Oregon State Bar Bulletin — MAY 2008
CLE Seminars

Ethics in 18 Holes
Friday, June 6, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m.
3 ethics credits
The Resort at the Mountain, Welches

Get some fresh air and a fresh perspective on legal ethics with this unique outdoor CLE format. Your "classroom" is the great outdoors, in the natural beauty of the Thistle and the Foxglove courses at the Resort at the Mountain. Eighteen ethics scenarios and a set of multiple-choice answers are your course materials. Discuss each scenario and possible answers as you play or ride to each hole. After you finish, head to the "10th Hole" for a panel discussion of the scenarios and answers. Conclude the day with an announcement of the winners of KP, the longest drive, the shortest drive and other categories, including the popular "most lost balls." Non-golfers are welcome and may participate by riding the course and discussing the questions at each hole. Participation is limited to 64 attorneys. Make sure you or your team signs up now to guarantee a spot. No video replay.

Summer Series: Traffic School
Wednesday, June 11, 9 a.m.-noon
3 general CLE credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

The most frequent contact the public has with the legal system is the least understood by attorneys. What should your client do (and avoid) when those police lights are flashing in the mirror? Our expert faculty specializes in traffic court cases and will show you how you can help your client — whether you are appearing in court or advising how to proceed pro se. Explore traffic tickets, common defenses, mitigating factors and the use of photo radar. Learn about procedures for suspension and the revocation of licenses. A traffic officer will share his perspective, as well as helpful "dos and don’ts." No video replay.

Summer Series: Bicycle Law and Injury Prevention for Advocates and Riders
Wednesday, June 11, 1-4 p.m.
3 general CLE credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Lawyers who pursue or defend injury claims, or those who simply would like to understand more about bicycle law, will benefit from the knowledge of two experienced litigators and problem-solvers, who are also dedicated bicycle commuters and recreational cyclists who have ridden tens of thousand of miles. Learn about handling cases involving collisions with motor vehicles, roadway defects and product failures. Additional topics include PIP and other insurance issues, rules of the road, and bicycle-specific sources of comparative fault. Strategies to prevent cycling injuring will also be discussed. No video replay.

Memory Mastery for Lawyers
Thursday, June 12, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6 personal management credits (up to 6 personal management credits may be claimed per three-year reporting period)
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

This seminar is designed to reboot your cerebral cortex. "Gray matter" matters, and nationally known memory training consultant Paul Mellor will provide you with the tools you need to effectively improve your memory and help your practice. An improved memory helps save time during client preparation, since you can recall information more quickly and remember important facts and figures. Your appearance at meetings and at court will be more polished — everyone else will be looking at their notes. A better memory means better listening skills and greater concentration, with fewer missed opportunities to ask the right questions. You spent years becoming a lawyer and invested months and hours preparing for clients and cases. Don’t you owe it to yourself to spend one day strengthening your mind? No video replay.

Summer Series: Mergers and Acquisitions: The Art of the Deal
Wednesday, June 18, 9 a.m.-noon
3 general CLE credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

For many business owners, the sale of their company carries tremendous emotional, strategic and financial consequences. A "good deal’ balances a wide range of variables and delivers the best possible value to the participants. This intermediate to advanced session will prepare legal counsel to advise their clients most effectively by moving well beyond contract formation and into organizational, personal, and financial preparation. No video replay.

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

June 18
Summer Series: Mergers & Acquisitions: The Art of the Deal

June 18
Summer Series: Elder Abuse and Neglect in Oregon

June 20
Advanced Estate Planning

July 9
Summer Series: The Law Library:
The Associate by Phillip Margolin

July 16
Summer Series: The Law Library:
Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

July 16
Summer Series: Snap, Crackle and Pop: Injury Biomechanicsin Litigation

July 18
Handling Domestic Relations Cases

July 23
Summer Series: So, You’re Not a Physician?

August 18-22
OSB Summer Video Week

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