|Oregon State Bar Bulletin NOVEMBER 2007|
BOG Election Results
HOD Passes Resolution Opposing Ballot
Move to New Bar Center Delayed
Apply for the OSB Leadership College
Selection criteria for the leadership college includes: candidates must be an active member of the bar with three or more years experience; candidates must have demonstrated leadership potential in bar-related groups, sections or committees; candidates must commit to attend and participate in all sessions; candidates must be committed to promoting the values of the bar with leadership, excellence and integrity.
Benefits from participation include peer mentoring, one-on-one interaction with judges, exposure to bar leaders and exposure to leaders of other industries.
An application and more information is available here. For questions, contact Peggy Miller at (503) 620-0222, ext. 384 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by Dec. 14.
Wine Lovers Raise $80,000 for St.
Andrew Legal Clinic
The 72 attendees tasted 10 wines hand-selected by event host Dave Markowitz, then bid on 36 wine lots, including a bottle of Opus One autographed by tennis star Anna Kournikova. OSB president Albert Menashe and past- president Dennis Rawlinson worked as guest auctioneers along with Paul Fortino from Perkins Coie.
St. Andrew Legal Clinic is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides quality legal services, in the area of family law, to low-income individuals and families who might not otherwise have access to them. The clinic has served over 35,000 people since opening in 1979. For more information, visit www.salcgroup.org.
OWLS Invites Nominations for Roberts-Deiz
The Justice Betty Roberts Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting women in the legal profession and in the community. Past recipients of the award include Justice Betty Roberts, Judge Sid Galton, Helen Althaus, Norma Freitas, Katherine O’Neil, Barrie Herbold, Elizabeth Harchenko, Judge Maureen McKnight, Judge Ellen Rosenblum, S. Diane Rynerson, Diana Crane, Justice Susan Leeson, Judge Ann Aiken, Sandra Hansberger and Judge Mary Deits.
The Judge Mercedes Deiz Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting minorities in the legal profession and in the community. Past recipients of the award are Judge Mercedes Deiz, Gayle Patterson, Nargess Shadbeh, Justice Edwin Peterson, Armonica Gilford, Okianer Christian Dark, Judge Janice Wilson, Madelyn Wessel, Lynn Nakamoto, Marva Fabien, Judge Adrienne Nelson, Leonard Girard and Pamela Jacklin, Stella Manabe, Daniel Santos and Justice Wallace P. Carson, Jr.
The nomination should include detailed information explaining how the nominee fulfills the award’s criteria. At least three letters of recommendation should also be included. Nominations must be received by Monday, Nov. 19, 2007. Nomination forms can be found at www.oregonwomenlawyers.org.
Send nominations to Kendra Matthews, Oregon Women Lawyers, Ransom Blackman, 1001 S.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 1400, Portland, OR 97204; fax: (503) 227-5984; e-mail: email@example.com.
OSB Awards Dinner is Dec. 7
This year’s recipients include: Award of Merit: Kate Brown; President’s Membership Service Award: Steve Janik, Harvey Rogers and Brad Tellam; President’s Public Service Award: Lisa LeSage, Hon. Adrienne Nelson and Mark Wada; President’s Affirmative Action Award: Hon. David Schuman; Wallace P. Carson, Jr. Award for Judicial Excellence: Hon. Richard Barron; Edwin J. Peterson Professionalism Award: Ed Harnden; President’s Award of Special Appreciation: Doug Houser and Eric Larson.
The evening begins with dinner at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Benson Hotel in Portland. See the OSB Events page for updates and ticket information.
UTCR Committee Seeks to Fill Two
The UTCR committee is an advisory group to the chief justice that makes recommendations on the UTCR and Supplemental Local Rules. It meets twice a year in the fall and spring in Salem. Members work with judges, attorneys and court personnel from across the state on issues that directly affect litigation practice.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter (describing your law practice, areas of expertise, qualifications, involvement in similar groups, etc.) to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Bruce C. Miller, Office of the State Court Administrator, Supreme Court Building, 1163 State Street, Salem, OR 97301. The deadline for application is Dec. 1.
For more information on the UTCR committee, visit www.ojd.state.or.us/ programs/utcr/index.htm.