Oregon State Bar Bulletin — FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012

March Is Open Enrollment Month for MBA Health Insurance Plan
March is open enrollment month for the Multnomah Bar Association Health Insurance Plan, and all actively licensed OSB members (not just those in Multnomah County) working over 20 hours a week are eligible to enroll. Participants can chose from a menu of plans offered by Kaiser Permanente and Providence Health Plans. For detailed information and premiums, visit http://www.mbabar.org or call Steve Doty of Northwest Employee Benefits at 503.284.1331

Roberts-Deiz Awards Dinner Set for March 9
All Oregon lawyers are invited to the 20th Annual Roberts-Deiz Awards Dinner and OWLS Foundation Silent Auction on March 9 at The Nines Hotel in Portland. The auction will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner to follow at 7 p.m.

Oregon Supreme Court Justice Virginia Linder will receive the 2012 Justice Betty Roberts Award for the promotion of women in the law, and Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Angel Lopez will receive this year’s Judge Mercedes Deiz Award for promotion of minorities in the law. Tickets and tables can be purchased at www.oregonwomenlawyers.org.

Auction for Public Interest Law Project on March 10
“Welcome to Bollywood!” Lewis & Clark Law School’s Public Interest Law Project is holding its 22nd annual fundraising auction presented by the Vital Projects Fund, on March 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Lewis & Clark Legal Research Center. PILP invites the Portland legal community to celebrate more than 100,000 hours of legal public interest work provided by PILP-stipend recipients at no cost to the employer.

Tickets are $40 for the general public and include valet parking, silent and oral auctions, music by bhangra DJs, Bollywood dance instruction, and drinks, appetizers and dessert. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit go.lclark.edu/law/pilp.

Watch “My Cousin Vinny” with the CEJ on March 21
The Associates Committee of the Campaign for Equal Justice will host a special screening of the 1992 film “My Cousin Vinny” on Wednesday, March 21 at Portland’s Hollywood Theater, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. The film centers on two New Yorkers who are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins — an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners — comes in to defend them.

Doors open at 6:30 for the 7 p.m., show. To reserve tickets, visit www.cej-oregon.org/movie11.php. Suggested donation: $10.

“A Class Act 2012” Set for April 27
“A Class Act, ” the 18th annual benefit for the Bill & Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship Fund of Equity Foundation will be held Friday, April 27 at The Old Church in Portland. Sponsored by the Oregon Gay and Lesbian Law Association, this year’s event will feature a performance by http://normansylvester.com/, featuring Norman “The Boogie Cat” Sylvester.

Shepherd Scholars, beneficiaries of the benefit, are third- and fourth-year law students dedicated to donating their legal expertise to fighting bigotry and discrimination, particularly in the area of sexual orientation and gender identity. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.ogalla.org.

Free Superseded-ORS Database Created
Superseded ORS editions are beginning to appear on the Oregon Legislature’s website. In time, all editions from 1953 to the present will be available. In early 2011, the Washington County Law Library started scanning superseded ORS editions, 1953-1987.

You can read more about this project at the Oregon Legal Research blog at oregonlegalresearch.blogspot.com. The project’s blog posts are listed under the label “Gutbusters.”



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