Oregon State Bar Bulletin — FEBRUARY/MARCH 2010
Bar News

2010 OSB and ABA House of Delegates Openings
The Oregon State Bar is currently seeking candidates for the OSB and ABA House of Delegates elections. There are two open seats for the ABA house and several openings in all regions for the OSB house. The ABA’s terms are for two years and the OSB’s terms are for three years.

The deadline for filing nominating petitions and candidate statements is March 22.

For more information and to print a copy of the Candidates Statement and Nominating Petition, go to www.osbar.org and select House of Delegates, or contact Danielle Edwards at (503) 620-0222 or (800) 452-8260, ext. 426.

Let LRAP Help Pay Your Law School Loans
The Oregon State Bar Loan Repayment Assistance Program will be accepting applications until April 15. This program provides forgiveable loans of $5,000 per year for up to three years for lawyers who work in public service and who have substantial law school debt. Successful applicants must make $50,000 or less per year and have student debt of at least $50,000.

The LRAP Advisory Committee strongly encourages applications from those lawyers who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service work, either in a legal services position, as a public defender or as a deputy district attorney. Information about the program is available on the OSB website at www.osbar.org/lrap or by calling (503) 431-6355.

New Issue of Capitol Insider Now Available
The Oregon State Bar’s public affairs department has released a new issue of Capitol Insider, a newsletter of up-to-date, law-related issues in the legislature. The new issue can be accessed at www.osbar.org/pubaffairs/capinsider.html.

It’s Time to Report Pro Bono Hours for 2009
Reporting pro bono hours isn’t mandatory for Oregon attorneys, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. By reporting your pro bono hours each year, you provide valuable information for the bar, statistics for legal aid organizations throughout the state and, perhaps most importantly, a data set that the bar can use when requesting legislative funding for legal aid.

You can report your hours on your annual dues statement or online.

More information can be found at www.osbar.org/probono/ or by e-mailing cpetrecca@osbar.org.

Congratulations to 2009 OSB Award Winners
Each year the Oregon State Bar recognizes individuals who have positively impacted the practice of law in our state in various ways. Congratulations the following award winners, who were honored at a special dinner in December at the Benson Hotel in Portland.

Award of Merit: Dave Frohnmayer; Affirmative Action Award: Dennis Karnopp and J.B. Kim; Membership Service Award: Trudy Allen and Christopher Cline; Public Service Award: Hon. Nan Waller and Bruce Rubin; Public Leadership Award; Tualatin Valley Community TV; President’s Special Award of Appreciation: Sandra Hansberger and Bette Worcester.

The Wallace P. Carson, Jr. Award for Judicial Excellence went to Hon. Ann Aiken, and the Edwin J. Peterson Professionalism Award was given to Hon. Ellen Rosenblum.

The Oregon New Lawyers Division recognized the following: James Bruce, Member Service Award; Eric McQuilkin, ONLD Public Service Award; and Willard Chi, ONLD Volunteer of the Year.

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