Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JUNE 2008
CLE Seminars

The Law Library The Associate by Phillip Margolin
Wednesday, July 9, 9 a.m.-noon 3 ethics credits Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

What an opportunity — enjoy a New York Times bestseller for your summer reading, meet the author, and earn ethics credits! Using characters and story lines from The Associate, discuss ethical scenarios under the Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct with author Phillip Margolin, OSB discipline counsel Linn Davis, and Multnomah County District Attorney Charles Sparks. Here’s the plot: As an associate with Portland’s most prestigious law firm, Daniel Ames is living his dream. The boy with the blue-collar, rough-and-tumble background is now working among Ivy League law school graduates on high-profile cases. But when one document starts an avalanche of accusations that the firm’s biggest client has been knowingly manufacturing a drug that causes birth defects, his dream turns into a nightmare. With the barest of circumstantial evidence, Daniel finds himself charged with murder. Caught in a web of lies, desperation and conspiracy, he fights to prove the truth and, ultimately, his own innocence.

The Law Library is a nontraditional CLE format that combines the structure of a book club with CLE content. Those attending this seminar should be familiar with the characters and plot of The Associate, which is available at local bookstores and Amazon.com.

No video replay.

The Law Library Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
Thursday, July 10, 9 a.m.-noon 3 access-to-justice credits Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

How can you "think" without thinking? Scientific evidence has established that bias influences us to a far greater degree than we realize. Known as "hidden" or "unconscious" bias, its influence on human behavior and institutional operations, such as the Oregon judicial system, probably eclipses that of overt prejudice. Using questions developed by an Oregon attorney, explore unconscious bias in a very approachable way. Combine the readable references and the scientific studies in Blink with personal experience and insights to understand how eliminating unconscious bias from our lives can contribute to breaking down access to justice barriers in Oregon.

The Law Library is a nontraditional CLE format that combines the structure of a book club with CLE content. Those attending this seminar should be familiar with Blink, which is available at local bookstores and Amazon.com.

No video replay.

Summer Series Snap, Crackle and Pop: Injury Biomechanics in Litigation
Wednesday, July 16, 9 a.m.-noon 3 general CLE credits Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

This seminar is especially developed to make technical information accessible to a nontechnical audience. Learn how biomechanical engineers answer questions about the cause of injury. See how an accident event timeline is created by applying engineering principles to the human body. Using real life examples, gain an understanding of how the methods of biomechanical analysis are applied to injury cases and how to critically evaluate these analyses. In this high impact, multi-media presentation, examine pedestrian injury, slip-and-fall injury, and motor vehicle accidents. A must-attend event for lawyers and legal professionals who handle personal injury cases.

No video replay. Live webcast available.

Handling Domestic Relations Cases
Friday, July 18, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 4.25 general CLE or practical skills credits and 2 ethics credits Oregon Convention Center, Portland

When the dissolution of a marriage becomes inevitable, you need to focus on the process rather than the case law. The practical aspects of a divorce case will be emphasized, from filing the petition through the entry of judgment, including how to handle child support for an adult child attending school. Forms, which are essential to domestic relations cases, are an extensive component of the course materials and will reflect recent legislative changes. Ethical considerations faced by family law practitioners will be discussed throughout the morning and afternoon sessions. Seminar presenters Paul Saucy, Joshua Kadish, and Laura Parrish are seasoned Oregon family law practitioners with more than 80 collective years of experience. Utilizing a hands-on approach that will immediately improve your practice, their knowledge will help you develop and implement a "best practices" standard for handling domestic relations cases.

Ast (8/8) Bend (8/1) CB (8/1) Eug (8/8) GP (7/31) HR (8/1) Klam (8/1) LG (8/1) Med (8/8) New (8/8) Pend (8/8) Red (8/8) Rose (7/31) Salem (8/1) Tig (8/6) Vale (8/1)

Summer Series So, You’re Not a Physician?
Wednesday, July 23, 1-4 p.m. 3 general CLE credits Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Have you ever had a case where reading complex medical records or billing information made you want to say, "It’s all Greek to me?" This information-packed presentation will provide the basic skills needed to handle cases involving medical records and bills. After reviewing chiropractic treatment guidelines for motor vehicle accident related injuries in children, you will receive an overview of medical abbreviations, symbols and common orthopedic tests. Also, discover how to spot red flags in medical billing and documentation. Learn to speak "medical-ese"—and no Hippocratic Oath is required!

No video replay. Live webcast available.


CLE Publications

Documentation of Real Estate Transactions
Documentation of Real Estate Transactions (available now): This revision contains the most-used
conveyance forms for transactions, such as contract of sale, commercial lease, residential lease, like-kind exchanges and much more. It also includes seven new forms. Family Law (coming soon): The cumulative supplement to this best selling publication will include four revised chapters.
For more information, call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413, or toll-free in Oregon, (800)
452-8260, ext. 413


Coming Up

August 18-22
OSB Summer Video Week

September 5
All Day PowerPlay

September 19

September 26
Computer Law

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