Oregon State Bar Bulletin — MAY 2012

Appealing Reading
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

We Love Letters

The Bulletin welcomes letters. In general, letters should pertain to recent articles, columns or other letters and should be limited to 250 words. Other things to keep in mind:

Letters must be original and addressed to the Bulletin editor. We do not reprint letters addressed to other publications, to other individuals, to whom it may concern, etc. Preference is given to letters responding to letters to the editor, articles or columns recently published in the Bulletin.

Letters must be signed. Unsigned or anonymous letters will not be published. (There are exceptions. Inquire with the editor.) Letters may not promote individual products, services or political candidates. All letters must comply with the guidelines of Keller v. State Bar of California in that they must be germane to the purpose of regulating the legal profession or improving the quality of the legal services available to the people of Oregon.

Letters may be edited for grammatical errors, style or length, or in cases where language or information is deemed unsuitable or inappropriate for publication. Profane or obscene language is not accepted.

We strive to print as many letters as possible. Therefore, brevity is important, and preference will be given to letters that are 250 words or less. Letters become the property of the Oregon State Bar. Authors of rejected letters are notified by the editor.

Send letters to: Editor, OSB Bulletin, P.O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281.


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