Oregon State Bar Bulletin — FEBRUARY/MARCH 2013



Briefs

Kenneth Starr to Deliver Huffman Lecture March 18

Kenneth Starr, the prominent former federal judge and U.S. solicitor general best known for his investigation of figures during the Clinton administration and who is currently president of Baylor University, will deliver the James L. Huffman Lecture March 18 at Lewis & Clark College. The event will be at 5:30 p.m. in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel.

The event is being held in honor of the Western Resources Legal Center, located at Lewis & Clark College.

Starr has had a distinguished career in academia, the law and public service. Prior to serving as president of Baylor University, he was a law professor at Pepperdine, where he taught current constitutional issues and civil procedure. He also is of counsel to the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, where he was a partner from 1993 to 2004, specializing in appellate work, antitrust, federal courts, federal jurisdiction and constitutional law.

Starr has argued 36 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including 25 cases during his service as solicitor general of the United States from 1989-93. He also served as U.S. circuit judge for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1983 to 1989. Starr was appointed to serve as independent counsel for five investigations, including Whitewater, from 1994 to 1999.

The event is free and open to the public, though advance registration is appreciated. For more information, contact Anh Le at (503) 768-6912. Please include the name of any guests attending with you.

 

Comments Due March 8 for Judge Reappointments

On Sept. 18, the current term of office of U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul J. Papak will expire, and on Sept. 28, the current term of office of U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Sullivan will expire. The U.S. District Court is required to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of these judges to a new eight- and four-year term, respectively. A full public notice for these two reappointments is posted atwww.uscourts.gov.

Comments from members of the bar and public are invited as to whether these judges should be recommended by the panel for reappointment to the courts. Comments must be received by 4:30 p.m., on March 8, and should be addressed to: Office of the Clerk, Human Resources Division, U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 1000 S.W. Third Ave., Suite 740, Portland, OR 97204.

 

50-Year Members to Be Honored

All are invited March 29 at the Tualatin Country Club to honor the state bar’s Class of 1963 at the 2013 50-Year Member Luncheon.

The event will recognize the achievements of attorneys who have been members of the Oregon State Bar for 50 years. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.osbar.org.

If you would like to reserve an entire table or have other special requests, email Leone Gholston at lgholston@osbar.org.

 

Classroom Law Project 2013

Join the Classroom Law Project in honoring Gov. Ted Kulongoski as the 2013 Legal Citizen of the Year. The Legal Citizen Dinner will be held Wednesday, April 24, at the Governor Hotel in downtown Portland and will also recognize the Civic Educator of the Year, teacher Karen Rouse from Portland’s West Sylvan Middle School.

The annual Legal Citizen Dinner is Classroom Law Project’s largest fundraiser of the year. Tickets are $175 for individuals or $1,500 for a table of 10, and can be purchased at www.classroomlaw.org/donate/legal-citizen-dinner. Questions about the event can be directed to Shanti McCarter at (503) 224-4424 or office@class roomlaw.org.

 

Paralegals to Hold Seminar on Process Service March 13

The Oregon Paralegal Association will hold its quarterly business meeting and seminar on March 13 at the bar center in Tigard.

Barbara Baughman of Free Lance Investigations will present the program, “Avoiding the Pitfalls of Process Service: Getting It Right from the Start.”

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 6 p.m. and the one-hour seminar at 6:30 p.m. A social networking time will follow.

Cost is $15 for OPA members, $25 for nonmembers.

For more information, contact the Oregon Paralegal Association at www.oregonparalegals.org.

 


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