Category: CLE

Road to the Bench Presentation: Meet our new Court of Appeals Judges! Wed, January 29th 12 – 1 pm

Join Mary Leonard Law Society for a Road to the Bench Presentation: Meet our new Court of Appeals Judges!

Wednesday, January 29th from noon – 1:00 pm

The Ike Box, 299 Cottage St NE, Salem OR 97301

The Mary Leonard Law Society is excited to welcome Oregon’s four newest members to the appellate bench for an informal discussion. Panelists will include Chris Garrett (who will join the bench in February), Judge Doug Tookey, Judge Joel Devore, and Judge Erin Lagesen. Judge Rebecca Duncan will moderate. Come ready to welcome the new judges and to ask them about their roads to the bench, early impressions as they join one of the busiest appellate courts in the nation, and any other burning questions you may have.

This is a free event. Please help us thank the Ike Box for volunteering their venue space by purchasing a delicious coffee or café lunch item!

Please RSVP at our website,www.maryleonardlawsociety.org


Other upcoming MLLS events of interest:

ONLD Salem Social
Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Grand Vines Wine & Bistro, 195 High Street NE, Salem, OR 97301 (located directly opposite the Marion County Courthouse)

We are pleased to announce an Oregon New Lawyers Division social for Salem in 2014! Please join us at Grand Vines Wine & Bistro for an opportunity to meet and mingle with other ONLD members in the Salem area.

ONLD will provide a selection of finger foods and gourmet truffles. No host beverage selection. No RSVP required.

Information will also be available about upcoming opportunities with the local New Lawyers Division of the Marion County Bar Association.

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Achieving Work Life Balance: A Conversation with Liani Reeves, Roland Iparraguirre and Jennifer Todd
Thursday, February 13 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Collier Law, 1020 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97302

The Mary Leonard Law Society and the Marion County Bar New Lawyer Division are pleased to bring together three local attorneys to speak about achieving a work life balance in a legal career. Liani Reeves serves as chief legal advisor and general counsel to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber M.D. Roland Iparraguirre serves as deputy director and chief operating office at the Oregon Lottery. Jennifer Todd is currently a Salem area private practitioner, with a wealth of past experience including time on the Marion County Probate Court and as a professor at Willamette University College of Law. Attendees are encouraged to arrive between 5:15 and 5:30 for informal networking over refreshments with each other and the presenters. The panelists will speak from 6-7pm. This event is free and open to law students as well as lawyers, and anyone else who is interested in achieving the elusive goal of work life balance in the legal professions! Please RSVP at our website,www.maryleonardlawsociety.org

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Combatting 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 Erin Ludwig, 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

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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.

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Save the Date! MLLS Monte Carlo Casino Night
Friday, May 16
Creekside Golf Club, Salem, OR

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 sponsoring Casino Night, contributing to our silent auction or volunteering to help with the event? Please contact us at maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com!

Brown Bag CLE Series | Courthouse Tour, Tuesday, January 14

MARION COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION – Brown Bag CLE Series

What: Courthouse Tour – find your way around the courthouse and who on this tour of the courthouse with Diane Morse.

When: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from noon until 1:00 pm.

Where: Meet at Judge James’s Courtroom at noon.

*Practical Skill and General Credit Pending

Save the date * Next brown bag CLE is February 11, 2014

UPDATE: Brown Bag CLE Series | Tuesday, November 12 | “Poverty and the Law”

Brown Bag CLE Series

What: “Poverty and the Law – Exploring our relationships with people experiencing poverty” – Access to Justice (credit pending) with Lori Beamer, Executive Director of CoActive Connections
When: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from noon until 1:00 pm.
Where: Judge James’s Courtroom

Bring your own brown bag lunch.

***Access to Justice MCLE credit APPROVED***

Admission is $20.00 cash or check to MCBA to be donated to Marion Polk Food Bank. Law Students are Free.

Space is still available.  No Need to RSVP

Brown Bag CLE Series | Tuesday, November 12 | “Poverty and the Law”

Brown Bag CLE Series

What: “Poverty and the Law – Exploring our relationships with people experiencing poverty” – Access to Justice (credit pending) with Lori Beamer, Executive Director of CoActive Connections
When: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from noon until 1:00 pm.
Where: Judge James’s Courtroom

Bring your own brown bag lunch.

MCBA members earn a free CLE credit.*

Admission is $20.00 cash or check to MCBA to be donated to Marion Polk Food Bank. Law Students are Free.

RSVP to michelle@thesalemlawyer.com

*Credit pending

Discipline & Discrimination CLE & Social | September 26

Oregon State Bar Diversity Section presents
2013 CLE & Social
Discipline & Discrimination
How Professional Conduct Rules and Proposed Rules Deal With Prejudice in the Practice of Law

Thursday, September 26, 2013
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. CLE (1 hour Access to Justice MCLE credit pending)
5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Catered Social with no host bar
Hotel Monaco, 506 S.W. Washington Street, Portland

Expect a lively discussion as panelists Nena Cook (Sussman Shank), John Gleason (Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Counsel) and Bonnie Richardson (Folawn Alterman & Richardson) review recent incidents that have prompted questions about how the Rules of Professional Conduct address behavior or communications that manifest as prejudice against a protected group.  The presentation will also explore how a proposed rule that prohibits discrimination explicitly, to be considered by the OSB House of Delegates in November, will play out in various contexts.

Please RSVP to Megan Livermore at megan@oregonlegalteam.com

Cost:  $25 (includes CLE & Catered Social)
$15 for Diversity Section members
$10 (Catered Social only)
No cost for members to attend Social only
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Please mail payment* to:
OSB Diversity Section –c/o Megan Livermore
Gaydos Churnside & Balthrop, PC
P.O. Box 1499
Eugene, OR 97440
(*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.

Tuesday, October 8 | “(Top) Ten Thing About the Practice of Law They Don’t Teach You in Law School.”

Brown Bag CLE Series

What:         “(Top) Ten Thing About the Practice of Law They Don’t
                      Teach You in Law School.” – Gordon Hanna

When:        Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from noon until 1:00 pm.

Where:       Judge James’s Courtroom

Bring your own brown bag lunch.

MCBA members earn a free CLE credit.*

Non-members an additional $10.00 at the door, cash or check made payable to MCBA.

RSVP to michelle@thesalemlawyer.com

Save the date – November 12, 2013 for “Poverty and the Law – Exploring our relationships with people experiencing poverty” – Access to Justice credit pending.  Admission is $20.00 to be donated to a charitable organization.

*Credit pending

MLLS September and October Events

New location information is highlighted in red.

Don’t forget to register by visiting our website, www.maryleonardlawsociety.org.


Access to justice CLE: The Medgar Evers Assassination.

Presented by the Mary Leonard Law Society, in association with Willamette University College of Law (WUCL) Career and Professional Development

Tuesday, September 24, 12:00-1:00 pm

Willamette University, Willson-Hines room at Goudy Commons

Join us as the 2013-14 MLLS programming season opens with a fascinating discussion of the three trials and 30 year quest to convict the killer of Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers, the NAACP Field Secretary in Mississippi. Evers was assassinated in his driveway by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith in June, 1963. De La Beckwith expected an easy acquittal after his indictment.  But in two highly charged trials in 1964, juries composed solely of white men deadlocked both times.  Finally, some white men (but not 12) were prepared to convict another white man for murdering a Negro in cold blood.   With the two mistrials the case languished and De La Beckwith walked away.  Then, in 1994, after new evidence revealed the state had tampered with the original juries to assist De La Beckwith, the killer was forced to stand trial again.  This time he was convicted.

Assistant US Attorney, Ron Silver, recently attended many of the 50th anniversary events in Jackson, Please RSVP at our website, www.maryleonardlawsociety.org, or contact us at maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com

Mississippi commemorating the assassination, and celebrating Evers’ life and achievements. Mr. Silver will discuss the three trials that were held after Evers’ murder, and detail the remarkable series of events that led to the eventual conviction of Evers’ assassin.

The MLLS Lunchtime CLE is $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.


Join MLLS at the Marion-Polk County Campaign for Equal Justice Luncheon!

Wednesday, September 25, 12:00-1:00 pm

Mission Mill Museum

We have one seat left at the MLLS tables for this year’s CEJ luncheon!!! There is no cost to attend; the luncheon is an excellent opportunity to socialize while learning more about the important work that legal aid is doing in Marion and Polk Counties and across the state.

While the lunch is free, we do encourage you to consider a contribution to the Campaign for Equal Justice. Supporting legal aid is a cause that MLLS members are passionate about and that aligns closely with our organizational goals of ensuring justice and equality in our community. Poverty in Oregon has increased by 61.5% since 2000, and we are currently 8th in the nation for poverty growth. Together, we can help make sure that our neighbors have fair and equal access to justice, regardless of income.

Please let us know if you are available to sit at an MLLS table by contacting us at maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com


Networking for Women at all Career Stages

Presented by the Mary Leonard Law Society, in association with Willamette University College of Law (WUCL) Career and Professional Development

Thursday, October 24, 12:00-1:00 pm

Oregon Civic Justice Center at Willamette University, 790 State Street, SE

Please join the Mary Leonard Law Society and WUCL for a panel discussion on tips and strategies that women can use to network effectively, market ourselves, and self-promote at all levels of our careers. Our distinguished panel will include Stephanie Palmblad, associate attorney with Collier Law; Vanessa A. Nordyke, Assistant Attorney General in the Trial Division at the Oregon Department of Justice; Martha Pagel, shareholder and leader of the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources practice group at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt; and Debra Ringold, Dean and JELD-WEN Professor of Free Enterprise at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University.

This a free event and brownbag lunches are welcome! Please RSVP at our website, www.maryleonardlawsociety.org, or contact us at maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com


For more information about Mary Leonard Law Society, and to see our event schedule, please visit our website, check us out on Facebook, or email us at maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com.

Oregon New Lawyers Division|practical skills based CLE program|September 6, 2013

Join the Oregon New Lawyers Division at a practical skills based CLE program on September 6, 2013 at Willamette University & Ram Restaurant. A social will follow the CLE at the Ram where you can network with law students and lawyers from around the state. For only $50 you can attend up to 5 CLEs.

Program presented by the Oregon New Lawyers Division but attorneys with all levels of experience are welcome.

Note, lunch will not be provided but you are welcome to bring your own sack lunch.

Schedule:
Location: Willamette University, College of Law, rooms 121 & 122

11:30-12:00     Registration

12:00-1:00       Option A: Personal Injury with Matthew Kehoe and Travis Prestwich
Option B: Introduction to Oregon Administrative Law with Karen Clevering and Raul Ramirez

1:15-2:15         Option A: Civil Litigation Defense with Anthony Kuchulis
Option B: Starting Your Own Firm with Colin Andries

2:30-3:30         Option A: Labor & Employment Law with Melissa Healy
Option B: Family Law with Kaori Tanabe

3:45-4:45         Option A: Business Litigation with Jason Hirshon
Option B: It’s Never Too Early (or Late): Choices About Professionalism and Impacts on a
LifelongCareer with Liani Reeves

Location: Ram Restaurant*

5:15 – 5:30       Registration for CLE
5:30 – 6:30       The Importance of Civility in the Courts with Justice Paul De Muniz
6:30 – 7:30      No Host Social with appetizers provided by ONLD

Register online here! Pre-registration is suggested but not required. *To only attend the Ram Restaurant CLE and social the cost is $15 and pre-registration is available online.

About the ONLD:
The mission of the Oregon New Lawyers Division is to assist new lawyers with the transition to practicing law in Oregon, either from law school or from a practice in another jurisdiction; conduct programs of value to new lawyers and law students; promote public awareness and access to justice; and promote professionalism among new lawyers.

Learn more at http://www.osbar.org/onld
Questions: onld@osbar.org

Hidden Copyright Issues: Discovering Copyright Law in General Transactions | Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Marion County Bar Association Brown Bag CLE Series

What:         Hidden Copyright Issues: Discovering Copyright Law in General Transactions – Jeffrey Marlink
When:        Tuesday, July 9, 2013 from noon until 1:00 pm.
Where:       Judge James’s Courtroom

Bring your own brown bag lunch.

MCBA members earn a free CLE credit.*
Non-members an additional $10.00 at the door, cash or check made payable to MCBA.

RSVP to michelle@thesalemlawyer.com

*Credit pending

Reminder: July 9 Brown Bag CLE Series | Hidden Copyright Issues

Marion County Bar Association Brown Bag CLE Series

What:  Hidden Copyright Issues: Discovering Copyright Law in General Transactions – Jeffrey Marlink

When:  Tuesday, July 9, 2013 from noon until 1:00 pm.

Where:  Judge James’s Courtroom

Bring your own brown bag lunch.

MCBA members earn a free CLE credit.*

Non-members an additional $10.00 at the door, cash or check made payable to MCBA.

RSVP to michelle@thesalemlawyer.com

*Credit pending

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