Oregon State Bar Bulletin — NOVEMBER 2012

CLE Seminars

Business Law 2012: From Fiduciary Duties to Social Media
Friday, Nov. 9, 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
5.75 general CLE credits and 1 ethics credit, plus .75 general CLE credit for optional lunch presentation
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Portland

Business law attorneys face myriad client questions, and this information-packed seminar will provide valuable guidance in addressing those issues. The keynote speaker, Michael Allen, of Richards, Layton & Finger, will provide an update on Delaware corporate law, while the lunch presentation will discuss client service — from the client’s perspective. Select from six breakout topics, ranging from privacy and security considerations to preparing a closely held or family business for investment or exit. Other seminar sessions will address the business and litigation perspectives of joint ventures, how to advise and represent boards of directors, and ethics considerations for business lawyers. At the conclusion of the seminar, join the Business Law Section for a reception and the opportunity to socialize with fellow business law attorneys. Cosponsored by the Business Law Section.

Ast (12/14) Bend (12/7) CB (12/7) Eug (12/14) GP (12/6) HR (12/7) Klam (12/7) LG (12/7) Med (12/14) New (12/14) Pend (12/14) Red (12/14) Rose (12/6) Salem (12/7) Tig (12/19) Vale (12/7)

Defending DUII Cases in Oregon
Thursday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
3.25 general credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

This half-day seminar will provide an understanding of how to defend a DUII case in Oregon. Our experts will take you through the process by examining license sanctions, suppression issues and common defenses related to diversion or pleading guilty. Cosponsored by the Criminal Law Section.

Bend (1/4) Eugene (1/11) Med (1/11) New (1/11) Salem(1/4) Tig (1/16)

Administering Oregon Estates: 2012 Edition
Friday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6 general CLE credits and .5 ethics credit
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Attorneys can face a multitude of challenges and questions when administering an Oregon estate. Learn about hot topic administration issues, and take away course materials that will reflect the latest revisions to the OSB legal publication Administering Oregon Estates. From what to do immediately following a death to final accounting and distribution, our experts will provide tips and strategies to help your clients through the administration process. Participants will also receive an update on the Oregon estate tax, advice for dealing with unusual creditor problems and guidance on how to handle professional liability issues that may arise during estate administration. Cosponsored by the Estate Planning and Administration Section.

Bend (1/11) Eug (1/18) Med (1/18) Salem (1/11) Tig (1/23)

Tips and Techniques for Persuasive Legal Writing, with Stephen Wilbers
Thursday, Nov. 29, 9 a.m.- 3:45 p.m.
5.5 general CLE or practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Portland

According to Richard Wydick in Plain English for Lawyers, in 1596 an English chancellor was so exasperated by the length of a 120-page document filed in his court that he had a hole cut through the center of the document, ordered the author’s head stuffed through the hole and had him paraded for all to see at Westminster Hall. Even 400 years ago, concise and clear writing skills were in demand. The ability to write effectively is one of the most important skills an attorney can develop, regardless of practice area. This fast-paced and entertaining presentation offers a variety of writing techniques to make your legal writing clearer, stronger and more persuasive. Learn how to use word choice, sentence structure and paragraph structure to present your arguments and evidence more precisely, more emphatically and more convincingly. No matter your current skill level, gain techniques that to use right away to improve your writing.

Bend (1/18) Eug (1/25) Med (1/25) New (1/25) Salem (1/18) Tig (1/30)

Constitutional Law 2012
Friday, Nov. 30, 8:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
5.75 general CLE credits
Hotel Monaco, Portland

Renowned constitutional law expert Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky returns to Ore­gon to give his comprehensive review and preview of the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, University of Oregon School of Law Prof. Ofer Raban and Lewis & Clark School of Law Prof. Paula Abrams will join him to discuss constitutional interpretation and legitimacy. In the afternoon, review the Oregon Constitution and recent cases, including the debate clause, open courts and the right to counsel. Complete the day with an exploration of the ins and outs of litigating a typical constitutional tort case brought under 42 USC §1983. Judge Anna Brown and attorneys Jim Rice and Elden Rosenthal will cover the legal parameters of a civil rights case claim, procedural differences between federal and state court, and how a potential immunity defense impacts litigation. Cosponsored by the Constitutional Law Section.

Bend (1/25) Eug (2/1) Med (2/1) New (2/1) Salem (1/25) Tig (2/6)


Legal Publications

Available for Preorder: Administering Oregon Estates, 2012 Revision
From initiating a probate proceeding to managing and distributing es-tate assets, this revised book will help you guide the personal representative through the process. Learn all the details involved in administering an estate in a smooth and timely fashion, including: notifying heirs, devisees and other interested persons; managing estate assets; dealing with tax issues; preparing accountings; distributing estate assets; and closing the estate. Contact the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413 or (800 452-8260, ext. 413 to order. Or, order online at http://www.osbar.org/store/pub/pubcat.asp.

Coming Soon: Consumer Law in Oregon
With Consumer Law in Oregon, you can easily protect your clients’ ἀnan-cial interests and advise them about available rights and remedies. Anyone who has had trouble with unethical bill collectors, delinquent debtors, inac-curate credit reports, difἀcult consumers or dishonest salespeople will value this book. It answers questions about mortgages, student loans, automobile warranties, health insurance contracts and more. Coverage includes many Oregon and federal statutes, including the Truth in Lending Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Un-lawful Trade Practices Act. This book is in the process of being completely revised for an early 2013 release, with chapters being posted to BarBooks online as they are ἀnalized.

BarBooks Web Conference Training
Our one-hour sessions cover the nuts and bolts of getting the most out of your BarBooks member benefit. Mark your calendar to join in on one of our free BarBooks web conference trainings scheduled for Wednesday Nov. 14, 2-3 p.m. or Tu esday Dec. 11, 2012, 1-2 p.m. Email legalpubs@osbar.org for conference attendance information. Include the date you will attend and your six-digit bar number. If you cannot attend one of the training sessions mentioned above, look for additional training opportunities in the coming months. This training has been approved for 1 general or practical skills MCLE credit, which can only be claimed once. Participation is limited to 100 attendees per session.


November 8
Child Abuse Reporting

December 6
Finance and Accounting for Nonproἀt Organizations

December 13
Judges and Lawyers in Partnership:
Protecting and Promoting Professionalism

December 14
Gain the Edge: Negotiations with Marty Latz

December 17-21
Super Online Video Week

December 28
Animals in the Service of People: Lawful Uses of Assistance Animals

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