Oregon State Bar Bulletin — DECEMBER 2013


Volunteers Needed for Mini-Mock Trial Dec. 13

Can you spare an evening in the Multnomah County Courthouse with hundreds of sharp and excited high school mock trial participants?

The Classroom Law Project needs attorney and community judges as well as helping hand volunteers to help with a Mini-Mock Trial on Dec. 13. Rounds are at 5 and 7:15 p.m. Visit www.classroomlaw.org/mini-mock-registration/#judge to sign up or contact office@classroomlaw.org.


‘Gender Equity in Partner Compensation’ Seminar Dec. 13

A presentation on “Gender Equity in Partner Compensation: Why It Matters and How to Do It” will be held Friday, Dec. 13, at the Oregon State Bar Center in Tigard. Co-sponsored by Oregon Women Lawyers in conjunction with the ABA Task Force on Gender Equity and the Commission on Women in the Profession, the seminar will run from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and will feature Sunny Petit, Ellen Rosenblum, Robert L. Aldisert, Nena Cook and Renee E. Rothauge.

See the brochure at www.osbarcle.org/Brochures/2013/GEND13.pdf for more information.


Save the Date: NALP Annual Conference in Seattle April 9-12

The National Association of Legal Professionals will hold its Annual Education Conference in the Pacific Northwest this spring, April 9-12, 2014, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The programming will cover all areas of the legal profession, from recruiting and career counseling to professional development, diversity and inclusion, and more.

Specific sessions will target the current challenges members face in a changing legal environment, including managing across multiple offices, learning new pro bono requirements in certain states, resilience training to weather tough times, understanding the ins and outs of the new world of judicial clerkships, leading through change and more.

More information will be added at www.nalp.org/seattle2014 as the event nears.


Save the Date: 7th Annual Women’s Wellness Retreat May 2-3

The Oregon Attorney Assistance Program and Oregon Women Lawyers want you to save the date for the Seventh Annual Women’s Wellness Retreat for Lawyers, May 2 and 3, 2014.

The retreat will be held at the Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton, which features 20 specialty gardens on 80 acres of land. Come relax, restore and socialize with other women in the law while enjoying spa treatments, swimming, soaking and more.

Watch for more details in the OAAP In Sight publication and broadcast emails.


OAAP Attorney Counselor Opening

The Oregon Attorney Assistance Program is hiring an attorney counselor to work with lawyers, judges and other members of the legal community.

Primary responsibilities include one-on-one counseling, assessment and referral, crisis intervention and group facilitation. Preferred applicants will have: experience or training in addictions, intervention, mental health issues, group dynamics, writing and public speaking; an understanding of or experience with 12-step programs and employee assistance programs; counseling or social work licensure or certification (CEAP or CADC); licensed attorney with experience practicing law; and, if applicable, a minimum of five consecutive years of recovery. Position requires travel throughout Oregon.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Barbara S. Fishleder, OAAP Executive Director, barbaraf@oaap.org or P.O. Box 231600, Tigard, Oregon 97281.


New ‘Transgender Persons and the Law’ Book Released

The American Bar Association has published a comprehensive new legal primer for transgender adults, a first of its kind: “Transgender Persons and the Law,” written by Ally Windsor Howell. Howell, a lawyer who identifies as a trans woman, has written this book in such a way as to make it accessible to trans people in general but also be detailed enough to provide lawyers with critical information regarding representing transgender people.

The book is a snapshot of American transgender rights up to 2013, including a wide variety of national and state policies effecting transgender people. As a companion guide, it comes with a DVD containing identity changing documents for all 50 states and the District of Colombia, including information regarding immigration and naturalization papers.

For more information, visit www. tinyurl.com/TransgenderLawBook.


Fastcase Tip: Email a Case

In response to popular demand by Fastcase users, the service created an email feature which allows you to email a case to yourself or to your colleagues or clients.

Just follow these simple steps: 1) When you are browsing a case, click on the Email link towards the upper right hand side of the page. 2) This will bring you to the Email Document Window. Here you can enter in the recipient’s email address. The email address you used to register with Fastcase will always be filled in by default, but you can click in the Send Email To: box and change the email address to anything you like. 3) Click on the Send Email button.

The case you selected will be delivered shortly. The email will be from support@fastcase.com and the case text will be in the body of the email. Remember: to ensure that Fastcase emails are not caught by your junk email or spam filters, add support@fastcase.com to your list of trusted senders.

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