Oregon State Bar Bulletin — MAY 2014


MBA Golf Clinic and Networking Event May 15

In partnership with Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Oregon Bankers Association, the Multnomah Bar Association welcomes lawyers, accountants and bankers to attend a golf clinic and networking event on May 15 at the Red Tail Golf Center in Beaverton. The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will include a covered upper deck, unlimited range balls and complimentary clubs, golf pros on hand to give advice and appetizers with a cash bar.

Tickets are $20 and must be purchased by May 9. For more information and online registration, visit www.tinyurl.com/MBAGolf2014.


Monte Carlo Casino Night & Silent Auction May 16

The Mary Leonard Law Society, in partnership with Saalfeld Griggs, will host a special benefit for Liberty House and the Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Service on Friday, May 16 at Creekside Golf Club in Salem. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., attendees can enjoy casino games including blackjack, craps and roulette with professional dealers. Prize drawings will be held at the end of the evening and a silent auction will be held throughout the event. An array of hors d’oeuvres will be provided, along with a cash bar.

Tickets are $40 and available at www.maryleonardlawsociety.org. If you would be willing to sponsor a law student, please email the Mary Leonard Law Society at maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com.


Race for Justice June 14

St. Andrew Legal Clinic has provided legal services to low-income families since 1979. With two office locations, clinic attorneys help families in four Oregon counties. Consider joining SALC for the 14th Annual Race for Justice on June 14 at Madeleine Parish, 3123 NE 24th Ave., in Portland.

Registration fees, sponsorships and pledges to SALC are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law. All donors will receive a tax acknowledgement. For more information and to register, visit salc.givezooks.com/events/2014-race-for-justice.


Multnomah County Transition to Oregon eCourt Begins May 12

After 10 successful circuit court conversions handling 2.9 million cases in other counties, http://courts.oregon.gov/multnomah/Pages/index.aspx.

A number of orientation sessions have already been held, with a few more set for May and June.

Visit the court’s website for details at courts.oregon.gov/multnomah/Pages/index.aspx. If you have questions about the Oregon eCourt conversion process, email oregonecourt@osbar.org.


Bonamici to Keynote U.O. Commencement Ceremony

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici will be the keynote speaker for the University of Oregon’s School of Law’s 2014 commencement ceremony.

Bonamici is referred to as a “double duck,” having earned both a bachelor’s degree (journalism, 1980) and J.D. (1983) from U.O.

Following her graduation from Oregon, Bonamici was an attorney for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., where she was in the Credit Practices Division of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. She and her husband, Michael H. Simon, moved to the Portland area in 1986. She was in private practice from 1986 to 1989.

In 2007, Bonamici was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives. In 2008, she was appointed and then elected to the Oregon Senate and in 2011 she became an assistant majority leader.

Bonamici was sworn in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 7, 2012, and elected for a full term in November of that year. The 1st Congressional District of Oregon, which she represents, comprises the Northwest portion of the state.


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