Oregon State Bar Bulletin — OCTOBER 2014

Effective Use of Time and Technology for Lawyers
Thursday, Oct. 9, 1-3 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
2 personal management credits

Successful lawyers manage their time and use technology effectively to reach their goals. While efficiency is important, effectiveness is the key. Learn essential time management techniques to help you get more done and be a more effective lawyer. Gain valuable tips and strategies, such as creating a plan, developing habits, eliminating unimportant tasks and learning to say “no.” Discover technology systems you can use to increase your productivity. Find out how to deal with information overload and interruptions. Work smarter, not harder.

No video replay.


Circuit Training for Government Law
Friday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
6.75 general CLE credits

Government attorneys face a multitude of issues, from dealing with the news media to avoiding pitfalls in condemnation. Find out the status of marijuana legalization in Oregon, what Washington is experiencing, and what the OLCC is doing to prepare. Examine the law relating to news media representatives and gain an understanding of how to manage liability for an officer involved shooting. Get an in-depth look at easements and CC&Rs, and explore the legal obligations of state and local governments to affirmatively further fair housing. Hear about potential preliminary pitfalls in condemnation proceedings. Learn how to handle investigations of employee complaints and misconduct, and delve into the details of intergovernmental agreements.

Cosponsored by the Government Law Section. Eug (10/31) New (10/31) Salem (10/31) Tigard (10/29)


ADR 2014: Trends and Hot Topics
Friday, Oct. 17, 8:55 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
4.25 general CLE credits and 1.5 ethics credit, plus 1 general CLE credit for optional lunch presentation

Learn the latest in ADR, including recent cases, probate mediation, new ADR programs for foreclosure avoidance, early discussion and resolution for adverse medical events, and environmental claims mediation. Explore the ethics of mediation, and hear the Hon. Susan Leeson and Richard Spier discuss the advantages and disadvantages of caucuses in mediation. The arbitration-focused breakout sessions will review drafting arbitration clauses and identify the basics needed to effectively litigate one’s first arbitration. The breakouts on mediation will demonstrate the elements required for success in mediation and how to overcome impasse situations.

Cosponsored by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. Eug11/7) New (11/7) Salem (11/7) Tigard (11/5)


Special Topics in Disability Law: Long-Term Disability Appeals and
Thursday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-noon
Oregon State Bar Center, Tigard
2 general CLE or access to justice credits

Navigating the ins and outs of disability law requires expert help. This seminar will provide the knowledge to avoid going aground in the area of disability benefits. Start the morning with a refresher on Social Security benefits, including two federal disability programs and eligibility criteria. Next, take a look at how your client can still work without losing SSI or SSD benefits. Last, gain familiarity with long-term disability benefits under an ERISA plan and the appeals process for a denied claim, the ERISA disability claims process, strategies and applicable case law.

Cosponsored by the Disability Law Section. No video replay.


16th Annual Oregon Trial Advocacy College
Thursday, Oct. 30, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse, Portland
15 general or practical skills credits

The Oregon Trial Advocacy College provides an unparalleled hands-on jury trial opportunity for advocates of all experience levels. Participants 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 through the mock trial, complete with witnesses and jurors. 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 one’s own persuasive advocacy techniques and style.

No video replay.



November 7
Business Law

November 14
Real Estate and Land Use Fall Forum

November 20
Writing for the Electronic Age

November 20
Contract Drafting

November 21
Basic Estate Planning 

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BarBooks Web Conference Trainings
One-hour training 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, Oct. 15, 2-3 p.m., or Friday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m.-noon. Email legalpubs@osbar.org for conference attendance information. Include the date you will attend and your six-digit bar number. This training has been approved for 1 general or practical skills MCLE credit, which may only be claimed once.

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