Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JUNE 2012


Let the Debate Begin
Oregon Lawyers with a Stake in the Issue Weigh in on the Death Penalty
By Cliff Collins

Meeting Requirements,
Meeting Expectations

New Lawyers and Mentors Reflect on Year One of Mentoring Experience
By Melody Finnemore


Bar Counsel
Revealing Bits & Bytes: Guarding (and Exploiting) Metadata
By Helen Hierschbiel

The Legal Writer
"G " is for Graft:
A Gaggle of Great "G" Words

By Suzanne E. Rowe

Profiles in the Law
Singing (and Dancing) in the Rain: Paralegal Mary McCourt Recalls a Hollywood Life Before Working for Lawyers
By Karen McGlone

Managing Your Practice
Technology Matters: Highlights from the 2012 ABA TechShow
By Dee Crocker

Court Report
Oregon eCourt Update: Better Access, Better Information and Better Outcomes are on the Way
By David Factor

Parting Thoughts
Remembering Don Muccigrosso
By Hon. Ronald Thom




Bar Notes
Bar News

Bar Actions

Bar People
Among Ourselves
In Memoriam


First enacted by statute in 1864, the death penalty was repealed by Oregon voters in 1914 and since then has been restored, outlawed again by voters, re-enacted by initiative, deemed unconstitutional and reinstated by initiative in 1984, the last time the issue came up for a vote. Since Gov. John Kitzhaber's announcement in November that he would not allow any fur-ther executions as long as he remains in office, debate over cap-ital punishment has once again become a front-burner issue. Interviewed by Cliff Collins, four Oregon lawyers — all with years of experience in the field — express their diverse opinions about a subject that everyone agrees is complex, difficult and worthy of OSB members' attention.