Oregon State Bar Bulletin — MAY 2007
Among Ourselves

The Hon. Jerome LaBarre, a circuit court judge for Multnomah County, has been reappointed chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the National Conference of State Trial Judges, the oldest and largest organization of general jurisdiction state trial judges in the nation and part of the ABA judicial division. Judge LaBarre also serves on the International Courts Committee of the judicial division.

Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger announces that Tim Calderbank of Bullivant Houser Bailey has been elected OLAH president. Bethany Bacci of Stoel Rives has been elected secretary, and Amber Hollister of Perkins Coie has been elected treasurer. OLAH will conduct its 10th annual fundraiser later this year, Sept. 24-Oct. 5. Learn more about OLAH by contacting Calderbank at (503) 228-6351.

State Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) has been appointed by House Speaker Jeff Merkley to serve on the Legislative Counsel Committee and has been reappointed to the Legislative Administration Committee. Richardson previously served on the Legislative Counsel Committee during the 2003-05 session and as an alternate during the 2005-07 session. He served on the Legislative Administration Committee during the 2005-07 session. The Legislative Administration Committee oversees the day-to-day operations at the Capitol, including building repair and staff compensation. The Legislative Counsel Committee oversees the Office of Legislative Counsel, the legislative attorneys responsible for drafting bills and publishing the Oregon Revised Statutes.

Johnathan E. Mansfield has been elected to the board of directors of All Classical 89.9 KBPS, a nonprofit 24-hour classical music station serving metro Portland and Hood River. Mansfield, who holds a bachelor’s degree in music theory from the University of Oregon, is shareholder in the intellectual property and patent law practice group at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.

Adam R. Kelly, an associate in Garvey Schubert Barer’s Portland office, has been named chair-elect of the Camp Ukandu board of directors for 2007-2008. He has served as a board member since 2005. Camp Ukandu is a week-long summer camp for young people living with cancer. Kelly also has become a member of the Oregon Business Association Education Committee. He practices business and commercial litigation, with a focus on intellectual property disputes.

OSB member John Shickich, vice president of franchise development for Café Yumm!, based in Eugene, was recently recognized as a certified franchise executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives. Shickich received this honor after completing a comprehensive course of study in franchise management over the course of several years. Before joining Café Yumm! in January 2007, he was senior vice president for Taco Time International, formerly headquartered in Eugene.

By decree dated Jan. 22, 2007, the French Republic has named Robert Weiss a "Chevalier" of the Legion of Honor for services in the liberation of France in World War II. Napoleon Bonaparte established the Legion of Honor medal in 1802 to reward both soldiers and civilians for exceptional merit or bravery.

Matt Levin, an attorney and shareholder with Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf, has been recognized by the Portland Business Journal as one of the top young leaders in the business community in the newspaper’s annual "Forty Under 40" listing. Levin’s practice focuses on resolution of complex business disputes for clients ranging from individuals and local startups to Fortune 500 corporations. He co-teaches a sports law class at Lewis & Clark Law School, is a board member for the St. Andrew Legal Clinic and for the Portland Youth Golf Association, and performs pro bono work for such nonprofits as the IMAGO Theater, The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation and the Rock N’ Roll Camp for Girls.

Joining some 300 other emerging leaders of lawyer organizations from across the country at the ABA’s Bar Leadership Institute (BLI), March 15-17 was Richard Yugler of Portland, president-elect of the Oregon State Bar. The BLI is held annually in Chicago for incoming officials of local and state bars, special focus lawyer organizations and bar foundations. Various ABA entities briefed the participants on resources available from the ABA for local, state, national and specialty bar associations and foundations.

Karey A. Schoenfeld of Vancouver is the 2007-08 chair-elect of the Oregon Society of CPAs. Schoenfeld is an attorney with Ferguson & Schoenfeld in Vancouver, Wash. Established in 1908, the OSCPA is a professional association for Oregon CPAs with more than 4,600 members. The OSCPA is the Oregon arm for "360 Degrees of Financial Literacy," a national campaign by CPAs to help Americans make better financial choices.

Andrew Schpak, an associate at Barran Liebman, Portland, is president-elect of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section. Schpak will serve a one-year term beginning this summer, and then he will serve a year as president as well as a final year as immediate past-president. Schpak has been part of the YLS since he graduated from law school in 2004, first as a member of the membership committee. He then went on to chair that committee and then joined the board of directors.


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