Oregon State Bar Bulletin — MAY 2013

33rd Annual NW Securities Institute
Friday, May 10, 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m.-noon
10 general credits, Oregon; 9.25 general credits, Washington; 6.5 general credits, the Law Society of British Columbia
Hotel Vintage Plaza, Portland

While media outlets indicate a tentative economy, this year’s Northwest Securities Institute is forging ahead with presentations that cover familiar territory and new horizons. Kick off the institute with the traditional trio of regulatory updates: state and provincial, SEC enforcement and SEC corporation finance. During lunch, hear about a local start-up that received angel investment funds to fuel growth for an eventual buyout by a larger company. The afternoon sessions will look at the current state of registered investment advisors, recent developments at FINRA and private securities litigation. On Saturday, explore the JOBS Act and what happens when individuals face simultaneous investigations or litigation by multiple parties. Cosponsored by the OSB Securities Regulation Section, the Washington State Bar Association Business Law Section and in association with WSBA CLE, and the Northwest State-Federal-Provincial Securities Conference.

No video replay.

Legal Ethics Best Practices
Friday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2.25 general or practical skills credits and 3.75 ethics credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

“It’s complicated.” That is probably the most succinct way to describe what is involved in being a practicing lawyer and running your own law office. This seminar will help uncomplicate matters by providing you with ethics best practices and practical advice for handling law office responsibilities. From where to go for legal ethics advice to forming attorney-client relationships, our panel of experts will guide you through myriad issues of legal ethics, including drafting fee agreements and protecting client property, your duty to maintain client confidences and secrets, and how to end the attorney-client relationship.

Bend (5/31) Eug (6/7) Med (6/7) New (6/7) Salem (5/31) Tig (6/12)

Juvenile Law 2013: Let’s Talk — Using Effective Communication Tools to Achieve Better Results
Friday, May 31, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
1 child abuse reporting credit plus 6.5 general credits or 3 general and 3.5 practical skills credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Effective communication is the key to successful results. This seminar will focus on different aspects of communications in juvenile law cases and how to improve your skills. Gain an understanding of differential response and how Oregon is using it to help lower the number of children entering foster care. Communicating with and interviewing your clients will be discussed and then later explored through a series of scenarios. Parental competency evaluations will be reviewed, as well as how attorneys can improve communications with psychologists. An appellate update will be provided, as well as a presentation on child abuse reporting.

Bend (6/14) Eug (6/21) Med (6/21) New (6/21) Salem (6/14) Tig (6/26)

Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Every Business Attorney Needs to Know
Tuesday, June 4, 10-11 a.m.
1 general CLE credit
Live Webcast Hotspot, online only

Patent law dramatically changed the IP landscape more than a year ago, but many IP issues remain, including patent rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit Court rulings that affect every company involved with innovation, and regional circuits handing down trademark and copyright rulings. Designed for business attorneys and not IP specialists, this presentation will bring you all the important developments from the past year without reading a year’s worth of advance sheets.

13th Annual Oregon Tax Institute
Thursday, June 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, June 7, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Oregon: 13.25 general credits; Washington credits pending; eligible for CPE credits
Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland

This year’s Tax Institute offers a range of timely topics and key updates presented by an outstanding faculty of nationally recognized speakers and expert local practitioners. Get the latest on federal and state tax developments. Take a look at foreign asset reporting and estate and charitable planning ideas in a time of low interest rates. Review partnership allocation methods and property tax valuation trends and legislation. Learn about current IRS enforcement priorities and hot topics in civil and criminal tax controversies. Cosponsored by the Taxation Section.

No video replay.

Health Care Reform Act: What’s Next?
Tuesday, June 11, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
1 general CLE credit
Live Webcast Hotspot, online only

The key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are now becoming reality. This presentation will address the Individual Responsibility and Employer Share Responsibility “Play-or-Pay” rules that will become effective in 2014. In addition, new employer reporting obligations, additional taxes on higher-income employees, and the status of pending final guidance will be discussed.

Effective Use of Time and Technology for Lawyers
Friday, June 28, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
3.25 personal management credits
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard

Successful lawyers manage their time and use technology effectively to reach their goals. While efficiency is important, effectiveness is the key. Learn essential time management techniques to help you get more done and be a more effective lawyer. Get valuable tips and strategies to become a high performer, such as creating a plan, developing habits, eliminating unimportant tasks, and learning to say “no.” Use technology systems to increase your productivity and gain insight on how to deal with information overload and interruptions. Work smarter, not harder.

Bend (7/26) Eug (8/2) Med (8/2) New (8/2) Salem (7/26) Tig (8/7)


Legal Publications

Oregon Constitutional Law, 2013 Available for Preorder Proceed with confidence with our first edition of Oregon Constitutional Law. Oregon was a pioneer of the movement to interpret state constitutions independently of the U.S. Constitution. Attorneys practicing in Oregon need to be familiar with the provisions of the Oregon Constitution and the appellate courts' interpretations of those provisions. Not only does the Oregon Constitution address many of the rights protected by the federal Constitution, but it also defines many of the powers that the federal Constitution reserved for the states. This book should be on the shelf of every Oregon practitioner. Contact our OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413 or toll-free in Oregon (800) 452-8260, ext 413 to place your order. You may also order online at www.osbar.org/store/pub/pubcat.asp.

BarBooks Web Conference Training May 15 or Sept. 18Mark your calendar to join in on a free BarBooks web conference training scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 1-2 p.m., or Wednesday, Sept. 18, 10-11 a.m. The one-hour sessions cover the nuts and bolts of getting the most out of your BarBooks member benefit. Email legalpubs@osbar.org for conference attendance information. Include the date you will attend and your six-digit bar number. If you cannot attend one of the training sessions mentioned above, look for additional training opportunities in the coming months. This training has been approved for 1 general or practical skills MCLE credit (may only be claimed once). Participation is limited to 100 attendees per session.


June 14
Advanced Estate Planning

June 28
Effective Use of Time and Technology for Lawyers

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