Oregon State Bar Bulletin — DECEMBER 2011

Help Honor Oregon’s Federal Judges Dec. 5
The Oregon chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society will honor the more than 150 years of collective senior service provided by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court judges and the judges, magistrate judges and bankruptcy judges of the District of Oregon on Monday, Dec. 5 the Pioneer Courthouse in Portland.

The program begins at 3 p.m. and will be followed by a celebratory reception.

New State-By-State Report on Access to Justice Released
The American Bar Foundation has released a new report that comprehensively documents legal services available across the nation and from the 50 states and District of Columbia.

The document details who is eligible for free civil legal information, advice or representation (civil legal assistance services); how civil legal assistance services are produced and delivered; how eligible people may connect with services; how civil legal assistance is funded; how civil legal assistance is coordinated; and how both no-fee and fee-generating limited-scope civil legal services are regulated.

“Access Across America” is the first-ever state-by-state portrait of the services available to assist the U.S. public in accessing civil justice. To download the full report and or the executive summary, see www.tinyurl.com/AccessAcrossAmerica.

New Amendments to ORCP Go into Effect Jan. 1
The Oregon Council on Court Procedures reminds OSB members that new amendments to the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure go into effect on Jan. 1.

These amendments were promulgated by the Council on Court Procedures for submission to the 76th legislative assembly. To view the changes, visit www. tinyurl.com/ORCPAmend2012.

Fifth Annual Women’s Wellness Retreat for Lawyers Planned
The Oregon Attorney Assistance Program and Oregon Women Lawyers invites interested parties to save the date of April 27-28, 2012 for the Fifth Annual Women’s Wellness Retreat for Lawyers.

The 2012 event will be at a new location, the Resort at the Mountain in Welches.

Watch for more details in the OAAP In Sight publication and broadcast emails, or call OAAP attorney counselors Meloney Crawford or Shari Gregory at (503) 226-1057 or (800) 321-6227.

21st Annual Holiday Luncheon to Honor Women Judges
The Oregon Women Lawyers Queen’s Bench will host its annual holiday luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Benson Hotel in Portland.

The guest speaker for this year’s event will be the Hon. Ann Aiken, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.owlsqueensbench.org/holiday-luncheon.html.

MBA Young Lawyers Section Social and Toy Drive Dec. 14
Join members of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section for the YLS Holiday Drop-in Social and Toy Drive on Dec. 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Thirsty Lion, 71 S.W. Second Ave., Portland.

Appetizers will be provided. Celebrate the holidays with other young lawyers and be sure to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the toy drive.

Deadline Extended for U.S. District Court Vacancy
The deadline for an open position at the U.S. District Court for Oregon has been extended.

With the announcement that Judge Michael R. Hogan has taken senior status as of Sept. 24, U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley plan to appoint a committee of Oregon attorneys to recommend possible judicial nominees to President Obama.

Those wishing to be considered as a judge for the U.S. District Court for Oregon must send a letter of interest, a resume and any supporting material to Sen. Wyden’s office by Dec. 15. Materials and inquiries should be sent to the attention of Christina Rohner at ORfederalcourt@gmail.com.

Child Abuse Reporting CLE Dec. 6
The Mary Leonard Law Society in Salem is offering a child abuse reporting CLE seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Kremer Board Room, Ford Hall, on the Willamette University campus. Marion County Deputy District Attorney Jodie Bureta is the speaker.

The event is co-sponsored by Willamette’s career and professional development program. Credit is pending for one hour of OSB Child Abuse Reporting credit.

Cost is $15 to society members, $20 for nonmembers and $10 for post-graduate law clerks. For students and all others not seeking CLE credit, the event is free.

To RSVP for the event, contact the Mary Leonard Law Society at maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com, or visit the blog at http://maryleonardlawsociety.blogspot.com/.

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