Oregon State Bar Bulletin — NOVEMBER 2012

Bar News

Reserve Your Seat for the 2012 OSB Awards Luncheon

The Oregon State Bar invites everyone to the 2012 Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Governor Hotel in Portland. Awards are given out each year to recognize outstanding work in the legal profession in Oregon.

This year’s recipients are listed on page 6 of this issue of the Bulletin.

Individual tickets and reserved tables for 10 are available. Register online at tinyurl.com/2012OSBAwards or by phone. For additional information, contact Brenda Cerda at (503) 431-6301, or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-8260, ext. 301, or email events@osbar.org.

Remember to Report Your 2012 Pro Bono Hours

The Oregon State Bar asks that you report the hours of pro bono work you have done this past year.

Having data on pro bono hours allows the bar to be aware of and acknowledge the good work done by lawyers and provides details often asked for by the general public or the legislature.

Reporting your hours makes you and your firm eligible for the 2012 ONLD Pro Bono Challenge Awards, in which individuals and firms that report the highest number of pro bono hours are honored.

To report your hours for 2012, visit www.osbar.org/probono/reporting.html and click on the “Login and report your hours online” link.

Practitioner’s Guide to Construction Contractors Board Set for Dec. 7

Join the OSB Construction Law Section for its CLE event on Friday, Dec. 7, “2012 Practitioner’s Guide to the CCB.” It will be held at the OSB Center from 8:30 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch and the annual section meeting. This event has 3.25 general MCLE credits pending.

Speakers will include Alan L. Mitchell, Van M. White and program managers from the Construction Contractors Board.

Tickets are $100 for Construction Law Section members and $125 for nonmembers. Register online at www.osbar.org/events or by phone at (503) 431-6413, or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-8260, ext. 413.

Council on Court Procedures Posts Proposed Changes for Comment

The Council on Court Procedures has posted for comment proposed changes to the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure. The changes reflect the work of the council since September 2011.

Proposed changes include amendments to the rules governing signing pleadings, affirmative defenses, appointments of guardians ad litem, depositions of organizations, discovery sanctions, subpoenas for personally identifiable health information, alternative jurors, exceptions to jury instructions, and claims for attorney fees. To look at the proposed language and to comment on the changes, visit counciloncourtprocedures.org.

The council welcomes comments by the bench, bar and public. For full consideration, comments to the proposed drafts should be received by Nov. 15. The promulgation meeting is open to the public and will take place on Dec. 1, at 9:30 a.m. at the Oregon State Bar Center.


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