Reminder! Save the dates!

The MCBA is excited about a number of upcoming events you won’t want to miss.
Save the dates now if you haven’t yet:

November MCBA Social:  Wednesday, November 2nd, 4:30 p.m., at Armstrong Chai (1.5 miles from downtown in West Salem), generously hosted by Chelsea Armstrong.

Annual MCBA Holiday Party:  Thursday, December 8th, 4:30 p.m., at Mission Mill Spinning Room – social, shrimp and pay annual dues ($65 in 2017*).

Annual MCBA Awards Dinner:  Thursday, January 26th at 5:30 p.m., at Illahe – networking, dinner and awards presentation.

*As a reminder, the membership  unanimously raised annual dues in September for the first time in well over a decade.  The increase represents a modest cost of living adjustment.

Thank you for your continued support of the MCBA.  Please invite your colleagues to join, too!

Free CLE, Q&A – LASO Domestic Violence Project – Thurs Oct 27, 2:00-5:30pm

Are you interested in attending the 2016 Pro Bono Fair but can’t make it up to Portland for the event?

Join the Oregon Women Lawyers – Mary Leonard Chapter and the Legal Aid Services of Oregon’s Salem Regional Office for a simulcast of the following FREE CLE program offered at this year’s Fair:

LASO Domestic Violence Project: Representing DV Survivors in Restraining Order Cases
Thursday, October 27
CLE 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.   Q & A 5:00-5:30 p.m.  Light Refreshments Provided
Legal Aid Services of Oregon – Salem Regional Office
105 High Street SE, Salem, OR 97301

2.5 Practical Skills MCLE Credits; 0.5 Access to Justice MCLE Credit

The program will feature speakers from the Legal Aid Services of Oregon, the Oregon Law Center, Volunteers of America Home Free, as well as Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Maureen McKnight. You will learn the dynamics of domestic violence, the legal framework in domestic violence cases, how to represent clients in contested restraining order hearings, and tips from the bench.

After the CLE simulcast, you will have the opportunity to meet attorneys from LASO’s Salem Regional Office and ask them questions about LASO’s domestic violence program.

To RSVP, contact Michelle Lane at and let her know that you plan to attend the Salem simulcast. Space is limited, so register soon!

2016 New Admittee Luncheon – October 31, 2016, Noon

Please join us at the following luncheon (costumes highly encouraged!), which is co-sponsored by Mary Leonard, MCBA, and Inns.  The luncheon is an excellent opportunity for new lawyers to network and meet attorneys and judges, and there is an opportunity (without obligation) to connect with new lawyers as a mentor.  Rumor has it Justice Walters will be in a yet-to-be-disclosed costume for the keynote address!

2016 New Admittee Luncheon
October 31, 2016, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Mission Mill Dye House: 1313 Mill Street SE, Salem

Keynote Speaker: Oregon Supreme Court Justice Martha L. Walters

The Oregon Women Lawyers – Mary Leonard Chapter, the Marion County Bar Association, and the Willamette Valley American Inn of Court offer a warm welcome to newly admitted lawyers.

Please join us in supporting our newest colleagues.  (Costumes highly encouraged!)
Cost to attend: $25.  Free to new (2016) admittees. Free parking available onsite.

To register and for more information, visit

Closure of the Court’s Public Counters and Offices – October 19, 2016

Notice of Closure of the Court’s Public Counters and Offices – October 19, 2016

Oregon judges will attend the annual Judicial Conference October 17-19, 2016.  We will close public windows and offices in all three courthouses on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, from 10:00am to 2:00pm to allow court staff to attend a special training.  Please plan accordingly.

Val Sloper Memorial Golf Tournament – Friday, October 7, 2016

Please join us Friday, October 7, 2016 at Illahe Hills Country Club (3376 Country Club Dr. S, in Salem, Oregon)

SHOTGUN begins at 1:00 p.m., with check-in beginning at noon. There will be a dinner of hot dogs and hamburgers at the end of the tournament outside the clubhouse. Carts are included in the price!!!

The tournament is a scramble, so even once-a-year golfers are sure to have fun!

Swanson, Lathen, Alexander, McCann & Prestwich will be sponsoring a Hole-in-One contest at the following holes:

Hole 2           $250 Golfsmith gift card
Hole 9           $10,000 Cash
Hole 13         Club Glove ‘The number One Travel Bag on Tour’ (includes the Golf Travel Bag and the Rolling Duffle)
Hole 17         iPad Mini 2 (32 GB Wi-Fi only)

Feibleman & Case will be providing a beer keg, which will be available before the tournament and at the dinner.

Bob Nordyke will be playing the piano at the dinner and we will have some very special singers!!!

$90/player for MCBA members
$100/player for non-MCBA members

Please make all checks payable to Marion County Bar Association. All players will be placed in teams of 4. When mailing the check, please indicate the names of your team, if you already have one. We will be making teams for all those not on a team


Name: _______________________
Name: _________________________

Name: _______________________
Name: _________________________

Again, this price includes dinner of hotdogs and hamburgers at the end of the tournament.

Please mail all checks by September 30, 2016, to:
Boaz Law Firm, PO Box 782, Salem, Oregon 97308

If you forget to mail the check by the deadline, please call Michelle at the Boaz Law Firm (503) 400-9513 to register (and bring the check to the event).

Willamette Law Attorney-Mentor Program Needs You!

Willamette Law needs 25 more attorney mentors for this year’s 1L class!

Almost the entire class signed-up for mentors this year! The time commitment is one hour a month — coffee, lunch, visit to the office, a hearing/court, text, email, etc.

The kick-off reception is at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20th. This is the opportunity to meet your student(s) and learn more about the program (if you cannot attend the reception, we ask that you arrange to meet your student(s) within a week after the reception).

If you are interested in being an attorney-mentor, please contact Phylis Myles,

MCBA Court Staff Appreciation Lunch – Join us!

The Marion County Bar Association (MCBA) is excited to invite you to the annual
MCBA Court Staff Appreciation Lunch, as follows: 

Wednesday, July 13
Presentation by Judge Broyles about 12:15 p.m.
Catered by Croissant & Company

Location:  Riverfront Park, North Meadow and Pavilion*
* A special thank you to Jim Van Ness of Van Ness Mooney, LLC, who graciously has sponsored the cost of a canopy to shelter us from sun or rain.  Thank you, Jim!

RSVPs required to
Cost*:  $15 for MCBA members (including judges) and staff of MCBA-members; $20 for all other non-MCBA members (including judges)

*No cost for court staff (excluding judges) – your lunch is on the MCBA!  Thank you for all you do!

Payable by check made out to the “MCBA.” Mail checks to: Boaz Law Firm, 280 Court St NE #220, Salem, OR 97301

Developing your Professional Presence Online with FindLaw – Wed May 18, noon

Marion County Courthouse Connection Presents:
Developing your Professional Presence Online with FindLaw
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Marion County Courthouse, 5th Floor Jury Assembly Room

Join us for a presentation from FindLaw on techniques for developing or updating your online presence. Representatives from FindLaw will introduce the service but also talk more generally about how to bring value to your online presence, which, in turn, can bring value to your firm.

We will discuss:
How can I use social media as a professional tool?
Why should I invest in a website that’s mobile-optimized?
How do I create an interactive presence to drive online success?

This event is free, so bring your question and your lunch!