Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JULY 2008
Bar News

Foundation Seeks Lawyers for Board
The board of directors of the Oregon Law Foundation is looking for three lawyer members to serve four year terms on the OLF board beginning in January 2009. Directors attend approximately four board meetings a year, as well as various committee meetings.

Interested persons should send a brief resume by Sept. 1 to Judith Baker, Oregon Law Foundation, P.O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281.

Leadership and Volunteer Opportunities
All active OSB members will soon receive the Leadership and Volunteer Opportunities brochure and application form by mail. The brochure provides a description of each volunteer opportunity and outlines the time commitment required for each board appointed position. Application forms are due Aug. 29.

Member involvement on boards, committees, and other bar groups keeps the bar responsive to the needs of its membership and is vital to the ability of the bar to provide services to its members and the public.

Most appointments are for terms of three years; however, if you are unable to make this lengthy commitment we suggest you consider volunteering on an episodic group. Serving on an episodic group allows you to determine the number of hours you give while continuing to enjoy the benefits of volunteering.

When submitting applications it is recommended that you attach a resume and a letter of interest describing why you are interested in serving. The Board of Governors is committed to ensuring that bar groups reflect the diversity of the membership and they make every attempt to place each applicant in a volunteer position.

Candidates must be active bar members and in good standing to be considered for appointment. For more information and to download an application form, go to www.osbar.org, or contact Danielle Edwards, at (503) 431-6246, or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-8260, ext. 426 or e-mail dedwards@osbar.org.

Volunteers Needed in Lane County
The Oregon State Bar New Lawyers Division is sponsoring an exhibit booth at the 2008 Lane County Fair. Volunteers are needed to distribute legal pamphlets and give away items to fair attendees. In exchange, you will receive free admission and parking.

Volunteering at the exhibit booth allows members of the public to see lawyers and legal professionals outside of the traditional setting, and what they do as people and members of their community. You can help provide an invaluable public service by helping to distribute legal information to the citizens of Lane County.

The fair opens on Tuesday, August 12 and runs through Sunday, August 17. To volunteer, contact Shelley Dobson at 800-452-8260 or (503) 431-6404 or sdobson@osbar.org.

Legal Community Races to Fund Legal Services for Low-income Families
The St. Andrew Legal Clinic’s 8th Annual ‘Race for Justice’ took place in Northeast Portland on June 21. This popular outdoor event for members of the Portland legal community and their families drew a record 445 runners and walkers, and raised $135,000 to support legal services for low-income people.

Stahancyk, Kent, Johnson & Hook registered 33 participants, earning the "Largest Team" Award, while the Prevailing Parties (led by Chris Rounds of Safeco) took home the "Best Fundraising Team" trophy for collecting $14,356 in donations. Chris Rounds single-handedly raised $13,961 and was awarded "Best Individual Fundraiser", followed by David Bledsoe of Perkins Coie LLP with $6,850 and John Dunbar of Ball Janik LLP with $5,905. David Rees of Stoll Berne PC was the top male finisher in the 5k, while Melissa Berube of Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt won the women’s division.

The 2008 ‘Race for Justice’ was underwritten by Kent & Johnson, O’Donnell Clark & Crew and Safeco Insurance Foundation. Additional sponsoring law firms and companies include Adidas, Ater Wynne, Bullivant Houser Bailey, Clackamas County Family Law Group, Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe, Hanna Strader, Perkins Coie, Schmitt & Lehmann, Inc., Stahancyk, Kent, Johnson & Hook and Stoel Rives.

For more information and event photos, visit www.salcgroup.org/events.

Sign Up Now for the Next "OSB CLE At Sea" Feb. 1-8, 2009
Last year’s CLE At Sea event was so successful, we’re doing it again! Registration is now open for a cruise Feb. 1-8, 2009, in the Eastern Caribbean. Attendees can earn up to 15 hours of CLE credit while enjoying the sunny skies and balmy breezes of the eastern Caribbean onboard Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship, Solstice.

Think about it: when you step out of a CLE, you usually find yourself in a crowded parking lot, facing a fight through traffic to get home. Instead, why not step out of the seminar and into a gourmet restaurant? Or into a luxury spa? Or onto a putting green? Step out of the ordinary, and into a tropical paradise with OSB CLE At Sea.

If you missed the cruise last year, don’t let it happen again. Visit www.osbarcle.org and click on the links for a video introduction to the trip, as well as a brochure with all of the information you need to secure your spot.

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