Oregon State Bar Bulletin — DECEMBER 2011
CLE Seminars

Advanced Editing: Strategies to Shorten Legal Documents
Thursday, Dec. 29, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
3 general CLE or practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Court rules often limit the length of legal documents in terms of the total number of pages, words or characters. Drafts of legal documents often run long, and they can be difficult to trim down to the prescribed length, especially when deadlines loom. Regardless of your writing style, this seminar will provide an approach and the techniques to shorten text quickly. OSB member and author Sandra Oster will demonstrate editing strategies on a variety of legal documents from her ABA publication “Writing Shorter Legal Documents: Strategies for Faster and Better Editing.” In the last half-hour of the seminar, Oster will demonstrate how text can be very quickly shortened with her methods using documents she has not seen in advance. Seminar attendees who want their documents shortened should bring them on a flash drive in Word format. Attendees are responsible for ensuring that the documents do not contain any confidential information.

Ast (3/16) Bend (3/9) CB (3/9) Eug (3/16) GP(3/8) HR(3/9) Klam (3/9) LG (3/9) Med (3/16) New (3/16) Pend (3/6) Red (3/16) Rose (3/8) Salem (3/9) Tig (3/21) Vale (3/9)

Super CLE Video Week
OSB Center in Tigard
Monday, Dec. 12 through Friday, Dec. 16.

Last Chance CLE
Thursday, Dec. 29 and Friday, Dec. 30
OSB Center, Tigard

For a complete and up-to-date schedule, visit www.osbarcle.org.

Legal Publications

Now Available for Preorder: Oregon Formal Ethics Opinions, 2011 Supplement
The upcoming supplement includes six new opinions on scope of representation, confidentiality and conflicts of interest, and client confidences, as well as one revised opinion on fixed-fee agreements. The 2011 supplement also includes updated Oregon RPCs, tables, subject index and opinions citator.
This title is now available for preorder. Anticipated ship date is Feb. 10, 2012. To order, call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413, toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-8260, ext. 413. You may also preorder online at www.osbar.org/store/pub/pubcat.asp.
These ethics opinions are also available online at www.osbar.org/ethics/ethicsops.html as well as on BarBooks.

Coming Soon from OSB Legal Publications
Labor and Employment Law: Public Sector, 2011 Revision
From representation and unit clarification petitions to unfair labor practice complaints, to the detailed process of negotiating collective bargaining agreements, Labor and Employment Law: Public Sector analyzes and explains the procedures and precedents of the Employment Relations Board and the Public Employee Collective Bargaining Act.

To place a preorder or for more information, call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413, toll-free in Oregon (800) 452-8260, ext. 413.


December 2
Constitutional Law 2011

December 8
Working with Difficult People

February 3
Intellectual Property

February 10
Juvenile Law

February 17
Personality and Trauma Disorders

February 24
Family Law

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