Oregon State Bar Bulletin OCTOBER 2015
Celebrate Pro Bono Oct. 29
The American Bar Association has designated Oct. 25-31 as Celebrate Pro Bono Week for 2015. In conjunction with this nationwide focus on the good things lawyers do, Oregon’s annual pro bono fair and awards reception will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29, at the World Trade Center in Portland.
Three free CLEs that day will focus on pro bono topics: “Expungement Law Basics: Everything You Need to Know to Set Aside Convictions and Arrests”; “Representing College Students: Overview of the PSU Student Legal Services’ Pro Bono Program”; and “Pro Bono for New Lawyers: Getting Your Feet Wet Without Drowning.”
For more details, see http://www.osbar.org/probono/ProBonoFair.html.
‘Bowlio’ Set for Nov. 7
The diversity and inclusion department of the Oregon State Bar invites all to Bowlio 2015, a fun-filled evening featuring bowling, soft drinks and snacks, as well as a no-host bar.
This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, with check-in beginning at 5:30 p.m. and bowling from 6 to 9, at AMF Pro 300 Lanes on S.E. Powell Boulevard in Portland.
Law students can attend for free, while tickets for first-year licensees are $25, and tickets for other attorneys, judges and children 12 or older are $50.
To register, email Chris Ling at firstname.lastname@example.org. See photos from last year at www.facebook.com/OSBDiversity.
Appellate Advocacy 2015 Dec. 14
The Oregon chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the OSB Appellate Practice Section invite all to “Appellate Ethics & Advocacy Skills,” a special CLE featuring Judges Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain and Susan P. Graber. This event will be held on Monday, Dec. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Pioneer Courthouse in Portland. A reception will follow the event in the courthouse’s main lobby.
Photography Exhibit at U.O. Law
The quiet beauty and serene contemplation of Japanese gardens is captured in the exhibition “Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America” by Pacific Northwest photographer David M. Cobb at the University of Oregon School of Law’s Mezzanine Gallery through Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
A public reception will be held for Cobb from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St. in Eugene. The reception will include a presentation during which Cobb will discuss the elements of style and points of photography in the carefully designed Japanese gardens.
The exhibition includes 25 large images demonstrating Cobb’s passion for photographing the harmony and peace found in Japanese gardens. The exhibition provides an extraordinary look at the most beautiful and tranquil Japanese gardens in the U.S. and Canada. The images in the exhibition show the different aspects of Japanese garden design including waterfalls, strolling ponds, lanterns, moon bridges and, of course, koi fish.
U.S. District Court Historical Society Dinner Slated Nov. 12
The U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society invites all Oregon lawyers to attend its annual meeting and dinner on Nov. 12 at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland.
Clackamas County Judge Jeffrey S. Jones will conduct a keynote interview of his father, and the 2015 Lifetime Service Award recipient, Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones. A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., to be followed by dinner at 6:30.
For more information, including reservation information, contact Julie Engbloom at email@example.com.
Salem Court Seeks Criminal Defense Attorneys
The Salem Municipal Court is recruiting to criminal defense attorneys to add to its current roster of court-appointed attorneys for the indigent accused.
The court’s current case mix is fairly evenly divided between traffic crimes and non-traffic “quality of life” offenses such as trespass, disorderly conduct and possession of alcohol in prohibited places. Many of the individuals appearing in court are struggling with homelessness, substance abuse, mental health issues, co-occurring disorders or issues related to military service. Experience relevant to this population is desirable. Bilingual attorneys are encouraged to apply.
If interested, submit a cover letter describing your legal experience, including: jury trial experience; experience in problem-solving court dockets, veterans court, mental health court, drug court, etc.; non-legal, but relevant educational, employment or personal background; why are you interested in working in the Salem Municipal Court; schedule of availability; and a list of your current commitments to other courts.
Submit resumes and three professional references to Judge Jane Aiken, Salem Municipal Court, 555 Liberty, Room 215, Salem OR 97301.