Oregon State Bar Bulletin — OCTOBER 2010
Bar News

Celebrate Pro Bono Oct. 28
The 2010 Annual Pro Bono Fair and Social will be held Thursday, Oct. 28 at the Oregon Historical Society in downtown Portland. The program will feature Chief Justice Paul De Muniz plus two free CLEs: Effective Representation of Stalking Survivors and The Good, the Bad, and the Rest: Tips on Providing High Quality Legal Representation to Pro Bono Low Income Clients.

The free CLEs will begin at 2:00 and go until 5:00 and will be followed by the pro bono fair, the annual pro bono awards ceremony and a social. To register for the CLEs or for more information, contact Karla Houtary at khoutary@osbar.org.

This year’s Celebrate Pro Bono activities are sponsored by the OSB Pro Bono Committee, the Oregon New Lawyers Division, the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and Legal Aid Services of Oregon/Oregon Law Center.


2010 Bar Awards Dinner Dec. 2

Plan to attend the OSB Annual Awards Dinner at the Governor Hotel in Portland Thursday, Dec. 2. Download a reservation form at www.osbar.org.

This year’s OSB award recipients are: Gerry Gaydos, OSB Award of Merit; Linda Meng, OSB President’s Affirmative Action Award; Mark Comstock, OSB President’s Membership Service Award; Jesse Wm. Barton, OSB President’s Public Service Award; BarBooks Steering Committee of Ann Fisher, Christopher H. Kent and Mitzi Naucler, OSB 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. Space is limited. The registration deadline is November 19.


New MCLE Rules Effective Jan. 1

The Oregon Supreme Court recently approved amendments to various MCLE Rules effective Jan. 1, 2011. Some of the more substantive changes are listed here.

Currently, members applying for teaching credit may receive credit at a ratio of four times the number of minutes of actual instruction if the activity included the preparation of written materials or at a ratio of two times the number of minutes of actual instruction if the activity did not include the preparation of written materials. MCLE Rules 5.2(a) and (c) have been amended to separate the time spent preparing written materials from the time spent teaching a program. This change will allow members to earn credits based on the actual number of hours of preparation time. After Jan. 1, members applying for teaching credit may receive credit at a ratio of two times the number of minutes of actual instruction for each teaching activity. If the teaching activity includes the preparation of written materials, members may receive additional credit (up to 15 credits per activity) based on the number of hours of preparation time. Use MCLE Form 3 to apply for teaching credit and MCLE Form 4 to apply for legal research and writing credit.

Also, the current rules have a teaching credit limitation (no more than 20 in a three-year reporting period and no more than 10 in a shorter reporting period) and a legal research/writing limitation (no more than 15 credits per activity and no more than 20 total in a three-year reporting period; no more than 10 in a shorter reporting period). Effective Jan. 1, 2011, no more than 20 hours of combined teaching and legal research/writing credit may be claimed in a three-year reporting period and no more than 10 in a shorter reporting period.

The complete listing of amendments to the rules and regulations can be found online at www.osbar.org/_docs/mcle/2011 MCLEAmendmentsNotice.pdf


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