Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JULY 2013

A Forensic Trilogy: Lessons from Three Cases
Friday, July 12, 9-11 a.m.
2 general CLE credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Geared for civil and criminal practitioners, this nuts and bolts program uses actual cases, including a double attempted murder case and a complex federal environmental action, to take a detailed look at the forensic and scientific evidence issues involved. Incorporating a step-by-step approach, participants will gain insight as to how to handle different types of evidence. Examine decisions that might be faced, and take away valuable lessons by learning from someone else’s experience.

Bend (8/2) Eug (8/9) Med (8/9) New (8/9) Salem (8/2) Tig (8/14)


It’s Not “Just a Lease”
Tuesday, July 9, 10-11 a.m.
1 general CLE credit
Live Webcast Hotspot, online only

Commercial leases are some of the most common legal agreements business owners face, but often they are not considered that critical or given the scrutiny they deserve. This presentation will help attorneys understand the importance of a lease, identify an appropriate form and spot critical lease terms.


Investment Portfolio and Brokerage Statement Danger Signals: Red Flags
Tuesday, July 16, 10-11 a.m.
1 general CLE credit
Live Webcast Hotspot, online only

A recent SEC report revealed that 42 percent of brokerage firms investigated had deficiencies with a chance or likelihood to harm investors. For attorneys who review investment assets, this presentation identifies red flags that signal the need to alert clients of investment dangers and potential claims to recover losses. Participants will consider claims of negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and securities violations that may be uncovered on closer investigation.


Navigating Domestic Violence and Stalking Cases
Friday, July 19, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
5.25 general CLE credits and .75 general CLE or access to justice credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

The statistics are sobering: across the state 156,665 calls for help were answered by Oregon domestic and sexual violence programs in 2012, and more than 40 Oregonians died in circumstances connected to domestic violence. Domestic violence traverses age, gender, sexual orientation, income, education levels and geography. Learn to identify domestic violence and stalking victims, the difference between restraining and stalking orders, and how to handle a contested hearing. A panel comprised of a judge, a law enforcement officer and a prosecutor will look at domestic violence issues and firearms law. The final session examines cultural considerations in domestic violence situations and how this may affect your representation of clients. Domestic violence knows no boundaries; don’t miss this opportunity to help someone draw the line.

Bend(8/9) Eug (8/16) Med (8/16/) New (8/16) Salem (8/9) Tigard (8/21)


Managing (and Mining) Metadata: Common Ethical Considerations for the Business Lawyer
Tuesday, July 23, 10-11 a.m.
1 ethics credit
Live Webcast Hotspot, online only

Learn how the Oregon Ethics Opinion 2011-187 impacts the disclosure of metadata and the steps you should take to avoid inadvertently disclosing information when drafting or reusing contracts, agreements and other business documents.


Noncompetition and Nonsolicitation Agreements in Oregon
Tuesday, August 6, 10-11 a.m.
1 general CLE credit
Live Webcast Hotspot, online only

Review the statutory basics of noncompete agreements, including which employees can be bound and the exclusion of outside sales people from the statute. Explore the use of nonsolicitation agreements in instances where employees may not be covered by the noncompete statute and options for enforcement of noncompete agreements. Learn about the protection of confidential information and trade secrets and the practical aspects of hiring employees who have existing noncompete or nonsolicitation agreements.


How to Navigate Oregon’s Muddled Tort Claims Act
Tuesday, August 13, 10-11 a.m.
1 general CLE credit
Live Webcast Hotspot, online only

Gain insight into the inconsistent application by the courts of the Oregon Tort Claims Act, which caps the amount that can be collected from governmental entities in certain cases, and the uncertainty resulting from the Legislature’s attempts to address the consistencies. The main cases that led to the current confusion will be discussed, along with a recent decision by the Oregon Supreme Court.

Legal Publications

New Releases
Visit our online bookstore to order any of our new publications. You may also contact the OSB Service Desk at (800) 452-8260, ext. 413.

• Oregon Constitutional Law, 2013 Edition
• Family Law, 2013 Revision
• Consumer Law in Oregon, 2013 Revision
• Oregon Uniform Civil and Criminal Jury Instructions, 2012 Supplement
• Administering Oregon Estates, 2012 Revision
All new releases are posted to BarBooks online and are available for download in PDF format.

BarBooks Staff Accounts
We understand the importance of maintaining control of your personal and confidential information with the bar. We offer staff accounts to BarBooks that allow your support staff the same benefits of BarBooks without access to your personal information. Email legalpubs@osbar.org to request an order form. Staff accounts are available for a $50 annual fee.


September 12
Access to Justice, Child Abuse Reporting, Wrestling with Ethical Dilemmas

September 19
iPad for Legal Professionals, with Paul Unger

September 20
Computer Law

September 26
Advanced Nonprofit Law

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