Oregon State Bar Bulletin — NOVEMBER 2013

Key Updates for Oregon Business Law Practitioners
Thursday, Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Portland Hilton, Portland
6.25 general CLE and 1 ethics credit

Obtain vital updates and information for your business clients. Learn recent developments in Delaware corporate law and legislation pertaining to Oregon corporations. Representatives from the Secretary of State and the Department of Justice will share resources and tips for those doing business in Oregon. Hear the latest on Oregon contract interpretation, and learn about recent developments in financial reporting. An ethics session will cover conflicts and the prohibition on communications with represented parties. Oregon’s First Lady, Cylvia Hayes, will share her personal struggle with poverty and discuss the Oregon Prosperity Initiative. Co-sponsored by the Business Law Section.

Bend (1/10) Eug (1/17) Med (1/17) New (1/17) Salem (1/10) Tig (1/22)


Real Estate and Land Use Fall Forum: Residential Real Estate and Other Timely Topics
Friday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
6.5 general CLE credits

This information-rich seminar will cover a variety of residential real estate and land use topics relevant to today’s environment. Gain valuable advice for representing sellers and buyers in new construction residential sale transactions, and get practical tips for negotiating residential construction contracts. Help your clients avoid a “money pit” with a due diligence checklist, and how to advise them when facing foreclosure. Learn how to resolve encroachment and boundary line disputes without litigation. Take a look at the 40th anniversary of SB 100, how money exactions are being handled post-Koontz, and the lessons learned from David Hill Development v. City of Forest Grove.Co-sponsored by the Real Estate & Land Use Section.

Bend (1/17) Eug (1/24) Med (1/24) New (1/24) Salem (1/17) Tig (1/29)


Handling a V.A. Service-Connected Disability Claim
Thursday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
5.5 general CLE or access to justice credits and 1 ethics credit

Transitioning to civilian life can be challenging for our country’s veterans, especially if they have a service-connected disability. Gain the critical skills necessary to have an impact on the lives of the men and women who served in the armed forces. Three experts who handle this specific type of disability claim will provide an in-depth look at the claims process and share their expertise and knowledge. From a review of the structure of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs to applicable ethics rules, obtain valuable information to help clients with a service-connected disability. Learn the five elements of a V.A. claim, how to file a claim and when to submit evidence. Review veterans’ courts, examples of V.A. errors, and benefits available to survivors of veterans. Finally, find out how to get accredited and how to get paid. Co-sponsored by the Military and Veterans Law Section.

Bend (1/24) Eug (1/31) Med (1/31) New (1/31) Salem (1/24) Tig (2/5)


How to Draft a Contract, with Lenné Espenschied
Thursday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
6.5 general CLE or practical skills credits

This “how to” drafting program is filled with techniques and strategies to help you draft legal documents with confidence. Learn how to: recognize the components of a contract; avoid ambiguous phrasing traps; determine whether specific provisions are required, essential, recommended or optional; start from a winning position; mark up a prior draft to fit a current transaction; and make seemingly minor edits to shift risk from one party to another. In addition, gain insight into ethical considerations for drafting “in the cloud.” This seminar will be helpful for lawyers in any area of transactional practice, including mergers and acquisitions, real estate, corporate, business, estate planning and intellectual property.

Bend (1/31) Eug (2/7) Med (2/7) New (2/7) Salem (1/31) Tig (2/12)


The State of the Constitutions: New Developments in Federal and State Constitutional Law
Friday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Embassy Suites, Portland
5.5 general CLE credits

This year’s constitutional law seminar is rich with opinions. The seminar begins with Stanford Professor Pamela Karlan highlighting significant recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions. Professor Robert Williams of the Center for State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers-Camden then will join Professor Karlan, Willamette University Professor Paul Diller and Oregon Supreme Court Justice Jack Landau to address developments in state constitutionalism across the country. The annual review/preview of cases under the Oregon Constitution include State v. MacBale and Haugen v. Kitzhaber. The seminar concludes with seasoned Oregon practitioners discussing particular aspects of the Oregon Constitution, such as the right to assemble, takings and jury-trial rights. Co-sponsored by the Constitutional Law Section.

Bend (2/7) Eug (2/14) Med (2/14) New (2/14) Salem (2/7) Tig (2/19)


Basic Estate Planning and Administration 2013
Friday, Nov. 22, 8:3- a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center, Portland
5 general CLE or practical skills credits, 1 ethics credit and 1 access to justice credit

Gaining a strong estate planning foundation is a key to a successful practice. This seminar covers a number of areas vital to your clients’ interests. Starting with the interview, learn how to educate new clients, as well as counsel blended families, about conflicts of interest. Gain an understanding of how person-centered care planning can encourage positive legal outcomes, and take a look at the complexities of planning for unmarried couples. Discover the ins and outs of preparing an Oregon estate tax return, and hear about the latest changes to the Oregon Trust Code. Receive an introduction to international successions in Mexico and planning tips for international clients. And a session on legal ethics will examine the conflicts, competence and client development concerns in estate planning and administration. Co-sponsored by the Estate Planning and Administration Section.

Bend (2/21) Eug (2/28) Med (2/28) New (2/28) Salem (2/21) Tig (3/5)



December 6
You Talkin’ to Me? The Art of Effective and Professional Communication

December 13
Gender Equity in Partnership Compensation — Why It Matters and How to Do It

Legal Publications

Criminal Law, 2013 Revision, Now Available for Preorder
The newly revised three-volume Criminal Law book is essential for Oregon lawyers who practice criminal law. Topics covered in this comprehensive resource range from search and seizure to postconviction proceedings, plus a new chapter on victims’ rights. Drawing on the wisdom of the experts in criminal law in Oregon, this book will save you time and resources.

In addition to serving as the chief reference guide on criminal law for Oregon judges, defense lawyers and prosecutors, Criminal Law is also an invaluable resource for civil practitioners who handle the occasional criminal law case. This publication is in the process of being completely revised for a late 2013 release, with chapters being posted to BarBooks online as they are finalized.

Contact the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413, or toll-free in Oregon at (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 Trainings
Our one-hour sessions cover the nuts and bolts of getting the most out of your BarBooks member benefit. Mark your calendar to join in on a free BarBooks web conference training scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 14, 10-11 a.m.. Email legalpubs@osbar.org for conference attendance information. Include the date you will attend and your six-digit bar number.

If you cannot attend the training sessions mentioned above, look for additional training opportunities in the coming months. This training has been approved for 1 general CLE or practical skills credit (may only be claimed once). Participation is limited to 100 attendees per session.

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.

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