Oregon State Bar Bulletin — OCTOBER 2008

E-Filing Now Available for the Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul De Muniz of the Oregon Supreme Court has announced that effective Aug. 25, voluntary electronic filing of all documents is available in the Oregon Supreme Court. All attorneys authorized to practice law in Oregon who register with the court are eligible to electronically file documents in the Oregon Supreme Court. Prior to using the e-filing services attorneys must register with the court and complete training. See ORAP 16.10.

Electronic filing allows users to file documents with the Oregon Supreme Court from their own computer, 24 hours per day, seven days per week, except for regularly scheduled maintenance hours. Users are relieved of the burden of submitting to the court paper copies of those electronically filed documents; they able to pay any filings fees, document recovery charges and transaction charges using the electronic payment system. The Oregon Judicial Department hopes the electronic filing system will provide an easy-to-use, efficient method for submitting documents to the court, save time and money, and increase access to the court.

Attorneys who want to use the e-filing system must have a valid e-mail address on file with the Oregon State Bar, obtain a user name from the Oregon Judicial Department and complete training. To register, go to the Oregon Supreme Court website, www.ojd.state.or.us/courts/supreme/index, and follow the electronic filing prompts. An on-line tutorial is available. Completion of the online tutorial satisfies the training requirement and allows attorneys to complete the registration process.

If you have questions, send an e-mail to appellateORecourt@ojd.state.or.us.

Attorney General Hardy Myers Will Speak at Annual Meeting
The Oregon U.S. District Court Historical Society will hold its annual meeting and dinner Oct. 30 at the Governor Hotel in Portland, featuring an oral history demonstration with Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers. A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., to be followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.. Additional details, including the flyer with reservation information, is posted on the society’s website at http://www.usdchs.org/events.php.

OWLS Invites Nominations for Roberts-Deiz Awards
Oregon Women Lawyers is inviting nominations for the 17th Annual Justice Betty Roberts and Judge Mercedes Deiz Awards. The awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals in promoting women and minorities in the legal profession in Oregon. The recipients will be honored at the annual awards dinner on March 13, 2009, at the Governor Hotel in Portland.

The Justice Betty Roberts Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting women in the legal profession and in the community. Past recipients of the award include Justice Betty Roberts, Judge Sid Galton, Helen Althaus, Norma Freitas, Katherine O’Neil, Barrie Herbold, Elizabeth Harchenko, Judge Maureen McKnight, Judge Ellen Rosenblum, S. Diane Rynerson, Diana Crane, Justice Susan Leeson, Judge Ann Aiken, Sandra Hansberger, Judge Mary Deits and Trudy Allen.

The Judge Mercedes Deiz Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting minorities in the legal profession and in the community. Past recipients of the award are Judge Mercedes Deiz, Gayle Patterson, Nargess Shadbeh, Justice Edwin Peterson, Armonica Gilford, Okianer Christian Dark, Judge Janice Wilson, Madelyn Wessel, Lynn Nakamoto, Marva Fabien, Judge Adrienne Nelson, Leonard Girard and Pamela Jacklin, Stella Manabe, Daniel Santos, Justice Wallace P. Carson Jr. and David Bartz Jr.

The nomination should include detailed information explaining how the nominee fulfills the award’s criteria. At least three letters of recommendation should also be included. Nominations must be received by Monday, Nov. 17. Nomination forms can be found at www.oregonwomenlawyers.org.

Send nominations to Kristin Sterling, Stoel Rives LLP, 900 S.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 2600,
Portland, OR 97204; fax: (503) 220-2480; e-mail: khsterling@stoel.com.

National Consumer Rights Conference to be Held in Oregon
The 17th Annual National Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, a premier gathering of attorneys and advocates working in the area of consumer law, will be held Oct. 24-27 in Portland.

The law firm of Stoll Berne and the OSB Consumer Law Section are hosting a reception for section members and conference participants at the Crown Ballroom on the evening of Oct. 24. The conference is sponsored by the National Consumer Law Conference (NCLC). To register, visit the NCLC website at www.consumerlaw.org.

For more information, contact Steve Larson at Stoll Berne, (503) 227-1600 or slarson@stollberne.com.

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