
Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias will appear, or may have already appeared, "live" in your office. Will you be able to meet the needs of your clients suffering from dementia? This seminar brings a highly experienced, multi-disciplinary faculty who will share its knowledge and expertise. Gain an understanding of the medical and psychosocial dimensions of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Learn to recognize symptoms and characteristics of the disease and when capacity becomes an issue. A panel of judges and practitioners will discuss the legal ethics involved when representing clients with dementia. Whether or not you currently have clients who show signs of dementia, this information-packed seminar will provide the resources to effectively and compassionately assist anyone affected by Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

Ast (2/16) CB (2/9) Eug (2/16) GP (2/8) HR (2/9) Klam (2/9) LG (2/9) LO (2/14) Med (2/16) New (2/16) Pend (2/16) Red (2/16) Rose (2/8) Salem (2/9) Vale (2/9)

Monday-Saturday, Dec. 11-16 (Lake Oswego)
Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 13-15 (Eugene)
Video replays of the best seminars and speakers from the past year will be shown in Lake Oswego at the Oregon State Bar Center and also in Eugene at the law offices of Gaydos, Churnside & Balthrop. Watch your mail for a schedule, or check the OSB website, www.osbar.org.

December 28 & December 29
Oregon State Bar Center
Lake Oswego, Ore.

Administering Trusts in Oregon
Thursday, Dec. 28, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
5.75 general CLE credits and 1.5 ethics credit
Oregon State Bar Center, Lake Oswego
The adoption of the Uniform Trust Code (UTC) is a significant change for Oregon estate planning practitioners. This program provides a comprehensive overview of the UTC and discusses the impact of the new statutory scheme on your practice. Receive practice tips and techniques for modifying and terminating irrevocable trusts. Learn about the recent changes in the Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct, and the impact the new rules will have on representing your clients.

The U.S. Constitution—Alive and Breathing; The Oregon Constitution—Still Original
Thursday, Dec. 28, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6.5 general CLE credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Lake Oswego
This year’s constitutional law seminar focuses on both the U.S. Constitution and the Oregon Constitution. Join Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky, a nationally recognized constitutional law expert, for a U.S. Supreme Court wrap-up, which includes a discussion of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the legality of military commissions to try those in Guantanamo. Constitutional law experts Prof. Phillip Cooper and Prof. Douglas Kmiec join Prof. Chemerinsky for in an in-depth look at the unitary executive doctrine. The afternoon is devoted to the Oregon Constitution — discerning original intent from available records and how to raise, brief and argue state and federal constitutional issues.

Time Mastery for Lawyers: 68 Ways to Maximize Your Productivity and Satisfaction
Friday, Dec. 29, 2006,
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6 general CLE or practical skills (personal management) credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Lake Oswego
Even the most organized practitioner can feel out of control, drowning in a sea of paperwork and endless detail. Frank Sanitate, a nationally recognized speaker and author, shows ways to become more productive and satisfied by taking charge of your work, your time and your life with practical tools and skills. Never again say, "I don’t have enough time!"

Lawyers and the Deaf Community
Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, 9 a.m.-noon
3 elimination of bias credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Lake Oswego
Learn about ADA requirements for lawyers with deaf clients, as well as how to meet the requirements under a variety of legal settings, including hearings, mediation and depositions. Discover the myths and realities of the deaf community, and the differences among communication techniques used by deaf individuals. The use of interpreters is also discussed, along with the all-important question: who is responsible for paying for the service?

Ethics Essentials
Friday, Dec. 29, 2006,
1-4 p.m.
3 ethics credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Lake Oswego
Don’t place yourself in situations where a disgruntled client, opposing party or opposing counsel may file a complaint, even though the complaint is later dismissed. Attorneys and staff from the bar’s Regulatory Services Department and the Professional Liability Fund provide valuable information to help you reduce the opportunity for discipline complaints and malpractice claims.

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CLE Publications

The Rights of Children and Adolescents, 2006 Edition

The Rights of Children and Adolescents is a new publication from the Oregon State Bar written by University of Oregon law professor Leslie J. Harris. This booklet is an indispensable resource for anyone who needs a quick reference regarding where children and adolescents stand under the law. It covers a broad spectrum of issues: custody, visitation and child support; ownership, management and taxation of children’s property; parents’ and children’s liability in tort and contract; and children’s access to government benefits. Also containing in-depth information about children’s rights in school, this publication covers the law that applies specifically to adolescents on issues such as employment, driving, curfew, marriage, sexual activity and family planning, medical treatment and emancipation. The Rights of Children and Adolescents is a must-have not only for Oregon lawyers who represent children, but also for any lawyer who has clients with children.

For more information, call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 684-7413, or toll-free in Oregon, (800) 452-8260, ext. 413, or check out our online bookstore.

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Coming Up

Jan. 19 Family Law
Jan. 26 Civil Rights
Feb. 2-3 27th Annual Northwest Securities Institute
Feb. 15 Internet for Lawyers
Feb. 16 Juvenile Law

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