Oregon State Bar Bulletin — AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2008
CLE Seminars

Dispute Resolution from the Experts
Friday, Sept. 19, 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
3.25 general CLE or practical skills
credits, 2 ethics credits and 1 access
to justice credit
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Experienced judges and practitioners will share their wealth of knowledge to help enhance and enrich the mediation and arbitration aspects of your practice. Explore mediator quality, including quality-focused mechanisms such as certification, licensure and regulation, and gain an understanding of the interactions between these mechanisms. The experts will also discuss mediation ethics and the ethics of mediator competency. Learn about tribal peacegiving courts and how peacegiving blends modern law with traditional conflict resolution. A session on the fundamentals of arbitration in Oregon will qualify arbitrators under Multnomah County’s mandatory training requirement. Cosponsored by the Alternative Resolution Section.

Ast (10/17) Bend (10/10) CB (10/10) Eug (10/17) GP (10/9) HR (10/10) Klam (10/10) LG (10/10) Med (10/17) New (10/17) Pend (10/17) Red (10/17) Rose (10/9) Salem (10/10) Tig (10/15) Vale (10/10)

The Continuing Evolution of Computer & Internet Law
Friday, Sept. 26, 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
7.25 general CLE credits (including
.5 general CLE credit for optional
lunch presentation)
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

In 1965, Intel cofounder Gordon Moore correctly predicted a dizzying rate of technological innovation. That exponential change has challenged the law to keep pace. This content-packed program explores the past, present and future of computer law. Nationally recognized experts will present a historical overview of computer law, as well as the latest developments in licensing, patents, 10 years of case law development under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and how computers and the Internet have enabled people to share their real and virtual personalities. Learn how computers will influence our nation’s voting future at a special lunch presentation by Warren Stewart of the VerifiedVoting Foundation. Cosponsored by the Computer and Internet Law Section.

Ast (10/24) Bend (10/17) CB (10/17) Eug (10/24) GP (10/16) HR (10/17) Klam (10/17) LG (10/17) Med (10/24) New (10/24) Pend (10/24) Red (10/24) Rose (10/16) Salem (10/17) Tig (10/22) Vale (10/17)

Elder Law 2008: Advancing the Plan
Friday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
4.5 general CLE credits and 1 access to justice credit
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

This seminar brings valuable information on a variety of topics vital to an elder law practice. Learn from expert practitioners on: special needs trust administration; an update on Medicaid eligibility and estate recovery issues; elder law and Medicaid concerns for trusts; and problem areas in guardianship and conservatorship administration. An experienced tax lawyer will explain a number of aspects of IRA distributions, including estates and trusts as beneficiaries. Part of any practice is effective communication. Individuals who are impaired present a unique challenge, and a panel will look at how to make information available to impaired clients and beneficiaries, facilitate decision-making and set appropriate boundaries. Cosponsored by the Elder Law Section

Ast (10/31) Bend (10/24) CB (10/24) Eug (10/31) GP (10/23) HR (10/24) Klam (10/24) LG (10/24) Med (10/31) New (10/31) Pend (10/31) Red (10/31) Rose (10/23) Salem (10/24) Tig (10/29) Vale (10/24)

Latest Developments in Labor & Employment Law
Friday, Oct.3, 8:20 a.m.-4 p.m.
5 general CLE credits and .75 ethics credit, plus .5 general CLE credit for optional lunch presentation
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

For labor and employment law lawyers, here is a great opportunity to get the latest developments in your practice area. This seminar features four plenary sessions and four breakout sessions. Lunch guest speaker Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Bradley P. Avakian will offer a view into the future of BOLI. During the plenary sessions, labor and employment law experts will provide a case law update, discuss international legal issues, and focus on electronic discovery in employment cases. The breakout sessions will focus on NLRB and ERB updates, as well as hot topics in employment law and noncompetition agreements in Oregon.

Ast (11/7) Bend (10/31) CB (10/31) Eug (11/7) GP (10/30) HR (10/31) Klam (10/31) LG (10/31) Med (11/7) New (11/7) Pend (11/7) Red (11/7) Rose (10/30) Salem (10/31) Tig (11/5) Vale (10/31)

Microsoft Word 2007 for the Law Office
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6.5 general or practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

This seminar teaches and demonstrates effective techniques for creating standard and complex legal documents in the demanding law office environment. Techniques are illustrated using practice-specific forms and other legal materials. Working with words and documents is a skill every attorney needs. This course helps the attorney master this essential practice tool. The course also discusses the need to protect confidential client information and how to follow safe computer practices.

Ast (1/23) Bend (1/16) CB (1/16) Eug (1/23) GP (1/15) HR (1/16) Klam (1/16) LG (1/16) Med (1/23) New (1/23) Pend (1/23) Red (1/23) Rose (1/15) Salem (1/16) Tig (1/21) Vale (1/16)

CLE Publications

2008 Oregon Legislation Highlights
Find out which new laws will affect your practice and clients. The legislature’s 2008 Supplemental Session resulted in the passage of more than 70 bills. The new 2008 Oregon Legislation Highlights publication describes over 40 of those bills enacted in numerous practice areas. Effective dates of each described bill are also provided. For more information call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431- 6413 or, toll-free in Oregon, (800) 452-8260, ext. 413.


October 10
Civil Rights and the First Amendment

October 17
Fundamentals of Real Estate and Land Use

October 24
Drafting LLC & LLP Documents

October 31
Municipal Sustainability Projects: The Harnessing of Sun, Surf and Water

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