Oregon State Bar Bulletin — FEBRUARY/MARCH 2007
Among Ourselves

University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer was named Statesman of the Year by the Oregon Business Association. Frohnmayer was honored for his many years of collaborative civic and political leadership in the state of Oregon.

State Rep. Greg Macpherson has been appointed chair of the House Judiciary Committee for the 2007 session of the Oregon Legislature. In addition to his legislative service, he practices employee benefits law at Stoel Rives.

The Jackson County Bar Association has elected four Medford attorneys as officers for 2007. President: Lisa C. Greif of Southern Oregon Public Defender; president-elect: Ryan J. Vanderhoof of Hornecker, Cowling, Hassen & Heysell; secretary: Stefanie L. Burke of Hornecker, Cowling, Hassen & Heysell and treasurer: Jodee L. Scott of Frohnmayer, Deatherage, Pratt, Jamieson, Clarke & Moore.

Native America, Discovered and Conquered by OSB member Bob Miller was featured as the "Book of the Month" on Native America Calling on Dec. 27, 2006. The radio show is a call-in format in which callers can comment or ask questions. The first 10 callers received a free copy of the new book. Visit www.nativeamericacalling.com to find out how you can listen to the show on your local radio station or on the Internet.

Pamela Jacklin, Leonard Girard and Robert Wollheim have received Lifetime Achievement Awards for community contributions and dedicated service honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The awards were presented at the 22nd Annual Keep Alive the Dream tribute to Dr. King, held Jan. 15 in Portland.

Felicia Value has been elected president of the Northwest Washington Estate Planning Council for the coming year. She is also serving this year as vice-chair of the Clinical Ethics Committee at Island Hospital in Anacortes, Wash.

Rob Bovett, assistant county counsel for Lincoln County, was honored at a gala banquet in December before several hundred invited attendees at the Portland Conference Center. Bovett was recognized by Gov. Ted Kulongoski for his tireless work at combating methamphetamine problems within his community, his state, the nation and now internationally. The award, entitled "The Governor’s Gold Award," is designed to honor businesses and individuals "who make our state great." Former Gov. Barbara Roberts, standing in for Gov. Kulongoski who was returning from a trip to the Middle East, presented the award to Bovett. He received a bronze statue of the Oregon Pioneer and solid gold medals in recognition for his work.

Ben Fetherston has been elected chair of the board of directors of Associated Oregon Industries, Oregon’s largest business association. Fetherston is a partner at Clark, Lindauer, Fetherston, Edmonds, Lippold & Collier in Salem, where his practice includes a wide range of business law. Fetherston has held other officer positions within AOI, including serving on the AOI executive committee.

The Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce has named Roger Saydack its 2006 First Citizen, an honor awarded to individuals who make outstanding contributions to the well-being of the community through business and civic service. Saydack recently joined the executive team of PeaceHealth Oregon Region as vice president for legal affairs and business transactions and is regarded as one of Oregon’s leading business lawyers. He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon School of Law since 1989.

Guy Randles, a partner at Stoel Rives and chair of the firm’s construction and design group, was recently elected president of the Oregon Historical Society. He will preside over OHS as it pursues initiatives such as the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Oregon statehood, scheduled for 2009. Randles has been an OHS board member since 2002 and has served on several of its managing committees. He is the third Stoel Rives partner to become the organization’s president.

Peter Richter, a partner of Miller Nash, was recently selected president of the Oregon chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Richter has practiced law with Miller Nash since 1973, has been an adjunct professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School teaching trial advocacy for the last 20 years, and is one of the founders of the OSB Trial Advocacy College.

Portland lawyer Robert S. Banks Jr. was a speaker at the annual North American Securities Administrators Association Annual Enforcement Conference in Orlando, Fla. in January. His topic was "Cooperation Among Private Securities Attorneys and State Regulators." Banks represents investors nationwide in NASD arbitrations and court litigation.

Salem attorney A. Carl Myers has been elected to serve as president of the Oregon Municipal Judges Association for 2007. Myers is the presiding municipal court judge for the cities of Keizer and Jefferson and serves as a pro-tem judge in other jurisdictions in Oregon. Myers maintains a general law practice in Salem and is a government relations consultant to clients, including the Oregon Municipal Judges Association and the Oregon Justice of the Peace Association.

Kivel & Howard’s Todd Cleek was recently elected the president of the board of directors for Mount Hood Habitat for Humanity, a local affiliate of Habitat International that works in the eastern metropolitan area to eliminate substandard housing.

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