Oregon State Bar Bulletin — MAY 2015

Bar News

OSB Day at the Capitol Set for May 5

On Tuesday, May 5, the Oregon State Bar will host Day at the Capitol, an opportunity for lawyers to meet with their representatives and senators to talk about justice system issues of importance to the bar. The day will be a chance to discuss the bar’s priorities for the 2015 legislative session: adequate funding of the justice system; maintaining support for civil services; and adequate funding for indigent defense services.

Discussions will be held with legislators throughout the day at the state capitol in room 350, with a program at noon featuring remarks by Chief Justice Thomas Balmer. If you are interested in attending, RSVP to Amanda Lunsford at (800) 452-8260 ext. 376 or email pubaff@osbar.org .


Join the PLF Board

The Board of Directors of the Professional Liability Fund is looking for one lawyer and one public member to serve five-year terms 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.

PLF policies prohibit directors and their firms from prosecuting or defending claims against lawyers.

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


ABA Young Lawyer Representative

Due to a resignation, the OSB Board of Governors will make a partial term appointment for one Young Lawyer ABA House of Delegates member. The term for this position will begin at the conclusion of the ABA 2015 Annual Meeting this August and end at the adjournment of the ABA 2016 Annual Meeting.

Eligible candidates must be active members of the OSB and the ABA with a principal office in Oregon and be under the age of 35 at the time of appointment. To be considered for this position, submit a statement of interest and a resume by 5 p.m., Friday, June 5, to Danielle Edwards at dedwards@osbar.org .

Under current bar bylaws, the OSB reimburses some expenses for delegates attending ABA meetings. For more information, contact Danielle Edwards, (503) 431-6426 or dedwards@osbar.org .


‘Copy with Citation’ Streamlines Fastcase Research

Organizing legal research can be daunting, especially at the beginning of a project. Often portions of cases are relevant to the central issue, but the majority of the opinion is unimportant and not needed to write a brief. Fastcase can streamline this research with one simple tool: “Copy with Citation.” This feature saves small portions of cases and allows users to return to the source material at a later time if more context is needed.

To copy text with a citation, simply click and drag to highlight the portion of interest. Fastcase will automatically open a menu with two options: “Copy Text” and “Copy with Citation.” Select “Copy with Citation.”

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