Category: Announcements

INVESTITURE CEREMONY | The Honorable Cheryl A. Pellegrini’s | Friday May 9, 3pm

Please join the Oregon Judicial Department
At The Honorable Cheryl A. Pellegrini’s
INVESTITURE CEREMONY

Presented at the
Marion County Courthouse
Friday May 9, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Courtroom 2A – Salem, Oregon

Reception Following

Monte Carlo Casino Night 2014 | Friday, May 16, 2014, 6:30 – 10:00

The Mary Leonard Law Society in partnership with Saalfeld Griggs PC
Present

Monte Carlo Casino Night 2014

A benefit for Liberty House and Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Service

Friday, May 16, 2014, 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. at
Creekside Golf Club, 6250 Clubhouse Drive SE, Salem, OR 97306

Join us for an evening of fun and casino games including blackjack, craps, and roulette with professional dealers. Prize drawings will be held at the end of the evening.  Silent auction will be held throughout the evening.  This event is open to those 21 and over only!

A delicious array of hors d’oeuvres will be provided.  Local wine from Owen Roe, Zenith Vineyards, and Glaser Estate Winery, and beer from Gilgamesh Brewing, will be available for purchase.  Enjoy great company while supporting two deserving charities!

To purchase tickets, visit:
http://www.maryleonardlawsociety.org/2014-monte-carlo-casino-night.html
Or send check or cash to: MLLS, PO Box 773, Salem OR 97308

For questions or to sponsor a law student, email maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com.
To donate to our silent auction, email Erin Dawson at ErinNDawson@gmail.com.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Monte Carlo Title Sponsor:
Saalfeld Griggs PC

“Welcome to Sunny Las Vegas” Sponsor:
Tomson Burnham LLC

“It’s Your Show, Branson” Sponsors:
Heltzel Williams Yandell Roth Smith Petersen & Lush PC
Willamette Valley Bank
Marion County Bar Association
Garmin

“Reno, the Biggest Little City in the World” Sponsors:
Willamette Valley American Inn of Court
Evergreen Income Taxes, Inc.
Fidelity National Title Company of Oregon
Lane and Francine Shetterly
Gatti Gatti Maier Sayer Thayer Smith and Associates

OSB and OCRA partner on Veteran History Project – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:    Robin Nodland, President
Oregon Court Reporters Association
rnodland@LNScourtreporting.com
503-299-6200

OSB and OCRA partner on Veteran History Project

ʺOral history is a history built around people. It thrusts life into history itself and widens its scope. It allows heroes not just from the leaders, but from the unknown majority of the people. It brings history into, and out of, the community. It helps the less privileged, and especially the old, towards dignity and self‐confidence. It makes for contactand thence understandingbetween social classes and between generations… oral history offers a challenge to the accepted myths of history, to the authoritarian judgment inherent in its tradition. It provides a means of a radical transformation of the social meaning of history.ʺ

– Thompson, Paul: The Voice of the Past, Oxford U. Press, 3d Ed. 2000.

PORTLAND, Oregon, March 19, 2014 – The Oregon State Bar’s Military and Veterans Law Section and the Oregon Court Reporters Association have joined forces to form an Oregon Veterans History Project.  Working to create submissions to the Library of Congress, this partnership collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.  In addition to audio- and video-recorded interviews, VHP accepts memoirs and collections of original photographs, letters, diaries, maps, and other historical documents from World War I through current conflicts.

Mark Ronning, Chair of OSB’s Military and Veterans Law Section, is encouraging OSB members to volunteer to interview a veteran or, if they are a veteran themselves, to volunteer to give their oral history.   “Oregon has over 300,000 veterans. As time goes on, more and more war veterans pass away and the details of their stories are lost.  War veterans are often hesitant to talk about their experiences, but they are often the last witnesses to the sacrifice and bravery of others who did not survive the war or have since passed. The events they witnessed firsthand and their memories of their comrades in arms need to be preserved,” said Mr. Ronning.

OCRA president and court reporter Robin Nodland will be coordinating the court reporters’ and videographers’ support of this important project. “The members of the Oregon Court Reporters Association are very excited to be a part of this effort. The firsthand accounts will be archived in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for use by researchers and to serve as an inspiration for generations to come, making accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war,” said Ms. Nodland.

On February 18, the project recorded its first oral history of Vietnam veteran and former Oregon Supreme Court Justice Paul J. De Muniz.  The Chief was interviewed by his former law clerk, current Captain in the National Guard and associate with Barran Liebman, LLP, Sam Hernandez.

OCRA volunteer court reporters and videographers record the interview and produce a transcript and DVD for submission to the Library of Congress, along with photos and other documents donated by the veteran.  OSB volunteers conduct the interviews.  The oral histories are scheduled to occur the third Tuesday of each month, following the Military and Veterans Law Section meetings at the Bar’s offices.

The project is asking for OSB members to volunteer to interview a veteran and, if you are a veteran, to be interviewed and give your oral history.  Gretchen Magarro, media specialist at LNS Court Reporting & Captioning and U.S. Navy veteran, is the contact person for this project.  To volunteer, please contact Gretchen at gmagarro@LNScourtreporting.com, or 503-299-6200.

About OCRA

Oregon Court Reporters Association, 145 members strong, develops leadership and direction for the court reporting profession in the state of Oregon; advocates ethical standards, quality service, educational opportunities, and technological advancements for its members; promotes the services of our profession to the client base; acts as liaison between the profession and the local, state, and national client groups; enhances understanding and good will among the members and the public. OCRA also supports expanding roles for court reporters in litigation support, CART, and broadcast captioning services; sponsors continuing education programs for professional court reporters; assists in the professional certification examinations for court reporters; is active in the Oregon Legislature through efforts of OCRA’s lobbying team; conducts meetings of its Board of Directors to develop association goals and implement new programs; participates in a mentoring program for court reporting students; provides court reporting services through its active pro bono partnership with the Oregon State Bar Association. OCRA is a 503(C)(6) nonprofit organization. OCRA is currently working to promote the use of court reporters in our State court system and towards a mandatory CSR.  For more information, visit ORCRA.org.

 

MLLS Monte Carlo Casino Night – Friday, May 16, 6:30-10:00 pm

MLLS Monte Carlo Casino Night

Friday, May 16, 6:30-10:00 pm

Creekside Golf Club, 6250 Clubhouse Dr. SE, Salem, OR 97306

Back by popular demand, Mary Leonard Law Society will be hosting a Monte Carlo Casino Night for our 6th annual spring charity event. Guests will enjoy wine and beer from local producers and hors d’oeuvres while trying their hands at craps, roulette, poker, and black jack. Community supporters will provide a wide array of silent-auction items, and representatives of our featured charity will be on hand to talk about their important work. Mark your calendars today and watch for more information, coming soon!

Interested in contributing to our silent auction or volunteering to help with the event? Please contact us at maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com!

Hearings Referee Recruitment – Marion County Circuit Court

Marion County Circuit Court is recruiting for a full-time Hearing Referee.The application deadline is April 13, 2014. 

For more information about the position, you can go to OJD-MARHR-03.  You may also contact Diane Morse for additional information at diane.m.morse@ojd.state.or.us or at (503) 584-4752.

Spring Ethics CLE: Technology and the Ethics of Using it – Wed, April 16

Spring Ethics CLE: Technology and the Ethics of Using it

Wednesday, April 16, 12:00-1:00 pm

Oregon Civic Justice Center, 790 State Street, Salem OR

The annual Mary Leonard Law Society Spring Ethics CLE will be on the topic of technology and your ethical responsibilities while using it. Join us in welcoming presenters David Madden, Intellectual Property lawyer with Mersenne Law LLC ; Sheila Blackford, Practice Management Advisor with the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund; and Amber Bevacque-Lynott, Assistant Disciplinary Counsel for the Oregon State Bar. 1 Ethics CLE credit pending.

MLLS Lunchtime CLEs are $15 for OWLS members; $20 for non-OWLS members; $10 for Judicial Clerks; and free to students, WUCL staff and professors, and to those not seeking CLE credit.

Brownbag lunches welcome. Please RSVP at our website, www.maryleonardlawsociety.org.

SAVE THE DATE – Annual MCBA Events

Staff Appreciation Lunch
Riverfront Park, North Meadow
July 16, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

Val Sloper Memorial Golf Tournament
Creekside Golf Club
September 12, 2014, 1:00 p.m.

Holiday Party
Mission Mills, Dye House
December 5, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Annual Awards Dinner
Illahe Hills Country Club
January 29, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Additional information will be provided about each event later in the year.
Please contact Shannon Snow, Shannon@YourAtty.com, with any questions.

March 14th, 3:00pm – Celebration of Life & 75th Birthday for Judge Albin Norblad

Judge Norblad’s colleagues on the Marion County bench will hold a public memorial on March 14, 2014, at the Marion County Courthouse, 100 High Street, Salem OR 97301. The service will begin at 3:00pm in Courtroom 2A.

A reception hosted by the Marion County Bar Association will follow across the street at the Grand Ballroom. There will be a microphone available so that attendees may share their stories of Judge Norblad. The event will be catered by Adams Rib. Wine will be donated from bar members’ cellars and a no-host bar will be available.

The Marion County Annex and Juvenile Court will be closed for the afternoon beginning at 2:30 to allow staff and judges time to get to the courthouse by 3pm. The downtown offices will close at 3pm. All offices will be closed until 5pm.

Attendees are encouraged to wear jeans and dress shirts in honor of Judge Norblad. Donations are still being accepted and will be accepted at this event.

Combating Human Trafficking – Thursday, March 20

Combating Human Trafficking

Thursday, March 20 at 12:00 noon

Ford Hall, Willamette University

Mary Leonard Law Society will join with Willamette University in March to present a panel discussion on human trafficking and on-the-ground efforts that are being taken to combat this serious violation of human rights. Panelists include Assistant United States Attorney Hannah Horsley, FBI Victim Specialist Shannon Meyer, Joel Shapiro of Shared Hope International, Tana Rogers of the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, Immigration lawyer Chanpone Sinlapasai of Marandas & McClellan LLC, and Gwynne Skinner from Willamette University’s International Human and Refugee Rights Clinic.

This is a free event. Please RSVP at our website, www.maryleonardlawsociety.org

March 14th, 3:00pm – Celebration of Life & 75th Birthday for Judge Albin Norblad

Judge Norblad’s colleagues on the Marion County bench will hold a public memorial on March 14, 2014, at the Marion County Courthouse, 100 High Street, Salem OR 97301. The service will begin at 3:00pm in Courtroom 2A.

A reception hosted by the Marion County Bar Association will follow across the street at the Grand Ballroom. There will be a microphone available so that attendees may share their stories of Judge Norblad. The event will be catered by Adams Rib. Wine will be donated from bar members’ cellars and a no-host bar will be available.

The Marion County Annex and Juvenile Court will be closed for the afternoon beginning at 2:30 to allow staff and judges time to get to the courthouse by 3pm. The downtown offices will close at 3pm. All offices will be closed until 5pm.

Attendees are encouraged to wear jeans and dress shirts in honor of Judge Norblad.

Please RSVP for the reception by contacting Kayla Franz at (503) 399-1070 or kfranz@sglaw.com.

Donations are still being accepted and will be accepted at this event.

Dansette