Oregon State Bar Bulletin — AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2014

NW Administrative Law Institute
Friday, Sept. 19, 8:30 a.m.-5:20 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Hilton Vancouver Washington
9.75 general Oregon CLE credits and 1.25 ethics credits; Washington credits pending

For the first time, practitioners and professionals from Oregon and Washington will come together to explore administrative law topics and practice issues that span both sides of the Columbia River. Procedural similarities and agency differences will be explored, as well as concerns common to both states, such as the legal ethics and professionalism involved with going over or around an agency lawyer. Breakout sessions will focus on the best practices for administrative hearings in the Beaver and Evergreen states, and cannabis administrative rulemaking and enforcement in the two states will be compared. Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon attorney general and former appellate judge, will give the lunch presentation “Administrative Law from Both Sides of the Bench.” Administrative law developments by the courts will be noted by the Hon. Mary Fairhurst, Washington Supreme Court, and the Hon. Jack Landau, Oregon Supreme Court, while the future of administrative regulatory law in Oregon, Washington and the U.S. will be examined by a panel of law professors.

No video replay.


Notario Fraud Conference
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1-4:45 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
3.75 general CLE or access to justice credits

an individual who is authorized to witness the signature of forms. It is also the literal translation for the term notario publico. However, in many Latin American and European countries, a “notario publico” is someone who has received the equivalent of a law license and is authorized to represent others before the government. Problems occur when individuals obtain a notary public license in the United States and use the license to represent to immigrant populations that they are a “notario publico” and qualified to offer legal advice and services. Members of immigrant communities are routinely victimized by notario fraud, paying hundreds, thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars for what they believe are the services of a licensed attorney. The results can be disastrous — missed opportunities to obtain legal residency, deportation or civil and criminal liability for filing false claims. This seminar will provide an overview of notario fraud in Oregon and what is being done to combat it from a law enforcement and regulatory perspective. Participants will learn about a new provision of the Unfair Trade Practices Act, which establishes that immigration consultants are per se engaged in an unfair trade practice, and also hear about outreach efforts to educate immigrant communities on notario fraud prevention and reporting.

No video replay.


Elder Law 2014: Emerging Challenges
Friday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center, Portland
3.75 general CLE credits, 1 ethics credit and 1 elder abuse reporting credit

As the number of aging Oregonians increases so does the complexity of the issues that elder law practitioners face. This advanced program analyzes the emerging challenges and provides the up-to-date information needed. Assess the impact of new Medicaid eligibility criteria under the Affordable Care Act on access to long-term care services and special needs trust planning. Learn about special concerns for older couples who marry, including effects on estate planning, taxes and government benefits. Explore ways that guardians and conservators can get help from courts to protect vulnerable elders and people with disabilities in difficult situations. Tackle legal ethics questions of confidentiality and conflicts in the complicated context of family involvement and fiduciary relationships. Focus on the new Oregon elder abuse reporting requirements for attorneys that go into effect Jan. 1, 2015, and how they relate to confidentiality and attorney-client privilege. Cosponsored by the Elder Law Section.

Eug (10/24) New (10/24) Salem (10/24) Tigard (10/22)





September 12
Echoes of Inequality: A History of Oregon's Exclusionary Laws

September 25
Law for Non-Immigration Lawyers

October 3
Elder Law 2014: Emerging Challenges

October 9
Advanced Computer Law

October 9
Effective Use of Time and Technology for Lawyers

October 10
Government Law

October 17
ADR 2014: Trends and Hot Topics

October 23
Special Topics in Disability Law: Long-Term Disability Appeals and Working While Receiving Benefits

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