Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JANUARY 2008
CLE Seminars

Practical Time Management for Lawyers with Irwin Karp
Friday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6 personal management credits (limit six per three-year reporting period)
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Lawyers are notorious for completing work at the last minute as they focus on deadlines. Start the year with the goal of taking control of your workload, managing a busy schedule, meeting deadlines with less stress, and making the workday more productive. This fast-paced, entertaining seminar provides practical strategies and techniques to help you: take control of your day with effective planning and scheduling; manage competing demands with a minimum of stress; handle time-wasters and interruptions that drain productivity; eliminate clutter and manage information overload — including all that e-mail; set up files to find things when you need them; and delegate, communicate and use support staff more effectively.

Leave this seminar with a personal action plan for three key areas you identify as needing improvement — and capture the enthusiasm to keep your resolution to work more efficiently.

Ast (3/28) CB (3/21) Eug (3/28) GP (3/20) HR (3/21) Klam (3/21) LG (3/21) LO (3/26) Med (3/28) New (3/28) Pend (3/28) Red (3/28) Rose (3/20) Salem (3/21) Vale (3/21)


Juvenile Law 2008:
Eyes on the Child

Friday, Feb. 8, 8: 30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
4.75 general CLE credits, 2 elimination of bias credits and .5 ethics credit
World Forestry Center, Portland

This seminar focuses on the needs of children and adolescents in the juvenile dependency system. Eyes on the Child will look at the needs of children as they age out of care and the obligations of attorneys to be aware of potential tort claims against DHS or its agents. Get an update on new legislation affecting dependency cases and case law developments. Examine the needs of Native American children with Kathryn Harrison, former chair of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Tribal Council, while Jody Marksamer, a staff attorney for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, explores what can be done to better address issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children in delinquency and dependency systems. Conclude the day by learning about the life experiences of a group of former foster children.

Ast (4/4) CB (3/28) Eug (4/4) GP (3/27) HR (3/28) Klam (3/28) LG (3/28) LO (4/2) Med (4/4) New (4/4) Pend (4/4) Red (4/4) Rose (3/27) Salem (3/28) Vale (3/28)


10th Annual Oregon Trial
Advocacy College

Friday, Feb. 15, 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, Feb.16, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
13.5 general or practical skills credits
Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, Portland

The Oregon Trial Advocacy College is dedicated to providing the intensive, hands-on experience necessary to develop and refine the skills of trial practice. Whether your goal is to acquire new knowledge or refine existing techniques, the supportive and noncompetitive environment of the college enhances every participant’s advocacy and presentation skills. Glean knowledge and experience from those who know it best — from state, local and federal judges to litigation lions and advocacy experts. OTAC is consistently rated one of the best OSB CLE programs, for both new and experienced practitioners.

No video replay.


Family Law
Friday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
4.75 general CLE credits, 1 child abuse reporting credit and .75 elimination of bias credit
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Just as the definition of "family" has changed over time, so has the law relevant to family law practitioners. Gain the latest details about Oregon’s recently enacted domestic partnership act, including how to modify the act for individual clients. Delve into changes to Oregon’s paternity code, and explore the science of paternity DNA testing. The meth epidemic and science-based solutions will be explored, as well as the impact on Oregon’s children. This seminar is also an opportunity to focus on cross-cultural issues you may face with your clients. From a practical perspective, learn valuable tips and strategies on how to manage your practice when the unexpected — prolonged or chronic illness, natural disasters, technology failures — happens.

Ast (4/11) CB (4/4) Eug (4/11) GP (4/3) HR (4/4) Klam (4/4) LG (4/4) LO (4/9) Med (4/11) New (4/11) Pend (4/11) Red (4/11) Rose (4/3) Salem (4/4) Vale (4/4)


CLE Publications

Oregon Uniform Civil Jury Instructions
You don’t need to draft jury instructions — we’ve already done the work for you. Oregon Uniform Civil Jury Instructions is a valuable desk and court room reference. Don’t be caught unprepared using an outdated instruction. With the 2007 supplement, the UCJI Committee has created nine new instructions and revised 12 instructions. For more information, call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413 or, toll-free in Oregon, (800) 452-8260, ext. 413.

Coming Up

March 7-8
15th Annual Litigation Institute & Retreat

March 14
Veterans’ Law

April 18
21st Northwest Bankruptcy Institute

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