|Oregon State Bar Bulletin AUGUST 2012|
Is Your Name Confusing Clients?
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Wine Auction for St. Andrew Legal Clinic Sept. 20
The St. Andrew Legal Clinic will hold its annual Taste for Justice Wine Auction on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 5 to 8 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. After dinner and a silent auction, celebrity auctioneers will bid off rare wine lots donated from some of Portland’s most prized cellars, private chef dinners and decadent weekend retreats.
This year’s gala will be held at a new location: the Kridel Ballroom of the Portland Art Museum. Tickets are $250 each and can be purchased at www.tastefor justice.org. All proceeds will benefit St. Andrew Legal Clinic.
OLAH Oregon Food Bank Drive Sept. 24-Oct. 5
The Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger annual “Lawyers vs. Hunger Food and Fund Drive” kicks off on Sept. 24 and runs for two weeks. The drive benefits the Oregon Food Bank, the hub of a network of hunger relief agencies throughout Oregon and Clark County, Wash. Donations are generally used in the county from which they are made.
OLAH’s 2012 goal is to raise $130,000. Donations can be made through the OLAH drive campaign at participating law firms, or by clicking the “donate” link at www.oregonlawyersagainsthunger.com. The drive ends at 4 p.m., Oct. 5 for purposes of the law firm competitions. Contact any OLAH board member listed at OLAH’s website for more information.
Classroom Law Project Golf Tournament Sept. 24
The Classroom Law Project’s Annual Golf Tournament is a fundraiser benefiting CLP programs and civics education in Oregon. This year’s tournament will be held at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course on Monday, Sept. 24 , with registration beginning at 9 a.m., and a shotgun start at 11 a.m. More information and online registration are available at www.tinyurl.com/CLPGolf.
Multnomah Bar’s Annual Golf Championship Oct. 1
The 15th Annual MBA Golf Championship for LASO’s Volunteer Lawyers Project will be held on Monday, Oct. 1 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. It aims to raise $20,000 for the VLP. Register by Sept. 21 to get the early bird registration fee of $225, which includes greens fees, cart, range balls, lunch and an awards dinner. To register, visit mbabar.org/assets/championship.pdf. Also, to view sponsorship opportunities, visit mbabar.org/assets/golfsponsorship.pdf. For more information, contact Pamela Hubbs at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 222-3275.
Youth, Rights & Justice
Extravaganza Oct. 13
All are invited to the fourth annual Wine & Chocolate Extravaganza on Saturday, Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m., at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The benefit for Youth, Rights & Justice will feature an Oregon bounty dinner, along with a fun wine and chocolate tasting of samples from across the Pacific Northwest. There will be live and silent auctions and more. Find details and registration information online at www.jrplaw.org/extravaganza-2012.
U. S. District Court Historical
Society “Famous Cases” Oct. 18
The U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society invites all interested attorneys to a special Famous Cases presentation on Williams v. Philip Morris, Inc., on Thursday, Oct. 18. As many will recall, an Oregon jury awarded record punitive damages for a smoking-related cancer death. After 12 years of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the verdict in 2009. Guest speakers Jim Coon, Bill Gaylord and Bill Gary will discuss the $80 million verdict in the case and its meaning for punitive damages in Oregon.
This event will be held in the 2nd story jury assembly room at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland at 4 p.m. All attendees are asked to bring photo ID. General CLE credits of .75 hours are pending for this presentation.
OWLS Fall Conference Oct. 26
Join Oregon Women Lawyers on Friday, Oct. 26 from 1-5 p.m., at the Benson Hotel in Portland for a CLE regarding the relationship between freedom and marriage: “The Curious Relationship between Marriage and Freedom.”
Speakers include: Columbia Law School Prof. Katherine Franke, who directs the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law and who is one of the nation’s leading scholars in the areas of feminism, sexuality and race; and Pamela S. Karlan, who is the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School. Karlan co-directs Stanford’s Supreme Court litigation clinic and is co-author of three leading casebooks on constitutional law, constitutional litigation and the law of democracy.
Registration details can be found at www.oregonwomenlawyers.org/.