|Oregon State Bar Bulletin MAY 2012|
Suzanne E. Rowe’s article, “Commas for My Class” (April 2012), brought to mind the book, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, by Lynne Truss. That delightful, short volume, subtitled “The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation,” should be close at hand for any serious writer. Following Ms. Truss’ advice might even add real appeal to appellate briefs.
Your constant reader, John C. Warden, Portland
Remembering John Ryan
I received the OSB Bulletin today and noted the obituary for John Ryan (In Memoriam, April 2012). Great obit!
I was at the meeting in Seaside and can attest to the facts stated that he “almost single-handedly turned back a movement” to install specialization. It was one of the great speeches I have heard. And, it moved the body from pro to con. I fondly recall that speech and the man who gave it. John did well for us.
David C. Clark , Laramie, Wyo.
Keep Bar Center in Mind
Recently one of my best clients needed a place for a meeting for 140 participants. I referred the client to the Oregon State Bar for rental of conference space at the Oregon State Bar Center. I have received rave reviews from the client including the services provided by the bar to video record the proceedings. The client has schedule three more dates at the bar center.
Keep this in mind for your clients, who need meeting space for from four to 144 participants.
Frank H. Hilton, Portland
Editor’s note: Indeed, the OSB Bar Center has conference and meeting rooms available only for official bar business but also for rent to non-related groups. To learn more, see www.osbar.org/meetingrooms.
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