Oregon State Bar Bulletin — APRIL 2012

Features

The Poster Child
How Oregon's Blogging Defamation Case Attracted National Attention
By Janine Robben

Slowly But Surely
Lawyer Hiring is Returning Tentatively After the Downturn
By Cliff Collins


Columns

Bar Counsel
Complaints About Oregon Lawyers: 2011 Trends from the OSB's Client Assistance Office
By Scott Morrill

The Legal Writer
Commas for My Class
By Suzanne E. Rowe

Legal.Online
The Internet Has Come a Long Way (But It Still Has a Long Way to Go)
By Robert J. Ambrogi

Profiles in the Law
A Different Drummer:
Steven Ungar Follows an Unconventional Route
to Legal Success

By Cliff Collins

Legal Practice Tips
Creative Negotiation: Relying on Intuition and Imagination
By Roger B. Ley

Parting Thoughts
Lawyers are Like Other People
By Bruce Schafer



Departments

Letters

Briefs

Bar Notes
CLE
Bar News

Bar Actions
Discipline
Reinstatements
Applications

Bar People
Among Ourselves
Moves
In Memoriam

Classifieds


Last November, a federal jury in Portland found a Montana-based blogger liable for $2.5 million for defaming an Oregon State Bar member and his company online. The trial set the stage for legal issues followed by First Amendment lawyers, bloggers and traditional journalists around the country, and which cause them to ask what legal protections should apply to people who use the Internet to defame others. Janine Robben reports on the blogosphere's "poster child" for online vitriol.