Notice of Upcoming Deadlines
With December approaching quickly, many end-of-the-year deadlines are looming.
The bar reminds members to follow up on bar dues, PLF assessments, MCLE compliance
reports (for those members with reporting periods ending Dec. 31, 2008) and
IOLTA certification – which is new, and is required for all lawyers whether
they have a trust account or not.
The schedule for the 2009 dues cycle is as follows:
- 2009 fees will be assessed in late November 2008. Members
will be able to begin paying online as soon as the fees
have been assessed.
- 2009 membership fee statements will be mailed the first
week of December 2008.
- The 2009 membership fee and status change deadline is
Saturday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. The bar center will be open
9 a.m.-5 p.m. that day.
- Any member who fails to pay by Jan. 31 is assessed a membership
fee increase on Feb. 1, 2009.
- Any member who fails to pay their fees or fee increase
by 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, will be assessed a second
fee increase on March 1, 2009.
- Members who fail to pay any portion of their membership
fees and assessments by 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2009,
are automatically suspended for non-payment of fees.
UTCR Committee Seeks
to Fill Three Positions
The Uniform Trial Court Rules committee seeks attorneys to
fill three open positions. The committee desires applicants
with expertise in family law, mediation and plaintiffs’ civil
law. These are volunteer positions with appointment made by
the chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. Candidates
should have significant trial experience.
The UTCR committee is an advisory group to the
chief justice that makes recommendations on the UTCR and supplementary
local rules. It meets twice a year in the fall and spring
in Salem. Members work with judges, attorneys and court personnel
from across the state on issues that directly affect litigation
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter
(describing your law practice, areas of expertise, qualifications,
rulemaking experience and involvement in similar groups) to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Bruce C. Miller, Office of the State
Court Administrator, Supreme Court Building, 1163 State St.,
Salem, OR 97301. The deadline for application is Dec. 31.
For more information on the UTCR, visit http://www.ojd.state.or.us/programs/utcr/index.htm.
Auction Raises More Than
Leaders in the legal and business communities came together
on Sept. 16 to enjoy fine wine and to raise $101,000 for legal
services for low-income families. The Markowitz Herbold Wine
Tasting & Auction benefited St. Andrew Legal Clinic, a
non-profit law firm supporting low-income families in Multnomah,
Clackamas, Washington and Columbia counties.
After a champagne reception, the 78 attendees
tasted 10 wines, then bid on 38 wine lots, including a bottle
of Domaine Serene autographed by music artist Tony Bennett.
This is the third year Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf
has hosted a wine auction benefiting St. Andrew Legal Clinic,
whose clients are primarily the working poor. More than 80
percent of its clients have incomes below the federal poverty
guidelines, and many are victims of domestic violence. The
clinic has served over 35,000 people since opening its doors
For more information, go to www.salcgroup.org.
New OSB Executive Director
Will Arrive This Month
As previously announced, the Board of Governors has chosen
Teresa Schmid, executive director of the State Bar of Arizona,
to replace Karen Garst, who retires in December. Schmid will
start working for the bar on Nov. 13 and will attend the annual
board retreat. Her first day in the Tigard office will be
BOG Election Results
Results for the 2009 Board of Governors election were announced
on Oct. 21. The newly elected region 5 board member is Steve
D. Larson. Barbara M. DiIaconi from region 1 and Mitzi M.
Naucler from region 3 ran uncontested. The new public member
is Michelle Castano Garcia from Portland.
Each new board member will take office on Jan.
1, 2009 and serve a four-year term. Karen J. Lord was also
appointed as a public member of the board for a two-year term
filling the vacancy created by Robert M. Lehner’s resignation.
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