Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JANUARY 2012
CLE Seminars

Juvenile Law 2012: Beyond the Codebook — Ethics, Appellate Law and ICWA
Friday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
4.75 general CLE credits and 1 ethics credit, or 1.75 general CLE credits, 3 access to justice credits and 1 ethics credit
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

The code books state the law, but what do the words mean in terms of real life? This year’s annual juvenile law seminar will provide an appellate law update and take a look at legal ethics that arise when representing minors. Special guest presenter Judge William A. Thorne Jr., Utah Court of Appeals, will provide an in-depth look at ICWA, including the act’s history and purpose; how and why ICWA is different than current practice; and going beyond simple compliance with best practices. Cosponsored by the Juvenile Law Section.

Ast (3/30) Bend (3/23) CB (3/23) Eug (3/30) GP (3/22) HR (3/23) Klam (3/23) LG (3/23) Med (3/30) New (3/30) Pend (3/30) Red (3/30) Rose (3/22) Salem (3/23) Tig (4/4) Vale (3/23)


Clients with Personality and ­Trauma Disorders
Friday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6.5 general CLE credits or 3.5 general CLE credits and 3 access to justice credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Life is complicated, and for individuals who have experienced some form of traumatic stress or who have a personality disorder, these complications can significantly affect your representation. Our panel of lawyers, psychologists and a psychiatrist will help provide an understanding of trauma and personality disorders. Explore the causes and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its use as a defense in criminal cases. Two attorneys will share their perspectives on trauma disorders and damages in civil cases.

For clients who have personality disorders, our experts will explain Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM IV TR) definitions and provide strategies for managing high-conflict clients and clients who demonstrate passivity and dependency. Learn about psychological tests and their reliability, as well as how to identify a competent expert witness. The age-old question of client competency will be examined in both civil and criminal cases. The panel will conclude the day with a discussion of cases studies to provide context to the wealth of information presented.

Ast (4/6) Bend (3/30) CB (3/30) Eug (4/6) GP (3/29) HR (3/30) Klam (3/30) LG (3/30) Med (4/6) New (4/6) Pend (4/6) Red (4/6) Rose (3/29) Salem (3/30) Tig (4/11) Vale (3/30)


Isn’t There a Case About That? Critical Family Law Cases to Know
Friday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
6.5 general CLE credits
Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center, Portland

How often has this happened to you: you are in court or discussing or analyzing an issue with another lawyer, and you just know “there’s a case about that!” Your brain searches for the name, using whatever associative device is handy — “it involved a Scottish Terrier,” “it was out of Lane County,” “it involved a lot of high-end sports equipment” or anything else you can recall to help jog your memory. This seminar will bring all those details together by presenting the critical family law cases every family law lawyer must know. Our experts will discuss cases in the areas of domestic partnerships, spousal support, equitable distribution and property division, rebutting the presumption of equitable contribution, and custody, parenting time and modification. The program will also address family law practice pitfalls and malpractice traps. This is a great opportunity to refresh your recollection of hallmark cases and gain insight about emerging issues.

Ast (4/13) Bend (4/6) CB (4/6) Eug (4/13) GP (4/5) HR (4/6) Klam (4/6) LG (4/6) Med (4/13) New (4/13) Pend (4/13) Red (4/13) Rose (4/5) Salem (4/6) Tig (4/18) Vale (4/6)


Don’t Forget to Select the Course Materials Format for OSB CLEs
As part of the bar’s sustainability efforts, OSB CLE Seminars has begun offering most course materials in a choice of either printed or electronic format. Effective Jan. 1, printed materials for seminars will only be available if you select that option during registration. Printed materials will be available the day of the seminar when you check in.

If you choose the electronic option, a link to a PDF of course materials will be sent to you via email prior to the event. CLE Seminars strongly recommends that you download the PDF in advance; although the OSB center offers free wifi, free Internet access is not available at all seminar locations.

Legal Publications

Now Available for Preorder:
Labor and Employment Law: Public Sector 2011 Revision

This revised edition illustrates the current state of the law regarding public sector labor matters and selected aspects of public employment. Up-dates include a new chapter on military leave, a new section analyzing rem-edies for failure to provide requested information and much more.This title is now available for preorder. Anticipated ship date is Feb. 21, 2012. Please call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413 or toll-free in Or-egon (800) 452-8260, ext. 413, to place your preorder or for more informa-tion. You may also preorder online at www.osbar.org/store/pub/pubcat.asp.This title will also be available on BarBooks online to all active Oregon attorneys. Visit www.osbar.org/legalpubs/BarBooks.html for more informa-tion on this member benefit.

To place a preorder or for more information, call the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413, toll-free in Oregon (800) 452-8260, ext. 413.


March 1­2
19th Annual Litigation Institute & Retreat

March 9
The Law Library: Sun-Painted Man

March 23
Taming the Medicare Gorilla in Your Injury Cases

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