Oregon State Bar Bulletin — OCTOBER 2011
CLE Seminars

The Best Technology to Get the Most Out of Your Practice
Thursday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6.5 general CLE credits or practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center

The array of technology choices today is overwhelming. Simply deciding on a new computer configuration presents hundreds of options. How do you make the right choices? This seminar provides a complete legal technology roadmap in plain English, covering all areas of law office technology — from printers and scanners to case management, document management and accounting software. You’ll also learn how to avoid committing malpractice with your computer and other best practices for everything from electronically negotiating documents with opposing counsel to the rules for backing up and protecting your data and protecting client confidentiality.

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Elder Law: After the Diagnosis…
Friday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
4.5 general CLE credits and 1 ethics credit
Oregon Convention Center

When individuals find that their abilities have been diminished or limited by certain mental and physical conditions, a host of questions arise after the diagnosis. Can your clients keep their home if Medicaid assistance is required? Is additional in-home care needed, and if so, what are the best practices for securing a qualified caregiver? What if a family member agrees to be the caregiver in return for a future payment in the form of a larger share of your client’s estate? This seminar will explore these questions and others, including a prospective client’s capacity to retain an attorney, Medicaid planning in protective proceedings, and a look at recent legislation that affects elder law practitioners and their clients. Legal ethics concerns particular to an elder law practice will also be examined, such as what to do when allegations of undue influence and financial elder abuse are presented — and you drafted the documents. Cosponsored by the Elder Law Section

Ast (11/4) Bend (10/28) CB (10/28) Eug (11/4) GP (10/27) HR (10/28) Klam (10/28) LG (10/28) Med (11/4) New (11/4) Pend (11/4) Red (11/4) Rose (10/27) Salem (10/28) Tig (11/2) Vale (10/28)

Fundamentals of Oregon Civil Trial Procedure
Thursday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
12.75 general CLE credits or practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center,

An outstanding faculty of judges and lawyers will share their knowledge and experience to help you achieve success both in and out of the courtroom. Start with the most basic component of your practice — getting clients in (and sometimes out) the door — and then set the stage for your case with insights into parties and pleadings. Uncover discovery and deposition strategies, and gain an understanding of arbitration, mediation, negotiation and settlement conferences. Learn the difference between an order and a judgment and what to expect regarding attorney fees. Explore trial tips and techniques, and then complete your litigation foundation by learning what is appealable — and what is not. Cosponsored by the Litigation Section.

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How to Try a Workers’ Compensation Case
Thursday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.- 4:15 p.m.
6 general CLE credits or practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center

Injuries associated with employment range from the forestry and fishing industries to health care and social assistance positions. When a potential client comes to you and says he or she has been injured on the job, do you know that to do? Experts will take you through the process of a workers’ compensation claim, from the basics of client intake and issue-spotting to the hearing and appeals. Examine key forms and documents. Learn to distinguish employees from independent contractors and the differences between an injury and occupational disease. Discover how to handle medical evidence and develop case strategies. Receive valuable tips for a successful practice, including avoiding malpractice and handling related claims. Cosponsored by the Workers’ Compensation Section.

Ast (11/18) Bend (11/4) CB (11/4) Eug (11/18) GP (11/3) HR (11/4) Klam (11/4) LG (11/4) Med (11/18) New (11/18) Pend (11/18) Red (11/18) Rose (11/3) Salem (11/4) Tig (11/9) Vale (11/4)

Broadbrush Taxation
Friday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6 general CLE credits and .5 access to justice credit
Oregon State Bar Center

Here’s a great opportunity to get a “tax consult” with experienced tax practitioners and professionals to help you understand and spot the tax issues that can affect your clients. Start the day with a legislative update on recent tax legislation, and gain an understanding of basic IRS audit and appeal procedures. Find out what contingent consideration and payments entail, and examine tax considerations when selecting a business entity. Gain practical tips for representing low-income clients, and learn how discharging taxes in bankruptcy works. Take a look at the different types of state taxes, as well as other state tax concepts. Finish the day with a moderated panel that reviews important considerations for attorneys when a client’s accountant is involved, including how to minimize misunderstandings between attorneys and accountants and how to decrease a client’s overall bill through delegation. Cosponsored by the Taxation Section.

Ast (1/20) Bend (1/13) CB (1/13) Eug (1/20) GP (1/12) HR (1/13) Klam (1/13) LG (1/13) Med (1/20) New (1/20) Pend (1/20) Red (1/20) Rose (1/12) Salem (1/13) Tig (1/18) Vale (1/13)

13th Annual Oregon Trial Advocacy College
Thursday, Oct. 27, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 28, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
15 general CLE credits or practical skills credits
Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse

The Oregon Trial Advocacy College provides an unparalleled hands-on jury trial opportunity for advocates of all experience levels. First you prepare in advance to try an actual case. Then on day one, an outstanding faculty of judges and trial attorneys will instruct and demonstrate their successful techniques. On day two, they will guide and advise you through your mock trial complete with witnesses and jurors. There is no better way than to “learn by doing.” Limited enrollment ensures individual attention and constructive feedback. Active participation means the ability to develop your own persuasive advocacy techniques and style. Supported by the Oregon Chapter American Board of Trial Advocates.

No video replay.

Legal Publications

Now Available for Preorder: Construction Law, 2011 Revision
Construction Law is the top resource for Oregon lawyers involved in commercial, design-build, residential, or state and local government construction projects. This book provides the information needed to successfully negotiate construction contracts or handle disputes, claims, liens, bonds and federal procurements.

This title is now available for preorder. Anticipated ship date is Nov. 18. Please 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 www.osbar.org/legalpubs/BarBooks.html for more information on this member benefit.


November 3
Expanding Civil Rights Advocacy: Emerging Trends in Your Practice

November 8
Everything You Want to Know About Child Abuse Reporting

November 10
Powerful Motion Practice

November 16
Digging Deeper into Real Estate and Land Use

November 18
Administering the Basic Estate and Trust: Not So Basic Anymore

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