Oregon State Bar Bulletin — NOVEMBER 2007
CLE Seminars

The Trusted Legal Advisor — Conquering Corporate Risk Management
Friday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
3.5 general CLE credits
World Forestry Center, Portland

Experienced practitioners and experts will cover: the impact of financial market fluctuations and hot topics on the local and national front; trends in business litigation and significant cases for business clients; Oregon and federal employment law from two perspectives, with an update on the new laws and pitfalls to avoid with employees; and what every legal advisor should know about liability insurance coverage, including the five most important provisions in your policies. Cosponsored by the Corporate Counsel Section.

Ast (2/8) CB (2/1) Eug (2/8) GP (1/31) HR (2/1) Klam (2/1) LG (2/1) LO (2/6) Med (2/8) New (2/8) Pend (2/8) Red (2/8) Rose (1/31) Salem (2/1) Vale (2/1)


Motion Practice in Oregon
Friday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
5.25 general CLE or practical skills credits and .75 ethics credit
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Effective use of motions will often make or break your client’s case. Participants will gain valuable insights with a focus on strategy, drafting and timing. Acquire tips from the bench and consider common ethical dilemmas. Focus on some of the most important issues, including: ORCP 16, 18 and 21 motions and FRCP 12 motions; methods and motion procedure; punitive damages; drafting techniques and practical tips for summary judgment motions; and the legal ethics involving ex parte communications, inadvertent production and frivolous filings.

Ast (2/15) CB (2/8) Eug (2/15) GP (2/7) HR (2/8) Klam (2/8) LG (2/8) LO (2/13) Med (2/15) New (2/15) Pend (2/15) Red (2/15) Rose (2/7) Salem (2/8) Vale (2/8)


Working with Difficult People:
How to Communicate with Judges, Clients and Other Lawyers with Simon D’Arcy

Thursday, Nov. 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
7 general CLE or practical skills credits
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

The unavoidable truth: Some individuals in your work environment can be hard to deal with — opposing counsel, witnesses, clients, judges, other lawyers and staff in your firm or organization — they’re everywhere. When communications break down, the ability to obtain favorable results decreases while the stress increases. It is rare that one seminar can help with job and life satisfaction for the rest of your life, but this one can. The knowledge and skills you gain from this seminar will empower you to get the results you want with difficult people.

Ast (2/22) CB (2/15) Eug (2/22) GP (2/14) HR (2/15) Klam (2/15) LG (2/15) LO (2/20) Med (2/22) New (2/22) Pend (2/22) Red (2/22) Rose (2/14) Salem (2/15) Vale (2/15)


Constitutional Law (and History) 2007
Friday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
6.5 general CLE credits
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Nationally recognized constitutional law expert Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky of Duke Law School returns to Oregon to present a U.S. Supreme Court wrap-up. The latest developments in Oregon constitutional law will be presented, as well as a review of Oregon historical developments from 1840 to 1860. The uses and abuses of history in legal argument and decision-making will be discussed by a distinguished panel of practitioners, academics and the Hon. Jack Landau, Oregon Court of Appeals. Cosponsored by the Constitutional Law Section.

Ast (3/7) CB (2/29) Eug (3/7) GP (2/28) HR (2/29) Klam (2/29) LG (2/29) LO (3/5) Med (3/7) New (3/7) Pend (3/7) Red (3/7) Rose (2/28) Salem (2/29) Vale (2/29)

 

CLE Publications

Now Available: Advising Oregon Businesses, Vols. 1-2
A must-have for any lawyer representing business clients, this book is a valuable resource, written and edited by more than 55 of Oregon’s foremost business law lawyers. The supplement includes amendments to business law statutes from the 2001 through the 2007 legislative sessions and updates references to federal law. Advising Oregon Businesses answers your business clients’ questions and helps you anticipate your clients’ needs. Buy your copy online at www.osbar.org or call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 684-7413 or, toll-free in Oregon, (800) 452-8260, ext. 413.

Two Publications Coming Soon:
Documentation of Real Estate Transactions. This revision contains the most-used conveyance forms for transactions, such as contract of sale, commercial lease, residential lease, like-kind exchanges and much more. Includes five new forms.

Fee Agreement Compendium. Buy this book to learn how to use fee agreements to protect yourself from malpractice claims, set up trust accounts, communicate agreements clearly and effectively, and avoid the common traps that lead to fee disputes.

For more information about upcoming publications, call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 684-7413 or, toll-free in Oregon, (800) 452-8260, ext. 413.


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