Oregon State Bar Bulletin — FEBRUARY/MARCH 2011
CLE Seminars

18th Annual Litigation Institute & Retreat
Friday, March 4, 1-5:15 p.m.
Saturday, March 5, 8:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Oregon: 9 general CLE credits;
Washington: 8.5 general CLE credits
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Wash.

If you enjoyed Mike Cash’s presentation at the 2010 Litigation Institute, here is another opportunity to hear him. This year he will be joined by University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law Prof. Tom Mauet as they present The Amazing Case: Illustrations and Demonstrations of the Trial of a Commercial Case. Cash and Mauet will invigorate the way you approach and execute litigation. How do you persuade a jury when your fight for justice involves a seemingly emotionless commercial case? From either side of the bar, learn how to present complex and mundane aspects of a commercial matter in an appealing and engaging manner. Your success at trial is their focus. Also hear from U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman on how “The Will to Win” is not nearly as important as “The Will to Prepare to Win.” Karen O’Kasey will show how shortening your trial presentation can increase your effectiveness, while Bob Weaver examines cross-examination mistakes. To conclude the afternoon, Bill Barton will discuss the qualitative and quantitative aspects of damages. Please join the Litigation Section in honoring William B. Crow, recipient of the 14th Annual Owen M. Panner Professionalism Award, at its award dinner Friday evening. Cosponsored by the Litigation Section and endorsed by OTLA and OADC.

No video replay.

24th Annual Northwest Bankruptcy Institute
Friday, April 8, 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.;
Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m.-noon.
Oregon: 8.75 general CLE credits and 1 ethics credit;
Washington: 8.25 general CLE credits and 1 ethics credit
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Portland

This year’s institute takes a look at the litigation aspects of a bankruptcy practice. Litigation techniques will be explored, along with current litigation issues in the U.S. Trustee’s Office. Four breakout sessions will cover confirmation considerations in consumer and business cases, as well as individual Chapter 11 cases and liquidation versus reorganization plans. The opening session for the institute will take a look at ethics for bankruptcy practitioners, and the closing session will provide a view of the Northwest economic landscape. The judges’ panel will include two of Washington’s newest bankruptcy judges. Cosponsored by the OSB Debtor-Creditor Section and the Washington State Bar Association Creditor Debtor Rights Section.

No video replay.

Family Law 2011
Friday, April 29
Oregon Convention Center
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
6 general CLE credits pending

Geared for those attorneys new to family law, this seminar will equip you with practical advice and tips on how to handle a range of practice aspects, such as post-settlement changes to fee agreements and getting paid. Learn about “family law math” and how best to interact with pro se parties. A panel of experts will discuss developmentally-approved parenting plans, and the issues that surround the question of paternity will be addressed.

Ast (5/20) Bend (5/13) CB (5/13) Eug (5/20) GP (5/12) HR (5/13) Klam (5/13) LG (5/13) Med (5/20) New (5/20) Pend (5/20) Red (5/20) Rose (5/12) Salem (5/13) Tig (5/18) Vale (5/13)  


CLE Publications

Oregon Uniform Criminal Jury Instructions Created by a committee of experienced litigators and judges, Oregon Uni-form Criminal Jury Instructions is an essential tool for the courtroom. Make sure your copy is up to date — the 2010 supplement will include four revised instructions and six new instructions.For more information, call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413 or toll-free in Oregon (800) 452-8260, ext. 413.


March 18
Staying Ahead of the Curve: A Practical Guide to Handling Servicemember Cases Involving Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury

April 29
Family Law 2011

June 2 – 3
11th Annual Oregon Tax Institute

July 14
Summer Series: Litigation Tips for In-House Counsel

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