Oregon State Bar Bulletin — NOVEMBER 2013


Youth, Rights & Justice Wine & Chocolate Extravaganza Nov. 16

Tonkon Torp will present the Fifth Annual Wine & Chocolate Extravaganza to benefit the non-profit organization Youth, Rights & Justice on Nov.16, 5:30-9 p.m., at the Oregon Convention Center. Honorary chairs of this year’s “Wild Edition” are Wild author Cheryl Strayed and filmmaker Brian Lindstrom.

The evening will include chocolate and wine tastings, a silent auction and a raffle from 5:30 to 7 p.m., followed by dinner, a dessert dash and a program with a live auction.

Tickets are $150. Visit www.tinyurl.com/YRJBenefit2013 or call (503) 232-2540, ext. 231, for more information.


Two Attorneys Needed for UTCR Committee

The Uniform Trial Court Rules Committee is seeking attorneys to fill two positions that will open at the beginning of 2014.

Applicants should have significant trial experience in criminal defense and in general civil law. These are volunteer positions with appointment made by the chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. The UTCR Committee is an advisory group to the chief justice that makes recommendations on the UTCR and supplementary local rules. It meets twice a year — in the spring and fall — in Salem. Members work with judges, attorneys and court staff from across the state on issues that directly affect litigation practice.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter describing your law practice, areas of expertise, qualifications, rulemaking experience and involvement in similar groups to bruce.c.miller@state.or.us or Bruce C. Miller, Office of the State Court Administrator, Supreme Court Building, 1163 State Street, Salem, OR 97301. The application deadline is Nov. 29.


OCDLA 2013 Winter Conference, ‘The Evidence Code,’ Dec. 6-7

The Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association will hold its annual Winter Conference Dec. 6 and 7 at the Benson Hotel in Portland.

Designed for both experienced and new practitioners, “The Evidence Code” will feature Chris Fabricant, director of strategic litigation with the Innocence Project, New York City, who will discuss attacking the state’s junk scientific evidence. Fabricant will present strategies, options and tools for debunking state’s evidence.

Experienced practitioners will also discuss the Brady bill, new laws affecting mentally ill clients, hearsay, vouching, opinion and prior bad act evidence, common judicial evidentiary mistakes, new strategies to attack multi-count indictments and ethics.

For more information and to register, visit www.tinyurl.com/OCDLA Winter2013.


OCDLA’s Ken Morrow Award Will Be Presented Dec. 6

All are invited to join the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in honoring Portland lawyer Emily Simon with the prestigious Ken Morrow Lifetime Achievement Award on Dec. 6 at the Benson Hotel in Portland.

The evening’s events will begin at 6 p.m. and will include a cocktail reception, dinner (with a kosher option), an oral auction and a tribute featuring speakers Josh Heumann, Nick Ure and David McDonald. Tickets are available online at www.tinyurl.com/2013KenMorrowAward or you can visit www.tinyurl.com/KenMorrowAwardFlyer to download an order form and flyer.

Created in 2000 following the death of criminal defense attorney, Ken Morrow, the award recognizes the lifelong commitment and significant achievements of attorneys in the defense community who have made important contributions to the administration of justice.


Taxation Section to Honor ‘Mentor of the Year’ Nov. 13

The OSB Taxation Section will honor its chair-elect, Portland lawyer Jeffrey S. Tarr, with the 2013 Mentor of the Year Award at its End of the Year event on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m. at the Lotus Cafe in Portland.

In addition to serving on the section’s executive committee, he has mentored others about the business aspects of a law practice, the culture of the legal community and substantive tax issues, including ethics and standards of practice. He has also edited the section’s newsletter.


Save the Date: NALP Annual Conference in Seattle April 9-12

The National Association of Legal Professionals will hold its Annual Education Conference in the Pacific Northwest this spring, April 9-12, 2014. Watch www.nalp.org/seattle2014 for details.


Save the Date: 7th Annual Women’s Wellness Retreat, May 2-3, 2014

The Oregon Attorney Assistance Program and Oregon Women Lawyers want you to save the date for the Seventh Annual Women’s Wellness Retreat for Lawyers, May 2 and 3, 2014. The retreat will be held at the Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton, which features 20 specialty gardens on 80 acres of land.

Come relax, restore and socialize with other women in the law while enjoying spa treatments, swimming, soaking and more.

Watch for more details in the OAAP In Sight publication and broadcast emails.


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