Oregon State Bar Bulletin FEBRUARY/MARCH 2016
OSB and ABA House of Delegates Vacancies
Seats for three-year terms are currently open in all regions for the OSB House of Delegates. To run in the election, return a candidate statement and photograph to the bar by March 18.
The bar also has two two-year positions available on the ABA House of Delegates for 2016. Candidates for seats on the ABA House of Delegates must be active members in good standing with the OSB and the ABA and have their principal office in Oregon.
LRAP Applications Due April 15
If you work in public service — as a public defender, district attorney or for a civil legal services provider — you probably know about trying to balance crushing debt with a meager salary. That’s why the Oregon State Bar created the Loan Repayment Assistance Program.
LRAP uses forgivable loans to help lawyers working in public service pay their student debt. The program offers loans in any amount up to $7,500 and participants may receive the loans for three years, as long as they stay in qualifying employment. The application deadline is April 15.
Resume Critique Service for Job Seekers Now Available
Resume Critique is a new feature on the online Career Center and Legal Professional Job Listing Board found on the OSB website. This service is designed to make the career center even more valuable as a career development tool. Job seekers can request a free, confidential resume evaluation from a professional resume expert and writer from Top Resume.
To take advantage of this service, create your resume and upload it to your job seeker account. You can also visit the resume management section of your account to have previously saved resumes reviewed.
May 10 is Filing Deadline for OSB Board of Governors Candidates
The Oregon State Bar is currently seeking candidates for the Board of Governors. There are four board positions open to active bar members in regions 1, 3, 4 and 5. The board consists of 19 members, 15 active bar members and four members of the public. Board terms are for four years and begin on Jan. 1, 2017.
The board has five regular meetings a year, on a Friday and occasionally on the following Saturday morning. Nearly half of the meetings are in the Portland area and the remainder at locations around the state. Board committee meetings are held at the bar center in Tigard three to four weeks prior to regular board meetings. Board of Governor members serve as liaisons to the Professional Liability Fund, bar sections and committees, as well as numerous other groups.
For more information or to print a copy of the candidate statement go to www.osbar.org/leadership/bog. You can also contact Danielle Edwards at dedwards@ osbar.org or (503) 620-0222, ext. 426.
New Lawyers and Tax Committee to Hold Joint Social March 16
All are invited to join the Oregon New Lawyers Division and the OSB New Tax Lawyer Committee at their joint March social March 16, 5:30-7 p.m., at The Original, a Portland restaurant located at 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. It will feature appetizers and no-host bar. No RSVP is required.