Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JANUARY 2008
Bar News

Reminder: 2007 MCLE Reporting Period Ends Jan. 31
Bar members whose reporting period ended Dec. 31, 2007, must turn in a completed compliance report no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2008. Faxed and electronic submissions are acceptable.

To check your reporting period and carryover credits online, log in to the member section at www.osbar.org. The carryover credits link is in the right-side yellow menu. If you have questions, contact MCLE administrator Denise Cline at dcline@osbar.org.

Dues Are Due
Membership dues for 2008 are due by 5 p.m. on Jan. 31. To avoid late fees and other penalties, please send your payment on time. An online FAQ addresses questions and the online payment system is available.

We’re Moving!
The new bar center will officially open Jan. 28, 2008. Staff will be at the Meadows Road. location through Fri., Jan. 25, and the move will take place over the weekend of the 26th and 27th, which should allow the transition to occur with minimal interruptions. The building is located at: 16037 S.W. Upper Boones Ferry Rd., Tigard, OR 97224, one exit south of the old location and just west of I-5.

Pro Bono Roll Call
Help us spread the news about the great things lawyers do for the community by reporting your pro bono hours in the 2007 Pro Bono Roll Call. Through this voluntary effort, the bar collects the number of pro bono hours performed by Oregon lawyers to help evaluate Oregon’s progress in addressing unmet legal needs.

When you report your hours, you are automatically entered into the OSB New Lawyers Division Pro Bono Challenge, which acknowledges lawyers in several categories who provide the most hours of volunteer representation. The roll call period covers activities from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. The deadline for reporting is Jan. 31; find the reporting form at www.osbar.org/probono.

New Issue of The Capitol Insider
The new issue of The Capitol Insider, an electronic publication produced by OSB Public Affairs, is available at http://www.osbar.org/pubaffairs/capinsider.html. It contains the following articles: "Supplemental Session Takes Shape;" "House Judiciary Committee Votes to Introduce Legislation in 2008 Supplemental Session;" "Recent Actions of the Board of Governors;" "Oregon State Bar Weighs in on Revisions to Natural Resource Exemption to Inheritance Tax; and "Mortgage Lending Workgroup Update."

To subscribe to the free e-mail version of The Capitol Insider, e-mail cgreene@osbar.org. An archive of past issues can also be found at the above Web address.

ORAP Committee Membership Announcement and Call for Proposals
The Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure (ORAP) Committee meets in even-numbered years to review proposals to amend the rules and to make recommendations to the Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court of Appeals regarding amendments to the rules. The voting members of the 2008 committee will be: Justice Thomas A. Balmer (chair), Justice Rives Kistler, Chief Judge David V. Brewer, Judge Walter I. Edmonds, J. Michael Alexander, Peter Gartlan, Keith M. Garza, Lindsey H. Hughes, George W. Kelly, Wendy M. Margolis, Mari L. Miller, Sarah R. Troutt, Mary H. Williams and James N. Westwood.

The committee is accepting proposals to amend the rules. Proposals should be directed to committee counsel Lora E. Keenan, staff attorney, Oregon Court of Appeals, 1163 State St., Salem, OR, 97301-2563 or lora.e.keenan@ojd.state.or.us.

Proposed Changes to the UTCR
The Uniform Trial Court Rules committee met on Oct. 12, 2007, to review proposals to amend the UTCR and to make preliminary recommendations to the chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. A description of the proposals and action taken by the committee is posted at http://www.ojd.state.or.us/programs/utcr/utcrrules.htm. This information will also be published in Oregon Appellate Courts Advance Sheets No. 1, Dec. 31, 2007.

Proposals of special note include: new rules on amended pleadings and interstate depositions; revision of Form 5.080 concerning attorney fees, costs and disbursements; and a new chapter on electronic filing.

The committee encourages all interested parties to submit comments on these proposals. Comments can be posted on the above website or sent to the UTCR Reporter at the Office of the State Court Administrator or utcr@ojd.state.or.us. The committee will make final recommendations on April 4, 2008.

Legal Heritage CLE Jan. 31
The OSB Legal Heritage interest group’s CLE will be held Jan. 31, 3-5 p.m., at the Standard Insurance conference room in downtown Portland. Attorney Fred Granata will speak about Pennoyer v. Neff and Moller v. Oregon, and Prof. Robert Miller from Lewis & Clark Law School will speak about the Doctrine of Discovery and its use to gain the Pacific Northwest for the U.S. Cost: $50 for regular OSB members; $35 for students, non-lawyers and attorneys with income under $25,000. Price includes a softbound copy of Serving Justice, a History of the Oregon State Bar 1890-2000. Credits pending: 1 general CLE and 1 elimination of bias CLE credit. For more information, contact Maiya Hall at mmh@bmllaw.net or (503) 224-4825.

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