Oregon State Bar Bulletin — OCTOBER 2011

OLAH’s 2011 Oregon Food Bank Drive
The Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger annual Lawyers v. Hunger Food and Fund drive to benefit the Oregon Food Bank began on Sept. 26, but it’s not too late to donate. This year’s food drive will continue through Oct. 9.

OLAH’s goal for 2011 is to raise $120,000 and to match the contributions the legal community made last year. Donations can be made through the OLAH drive campaign directly at the Oregon Food Bank’s website, http://www.oregonfoodbank.org/ (with a designation on that site for it to go to the “OLAH 2011 campaign”). Contact any of OLAH’s board members listed at OLAH’s website, www.oregonlawyersagainsthunger.com, for more information or to review ideas of how to launch a drive at your office to support the Oregon Food Bank.

Immigration Legal Services Fundraiser Oct. 14
The Oregon chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association will hold its 8th annual fundraising dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 at Urban Studio, 935 N.W. Davis St., Portland. At the dinner, Turid Owren of Tonkon Torp will receive AILA’s 2011 Gerald H. Robinson Excellence in Advocacy Award. Francisco Lopez, executive director of CAUSA, will receive AILA’s 2011 Oregon Immigrant Achievement Award.

Proceeds of the dinner help fund Immigration Counseling Service and Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services. These nonprofit organizations provide legal representation on immigration matters to low income clients. Tickets are $100 per person. To purchase tickets, make checks payable to Oregon AILA and mail them to Nicole Nelson at 208 S.W. First Ave., Suite 360, Portland, OR 97204.

Western Conference of the
Bench and Bar is Oct. 18-19

For the first time in its history, the United States Court of Federal Claims is taking its annual judicial conference to the West Coast. The court’s 24th Annual Judicial Conference, the Western Conference of the Bench and Bar, will be held on Oct. 18 and 19 in Berkeley, Calif., at the Claremont Resort and Spa.

This year’s two-day program highlights many key areas of the court’s jurisdiction, including bid protests, government contracts, patents, Fifth Amendment takings and Indian law. There will also be more than a full day of concurrent programming featuring the court’s vaccine jurisdiction. Two luncheon speakers are planned: Chief Judge Randall Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Assistant Attorney General Tony West of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division.

For up-to-date information about the conference, visit www.tinyurl.com/3qk7we5. Members of the Oregon State Bar qualify for reduced co-sponsor rates.

Taste for Justice Wine Auction Set for Oct. 20
The Taste for Justice Wine Auction, a benefit for the St. Andrew Legal Clinic in Portland, will be held Oct. 20 at The Nines Hotel in Portland. The evening begins at 5 p.m.

Founded by Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf and Gevurtz Menashe, this event features a champagne reception, gourmet foods, superb company and the finest of wines. Celebrity auctioneers will bid off rare wine lots donated from some of Portland’s most prized cellars, as well as private chef dinners and weekend retreats.

Tickets can be purchased at www.tasteforjustice.org. If you would like to donate wine or travel experiences to the auction, send an email message to cdunleavy@salcgroup.org.

Historical Society Plans Awards,
Suffrage Re-enactment

The U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society invites OSB members to its annual meeting and dinner on Oct. 27 at the Governor Hotel in Portland.

The event will feature a mock town hall debate on enfranchising women, performed by the Century of Action, Oregon Suffrage Players, entitled, “What’s Suffrage Got To Do With It?”

The society will also be presenting its Lifetime Service Award to the Hon. Edward Leavy and his family. A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., to be followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. For additional details, including the flyer with reservation information, see the society’s website at www.usdchs.org/events.php.

Meditators Plan Conference Nov. 4
The Oregon Mediation Association 25th annual fall conference, “Global Issues, Local Action: The Power of Courageous Conversations,” will be held Nov. 4-5 in Portland.

For more information, visit www. omediate.org/pg1121.cfm. For a brochure, see www.omediate.org.or send an email to oma@omediate.org, or call (503) 872-9775.

A keynote address will be presented by Raymond Shonholtz, founder of Partners for Democratic Change and the Community Boards Program in San Francisco, the longest running public mediation service in the United States.

Thirty-five workshops are scheduled, as well as opportunities for networking with mediators and other professionals from across the country. The conference has been approved for 11 CLE credits.

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