Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JULY 2007
CLE Seminars

Summer Series: CSI Oregon
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 1-4 p.m.
3 general CLE credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Lake Oswego

What actually happens at a crime scene? Is it as intriguing and real as television and movies make it appear? Learn the reality of crime scene investigation from Oregon pros. Using proof from a local crime scene, Multnomah County Deputy D.A. Chuck Sparks, Oregon Dept. of Justice Attorney Steve Dingle, and Dale Purcell, a forensic scientist with the Oregon State Police, will discuss crime scene analysis, evidence collection and courtroom strategies.

Summer Series: Meth Epidemic Solutions
Thursday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-noon
2 general CLE credits and 1 child-abuse reporting credit
Oregon State Bar Center, Lake Oswego

Explore the effect of meth on Oregon. Child abuse reporting requirements will be explained within the context of coming in contact with children who have been exposed to meth and meth users and producers. The consequences to Oregonians and their communities will be discussed, as well as solutions for prevention, enforcement and treatment. Finish this half-day seminar with an overview of recent state and federal legislative action enacted to combat the meth epidemic. No video replay.

Summer Series: Addiction & Chemical Dependency
Thursday, Aug. 2, 1-3:15 p.m.
2 personal management credits (pending)
(Up to 6 personal management
credits may be claimed per three-year reporting period.)
Oregon State Bar Center, Lake Oswego

How do people become addicted? Gain an understanding of the brain chemistry of addiction, and learn the signs and symptoms of impairment. This seminar will also provide you with tips on how to communicate with an impaired client, as well as treatment options and recovery. No video replay.

OSB CLE at Sea The Inaugural Cruise: Alaska’s Inside Passage
Aug. 17-24, 2007
Depart/Return Seattle
CLE credits (pending): Up to 11 hours of live instruction with additional credits available via DVD (all staterooms are equipped with DVD players)

Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Alaska’s Inside Passage while earning almost a full year of CLE credit in a unique and relaxing environment. This is a great opportunity to obtain traditional CLE credit in a nontraditional format. Topics include legal writing, ethics, child abuse reporting and elimination of bias. CLE at Sea has provided floating classrooms for other state and local bar associations across the country — now Oregon lawyers can climb aboard, too!

All Day PowerPlay
Three seminars in one day will provide three types of CLE credit: ethics, child abuse reporting and elimination of bias. Register for all three sessions and receive your child abuse reporting seminar for free.

Ethics Rock! With Jack Marshall
Friday, Sept. 7, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
3 ethics credits
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Ethics Rock! is a tuneful and nostalgic legal ethics seminar that presents complex legal ethics scenarios as expertly performed parodies of some of the greatest rock-and-roll hits of the ’60s and ’70s. The Beatles, the Who, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor and many others find their works transformed into new versions that tell stories of lawyers facing ethical difficulties while somehow retaining the flavor and spark of the original hit songs. All references to disciplinary rules will be to the Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct.

Child Abuse Reporting
Friday, Sept. 7, noon-1 p.m.
1 child-abuse reporting credit
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

This session will cover mandatory reporting requirements for Oregon attorneys.

Poverty Culture
Friday, Sept. 7, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
3 elimination of bias credits
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Explore the prevalence of poverty, myths, realities about poverty and how we have come to our current views about poverty in America. Learn what living in poverty teaches and how it shapes people’s motivation, expectations, values, lives and communication styles. Legal professionals are often communicating from a middle-class world view and style, which can be problematic when communicating across class lines. Gain insight for understanding, communicating, building better relationships and working more effectively with people living in poverty.

Ast (9/28) CB (9/21) Eug (9/28) GP (9/20) HR (9/21) Klam (9/21) LG (9/21) LO (9/26) Med (9/28) New (9/28) Pend (9/28) Red (9/28) Rose (9/20) Salem (9/21) Vale (9/21)

CLE Publications

Bankruptcy Law 2007 Supplement
Bankruptcy Law is an authoritative treatise on the substance and procedure of Oregon bankruptcy law. With the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, which opens a new era in bankruptcy law and practice, many changes have taken effect since our last update in 1999. The 2007 supplement incorporates these changes and is now available for purchase.

Damages 2007 (Cumulative Supplement)
From a simple breach-of-contract action to a complicated products liability claim, Damages covers a wide variety of legal actions giving rise to damages. From compensatory damages to punitive damages to nonmonetary remedies, the award of damages is what brings your client to the civil courtroom. Damages is your essential resource to determine the types of damage awards that may be available to your client. The 2007 cumulative supplement updates the 1998 revision and is now available for purchase.

Check here for additional CLE Publications information

Coming Up

Aug 1: Summer Series: CSI Oregon
Aug 2: Summer Series: Meth Epidemic Solutions
Aug 13-17: Summer Video Week
Aug 17-24: CLE at Sea

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