OREGON eFile PROGRAM PRESENTATION

Mandatory eFiling for attorneys begins in the Marion County Circuit Court on March 2, 2015.

Attorneys are permitted to eFile in Marion County starting on January 20, 2015. Attend a live presentation of the Oregon eFile system. The presentation will give you information you need to know how to use the OJD eFile system.

The session includes:

  • An orientation of the eFile system
  • Review of rules and orders regarding eFile
  • Preparing your computer system
  • Registering to use the File & Serve system

HOW:  Just show up! No registration is required.
WHERE: Downtown Courthouse – 100 High Street NE, Room 1331 (first floor)
WHEN:

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  • January 7, 2015
  • January 8, 2015
  • January 9, 2015
  • January 12, 2015
  • January 14, 2015

12:00p.m. – 1:30p.m.

  • January 16, 2015
  • January 20, 2015
  • January 22, 2015
  • January 26, 2015
  • January 29, 2015

Memorandum regarding Oregon eFiling

MCBA’s 2014 Holiday Party – Friday, December 5, 4:00

Marion County Bar Association’s 2014 Holiday Party
Friday, December 5, 2014
Starting at 4:00 p.m.
At the Mission Mill Dye House

Join your colleagues for an evening full of great company, food and spirits!

Your yearly MCBA dues of $50 will be collected at the door.
For additional information contact Shannon Snow at Shannon@YourAtty.com or (503) 362-9330.

Holiday Social Event & Toy Drive – Friday, December 12

The Mary Leonard Law Society & Marion County Bar Association
Invite you to join us for the Courthouse Connection’s

Holiday Social Event

An informal gathering of judges, attorneys and law clerks to
discuss the practice of law in our courts and community.

MLLS is joining with the MCBA to collect toys for “Santa Central.” Make a foster child’s holiday special by bringing a gift to the Courthouse Connection’s Holiday Social Event! The wish list includes: Lego sets; Nintendo DS games for the younger kids;Disney toys and merchandise, including current Disney DVDs; gift cards; and nearly any other popular toy.

Please don’t wrap the gifts. If you don’t have time to shop,
checks can be made payable to “Santa Central.”

Friday, December 12, 2014
Marion County Courthouse
Jury Assembly Room, 5th Floor
Hosted by Judge Claudia Burton
Noon – 1 pm

Refreshments generously provided by Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP.
For more information: http://www.maryleonardlawsociety.org

Elder Abuse Reporting CLE – Monday, December 8, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Monday, December 8, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301

The Mary Leonard Law Society (MLLS) will present an Elder Abuse Reporting CLE.  Amber Hollister, Deputy General Counsel to the Oregon State Bar, Ellen Klem, Oregon Department of Justice, and a local attorney specializing in elder law will present a 1 hour CLE which qualifies for the new Elder Abuse Reporting CLE requirement, and can be reported in 2015 when the requirement takes effect.   The program will be held at the Oregon State Library, located at 250 Winter Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301.  MLLS will provide light refreshments.

MLLS lunchtime CLE programs are $15 for OWLS members; $20 for non-OWLS members; $10 for Judicial Clerks; and free to students and to those not seeking CLE credit.  1.0 CLE credit pending.

Please RSVP at the MLLS website

Mary Leonard Law Society presents Title IX: Beyond College Sports

Monday, November 10, 2014, from 12:00-1:00 pm.
Willamette University Civic Justice Center, 790 State Street, Salem, OR

This is a free brown-bag lunch presentation.

Please join the Mary Leonard Law Society as we explore the broad applications and legal implications of Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, the federal law which bans discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex. A panel of local experts and practitioners will briefly discuss their experience working with Title IX in numerous contexts including: sports, sexual violence, domestic violence, stalking and LGBT rights. Panelists will include: Karin Moscon, Title IX Coordinator at the Oregon Department of Education; Kelly Noor, Partner, Garrett Hemann Robertson; Ben Becker, Attorney, Oregon School Boards Association; and Cynthia Stinson, Director of Educational Equity Assurance and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Willamette University.

Please RSVP at our website, http://www.maryleonardlawsociety.org/november-10-2014-title-ix-beyond-college-sports.html

Achieving Partnership: A Conversation with Kim Hoyt, Shannon Martinez, and Michael Owens

Wednesday, November 19 from 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Collier Law, 1020 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97302

The Marion County Bar New Lawyer Division is pleased to bring together three local attorneys to speak about partnership, including forming partnerships, joining an existing partnership, and the traditional path from associate toward partner. Kim Hoyt is a shareholder with Garrett Hemann Robertson, PC, in Salem. Shannon Martinez is a partner and shareholder with Saalfeld Griggs, in Salem. Michael Owens is a partner with Owens, Lane & McBreen PC, in Portland. The Marion County Bar Association New Lawyer Division serves attorneys in their first six years of practice.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive between 5:15 and 5:30 for informal networking over wine and appetizers with attendees and the presenters.

The panelists will speak from 6-7pm. This event is free and open to law students and lawyers.

Please RSVP to katedenning@gmail.com

Recruiting for Court-Appointed Attorney Roster

The Salem Municipal Court is recruiting to add one or two criminal defense attorneys to our current roster.  Court-appointed attorneys are appointed by the judge to represent the indigent accused in our court. Deadline for applying is October 31, 2014.Our current case-mix is fairly evenly divided between traffic crimes and non-traffic “quality of life” offenses such as Trespass, Disorderly Conduct, Possession of Alcohol in Prohibited Places, etc. Many of the individuals appearing in our court are struggling with homelessness, substance abuse, mental health issues, co-occurring disorders, and/or issues related to military service. Experience relevant to this population is desirable. Bi-lingual attorneys also are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter describing your legal experience, including:

  • jury trial experience;
  • work in problem-solving court dockets (such as Veterans Court, Mental Health Court, Drug Court, etc.);
  • non-legal, but relevant educational, employment, or personal background; and,
  • why you are interested in working in Salem Municipal Court.

Please include a current resume (including three references) to Judge Jane Aiken, Salem Municipal Court 555 Liberty, Room 215, Salem Oregon 97301.

Interviews will be scheduled in early November.

October events with MLLS

OWLS Membership Renewal

It is membership renewal season for OWLS! Members of OWLS in good standing that live or work in Marion County are considered members of Mary Leonard Law Society. Our programming is largely funded by OWLS membership dues, so please remember to update your membership today!

The OWLS membership year runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.  OWLS is a great way to develop a network of support and make meaningful connections with other professionals with similar interests. There is a unique camaraderie that can be found in a predominantly female professional organization, and OWLS offers the opportunity to meet and connect with colleagues in a variety of ways. OWLS welcomes women, men, lawyers, judges, law students, nonlawyers, and those who live or practice in other states. Anyone who supports the mission of Oregon Women Lawyers is welcome to join!

Join OWLS online and pay by debit or credit card or, to pay by check, use this fillable PDF membership form: OWLS_Membership Form 2014-2015_Fillable PDF_Final and send it in with your check payable to OWLS to: Oregon Women Lawyers PO Box 40393 Portland, OR 97240.

For information, contact Linda Tomassi, OWLS Executive Director. OWLS memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. To download a membership brochure, click the following link: OWLS Brochure

 

Mary Leonard Law Society 2014 New Admittee Luncheon

featuring the Hon. Susan P. Graber, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
October 21, 2014, 12:00-1:00 pm.
Mission Mill Dye House, 1313 Mill Street SE
25 per person, new admittees are free.

Join the Mary Leonard Law Society for our annual luncheon welcoming the 2014 new admittees to the Oregon State Bar.  MLLS is pleased to announce that our keynote speaker with be the Hon. Susan P. Graber, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The luncheon will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Mission Mill Museum Dye House.  Lunch is $25.00 per person and FREE to new admittees.  Parking is available on site for free.

Please RSVP online at maryleonardlawsociety.org. Payment can be made online, by check, or at the door.

 

Courthouse Connections Presents a Business Law CLE Series

Sponsored by Mary Leonard Law Society and the Marion County Bar Association
Thursdays, October 16 to November 6, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Marion County Circuit Courthouse, 5th floor jury assembly room

Courthouse Connections presents a four week business law CLE Series. This will be a great opportunity for new attorneys to meet with more experiences practitioners in a small group setting.

$20 per CLE or $70 for the series, payment can be made at the door or by mailing to Sherman Sherman Johnnie and Hoyt LLP c/o Bill Weidner PO Box 2247, Salem OR 97308

  • Thursday October 16: Estate Planning, presented by Kathy Evans of Evans | Batlan, Attorneys at Law
  • Thursday October 23: Employment Law, present by David Griggs of Saalfeld Griggs PC
  • Thursday October 30: Real Estate Transactions, presented by Eric Yandell and Daniel Rice of Hetzel Williams PC
  • Thursday November 6: The Formation of Business Entities, presented by Gordon Hanna of Garrett Hemann Robertson PC

 

Mary Leonard Law Society presents Title IX: Beyond College Sports

Monday, November 10, 2014, from 12:00-1:00 pm.
Willamette University Civic Justice Center, 790 State Street, Salem, OR
This is a free brown-bag lunch presentation.

Please join the Mary Leonard Law Society as we explore the broad applications and legal implications of Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, the federal law which bans discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex. A panel of local experts and practitioners will briefly discuss their experience working with Title IX in numerous contexts including: sports, sexual violence, domestic violence, stalking and LGBT rights.

Panelists will include: Karin Moscon, Title IX Coordinator at the Oregon Department of Education; Kelly Noor, Partner, Garrett Hemann Robertson; Ben Becker, Attorney, Oregon School Boards Association; and Cynthia Stinson, Director of Educational Equity Assurance and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Willamette University.