Oregon State Bar Bulletin — DECEMBER 2008
CLE Seminars

Gender Differences in the Courtroom
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m-noon
2 access to justice credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

The courtroom audience is made up of jurors who come to the decision-making process with a set of expectations about the legal system. Because of socially influenced stereotypes about how men and women communicate, jurors’ evaluations of attorneys, witnesses, judges and other participants in the case may differ depending upon the gender of the communicator. This seminar focuses on the differences between "masculine" and "feminine" communication patterns and the credibility assessments associated with those patterns. Learn about the societal expectations of women as communicators and when violating expectations can be an advantage in litigation. Discover the gender differences in communication styles. Explore how communication styles impact judgments of credibility, and the opportunities and obstacles created by communication traits.

Ast (2/27) Bend (2/20) CB (2/20) Eug (2/27) GP (2/19) HR (2/20) Klam (2/20) LG (2/20) Med (2/27) New (2/27) Pend (2/27) Red (2/27) Rose (2/19) Salem (2/20) Tig (3/11) Vale (2/20)


Professional Strategies for Dealing with Unprofessional Conduct
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1-4 p.m.
3 ethics credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Unreturned calls, unanswered e-mail, delays in providing documents… Client behavior? No, rather that of another lawyer. When faced with unprofessionalism, the challenge is how to respond professionally, maintain effectiveness as an advocate, and create a relationship for better dealings in the future. This seminar focuses on the professional standards to which lawyers should aspire. A lawyer can take a number of effective steps when faced with another’s unprofessionalism. Gain strategies for dealing with unprofessional conduct, when and how to seek court intervention, and special problems that affect trial presentations. When faced with unprofessional behavior, take the lead in setting a better example.

Ast (2/27) Bend (2/20) CB (2/20) Eug (2/27) GP (2/19) HR (2/20) Klam (2/20) LG (2/20) Med (2/27) New (2/27) Pend (2/27) Red (2/27) Rose (2/19) Salem (2/20) Tig (3/11) Vale (2/20)

CLE Publications

Oregon Uniform Civil Jury Instructions.
The 2008 supplement includes a new users’ guide, a new introductory instruction and revised precautionary instruction, revised punitive damages instructions, four new domestic animal liability instructions, a new trespass-to-land instruction and more.

COMING SOON

Oregon Uniform Civil Jury Instructions
The 2008 supplement will include a new user’s guide, a new introductory instruction and revised precautionary instruction, revised punitive damages instructions, four new domestic animal liability instructions, a new trespass to land instruction and more.

Contract Law in Oregon
From formation to execution, Contract Law in Oregon covers all the basics as well as the intricacies of this area of law, including law specific to Oregon.

For more information call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413 or, toll-free in Oregon, (800) 452-8260, ext. 413

Upcoming

January 23
Time Mastery for Lawyers

February 1-8
CLE at Sea: The Eastern Caribbean

February 6, 7
29th Annual Northwest Securities Institute

February 11
The Law Library, featuring Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson,
Lewis & Clark and Manifest Destiny by Robert J. Miller

February 13
Juvenile Law

February 20, 21
11th Annual Oregon Trial


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