Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JULY 2011
CLE Seminars

Understanding Financial Statements: A Business Roadmap
Friday, July 8, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
3.5 general CLE credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

This seminar is your GPS to understanding financial statements and what they mean. This basic level course emphasizes the nuts and bolts of financial statements, what the statement and line items mean, and how they relate to each other and to the business. Utilize a repeatable framework to review business actions and predict their impact on the financial statements. Learn to spot essential numbers in financial statements to determine what must have happened in the business. Accounting terms such as cash versus accrual accounting, capitalization, revenue recognition, fair value and impairment will be clarified. Stripped of unnecessary accounting jargon and processes, this course will provide you with a greater comfort level and understanding of financial statements and the ability to have intelligent financial conversations with clients and accountants.

This seminar is not available for on-site video replays. Register for the webcast using the “webcast” link at www.osbarcle.org and watch the video at your convenience from your computer for two months after the live seminar.

When Worlds Collide – The Government Knocks on the Corporate Door
Thursday, July 14, 9 a.m.-noon
2 general CLE credits and 1 ethics credit
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

When a company is presented with an internal investigation or a government inquiry, in-house and corporate counsel are called upon to swing into action. Using hypotheticals specifically designed to address the complex and special challenges you might face, learn how to perform an initial risk assessment (i.e., “How big is this?” “How big could it be?”) and build both your internal and external team. Ascertaining who is the client is a key beginning step, as well as understanding your duties to employees who may have an expectation that they are the client. In addition to answering these questions, our panel of experts will share a wealth of information including how to: handle the control of documents and other information; prevent a waiver of Fifth Amendment rights; determine if an internal investigation report is discoverable by the government or in a civil lawsuit; prepare your client as a witness; and handle incriminating information. With decades of trial, corporate and government expertise, the presenters will craft scenarios based upon problems they have encountered with past cases. This seminar is a unique opportunity to learn how to avoid these situations and excel in representing your corporate client.

This seminar is not available for on-site video replays. Register for the webcast using the “webcast” link at www.osbarcle.org and watch the video at your convenience from your computer for two months after the live seminar.

Fundamentals of Collecting Money Judgments
Friday, July 22, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6.5 general CLE or practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Get practical information on an issue important to you and your clients — getting paid. This seminar on the basics of collection law is ideal for both new and experienced attorneys seeking the latest information. Learn how to effectively utilize collection tools and avoid common traps and malpractice issues with a step-by-step approach to analyzing and effectively pursuing collection matters.

Ast (8/12) Bend (8/5) CB (8/5) Eug (8/12) GP (8/4) HR (8/5) Klam (8/5) LG (8/5) Med (8/12) New (8/12) Pend (8/12) Red (8/12) Rose (8/4) Salem (8/5) Tig (8/10) Vale (8/5)

CLE Publications

New at BarBooks
Check out the new information and forms posted at BarBooks, your member resource written by and for Oregon lawyers.

Labor and Employment Law: Private Sector (2011 Revision)
A guide to state and federal law governing the duties of employers and the rights of employees, Labor and Employment Law: Private Sector offers a balanced perspective from both the employer's and employee's point of view. This revision includes two new chapters: one on enforcement of wage and hour laws, and one on the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, as well as completely revised and updated chapters.This title is now available for preorder. Anticipated ship date is Aug.25. Call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413 or toll-free in Oregon (800) 452-8260, ext. 413, to place your preorder or for more information. You may also preorder online at www.osbar.org/store/pub/pubcat.asp.This title is also available on BarBooks to all active Oregon attorneys. Visit us at www.osbar.org/legalpubs/BarBooks.html for more information on this member benefit.


August 3
Handling Residential Evictions in Oregon

August 3
Advanced Transactional Drafting with Ross Guberman

August 4
Point Made: How to Write like the Nation's Top Advocates

August 5
Handling Uninsured Motorists Cases

August 12
Fundamentals of Bankruptcy

August 15 – 19
Summer Video Week

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