Oregon State Bar Bulletin — MAY 2014

Legal Ethics Best Practices
Friday, May 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
2.25 general CLE or practical skills credits and 3.75 ethics credits

The most accurate way to describe what is involved in being a practicing lawyer and running your own law office is that it’s complicated. This seminar will help uncomplicate matters by providing legal ethics best practices and practical advice for handling law office responsibilities. From where to go for ethics advice to forming the attorney-client relationship, participants will receive guidance about a number of key issues, including a lawyer’s duties to a client, handling conflicts, ending the attorney-client relationship and maintaining a level of professionalism. Don’t miss this opportunity to ask questions and get answers from the bar’s ethics experts.

Eug (6/6) New (6/6) Salem (5/30) Tigard (6/4)


Thurgood Marshall’s Coming: A Movie and Live Discussion About an American First
Friday, May 16, 9 a.m.-noon
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
3 general CLE or access to justice credits

May 17, 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which ended racial segregation in U.S. schools. But discussing bias is a mostly academic exercise unless it is placed in the context of lives lived in the forefront of the struggle for equality and social justice. Thurgood Marshall’s Coming! presents Justice Marshall (portrayed by T. Mychael Rambo) looking back and reliving past trials and victories. Based upon Marshall’s writings and reflections, the movie highlights the discrimination he faced as he tried to enter law school, practice as a lawyer, and defend the civil rights of others.

As the lead attorney for the plaintiffs in the cases that collectively are known as Brown, Marshall was a passionate and embattled civil rights lawyer. He saw the law as the arena where minorities and oppressed citizens could find relief, and he wanted to be known first, last and always as a lawyer. Following the movie, a moderated panel discussion will explore Marshall’s legacy and the effects of Brown.

No video replays


Advanced Estate Planning
Friday, May 30, 8:30 a.m.-4:50 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center, Portland
6.25 general CLE credits or practical skills credits and 1 access to justice credit

Geared for those with an active estate planning practice, this year’s advanced estate planning and administration seminar covers vital topics. Discover almost two dozen ways to have a trust’s gain taxed to the beneficiary and learn when portability works and when it should be avoided. Explore creating socially responsible family businesses through benefit companies, and gain the knowledge necessary for defensive trustee reporting. Find out what can trigger an IRS review of indirect gift and step transactions and how to plan for defense strategies. Finish the day with a look at financial elder abuse, including how abusers manipulate the legal system to obtain their financial goals.

Eug (6/20) New (6/20) Salem (6/13) Tigard (6/18)



June 5-6
14th Annual Oregon Tax Institute

Legal Publications

Now available for Preorder:
Appeal and Review: Beyond the Basics.

This second volume of the Appeal and Review series, written by appellate judges, longtime appellate lawyers and Oregon's appellate commissioner, contains those invaluable practice tips that will take your appellate advocacy to the next level, covering topics like: chances of obtaining a stay; choosing winning issues; whether to cross-appeal; when to seek amicus support; briefing legislative history; making the most of limited oral argument time; and much more.

This publication is in the process of being finalized for a May 2014 release, with chapters being posted to BarBooks online as they are finalized. Contact the OSB Service Desk at (503) 431-6413 or call toll-free in Oregon (800) 452-8260, ext. 413 to place your order. You may also order online at www.osbar.org/store/pub/pubcat.as.

BarBooks Web Conference Trainings
Our one-hour sessions cover the nuts and bolts of getting the most out of your BarBooks member benefit. The next free BarBooks Web conference trainings are scheduled for Wednesday, May 14, 10-11 a.m. Email legalpubs@osbar.org for 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 or practical skills MCLE credit (may only be claimed once). Participation is limited to 100 attendees per session.

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