Oregon State Bar Bulletin — AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2014


Magistrate Judge Reappointment: Comment by Sept. 15

The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon is required to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of Magistrate Judge Clarke to a new eight-year term. His current term expires Feb. 28, 2015.

The duties of a magistrate judge in this court include the following: 1) conducting most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; 2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; 3) conducting various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings in civil cases; and 4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants.

Comments from members of the bar and public are invited as to whether U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark D. Clarke should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court. Comments must be received by 4:30 p.m., Sept. 15, and should be addressed to Office of the Clerk, Human Resources Division, U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 1000 S.W. Third Ave., Suite 740, Portland, OR 97204.


4th Annual Pro Bono Pedal Sept. 20

The Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section’s Pro Bono Committee invites all to a bicycle ride and after-party event on Saturday, Sept. 20. The event includes a ride through Northeast and Southeast Portland, with views of Portland from Mount Tabor. Riders, family and friends are invited afterward to Velo Cult Bicycle Shop & Tavern for food and music. Proceeds will benefit the Volunteer Lawyers Project at Legal Aid Services of Oregon. Registration is $15.

Visit mbabar.org/calendar/event/620-Pro-Bono-Pedal for details.

MBA Golf Championship for Legal Aid Sept. 22

The MBA’s annual charity golf tournament will be held Monday, Sept. 22, at the Oregon Golf Club. The goal of the event is to raise $20,000 for the Volunteer Lawyers Project at Legal Aid Services of Oregon.If you or your firm is interested in playing or sponsoring this event, visit mbabar.org/calendar/event/526-MBA-Golf-Championship for details./p>


ABA Young Lawyers Division Fall Conference Oct. 9-11

Join Multnomah Bar Association board member and incoming American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Chair Andrew Schpak as Portland hosts this annual national conference. The three-day event is filled with CLE seminars, professional development and leadership skills training, and health and wellness programming. In addition, it is a great opportunity to network with and learn from lawyers in a variety of practice areas from around the country.

Visit www.tinyurl.com/YLDConference2014 for more information.


Wine & Chocolate Extravaganza Set for Nov. 8

The Sixth Annual Wine & Chocolate Extravaganza to benefit Youth, Rights & Justice will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Oregon Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Justice Is Served: A Wine and Chocolate Thriller” and will be chaired by Phillip Margolin.

Tickets are $150. The night will include chocolate and wine tastings, silent and live auctions, and dinner with a “dessert dash.”

Visit www.youthrightsjustice.org for more information or contact Janeen Olsen at janeen.o@youthrightsjustice.org or (503) 232-2540, ext. 231.


Oregon Law Examines Legal History of Weed

Marijuana’s controversial legal history is examined at the University of Oregon School of Law. The law library’s current exhibition, “Reefer Madness: The Legal History of the Loco Weed,” explains the legal efforts to manage the cultivation and use of the substance for the past several hundred years. The free exhibition on the second floor of the William W. Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St., Eugene runs through December.

For law library hours, visit library.uoregon.edu/hours/law/month.


East Multnomah County CourtCare Seeks Donations

CourtCare is looking for children’s educational and recreational supplies for the new childcare room in the East Multnomah County Courthouse. A list of needed items is available at www.mbabar.org/Resources/News/160/Details/.

Contact Michelle Reynolds of Volunteers of America Oregon at mreynolds@voaor.org with any questions or to arrange drop-off/delivery.

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