Oregon State Bar Bulletin — NOVEMBER 2015

Bar News

MCLE Compliance Reports Emailed

Compliance reports for members whose MCLE reporting period ends Dec. 31, 2015 were sent via email the week of October 12. All credits must be completed by the end of 2015 and the completed compliance report is due in the MCLE Office no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2016.

Visit the MCLE page of the bar’s website at www.osbar.org/mcle for answers to frequently asked questions and updates on MCLE rule amendments, including the new elder abuse reporting credit requirement.

If you need a replacement report, go to www.osbar.org/secured/login.asp and log in to your account. If you have any questions, please contact the MCLE department at (503) 431-6368.


Annual Awards Luncheon Dec. 10

Come to the 2015 OSB Award Luncheon Thursday, Dec. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year’s event will take place at the Sentinel Hotel, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland.

Reserve individual tickets for $30, or reserve a table for 10 for $300. The luncheon reservation form can be found at www.osbar.org/events along with information on the event and the awards. Email events@osabr.org with any questions, or call Brenda Cerda at (503) 431-6301.


Fastcase Tip: Locating a Case by Keyword

Sometimes you don’t know the parties of a case or the year, but you know the keyword related to your query. To pull up a document by keyword, use Advanced Caselaw Search and formulate your search query using one or more of the eight Boolean operators offered by Fastcase: And; Or; Not; ( ); “ “; /x (for words occurring within x words of the main search); * (as a wildcard); and ? (a substitute for any letter).

Start with a broad search and use Fastcase’s sorting and filtering tools to find the document you need. If you are not sure where to start, a natural language search may help point you in the right direction.

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