Oregon State Bar Bulletin — APRIL 2013



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For more information on CLEasy Pass visit www.osbarcle.org/CLEasyPass/. At the bottom of the page, find a link to the mail-in order form. Or, purchase the CLEasy Pass by phone by calling the OSB Service Center at (503) 431-6413.

 

Legal Drafting with Microsoft Word 2007/2010
Thursday, April 11, 9 a.m.-noon
3 general or practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Tired of wrestling with Word’s formatting every time you have to draft something more complex than a letter? Then this seminar was created for you. Designed by legal professionals, this course covers a multitude of legal drafting issues, such as automatic paragraph numbering, complex page numbering schemes, tables of contents and indent, as well as how to control Word’s complex formatting attributes. As part of the course you receive sample Word templates that you can tweak and customize to your needs. Got something that really bugs you in Word? Bring your questions to the seminar, and get free advice and tech support for 30 days after the seminar on anything Word-related. To get the most out of the experience, you will need a basic understanding of Word. Those who will benefit the most from this seminar are lawyers who do their own drafting in Word and support staff who primarily use Word. Learn how you can control Word — instead of the other way around.

Bend (4/26) Eug (5/3) Med (5/3) New (5/3) Salem (4/26) Tig (5/8)

 

Microsoft Word 2007/2012 — Advanced Techniques
Thursday, April 11, 1-4 p.m.
3 general or practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Even if you are a Word power user, this seminar will reveal even more features and concepts to help you take drafting legal documents to the next level of efficiency. Learn what is going on “behind the curtain” in order to attack, fix or avoid formatting problems. This includes cover styles (grants full control of formatting), macros (automate repetitive tasks), and templates (the starting point for legal documents). Drafting complex documents in Word should not feel like punishment. Learn to control Word. Those who will benefit the most from this seminar are lawyers and support staff who want to advance from being proficient in Word to mastering Word.

Bend (4/26) Eug (5/3) Med (5/3) New (5/3) Salem (4/26) Tig (5/8)

 

26th Annual Northwest Bankruptcy Institute
Friday, April 12, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m.-noon
Oregon: 9.25 general credits and 1.25 ethics credits; Washington: 8.5 general credits and 1.25 ethics cridits
Hilton Vancouver Washington, Vancouver, Wash.

This year’s bankruptcy institute visits new themes and familiar scenes. Barron Henley, one of the nation’s top legal technologists, will show you how a careful selection of technology tools can increase productivity in your bankruptcy practice. Nancy Rapoport, interim dean at the William S. Boyd school of Law, will focus on bankruptcy ethics, combining lawyers in pop culture and the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Breakout sessions will cover foreclosure and distressed real property; what to do when a case turns out differently than expected; receiverships, confirmation issues and Chapter 11 cases that don’t qualify for Chapter 13. The judges’ panel will have an unusual appeal, and other plenary topics will address ADR in bankruptcy and disposable income. The lunch presentation will feature Gail Geiger presenting “The United States Trustee Program: The First 25 Years, and Then What?”

Cosponsored by the OSB Debtor-Creditor Section and the Washington State Bar Association Creditor Debtor Rights Section. No video replay.

 

Finance for Lawyers, With Joseph Novello
Thursday, April 25, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
5.75 general credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Lawyers are often called upon to provide counsel on financial matters. Having a solid knowledge of financial principles and concepts is crucial for every well-rounded attorney. The more you understand, the better able you are to counsel clients with confidence, or to use your financial understanding to their advantage during negotiation or litigation. Learn key financial concepts and strategies to help resolve your clients’ problems and meet their goals and objectives, including: how lawyers can add value to the financial function of a company; the basic equation of finance; who’s who in financial reporting; key numbers and ratios; business valuations; and concepts of financial investment.

Bend (5/10) Eug (5/17) Med (5/17) New (5/17) Salem (5/10) Tig (5/22)




Legal Publications

Oregon Constitutional Law, 2013 Available for Preorder Proceed with confidence with our first edition of Oregon Constitutional Law. Oregon was a pioneer of the movement to interpret state constitutions independently of the U.S. Constitution. Attorneys practicing in Oregon need to be familiar with the provisions of the Oregon Constitution and the appellate courts' interpretations of those provisions. Not only does the Oregon Constitution address many of the rights protected by the federal Constitution, but it also defines many of the powers that the federal Constitution reserved for the states. This book should be on the shelf of every Oregon practitioner. Contact our OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413 or toll-free in Oregon (800) 452-8260, ext 413 to place your order. You may also order online at www.osbar.org/store/pub/pubcat.asp.

BarBooks Web Conference Training heduled for Thursday, April 9, 2-3 p.m., or Wednesday, May 15, 1-2 p.m. The one-hour sessions cover the nuts and bolts of getting the most out of your BarBooks member benefit. 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 (may only be claimed once). Participation is limited to 100 attendees per session.


Upcoming

May 10-11
33rd Annual Northwest Securities Institute

May 17
Legal Ethics Best Practices

May 31
Juvenile Law





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