Oregon State Bar Bulletin — MAY 2009
CLE Seminars

Start Off Strong with Ross Guberman
Wednesday, April 29, 9 a.m.-noon
3 general CLE or practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Whether you are a new attorney or someone who is looking to brush up on writing skills, with this interactive legal writing CLE session you will learn the advanced writing skills that distinguish the best lawyers' work product; critique, edit and revise excerpts from recent famous cases, deals and disputes; and receive the 170-page Toolkit, which contains custom models, checklists and answers to writing questions you are likely to have now and in the future.

No video replay.

Writing to Clients About the Law with Ross Guberman
Wednesday, April 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
2 general CLE credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

In this two-hour interactive workshop you will learn how to write to clients about the law in a way that captivates readers, critique sample work product while applying the techniques to client alerts, memos and other documents; and receive the 170-page Toolkit, which contains model documents, checklists and answers to common writing questions.

No video replay.

Negotiations Best Practices for a Tough Economy with Marty Latz
Friday, May 1, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
5.5 general CLE or practical skills credits and 1 ethics
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Do you use negotiation best practices? Do you or your firm have a defined set of proven research-based strategies to use? Most attorneys don't — and it's especially critical to use proven strategies in a tough economy where every negotiation counts and can immediately impact your bottom line. The challenge in our tough economy is to create a set of proven research-based strategies — negotiations best practices — that will have the greatest impact in this tough economy; implement these best practices so you and your colleagues don't revert to disproved instinctive negotiating; and manage these best practices organizationwide so you and your colleagues achieve your goals. Spend the day with Marty Latz, one of the nation's leading negotiation experts, and learn how to create, implement and manage best practices in negotiation.

Ast (5/22) Bend (5/15) CB (5/15) Eug (5/22) GP (5/14) HR (5/15) Klam (5/15) LG (5/15) Med (5/22) New (5/22) Pend (5/22) Red (5/22) Rose (5/14) Salem (5/15) Tig (5/27) Vale (5/15)


Medicare Set-Asides and Special Needs Trusts: What Every Injury Litigator Needs to Know
Friday, May 8, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6.5 general CLE credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Every year, millions of people receive workers' compensation or personal injury settlements. If the recipient is or will be eligible for Medicare, the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Act addresses injury-related medical expenses paid by Medicare post-settlement. Impending changes to MSP reporting requirements raise issues for personal injury litigators regarding Medicare set-aside (MSA) arrangements, which involve setting aside a certain portion of a settlement to be spent on a claimant's future Medicare-covered medical expenses. Frequently, when injuries are catastrophic, Medicaid eligibility is crucial for the survival and quality of life of the injured person. In such cases, special needs trusts are created to receive the injury proceeds. If the injured person is eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, careful attention is required to plan the settlement to avoid potential liability and/or an undesirable outcome for the injured person. Spend the day with a highly experienced, multidisciplinary faculty and learn how to successfully navigate Medicare and Medicaid compliance issues, reduce exposure to future liability and maximize the outcome for catastrophically injured clients.

Ast (6/5) Bend (5/29) CB (5/29) Eug (6/5) GP (5/28) HR (5/29) Klam (5/29) LG (5/29) Med (6/5) New (6/5) Pend (6/5) Red (6/5) Rose (5/28) Salem (5/29) Tig (5/27) Vale (5/29)

9th Annual Oregon Tax Institute
Thursday, June 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, June 5, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Oregon 9.75 general CLE credits; Washington 9.25 general CLE credits; eligible for CPE credits
Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland

With the economy in turmoil, timely and relevant information is crucial to tax practitioners. The 9th Annual Oregon Tax Institute brings an outstanding faculty to Portland to discuss topics that affect your clients and their tax planning. Highlights of this year's institute include: 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.

No video replay.

 

CLE Publications

Advising Oregon Businesses (Vols. 3 and 4)
Be up to date with changes in Oregon law with the 2009 supplement to Advising Oregon Businesses (Vols. 3 and 4). Find out why this is the most comprehensive, practice-oriented reference work on business law in Oregon..

Oregon Civil Litigation Manual
This book provides critical information on numerous aspects of civil litigation. The 2009 supplement includes information on pleadings and parties, summons, discovery, trial motions, judgments, attorney fees, collection of judgments, case investigation and much more.

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

Upcoming

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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