Oregon State Bar Bulletin — NOVEMBER 2007

Law Library Values Online
The 2008 schedule of suggested values for law libraries is now published online. The useful schedule of suggested book values, used to calculate personal property taxes, is provided by the Oregon Department of Revenue.

This schedule has been prepared by the property tax division of the Oregon Department of Revenue. Owners of law libraries should declare the schedule values to the assessor.

Women’s Work Symposium Nov. 16
The Center for Law and Entrepreneurship at the University of Oregon School of Law is presenting "Women’s Work: Business, Business Law, and Business Litigation." This symposium will examine the role and success of women in the legal community.

Speakers at the event will include Elizabeth Bauer, Karen Burgess, Carolyn Chambers, Carol Emory, Tana Linn, Jane Macon, Laura Montgomery, Katherine Moyer, Gretchen Pierce, Lynn Stafford, Helen Yu. Jody Stahancyk will deliver the keynote speech: "The Business of Law: How a Lady Can Make Money in the World’s Second-Oldest Profession."

For more information, contact Laurie Strother at (541) 346-0037.

Seeking the Best Law Sites
From Sept. 19 to Dec. 14, the 12th Annual Webby Awards will accept entries for best law site of the year. To enter a website, visit www.webbyawards.com. Last year LawHelp.org took home the top law prize. Law-related sites can also be entered in other categories like interactive advertising, best navigation and best copy writing.

The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 550-person judging academy.

Breast Cancer: Join the Battle
A free CLE program will be held on Dec. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon to provide training in the most important aspects of breast cancer legal advocacy. Attorneys can learn how to join the battle against breast cancer by becoming pro bono advocates for patients on issues including employment law and health insurance coverage.

The program will be held at the offices of K&L Gates in the KOIN center in Portland. Approval for 2 hours of general CLE credits is pending. To RSVP or for more information, contact Matt Goldberg at (503) 226-5754, or matt.goldberg@klgates.com.

First Online Social/Business Network for Attorneys Launched
Lawlink, a new professional and social networking site for attorneys, invites you to post a free member profile on the site. Launched on Aug. 24, 2007, the site already boasts over 1,000 members with an average of 100 attorneys joining daily.

Members can network with other attorneys, post and review job listings and classified ads, and discuss legal topics in the site’s forum. Members can also endorse the quality of their colleagues’ work in their profiles, lending credibility and providing some context for attorneys seeking advice or expertise. It also features a "personals" section for attorneys looking to fill out their social calendars.

For more information or to create a profile, visit www.lawlink.com.

MacCarthy On Cross-Examination
Terence MacCarthy, head of the Federal Defender’s Office in Chicago, is ranked among the nation’s top CLE instructors on cross-examination technique. In his new book, MacCarthy On Cross-Examination, MacCarthy shows lawyers cross-examinations from actual cases to illustrate how to achieve courtroom goals. Call (800) 285-2221 to order the book from the ABA.

2007 District of Oregon Conference Nov. 29-30
The Challenges of Communication in the 21st Century is the theme of this year’s District of Oregon Conference to be held Nov. 29-30, at the U.S. District Courthouse in Eugene. The conference will focus on examining the ways lawyers interact with each other, their clients and the community. Topics will include: writing to maximize persuasiveness; the power of the spoken word in court, the hallways and on the phone; how judges make choices — and more. For the complete agenda and registration form, see the court’s website at www.ord.uscourts.gov. For more information, call (541) 431-4141, or email Jolie_Russo@ord.uscourts.gov.

This event is sponsored by the 9th Circuit Lawyer Representatives, Oregon Women Lawyers, the Federal Bar Association, the Lane County Bar Association, the OSB Leadership College and the OSB Federal Practice & Procedure Committee.

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