Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting with Judge Courtland Geyer — Dec 1, 12:00pm

December 1, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Marion County Courthouse, 5th Floor, Jury Assembly Room
The Mary Leonard Law Society presents Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting with Judge Courtland Geyer.  Judge Geyer will discuss child abuse within Marion County and your obligations as a mandatory reporter.  
Prior to taking the bench in 2011, Judge Geyer spent almost 18 years as a Deputy District Attorney in the Marion County District Attorney’s Office, specializing in cases of child abuse, sexual assault, homicide, gang violence and arson & explosives.  For seven years, he supervised the child abuse team for the Marion County District Attorney’s Office and served as co-chair of Marion County’s Child Abuse Review Team.  He has been involved in the presentation of over 100 CLE’s and community presentations on child abuse and mandatory reporting to lawyers, judges, medical providers, first responders, educators, churches, clergy, parents and youth serving organizations.  In 2009, DPSST recognized him as Oregon’s Child Abuse Prosecutor of the Year.
Post-Grad Law Clerk – $10 || OWLS Member – $15  || Non-OWLS Member – $20
Not Seeking Credit – Free

Courthouse Connection’s Holiday Social Event – Thursday, December 3, Noon

The Mary Leonard Law Society & the Marion County Bar Association
invite you to join us for:
Courthouse Connection’s Holiday Social Event
Thursday, December 3, 2015, Noon-1:00pm

Marion County Courthouse
Jury Assembly Room, 5th Floor
Hosted by Presiding Judge Jamese Rhoades
An informal gathering of judges, attorneys and law clerks to discuss the practice of law in our courts and community. Each year MLLS and the MCBA collect toys for “Santa Central” to support and encourage foster children during the holiday season.
Donations from Marion County are the primary source for gifts for these foster children.

This year, make a foster child’s holiday special by bringing a gift to the Courthouse Connection’s Holiday Social Event!  You can find a customized wish list online at:

If you don’t have time to shop, checks can be made payable to “Santa Central.”
Refreshments generously provided by Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP.
For more information:

A message from Presiding Judge Jamese Rhoades

After serving as Presiding Judge of the Third Judicial District for over seven years, and with my upcoming retirement, it is time to pass the torch. Following a vote by our bench, Judge Dale Penn has been appointed by Chief Justice Balmer to serve as the new Presiding Judge, effective January 1, 2016. Judge Penn brings a wealth of experience to this position and will represent our court very well. Please provide him with the great support that you have given me.

It has been a challenge and a pleasure serving in this role. Thank you to all who assisted me in leading our court.  It’s been a great run.

Jamese Rhoades
Presiding Judge
Marion County Circuit Court

MCBA Memorial Service – December 10, 2015

The 2015 Biennial MCBA Memorial Service is scheduled for December 10, 2015 from 3:00-4:30pm at the Marion County Court House Courtroom 2-A, 100 High St. NE, Salem, Oregon.  At this memorial service, the Marion County Bar Association recognizes members that have passed in the past two years for their significance to the Salem legal community. Families of deceased members are invited to attend this ceremony.

This Memorial will honor the following deceased members:
Wallace Ogdahl
Elton Taylor Lafky
Bruce E. Jarman
Lloyd Guy Hammel Jr.
Darrell J. Williams
David Frohnmayer
Gary Babcok
Hon. Albin Norblad

If you are aware of any other members who have passed and should be included in this list please contact Ryan W. Collier,; 503-485-7224.

New Admittee Luncheon, Tues Nov 3, 12:00pm

Please join the Mary Leonard Law Society for its annual luncheon welcoming the 2015 new admittees to the Oregon State Bar. 
MLLS is pleased to announce that our keynote speaker with be Renee Rothauge, a Shareholder of Markowitz Herbold PC.  Renee is an experienced trial attorney and a co-founder of the Rothauge & Kaner Women’s Trial Academy.
When:  Tuesday, November 3,, 2015, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on
Where: Willamette Heritage Center Dye House.  Parking is available on site for free.
Lunch is $25.00 per person and FREE to new admittees.

MLLS Brownbag Series – “Fathers, Mothers, and Family Responsibilities Discrimination” – Oct 20, 12:00pm

Mary Leonard Law Society Brownbag Series: “Fathers, Mothers, and Family Responsibilities Discrimination: Employee Rights to Take Leave Time for Maternity, Paternity, and Caregiving”

The Mary Leonard Law Society, OWLS Working Parents Committee, and State of Oregon Law Library invite you to a lunchtime presentation by Willamette law professor Keith Cunningham-Parmeter, a prolific scholar on emerging theories of employment discrimination, including work-family policy and gender theory. Learn about employee rights under state and federal laws to take leave time for maternity, paternity, and caring for family members, and other issues related to the rise of paternity leave and its intersection with gender equality in the workplace. This is a FREE event.  Brownbag lunches and covered drinks welcome.

When:         Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Where:        State of Oregon Law Library, Oregon Supreme Court Building, 2nd floor, 1163 State St, Salem, OR 97301

Application for 1 General CLE credit pending

Oregon New Lawyers Division Salem Fall Social: Wed Sept 30, 5:30pm

Join us for a Salem social!
Oregon New Lawyers Division Salem Fall Social
Where: Archive Coffee & Bar, 102 Liberty St NE, Suite 120, Salem
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time: 5:307:00 p.m.
Come meet and socialize with other local attorneys new to the practice of law
Free appetizers; no host bar

No RSVP necessary

25th Anniversary of the Campaign for Equal Justice Lunch – Sept 24, 12:00pm

The Campaign for Equal Justice and the legal aid service providers of Marion and Polk Counties cordially ask you to join us for lunch and to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Campaign for Equal Justice: lawyers coming together to work for a more fair system, address unmet legal needs, and to give back to our profession.  Oregon Supreme Court Justice Virginia Linder will provide keynote remarks about access to justice in Oregon. 

WHEN: Thursday, September 24, 12:00-1:00 PM
WHERE: Mission Mill in Salem

To register, please contact the Campaign for Equal justice at or call 503.295.8442.