Oregon State Bar Bulletin — OCTOBER 2013

Is Your Client Disabled?
Thursday, Oct. 3, 9-10 a.m.
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
1 general CLE or access to justice credit

This concise presentation will provide an overview of everything an attorney needs to know about Social Security disability benefits, both SSI and SSD. Get a quick overview of Social Security Disability and who qualifies. Learn about the process, including the application, reconsideration, appeal and the five-step process of evaluation. Gain 10 tips to improve the chance of receiving insurance benefits, and discover the biggest mistakes claimants make. Cosponsored by the Disability Law Section.

No video replay.


Government Law Updates — Fall 2013
Friday, Oct. 4, 8:55 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
6.25 general CLE credits

This year’s government law updates begin with a review of the 2013 legislative session and a focus on bills of interest to government attorneys and legislative effective dates. Examine the past year’s cases from the Oregon courts and the Employment Relations Board that apply to public employees. When it comes to condemnation, get it right the first time with case studies of pitfalls to avoid in litigation. Take a look at recent trends in police liability cases and the challenge of regulating firearms at the local level. Explore the urban myth that people always have a right to vote on government borrowing — what is the reality? Cosponsored by the Government law Section.

Bend (10/25) Eug (11/1) Med (11/1) New (11/1) Salem (10/25) Tig (11/6)


Elder Law 2013: Basics to Build On
Friday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center, Portland
5.25 general CLE credits and 1 ethics credit

A successful elder law practice needs a strong foundation. Tools to build that foundation include a clear understanding of when Oregon’s Medicaid program can help pay for expensive long-term care services, as well as recent developments related to the Affordable Care Act. Gain concrete knowledge about the different types of dementia from a physician who treats patients with dementia. Learn the key points for drafting planning documents that work. Frame your response to the ethical issues that arise when a client’s capacity is impaired. And finish the day by nailing down the legislative changes that will affect your clients. Cosponsored by the Elder Law Section.

Bend (11/1) Eug (11/8) Med (11/8) New (11/8) Salem (11/1) Tig (11/13)


Broadbrush Taxation
Friday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
6 general CLE credits

Life is complicated, and taxes can make it even more so. This information-rich seminar is geared to help the nontax attorney spot tax issues before they become tax problems. Two updates will cover the latest at the federal and state tax levels. Attorneys with business clients will want to become familiar with the different tax aspects of business entities and key tax-related provisions for business documents. Gain insight into the federal and state tax collection processes. Pick up valuable tips on estate and gift taxes, and explore the world of real estate workouts. Cosponsored by the Taxation Section.

Bend (11/8) Eug (11/15) Med (11/15) New (11/15) Salem (11/8) Tig (11/20)


Fundamentals of Oregon Civil Trial Procedure
Thursday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
10 general CLE or practical skills credits

New to trial practice or need to brush up on your basic trial skills? Then don’t miss this topic-rich day-and-a-half seminar featuring some of the state’s most experienced practitioners and judges. From the art of drafting complaints and answers to protecting an appeal, seasoned attorneys will share their expertise, including discovery basics, tips for taking and defending depositions, effective motion practice, preparing for settlement and the anatomy of a trial. In addition, learn best practices for courtroom conduct, common technology tools for your practice and how to try a case on a shoestring budget. Cosponsored by the Litigation Section.

Bend (12/5-12/6) Eug (12/12-12/13) Med (12/12-12/13) New (12/12-12/13) Salem (12/5-12/6) Tig (12/18-12/19)


15th Annual Oregon Trial Advocacy College
Thursday, Oct. 24, 8:20 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, Portland
15 general CLE or practical skills credits

The Oregon Trial Advocacy College provides an unparalleled hands on jury trial opportunity for advocates of all experience levels. Fifteen years of developing advocacy skills and still going strong. First, you prepare in advance to try an actual case. Then, on day one, an outstanding faculty of judges and trial attorneys will instruct and demonstrate their successful techniques. On day two, they will guide and advise you through your mock trial complete with witnesses and jurors provided for you. There is no better way than to “learn by doing.” Limited enrollment ensures individual attention and constructive feedback. Active participation means the ability to develop your own persuasive advocacy techniques and style. The power to persuade is the power to win.

No video replay.


Deposition Techniques and Strategy with David Markowitz
Thursday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
6.25 general CLE or practical skills credits

Depositions can break your case. This is your chance to learn from the master. For more than 30 years, David Markowitz has been studying deposition and trial techniques and has presented seminars to improve the skills of practicing attorneys across the country. Markowitz will share ten important goals to accomplish, including avoiding undesired results. Learn the value of questions structure and how to deal with evasive and incomplete answers. The most important questions and techniques the best lawyers use will be covered, as will a key component of any deposition — knowing when to stop asking questions. Through his keen ability to communicate and persuade, Markwotiz will demonstrate powerful, practical methods for getting the most out of your depositions, including the best ways to defend depositions, depose expert witnesses and effectively use depositions at trial. Whether you are new to trial practice or want to refresh your deposition skills, this presentation by one of Oregon’s litigation lions is an opportunity not to be missed.

Bend (11/15) Eug (11/22) Med (11/22) New (11/22) Salem (11/15) Tig (11/27)


November 7
Key Updates for Oregon Business Law Practioners

November 8
Real Estate and Land Use Fall Forum: Residential Real Estate and Other Timely Topics

November 14
Handling a V.A. Service Connected Disability Claim

November 21
How to Draft a Contract with Lenné Espenschied

November 22
Constitutional Law 2013 Basic Estate Planning and Administration

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 Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2-3 p.m., or 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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