Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JUNE 2012
Bar News

PLF Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors
The Professional Liability Fund is looking for one lawyer and one public member to serve a five-year term on its board of directors, beginning Jan. 1, 2013. Directors attend approximately six board meetings a year, three of which are held in Tigard and three in various locations throughout the state. Between the scheduled meetings, directors participate in telephone conference calls and various committee meetings. Board members are also expected to spend a considerable amount of time reading claim reports and other materials. PLF policies prohibit directors and their firms from prosecuting or defending claims against lawyers.

Interested persons should send a brief resume by July 31 to Ira R. Zarov, Professional Liability Fund, P.O. Box 231600, Tigard, OR 97281.

2012 Board of Governors Candidates
The following candidates are running for election to the Board of Governors for terms beginning Jan. 1, 2013. Each region has one vacancy:

Region 1: Thomas Bahrman, Timothy L. Williams; Region 3: R. Ray Heysell, J. Ryan Kirchoff; Region 4: Thomas J. Flaherty, Caitlin Mitchel-Markley, Simeon D. Rapoport; Region 5: Andrea J. Anderly, Richard Rizk, Joshua Ross, Gary Underwood Scharff, Richard A. Weill.

ORS 9.042 provides members of the bar the opportunity to challenge the eligibility of any candidate and requires that challenges be submitted to the executive director no later than June 7. Ballots for this election will be distributed Oct. 1 and due at the bar office no later than 5 p.m., Oct. 15.

Civic Education Videos Project
The Multnomah Bar Foundation is developing a video series on democracy issues and civic participation. Funded by the MBF Civic Education Fund and produced by MetroEast Community Media, the six-part video series is intended for the general public and middle and high school students. Video topics include the court system, the courthouse, how to register to vote, the importance of voting, civic engagement and calming civil discourse.

“The Court System” and “The Courthouse” videos are completed and will be distributed to schools statewide, shown on cable access TV and available online on the MBA and OSB websites, as well as a number of specialty bar and other media websites. The MBF is partnering with The Bus Project, League of Women Voters, Urban League, City Club and Classroom Law Project to develop video content and create resources for classroom and community discussion. For more information, contact Pamela Hubbs at (503) 222-3275 or pamela@mbabar.org.

Awards Nominations Sought
The deadline for the OSB’s annual awards nominations is 5 p.m., Monday, July 16. A description of the awards and the nomination criteria, forms and more can be found at http://www.osbar.org. For questions, contact Kay Pulju at (503) 620-0222 ext. 402; (800) 452-8260 ext. 402; or khoutary@osbar.org


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