Oregon State Bar Bulletin — APRIL 2008
Bar News

Board of Governor Candidates Sought
The Oregon State Bar is currently seeking candidates for the Board of Governors election. Regions 1, 3 and 5 each have one seat open to active bar members who file candidate forms by May 13. Board terms are four years and begin on Jan.1, 2009.

Region 1 includes Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco and Wheeler Counties. Region 3 encompasses Benton, Boos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Lincoln and Linn Counties. Region 5 consists of Multnomah County.

The BOG meets five times a year, in various locations around the state, on a Friday and the following Saturday morning. BOG committees meet at the bar center, three to four weeks prior to BOG meetings. Members of the board also serve as liaisons to the Professional Liability Fund, bar sections, committees, and numerous other bar groups.

For more information or to print a copy of the candidates statement and nominating petition check here, or contact Danielle Edwards, dedwards@osbar.org, (503) 620-0222 or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-8260, ext. 426.


Members’ Library Now Open
The OSB Members’ Library is now open to the public. In the library, Internet access is available for laptop computer users via an ethernet connection; a cord is available in the room for members’ use. (In the future, wireless Internet access will be extended to that room, but it’s not there yet.) The library contains the OSB legal publications, Oregon Revised Statutes, Oregon Laws, Oregon case law reports and several different law reviews for members’ use.

Check in at the OSB reception desk on the second floor of the new bar center to get a key card to access the OSB Legal Publications suite.


20th Annual Recovery Dinner April 18
The Oregon Attorney Assistance Program will host the 20th Annual Recovery Dinner on Friday, April 18, 2008. The dinner will be held at the downtown Portland Embassy Suites Hotel from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Reservations are required, and need to be turned in with payment by Tuesday, April 15. For more information and for reservation forms, visit the OAAP website at http://www.oaap.org/index.asp?page=news.


OLIO Needs Your Support
Opportunities for Law in Oregon (OLIO) is a fundamental part of retaining ethnic minority law students in Oregon and advances the Affirmative Action Program (AAP) goal to increase the diversity of the Oregon bench and bar. OLIO is a nationally recognized program that focuses on work-life balance, study skills, networking and support of minority law students. OLIO is a fast-growing program that is funded through grants, donations and the AAP.

This growth makes the need to raise funds critical with the objective of strengthening the Oregon State Bar by increasing its diversity. Financial support from you will help to ensure that the bar remains strong and committed to making the legal community of Oregon a positive environment where people of all colors, races and ethnic backgrounds can excel academically, professionally and personally. Your contribution to OLIO is tax deductible. Checks can be made payable to "OLF for OLIO" and sent to AAP, Oregon State Bar, P.O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281-1935.


We Have Moved
Please remember that the OSB has moved to a new building in Tigard. Our new mailing address is P.O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281-1935. This address should be used for all mailed correspondence. The bar’s new street address is: 16037 S.W. Upper Boones Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97224.

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