Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JUNE 2013


Judge Learned Hand Lifetime Award Luncheon June 25

The Oregon Area Jewish Community will present its Judge Learned Hand Lifetime Achievement Award to Jonathan A. Ater and the Community Leadership Award to Trung Tu.

The award presentation will take place at a luncheon at the Benson Hotel on Tuesday, June 25, beginning at 11:45 a.m., and will include special remarks presented by Oregon Community Foundation president and CEO Max Williams.

Since 1999, OAJC has honored leaders in the legal field for professional excellence and contributions to the community, honoring those who embody what Judge Hand represented.

For more information email info@oajc online.org or call (503) 295-6761. Register at www.oajconline.org/judge-learned-hand-awards.


2013 Restorative Justice Forum Scheduled for June 25-27

The 9th Annual NW Justice Forum on “Restorative Justice: An Unexpected Journey” will be held June 25-27 in Oregon City. There will be a special pre-forum training focusing on restorative justice and schools. Registration for both the pretraining and the forum is open through June 20 at 5 p.m.

For more information and registration materials, visit www.nwjusticeforum.com/#/welcome.


OWLs First Generation Professionals Group Set June 28

Are you the first in your family to go to college? Get a professional degree? Be a lawyer? Do you feel it would be helpful to talk with others who have the same life experience?

If so, you are invited to join Judges Katherine Tennyson, Youlee You and Angel Lopez at the Multnomah County Circuit Courthouse on Friday, June 28 at noon for the OWLs First Generation Professionals Group. Bring your lunch to Judge Tennyson’s courtroom 308 for an informal get-together.

If you plan on attending, email Katherine.Tennyson@ojd.state.or.us.


14th Annual OMLA Summer Auction and Social Set for Aug. 1

It’s time to mark your calendar for the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association’s 14th Annual Summer Social and Fundraising Auction on Thursday, Aug. 1 at the World Trade Center.

The Oregon Minority Lawyers Association is a nonprofit charitable organization that supports Oregon’s minority legal community. The OMLA Summer Auction and Social raises money to provide scholarships to minority law school graduates who are dedicated to serving the people of Oregon.

For more information and to register for the event, visit www.tinyurl.com/2013OMLASocial.


Grant High Constitution Team Wins First in the Nation

After three days of simulated congressional hearings on the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, Portland’s Grant High School Constitution Team won first place in the “We the People” national competition.

This is the second year in a row that a school from Oregon has won the national title. In 2012, Grant finished second in the state to Lincoln High School, which went on to win the national title.

For more details as reported by the Oregonian, visit www.tinyurl.com/WeThePeople2013.


Fastcase Tip: Surveying Statutes in Multiple Jurisdictions

Fastcase offers a variety of searchable databases to help you find cases and statutes quickly and easily. Fastcase features the ability to search statutes across multiple jurisdictions, allowing you to survey a topic across its statutory collection.

For example, if you are looking for statutes about how custody relates to the best interest of the child, you could follow these steps:

1. Select Search Statutes from the Search menu on the homepage.

2. In the gray search bar near the top of the page, enter the following: child custody and “best interest.”

3. Click the Select All button under the list of current statutes.

4. Select Search.

5. You will then see a list of all the statutes that reference custody and best interest of the child. The results will be listed by relevance (the sections containing the most detailed discussion of the issue will be listed first).

6. You may now click on the title of a section to view it individually.

Filter your results by jurisdiction if you find the results too broad; in this instance if you were only curious about Missouri cases, you would locate the “Filter by:” box in the top left corner of your screen, and select Missouri from the drop-down menu. You may then print your desired results, add them to your print queue, save them to your library or email them to your colleagues.


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