Oregon State Bar Bulletin — FEBRUARY/MARCH 2010

OWLs Roberts-Deiz Dinner March 12
Oregon Women Lawyers has announced the recipients of the 2010 Justice Betty Roberts and Judge Mercedes Deiz Awards.

Sarah J. Crooks, a former OWLs president and board member, has been selected to receive the Justice Betty Roberts Award for the promotion of women in the law, and Oregon’s first lady, Mary Oberst, will receive the Judge Mercedes Deiz Award for promotion of minorities in the law.

The award recipients will be honored at the 18th Annual Awards Dinner on March 12 at the Governor Hotel in Portland. For more information and to purchase tickets for the awards dinner, visit www.oregonwomenlawyers.org.

Women’s Wellness Retreat April 23-24
Oregon Women Lawyers and the Oregon Attorney Assistance Program will hold their third Women’s Wellness Retreat on April 23 and 24, at the Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton. Watch for more information at www.oaap.org or call Meloney Crawford or Shari Gregory at (503) 226-1057 or (800) 321-6227.

Law Library Values Online
A link to the 2010 schedule of suggested values for law libraries is now available on the bar’s home page at at www.osbar.org. This schedule has been prepared by the property tax division of the Oregon Department of Revenue. Owners of law libraries should declare the schedule values to the assessor.

International Business Attorney
Launches App for iPhone

Taking advantage of the latest in social media technology, a Miami attorney has launched an app for the iPhone dedicated to providing the international business community with the latest developments and trends in international business law.

The app, a mobile version of the International Business Law Advisor blog, provides its users with up-to-the-minute posts covering emerging legal issues in China, Europe, Brazil and other regions. It also allows users to take advantage of the latest social media tools and share each blog post with friends and colleagues through e-mail and Twitter.

The International Business Law Advisor App is available as a free download through the iTunes App Store. You can visit the blog at www.IntlBusinessLaw.com.

Classroom Law Project
Receives $35,000 in Oregon Grants

The Classroom Law Project recently received $35,000 in grants from three prominent Oregon charitable foundations: $15,000 from The Oregon Community Foundation’s William Swindells Sr. Memorial Fund, $10,000 from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund and $10,000 from the Stimson-Miller Foundation.

The funds will be used for activities such as teacher workshops on new teaching strategies and materials that make democracy and the Constitution come alive for students. Funds also will be used to expand Classroom Law Project’s programs, to recruit more teachers and to enhance its public profile.

For more information on the CLP, visit www.classroomlaw.org.

Lawyers from Dysfunctional Families
Do you want to learn healthier ways to communicate and cope with relationship issues at work and at home? This spring the OAAP will be starting a 10-week support group for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families. The group will be co-facilitated by OAAP attorney counselors Shari R. Gregory and Meloney C. Crawford. For more information, contact Shari Gregory at (503) 226-1057 or (800) 321-6227, ext. 14.

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