Oregon State Bar Bulletin — APRIL 2015


‘What’s Your Elevator Speech?’ Scheduled for April 16

Join Oregon Women Lawyers in downtown Portland April 16 for a skill-building and networking event.

Tracy Sullivan, director of career and professional development at Lewis & Clark Law School, will provide tips and suggestions for being comfortable and confident in making new acquaintances at networking events. Learn how to develop an “elevator speech.” Attendees will pair off to practice with one another, meet new people and make introductions to others. It will be a great way to practice essential communications skills and to expand your professional circle. Light refreshments will be served.

The event is at 4:30 p.m., at Pacific Continental Bank, 805 S.W. Broadway, Portland. There is no cost, but space is limited. RSVP by Monday, April 13, to diane@oregonwomenlawyers.org.


Oregon Law Review Symposium Set for April 23

The Oregon Law Review invites all Oregon lawyers to its 2015 Symposium, “Innovations in the Law,” on April 23 in Eugene. This annual event will allow practitioners, professors and entrepreneurs to analyze challenges facing the legal profession and discuss cutting-edge solutions. The evening will feature discussion panels, Q&A and mingling with peers.

The symposium will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and will conclude by 10. For full details, visit the Univerisity of Oregon’s website at www.tinyurl.com/ ORLawReview2015.


Annual Youth Film Project Screening Slated for April 29

The 9th Annual Youth Film Project student filmmaking contest explores the theme of “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law.” Portland area K-12 students were invited to show off their creativity by making a short film to be featured during Community Law Week.

Screening of the top films will be held at the Hollywood Theatre in Northeast Portland on April 29. Prizes will be awarded at the screening by honored guest, Oregon Supreme Court Justice Jack Landau. For more details, visit www. theyouthfilmproject.org.


Clackamas Women Lawyers Wine Tasting Tour on April 18

Clackamas Women Lawyers will hold its annual wine tasting tour on April 18 from 9:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. This year’s event will be held at Archer Vineyard, the Dobbes Family Estate and Carlo and Julian Winery.

The cost for the day is $50, which includes tasting fees and transportation to these beautiful local vineyards. CWLS will provide bottles of water. Full details are available at www.tinyurl.com/CWLS WineTasting2015. RSVP to ericka@ boutinlawfirm.us by April 13 to ensure that you get a seat on the bus.


Submit Annual Awards Nominations by July 14

Every year the OSB honors Oregon’s most outstanding lawyers, judges and citizens, and membership input is needed. Nominations are now being sought for the following awards: Award of Merit; Wallace P. Carson Jr. Award for Judicial Excellence; President’s Affirmative Action Award; President’s Membership Service Award; President’s Public Service Award; President’s Public Leadership Award; and the President’s Sustainability Award. The Professionalism Commission is also accepting nominations for the Edwin J. Peterson Professionalism Award.

The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 14. Nomination criteria, forms and other information can be found at www.osbar.org/osbevents. For additional information, contact Kay Pulju at (503) 620-0222 ext. 402, (800) 452-8260 ext. 402, or email kpulju@osbar.org.


Applications Due May 31 for Two Positions on PLF Board

The Board of Directors of the Professional Liability Fund is looking for one lawyer and one public member to serve a five-year term on the PLF Board of Directors, beginning Jan. 1, 2016. Directors attend approximately six one- to two-day board meetings per year, plus various committee meetings. Directors are also required to spend considerable time reading board materials between meetings and participating in telephone conference calls to discuss claims.

Interested persons should send a brief resume by May 31 to Carol J. Bernick, carolb@osbplf.org, or Professional Liability Fund, P.O. Box 231600, Tigard, OR 97281.


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