Oregon State Bar Bulletin — AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2011

U.S. Court of Appeals for the
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be welcomed to Oregon in the first week of October by the U.S. District Court of Oregon, Oregon State Bar, OSB Intellectual Property Section, Federal Bar Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association, Oregon Patent Law Association, Lewis & Clark Law School, Willamette University College of Law and University of Oregon School of Law.

The court will convene case hearings at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse and the respective law schools. In conjunction with sittings, during the court’s visit the respective bar associations and law schools will host public lectures and CLEs featuring federal circuit judges. A number of special bench and bar events will occur throughout the week, including a CLE/dinner event on Wed-

Information on the CLE and dinner will be available soon at www.fedcirbar.org or by emailing Nathan Scherer (ndscherer@stoel.com), Mike Heilbronner (mheilbronner@idealegal.com) or Michelle Craig (mcraig@stofoco.com). For more information about the Oct. 6 lecture, contact Stacie Pacheco at spacheco@lclark.edu or (503) 768-6639.

Magistrate Judge Donald Ashmanskas Memorial Sept. 22
U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald C. Ashmanskas died suddenly on July 18 at the age of 75. All attorneys and their staff are invited to honor and remember “Judge Ash” on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 at 3 p.m. This special remembrance will be held at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse, 1000 S.W. Third Ave. in Portland in the 2nd floor jury assembly room and will be followed by a reception.

Join a Federal Pro Bono
The OSB Federal Practice and Procedure Committee would like to invite all active members to join the current pool of 94 attorneys statewide who perform pro bono work for the U. S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Their clients include low-income Oregonians, civic and charitable public organizations and other pro se litigants who may

If you would like more information about this program, please refer to ord.uscourts.gov/attorneys/pro-bono-service-opportunities.To apply, contact Nikole Munoz, pro bono panel administrator for the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, at (503) 326-8014.

Pro Bono Pedal on Saturday, Sept. 17
Put the pedal to the pavement in support of pro bono programs in Multnomah County. The community is invited to join the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section for their first-ever bicycle ride fundraiser. Proceeds from the ride will benefit the Volunteer Lawyers Project services provided by Legal Aid Services of Oregon. For details, visit www.tinyurl.com/probonopedal.

“The Local Revolution” Sept. 9
“Is It Local?” is the subject of a day-long symposium taking place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the University of Oregon School of Law.

The school’s Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation is hosting “The Local Revolution: How Relationships and Legal Policies are Helping Create Sustainable Communities Around the Country.” The event will examine the strong movement that has emerged in response to the www.uoregonlaw.com/jell2011or contact symposium coordinator Andrea Bibee at atb@uoregon.edu.

Multnomah County Court Tour Guides Needed
Want to hang out in the courthouse and observe judges and attorneys practice their craft? Can you spare one morning a month? Does telling students about what goes on in the Multnomah County Courthouse and Justice Center sound like fun? Then, being a Classroom Law Project Court Tour Guide is perfect for you.

Court tours begin in early October. All that is required is one morning a month, a basic knowledge of court system and interest in learning more, and comfort with public speaking. Visit www.tinyurl.com/courthouseguide to sign up for guide orientation on Sept. 9 at noon in the Gus Solomon Courthouse Cafeteria, 620 S.W. Main St., Portland.

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