Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JUNE 2012

OWLs Federal Courthouse Connection June 15
The Oregon Women Lawyers annual Federal Courthouse Connection will be held on Friday, June 15. Join Oregon’s federal judges at noon for lunch and networking. Please RSVP by June 8 at noon. For more information, visit www.oregon womenlawyeers.org.

Changed Access Hours for Multnomah County Circuit Court
Multnomah County Circuit Court recently posted a notice regarding changes in access hours for court services due to budget reductions, effective May 7. Phone service to the operations sections of the Office of the Trial Court Administrator is now limited to five hours each court day – 8:30-10:30 a.m., and 1:30-4:30 p.m., for operations in the courthouse, the justice center, the juvenile justice center and the east county courthouse. Telephone calls to the offices of judges will not be restricted by the above times; however, reductions of judicial staff and the reassignment of time of judicial staff away from chambers may result in a delay in messages being received.

Public access to the circuit court file room, Room 131 of the courthouse, will be restricted to the hours of noon-5 p.m., each court business day.

Lincoln High School Places First in “We the People” National Finals
Congratulations are in order: After three days of simulated congressional hearings on the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, Portland’s Lincoln High School Constitution Team won first place in the 25th anniversary We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution national finals. Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School of Richmond, Va., placed second and Arcadia High School of Arcadia, Calif., finished third. For more details and video from the finals, visit www.tinyurl.com/WeThePeople2012.

2012 Legal Citizen Dinner Raises Over $134,000 for Civics Education
More than 440 guests gathered at the Governor Hotel in Portland to honor Legal Citizen Jim Westwood and Civic Educator of the Year, Richard English. The program included 1960s video footage of Jim Westwood leading Portland State to victory in the College Bowl, as well as a We the People presentation by the Lincoln High School Constitution Team (who became national champions one week later) and a number of speakers who both entertained and inspired the diverse audience of judges, teachers, lawyers, students, bankers and other civic leaders.

In addition to honoring the work of two outstanding civic leaders, the dinner raised more than $134,000 for Classroom Law Project and the many programs it administers for civic education. Photos from the event can be found at www.classroomlaw.org.

Nominations Due June 15 for Latina Lawyer Award
The Hispanic National Bar Association’s Standing Commission on the Status of Latinas in the Legal Profession is seeking applications for the Latina commission’s fourth annual Latina Lawyer Award. The purpose of the commission’s award is to continue the HNBA’s tradition of recognizing and honoring Latina pioneers who left their own unique mark on the legal profession by actively paving the road to success for the Latino community or other Latina lawyers.

Visit www.tinyurl.com/HNBAAward2012 to obtain the 2012 nomination criteria and application requirements for the award. Applications and supporting documentation are due no later than June 15, 2012  and should be submitted electronically to Mónica M. MacGregor at mmacgregor@alvarezandmarsal.com.

Forum on Restorative Justice June 28 & 29
The eighth annual Northwest Justice Forum is specifically designed to highlight how restorative justice can inform the work of stakeholders responsible and committed to responding to harm in our communities. The 2012 event will be held June 28 and 29 in Oregon City and is titled “Restorative Justice: What Does It Mean for Me?” Registration is open through June 20.

Featured speakers will be Sujatha Baliga, Senior Program Specialist for the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, and Colette Peters, Director of the Oregon Department of Corrections. For more information, see www.nwjustice forum.com/#/welcome.

Nominations Deadline June 4
The University of Oregon School of Law alumni association is accepting nominations for the 2012 John E. Jaqua Distinguished Alumnus Award ceremony and dinner to be held Oct. 5 in Eugene.

U.O. law school alumni are encouraged to send suggestions online at www.uoregonlaw.com/jaqua-nomination by June 4. Past recipients include: WilliamWheatley, the Hon. David Brewer, Vernon Gleeves and John E. Jaqua.

Questions? Contact Rachel Kahn at (541) 346-3865 or raj@uoregon.edu.

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