Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JUNE 2009
CLE Seminars

9th Annual Oregon Tax Institute
Thursday, June 4, 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, June 5, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Oregon 9.5 general CLE credits; Washington 8.75 credits; qualifies for 10.5
CPE credits
Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland

The 9th Annual Oregon Tax Institute brings an outstanding faculty to Portland to discuss topics that affect your clients and their tax planning. This year’s institute features nationally known tax authorities and locally recognized experts providing the latest developments in: federal income tax; transfer tax and the current economic climate; charitable gifting and planning; tax issues in bankruptcy; real estate and pass-through entities; and Oregon and Washington tax law. Co-sponsored by the OSB Taxation Section in cooperation with the WSBA Taxation Law Section and WSBA-CLE.

No video replay.

Evidence and Criminal Practice
Update, with Barbara Bergman
Thursday, June 11, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
5 general CLE credits and 1.5 ethics credits

This program shows how to turn stomach-churning, sweaty-palms evidentiary responses into positive demonstrations of confidence and control over the trial process. Professor Barbara Bergman has designed a program that will give criminal litigators the tools to solve real evidentiary crises before and at trial — citing state-specific examples when applicable. You will learn how to respond quickly and effectively to the unexpected as you transform each “crisis” into a valuable opportunity. Bergman dedicates a full segment of the program to expert witness testimony and offers courtroom-proven advice on how to use or attack experts. She also examines the most recent and rapidly developing challenges in this crucial area.

Ast (7/17) Bend (7/10) CB (7/10) Eug (7/17) GP (7/9) HR (7/10) Klam (7/10) LG (7/10) Med (7/17) New (7/17) Pend (7/17) Red (7/17) Rose (7/9) Salem (7/10) Tig (7/8) Vale (7/10)

The Crossroads of Estate Planning and Dissolution Law: Lessons for Lawyers in Both Fields
Friday, June 19, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
6.25 general CLE credits

This seminar will examine a number of issues that you and your clients should consider to protect inheritance in case of future dissolution — marital or domestic — life insurance and beneficiary designations, reproductive tissue rights, using trust assets to pay child and spousal support, family business planning, strategies for parents and grandparents when making gifts, avoiding and resolving disputes over pets and personal property, and pre-and post-nuptial agreements. Co-sponsored by the Estate Planning and Administration Section.

Ast (7/24) Bend (7/17) CB (7/17) Eug (7/24) GP (7/16) HR (7/17) Klam (7/17) LG (7/17) Med (7/24) New (7/24) Pend (7/24) Red (7/24) Rose (7/16) Salem (7/17) Tig (7/15) Vale (7/17)

Summer Series: Fraud in the Workplace
Wednesday, June 24, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
3.25 general CLE credits

Even with the tightest internal controls, nearly every business is subject to fraud risk today. In addition to company expansion, reliance on information technology and more complex transactions, a weak economy and stakeholder pressure to improve profits add additional stress and risk factors before they are detected. Besides the financial impact of reducing operating revenue and eroding profits, workplace fraud undermines investor confidence and can ruin a company’s reputation. Our expert faculty will provide a detailed picture of the devastating effects of workplace fraud, teach you how to conduct thorough background checks, discuss the legal issues that arise with investigations and employee discipline and termination, and share valuable information about the methods available for recouping losses.

No video replay.

Ethics in 18 Holes
Friday, June 26, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m.
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 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. Non-golfers are welcome and may participate by riding the course and discussing the questions at each hole. Because of this unique format, participation is limited to 72.

No video replay.


CLE Publications

2009 Oregon Legislation Highlights
The OSB Legal Publications and Public Affairs departments once again bring you the authoritative source for learning about changes in the law. Due out in October, this book will summarize and explain new legislation in areas ranging from administrative law to workers’ compensation.

For more information call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413 or, toll-free in Oregon,
(800) 452-8260, ext. 413


June 4-5
Tax Institute

June 19
Estate Planning and Family Law

June 24
Fraud in the Workplace

June 26
Ethics in 18 Holes

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