Oregon State Bar Bulletin — NOVEMBER 2012


OWLs Roberts and Deiz Award Nominations Due Nov. 7

Oregon Women Lawyers is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Roberts and Deiz awards, but hurry: nominations are due Nov. 7. Nomination forms — and other details — can be found at oregonwomenlawyers.org/awards/roberts_ deiz.php. Recipients will be recognized at the 21st annual OWLs Roberts-Deiz Awards Dinner on Friday, March 8, 2013 at The Nines in Portland.

The Justice Betty Roberts Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting women in the legal profession and in the community. The recipient of this award is a person who has influenced women to pursue legal careers, opened doors for women attorneys, or advanced opportunities for women within the profession.

The Judge Mercedes Deiz Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting minorities in the legal profession and in the community. The recipient of this award is a person who has influenced minorities to pursue legal careers, opened doors for minority attorneys, or advanced opportunities for minorities within the profession.

Ken Morrow Memorial Award Recipient Will Be Honored Nov. 30

Justice Paul De Muniz has been selected to receive the Ken Morrow Memorial Award by the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. The presentation will take place at a banquet dinner and benefit auction on Friday, Nov. 30, at the Benson Hotel in Portland. The event is open to the public and tickets start at $60, available by calling OCDLA at (541) 686-8716.

The Ken Morrow Memorial Award was created by the OCDLA in 2000 to recognize the lifelong commitment and significant achievements of attorneys who have worked in the defense community and those who have made significant contribution to the administration of justice.

OCDLA Winter Conference Set for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

It’s an explosion of credits of all kinds at the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer Association’s annual winter gathering “De Muniz, Scott & The Credit Bomb,” to be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in Portland. Attendees will earn 11.5 credits including 3 ethics, 3 access to justice, 1 child abuse reporting and 4.5 general credits.

Justice Paul De Muniz will speak on “The Future of Search and Seizure in the Oregon Supreme Court.” Ryan Scott will detail accomplice law in “Schlemiel, Schlimazel: Charting a New Course on Accomplice Cases.” Special guest speaker Jim McComas will expound on the finer points of case analysis and dynamic cross-examination.

To register for the OCDLA Winter Conference or for more information, visit tinyurl.com/OCDLA2012Conference. Save $25 if you register by Nov. 20.

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 counciloncourtproce dures.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.

Classroom Law Project Seeking Volunteers

The Classroom Law Project, non-profit organization of individuals, educators, lawyers and civic leaders teaching students to become active citizens, is currently seeking volunteers for a variety of positions including:

•  Court tour guide: Spend one morning each month telling students about what goes on in the Multnomah County Courthouse and Justice Center.

•  Mock trial coach: There are schools throughout the state that need help coaching their mock trial team. Contact CLP to find out if there are any in your area.

•  Mock trial judge: Both attorney and nonattorney judges are needed for regional (statewide in late February) and state (in Portland in mid-March) competitions.

For more details about these and other volunteer opportunities, visit classroomlaw.org/volunteer/ways-to-volunteer.

Got a question? Contact Classroom Law Project at office@classroomlaw.org or (503) 224-4424.

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