Oregon State Bar Bulletin — APRIL 2011

2011 Legal Citizen Dinner to Honor the Hon. Paul De Muniz
The annual Legal Citizen of the Year Award Dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at The Governor Hotel in Portland. This special event will benefit the Classroom Law Project while celebrating the work the Hon. Paul De Muniz has done as chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court.

The evening will begin with cocktails at 5 p.m., and dinner will follow at 6:30. Tickets cost $175/individual, $1,500/table for 10 people and $2,500/VIP table with 10 tickets. Visit www.classroomlaw.org/donate/legal-citizen-dinner/ to register, and contact Dana Gantz at (503) 224-4424 or office@classroomlaw.org with any questions.

Multnomah County Law Library Hours Shortened
The Multnomah County Law Library is now closing from 7 p.m. through 7 a.m., Monday through Friday. The county sheriff’s office no longer has security available to provide access during later hours for the law library located in the downtown courthouse. Until further notice, the courthouse doors are now secured from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Monday-Friday.

Instructional Videos Available Online from OCDLA
The Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association has posted four free instructional videos to its website at www.ocdla.org/resources-video_mccrea.shtml. The videos were recorded at the 2011 Trial Skills College, which was cosponsored by the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene. These presentations provide practical tips on three topics: Calling a Defendant to Testify, Preparing a Witness and Closing Arguments.

“Crossing the Bridge” CLE to Be Held April 22
The Oregon chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the U.S. District Court are cosponsoring a CLE April 22 at the Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse in Eugene, titled “Crossing the Bridge: State and Federal Practice.”

There will be two 90-minute panels, including a judges’ panel on trial tips featuring three federal and three state judges. The program begins at 1 p.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m., followed by a hosted social. The cost is $25 per person.

To reserve your place, send an email to Jolie_Russo@ord.uscourts.gov. Mail payments to Jolie Russo, 1000 S.W. Third Ave., Ste. 1207, Portland, OR 97204.

“A Class Act,” Sponsored by OGALLA
“A Class Act,” a benefit for 3rd and 4th year law students fighting bigotry and discrimination, will be held Friday, April 29 at The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave., in Portland. Sponsored by the Oregon Gay and Lesbian Law Association, the evening is a benefit for the Bill & Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship Fund of Equity Foundation.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30 curtain and a reception will be held afterward and will include sinful savories and decadent desserts from some of Portland’s finest bakeries, including Delightful, Delovely, Delicious; Piece of Cake; Holiday Essence Quality Cake and Cupcake Jones.

Shepherd Scholars, beneficiaries of the benefit, are 3rd and 4th year law students dedicated to donating their legal expertise to fighting bigotry and discrimination, particularly in the area of sexual orientation. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ogalla.org/aclassact.html.

Profiles in Professionalism Book Seeks Nominations
The American Inns of Court is soliciting nominations of lawyers and judges with distinguished records of professionalism over their careers. Those selected will be profiled in a book about professionalism and its increased relevance for the legal profession.

Selected lawyers and judges will have demonstrated exemplary professionalism in their careers through one or more of the following: high competence in legal knowledge and skills, ethical practice, pro bono representation, service to the profession and to the public, improving and defending the justice system and balancing self-interest with the interests of clients and the justice system. Nominees may come from all areas of practice — civil, criminal, and military.

Nominations should include relevant biographical information, resumes if available and specific examples of the nominees’ professionalism throughout his or her career. Nominees need not be members of the American Inns of Court. Those selected must be willing to be interviewed about their careers. Nominations, supporting material and letters of recommendation, if any, should be sent to: American Inns of Court, Attn: Rita Zimmerman, 1229 King Street, Second Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314. Contact Rita Zimmerman at (703) 684-3590, ext. 103 with any questions regarding the nomination process. The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2011.

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