Oregon State Bar Bulletin — NOVEMBER 2010
Bar News

Bar Fee Notices Will be Sent Via E-mail
Membership fee notices will be sent electronically beginning with the 2011 membership fee cycle. To provide or update a primary or secondary e-mail, please log in to your member account by Nov. 15, to ensure your e-mail is on file and up-to-date. Members who have both a primary and secondary e-mail address on file can choose which address to receive their fee notice by selecting the Communication Preferences option. Notices for the 2011 fees will be sent late November or early December 2010.

Inaugural Sustainability Awards

A new award will be presented at this year’s OSB Annual Awards Dinner. In partnership with the bar’s Sustainable Future Section, the Board of Governors is proud to present its inaugural OSB President’s Sustainability Award. This year’s recipient is Dick Roy, co-director of the Center for Earth Leadership.

Throughout his career, Roy has been a steadfast advocate for sustainability. He played a key role in the creation of the bar’s Sustainable Future Section and currently serves on its executive committee. Roy’s significant contributions to the goal of sustainability in Oregon’s legal profession have been accomplished through his commitment to advocacy, education and his exemplary leadership.

Please join us as we celebrate this new award and honor its first recipient. See accompanying news item for information on registering for the awards dinner.

On a related note, the Sustainable Future Section Leadership Awards will be presented at the section’s annual meeting Nov. 8 at 6 p.m., at the offices of Ater Wynne, this year’s recipient of the section’s Law Office Leadership Award. The section’s 2010 Sustainable Leadership Awards will be presented to Max Miller of Tonkon Torp and to Willamette University College of Law Prof. Robin Morris Collin. The evening begins with a “green” office tour followed by the section’s annual meeting and the awards reception.

Register by Nov. 19 for OSB Annual Awards Dinner

The OSB Annual Awards Dinner at the Governor Hotel in Portland is Thursday. December 2. The fast-approaching registration deadline is Nov. 19. Download a reservation form at www.osbar.org.

This year’s OSB award recipients are: Gerry Gaydos, Award of Merit; Linda Meng, President’s Affirmative Action Award; Mark Comstock, President’s Membership Service Award; Jesse Wm. Barton, President’s Public Service Award; Dick Roy, President’s Sustainability Award; BarBooks Steering Committee of Ann Fisher, Christopher H. Kent and Mitzi Naucler, President’s Special Award of Appreciation; and Hon. Daniel L. Harris, Wallace P. Carson, Jr. Award for Judicial Excellence. The Oregon Bench and Bar Commission on Professionalism will present the Edwin J. Peterson Award to Albert A. Menashe.

Three Oregon New Lawyers Division awards will also be presented: Joseph Mohr, ONLD Member Service Award; Maya Crawford, ONLD Public Service Award; and Raife Neuman, ONLD Volunteer of the Year Award.

For additional event information, contact Karla Houtary at (800) 452-8260, ext. 367, or (503) 620-0222, ext. 367, or by e-mail at khoutary@osbar.org

Council on Court Procedures Publishes Rules for Comment

Amendments to eight of the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure have been published for public comment by the Council on Court Procedures. Three discovery changes are included in the amendment: discovery of electronically stored information (ORCP 43); discovery of insurance coverage (ORCP 36); and the procedures to obtain subpoenas in foreign cases (ORCP 38). The procedures for obtaining orders of default and default judgments (ORCP 69) and offers of judgment (ORCP 54) are revised. All published amendments are available at: http://legacy.lclark.edu/~ccp/Published_Amendments_9-11-10.pdf. Comments should be received by Dec. 2, 2010, in order to be fully considered by the council. The council will meet at the OSB on Dec. 11 to consider comments and to vote to promulgate amendments to be submitted to the legislature in January 2011. Promulgated amendments will take effect on Jan. 1, 2012, unless amended or rejected by the legislature.

The OSB and PLF Resource Fair to Show How the Bar Works for You

The Sole & Small Firm Practitioners and Law Practice Management sections, in conjunction with the Oregon State Bar and Professional Liability Fund, invite you to a special resource fair that will showcase some of the ways the bar can help you and your practice succeed. Whether you’re a new member or a more experienced pro, you’ll learn about the many services available to OSB members, including: information about the bar and PLF websites; information on social media and ethics; and tutorials on BarBooks and Fastcase.

The fair starts on Nov. 19 at 10 a.m., and runs until 3:30 p.m., at the Oregon State Bar center. Registration is $15 online or $20 at the door and includes a box lunch. Space is limited so register early.

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