Oregon State Bar Bulletin — NOVEMBER 2011

A Night of Wine and Chocolate Nov. 12
All Oregon attorneys are invited to the Knowledge Universe Wine & Chocolate Extravaganza, a benefit for Youth, Rights & Justice on Nov. 12. This wine and chocolate tasting event will feature wineries and chocolatiers from Oregon and Washington and will begin at 5:30 at The Nines in Portland.

Signature desserts from across Oregon will accompany silent and live auctions featuring trips, fine wines, spa experiences, a labradoodle puppy and more. Tickets are $150 and must be purchased by Wednesday, Nov. 9. For more information, visit www.tinyurl.com/6htkkvs.

“Tactics and Ethics on Appeal” and Appellate Social Nov. 17
The Appellate Practice Section presents its CLE, “Tactics and Ethics on Appeal,” along with its annual social on Nov. 17. The CLE will take place from 1 to 4:45 p.m., at the bar offices in Tigard, with the social to follow at Hayden’s Grill in nearby Tualatin. Everyone is invited.

In the 3.5 hour program (ethics credits pending), appellate practitioners and several of our state’s appellate judges will discuss issues of professionalism and tactics at the appellate courts. Issues to be addressed include: how to choose issues for appeal, and whether to appeal at all; avoiding arguments that go “too far”; when to seek overruling of a prior decision; and how to strike the balance between reputation and zealous advocacy in the appellate courts. For more information, visit http://goo.gl/DzF73, or contact Jeff Dobbins at Willamette U. College of Law, (503) 370-6652.

OCDLA Banquet Dinner and Benefit Auction Dec. 2
Oregon City criminal defense attorney John Henry Hingson III has been selected to receive the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association’s Ken Morrow Memorial Award. The presentation will take place at a banquet dinner and benefit auction on Friday, Dec. 2 at the Benson Hotel in Portland beginning at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public and tickets start at $50, available by calling OCDLA at (541) 686-8716.

The Ken Morrow Memorial Award was created by the OCDLA in 2000 to recognize the lifelong commitment and significant achievements of attorneys within the defense community.

For more information, contact John Potter at (541) 686-8716 or visit www.tinyurl.com/OCDLAAward.

Nominations Due Nov. 17 for U.S. District Court Vacancy
With the announcement by Judge Michael Hogan that he has taken senior status as of Sept. 24, U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have appointed a committee of Oregon attorneys to review applications, interview finalists and recommend possible 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 Wyden’s office no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17. Materials or inquiries should be sent to the attention of Christina Rohner at ORfederalcourt@gmail.com.

Public Safety Commission to Meet Nov. 21
The Governor’s Commission on Public Safety will hold a session Nov. 21 in Portland (location to be announced).

The commission is charged with developing a long-range public safety plan for Oregon, which includes making recommendations on the capacity and use of state prisons and local jails, implementation of community corrections programs and methods to reduce future criminal conduct. In addition, the commission has a role in funding and evaluating Oregon’s drug courts.

Among other things, the commission will study the fiscal and criminal justice impacts of Measure 11. For further information, visit the commission’s website at www.oregon.gov/CJC/CommPubSaf.shtml. Agendas, meeting minutes and announcements of meeting locations are available on the website.

The Partnership for Safety and Justice, an advocacy group that is closely following the commission’s work, encourages interested parties to attend. That group can be reached at (503) 335-8449.

UO Law Seeks Nominations for 2012 Frohnmayer Award
The Oregon Law School Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Frohnmayer Award for Public Service. This annual award recognizes individuals whose service to the community advances the reputation of Oregon Law. Nominations of Oregon Law graduates, colleagues, friends or faculty members, who embody the Frohnmayer Award’s characteristics of distinguished public service, are welcome.

The Frohnmayer Award for Public Service ceremony and dinner will be held on Friday, April 13, 2012, at The Nines in Portland. Submit your nomination for this award by visiting http://www.uoregonlaw.com/faps12. Nominations must be submitted by Nov. 18, 2011.

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