COURTHOUSE CONNECTION: FALL 2016 EVENT SERIES

A collaboration between the OWLS – Mary Leonard Chapter and the Marion County Bar Association 

September 19 – October 11, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, 5th Floor Jury Assembly Room, Marion County Courthouse

This is a four-part CLE series on Identifying and Dealing with Dementia:

  • Monday, September 19 – Understanding the Medical Aspects of Dementia: What Lawyers Need To Know,with speaker Dr. Jeffrey Kaye, Geriatric Neurologist, Professor of Neurology at OHSU, and Director, Oregon Center for Aging and Technology.
  • Monday, September 26 – How to Handle (and Remedy) Elder Abuse Issues,with speakers Greg Hansen, GCH Law LLC and Matt Whitman,Matthew Whitman PC.
  • Monday, October 3 – The Face of Dementia in: Transactions & Torts, with speakers Mike Martinis, Martinis & Hill and Erin Olson, Law Office of Erin Olson PC.
  • Tuesday, October 11 – The Face of Dementia in: Criminal Law & Domestic Relations,with speakers Julia Hyde, Marion County Public Defender, Bik-Na Han, Washington County DA’s Office,and Tammy Dentinger, Garrett Hemann Robertson PC.

Fees – $15 per CLE, $50 for the series, $40 for new attorneys for the series, free if no CLE credit sought.

RSVP at www.maryleonardlawsociety.org/events.html

Seminar: Improving Outcomes in Public Safety & Child Welfare Cases – Sept 23

Join us for a lunchtime seminar on September 23 at the Capitol focused on improving outcomes in public safety and child welfare cases.  In addition to Oregon experts and practitioners, there will be speakers from Kentucky and Cincinnati there to provide a national perspective on the changing standards within public defense representation.

Two Access to Justice credits are available for attendees.
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CLE: Sentencing Guidelines – Thursday, August 25

Sentencing Guidelines: Tips for Building Good Sentences and Taking Them Apart

Co-hosted by the Mary Leonard Law Society and the State of Oregon Law Library

Thursday, August 25, 2016, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
State of Oregon Law Library, 1163 State Street
1.0 Practical Skills MCLE credit will be sought

Like many puzzles, sentence diagramming can push your brain to work in new or unfamiliar ways. So take an hour. Focus on the patterns and structure of the sentences you write each day. It might change your relationship with them.

To that end, we invite you to unpack a sentence with us on August 25, 2016. Professor Liz Frost will present on the nuts, bolts, and further details of diagramming sentences. Of course, questions are encouraged.

A graduate of Yale University and the University of Michigan School of Law, Professor Frost currently teaches legal writing at the University of Oregon School of Law. She is a frequent contributor to the Legal Writer column of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin and also organized the 2015 Northwest Legal Writing Conference.

Brown bag lunches are welcome. RSVP at www.maryleonardlawsociety.org.

NHL Star Sheldon Kennedy & Exclusive Screening of Swift Current – April 19, 4:30 p.m.

You’re invited to attend this exclusive screening of the thought-provoking documentary Swift Current. The film tells the story of Sheldon Kennedy, a former NHL hockey player, who was sexually abused and went on to become a leading advocate for victims of child abuse. Stay after the film for a 20-minute Q&A with Mr. Kennedy.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Ford Hall 122, Smullin Film Studies Theater
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments in the lobby to follow screening.

CLE CREDIT: The Oregon State Bar has approved 1.75 hours of general CLE credit for this event.

SPONSORS:

  • Liberty House
  • Not Alone Student Action Committee
  • Sexual Assault Response Allies (SARA)
  • Student Support and Standards Office
  • Willamette University Athletics
  • Willamette University Film Studies Department

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

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
RSVP:        maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com

Application for 1 General CLE credit pending

MLLS Salem Diversity Summit, Access to Justice CLE – Wed, Sept 9, 2015, 1:00pm

Mary Leonard Law Society and Saalfeld Griggs PC proudly present the Salem Diversity Summit, a 3.25-hour Access to Justice CLE on diversity in the Salem legal community, followed by a networking social generously hosted by Saalfeld Griggs PC. Learn about the advantages of building a diverse team at your workplace; gain practical tips on cross-cultural communication and creating a workplace that incorporates diverse perspectives; and join the discussion on how to attract and retain diverse attorneys in Salem.

Featured speakers include Christina Lincicome, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, SAIF Corporation; Lillian A. Tsai, cross-cultural competency trainer, facilitator, coach, consultant, and founder of TsaiComms; Shannon Martinez, Incoming Managing Partner, Saalfeld Griggs PC; Mariann Hyland, Director, Diversity & Inclusion Department, Oregon State Bar; Erious Johnson, Jr., Director of Civil Rights, Oregon Department of Justice; and other local firm and government leaders.

What:  Salem Diversity Summit
When:  Wed, September 9, 2015, from 1:00 to 4:45 pm; networking social to follow
Where:  Saalfeld Griggs PC, 250 Church St SE, Salem, Oregon 97301

REGISTER online at http://www.maryleonardlawsociety.org/september-9-2015-salem-diversity-summit.html or send a check to MLLS at PO Box P.O. Box 773, Salem, OR 97308:

$45 general admission
$30 for OWLS and other diversity bar members
$20 for judicial clerks and modest income
Free to law students

Oregon State Bar Diversity Section presents 2015 CLE & Social

Race in the Rotunda: Promoting & Monitoring Minority Interests in the Legislature
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. CLE (1 hour Access to Justice MCLE credit pending)
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Catered Social

Willamette University, Putnam University Center
935 Mill St., Third Floor Alumni Lounge

Join panelists Liani Reeves, Danny Santos, Sean Brennan, Judy Parker, and Lucy Baker in a discussion of legislative advocacy, executive appointments, and how to advance the issues of minority populations in the legislative arena.

Please RSVP to the Carlos Rasch at crasch@houser-law.com

Cost:  $25 (includes CLE & Catered Social)
$15 for Diversity Section members
$10 (Catered Social only)
No cost for members to attend Social only

Please mail payment* to:
OSB Diversity Section –c/o Carlos Rasch
Houser & Allison APC
9600 SW Oak Street, Ste 570
Portland, OR 97223
(*make checks payable to OSB Diversity Section)

New Diversity Section members can get the discounted price by signing up for membership at or before the event!  Checks and cash will also be accepted at the event, but please RSVP in advance.

High Conflict Symposium – January 9, 2015 – 8:30am – 4:30pm

Keynote Speaker: Bill Eddy
Friday, January 9, 2015
8:30am – 4:30pm; reception to follow

Willamette University College of Law
245 Winter Street SE, Salem Oregon

Presented by:
Marion County Family Law Advisory Committee
Mary Leonard Law Society
Marion County Bar Association
Willamette University College of Law

Symposium registration includes a light continental breakfast, a boxed lunch, and a reception following.  

Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, mediator and the President of the High Conflict Institute. Mr. Eddy is an international expert on managing disputes involving personality disorders and high conflict personalities. Find Bill Eddy at: http://www.highconflictinstitute.com/about-hci

REGISTRATION
$95 (before 12/31/14)
$120 (after 12/31/14)
Free for Willamette students and faculty
To register, visit: http://www.maryleonardlawsociety.org/2015-flac-high-conflict-symposium.html

Generous sponsorship by:
Feibleman & Case P.C.
Kevin C. Gage, Attorney at Law
Law Office of Gordon L. Dick
Willamette Valley Mediation
Garrett Hemann Robertson P.C.
Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP
Saucy & Saucy P.C.
Ferder, Casebeer, French & Thompson LLP

An application for 6.0 MCLE general credits will be submitted.
Contact maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com with questions