Oregon State Bar Bulletin — DECEMBER 2013

You Talkin’ to Me? The Art of Effective and Professional Communication
Friday, Dec. 6
9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
2 ethics credits

Clear and effective communication is a key to success for all attorneys. Join members of Oregon’s bench and bar for a discussion of how communication affects not only your case, but also the profession as a whole. Former Oregon Supreme Court Justice Robert Durham will address the real costs of incivility, while a panel will explore the values of effective communication. Co-sponsored by the Professionalism Commission.

No video replay.


Gender Equity in Partnership Compensation — Why It Matters and How to Do It
Friday, Dec. 13
9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
1.5 general CLE or access to justice credits

Money matters. It connotes power, indicates success and reveals a lawyer’s value to the firm. When a firm’s compensation practices do not provide equal pay for equal work, women leave. The resulting talent drain is severe, affecting the bottom line. Firms lose their investment in talented lawyers and the potential revenue that women could generate if they remained in the firm. If today’s firms are to survive and thrive, they must retain, promote and fairly reward talented women lawyers. Now is the time to develop new ways for sharing origination credit, rewarding client development, recognizing contributions to firm growth and implementing compensation systems that are viewed from diverse perspectives as fair and transparent. Join keynote speaker Sunny Petit, executive director for the Center for Women, Politics and Policy at Portland State University, and a panel moderated by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum as they examine how to achieve gender equity in compensation. Co-sponsored by Oregon Women Lawyers in conjunction with the ABA Task Force on Gender Equity and the Commission on Women in the Profession.

No video replay.


Last Chance CLE

Race: Myths and Reality
Tuesday, Dec. 31
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
3.5 general CLE or access to justice credits

Ask 10 people to define race or name “the races” and it is likely there will be 10 different answers. What is this thing called race? Many of our common assumptions about race — e.g., that the world’s people can be divided biologically along racial lines — have been established by science as wrong. If race is a biological myth, where did the idea come from? Demystify the concept of race by viewing “The Story We Tell” and “The House We Live In,” two parts of the powerful three-part documentary, “RACE — The Power of an Illusion.” Afterwards, a facilitated discussion will look at the issues raised in the documentary, including why we still struggle with the concept of race today.




January 14
Lunch & Learn: The Laws of Editing – Write What You Know

January 21
Lunch & Learn: The Laws of Editing – Just Write

February 4
Lunch & Learn: The Writing Process – Poetic Justice

February 11
Lunch & Learn: The Laws of Editing – Writing is Editing

February 14
Intellectual Property

February 18
Lunch & Learn: Writing as Your Craft

February 21
Juvenile Law/Indian Law

Legal Publications

Criminal Law, 2013 Revision, Now Available for Preorder
The newly revised three-volume Criminal Law book is essential for Oregon lawyers who practice criminal law. Topics covered in this comprehensive resource range from search and seizure to postconviction proceedings, plus a new chapter on victims’ rights. Drawing on the wisdom of the experts in criminal law in Oregon, this book will save you time and resources.

In addition to serving as the chief reference guide on criminal law for Oregon judges, defense lawyers and prosecutors, Criminal Law is also an invaluable resource for civil practitioners who handle the occasional criminal law case. This publication is in the process of being completely revised for a late 2013 release, with chapters being posted to BarBooks online as they are finalized.

Contact the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413, or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-8260, ext. 413, to place your order. You may also order online at www.osbar.org/store/pub/pubcat.asp.

Here is what’s new at BarBooks, the member resource written by and for Oregon lawyers:
• Criminal Law, 2013 Revision: Chapter 9: Extradition and Detainers; Chapter 11: Diversion, Civil Compromise, and Other Alternatives; Chapter 14: Discovery; Chapter 16: Confessions and Self-Incrimination; Chapter 17: Right to Counsel; Chapter 21: Postverdict Motions; Chapter 30: Postconviction Proceedings; and Chapter 31: Federal Habeas Corpus.

• Environmental Law, Vol. 1: Regulation and Permitting: 2013 Edition PDF now ready for download; and more.

• Uniform Criminal Jury Instructions: UCrJI No. 1004 – Precautionary Instructions (rev.).

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