Oregon State Bar Bulletin — MAY 2013


OWLs Invites Nominations for Workplace Leader Award

Oregon Women Lawyers is seeking nominations for the 2013 OWLs Workplace Leader Award. The award recognizes a legal employer making innovative and effective efforts to promote one or more of the following values: a healthy balance between work and life; acquiring and maintaining a diverse workforce with diverse leadership; and maximizing opportunities for women and minorities to succeed in the workplace and advance to positions of influence and leadership.

OWLs particularly encourages applications from in-house legal departments, government employers and employers who are making strides in recruiting and retaining women and minority lawyers and equipping them for leadership.

Nominations should include the following: information that will help the award committee evaluate the specific program, policy or project of the employer; the markers of success for that program, policy or project; and names of people who can be contacted for further information.

Nominations are due via email by 5 p.m., June 7 and should be sent to OWLs Transformation Committee Chair Dana Forman at danaformanlaw@gmail.com.

Minority Lawyers Introduce IMAGE Program on May 17

The Oregon Minority Lawyers Association is set to introduce a new endeavor: The Image Program — “Inspiring Minority Attorneys Toward Growth and Excellence.”The retention program is designed to build skills, network and leadership for racial and ethnic minority attorneys as they begin their legal careers in Oregon.

This event will be held on May 17 at 8:15 a.m. at the Clackamas County Hilltop Campus, Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.

This program is aimed at those self-identified as a racial or ethnic minority attorney, admitted to the Oregon State Bar and within the first three years of law practice in Oregon. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis with geographic exceptions for participants outside the Portland-Salem metro area. Register online at ormla.ejoinme.org/IMAGE or contact omla.image@gmail.com or (503) 580-6059 if you have any questions.

The Youth, Rights & Justice Open to Be Held June 7

Youth, Rights & Justice invites Oregon attorneys to “Help Keep Oregon’s Vulnerable Kids Out of the Rough” at Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora on Friday, June 7. The Youth, Rights & Justice Open will include a putting contest, golf tournament and helicopter ball drop beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Tickets are $150 per person and include green fees, carts, dinner and a tee prize. Balls for the helicopter drop are $10 each and the winner will split the raffle earnings with YRJ. To register for the day’s events, visit http://tinyurl.com/YRJOpen2013.

OCDLA Annual Conference ‘Celebrating Gideon’ Set June 13-15

The Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association will hold its annual conference June 13-15 at Seventh Mountain Resort in Bend. Titled “Celebrating Gideon,” the conference will feature Jeffrey Fisher, Steven Wax, Dr. Daniel Reisberg and Ryan O’Connor.

For more information and to register for the conference, visit www.ocdla.org/seminars/shop-seminar-2013-annualconference.shtml.

13th Annual Race for Justice Scheduled for June 22

The 13th Annual Race for Justice, hosted by St. Andrew Legal Clinic, will be held on Saturday, June 22 at the Madeleine Parish, 3123 NE 24th Ave. in Portland. The event begins with a Kids’ Fun Run at 9:45 a.m., followed by the 5K Run/Walk at 10 a.m. A post-race party will be held outside on the Madeleine campus to celebrate a race well run.

And even if you aren’t a runner, you can help by visiting www.tinyurl.com/RaceForJusticePledge2013 to support your favorite runner or walker with a pledge.

For more information and to register for the Race for Justice, visit salc.givezooks.com/events/2013-race-for-justice. Registration fees, sponsorships and pledges to SALC are tax-deductible. All donors receive a tax acknowledgement.

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