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!


Get your tickets now – MONTE CARLO CASINO NIGHT, June 10

The Mary Leonard Law Society and Surety Solutions present a

Monte Carlo Casino Night
to benefit the formation of Marion County CourtCare

June 10, 2016
Eola Viticulture Center
215 Doaks Ferry Rd NW, Salem, OR 97304
6:30-10:00 pm

Tickets are $50 at the door, discounts for early registration online. Tickets on sale now at:

What is CourtCare? CourtCare provides free, quality child care in a safe, licensed, fun environment so parents or guardians can attend court proceedings. CourtCare keeps children from witnessing tense and disturbing court proceedings. CourtCare protects children, permits caregivers to focus on court-related business, and reduces disruptions in the courtroom.

Thank you to our Sponsors! 

Platinum Presenting Sponsor:
Surety Solutions

Gold Sponsor:
Saalfeld Griggs

Silver Sponsor:
Withnell Dodge-Hyundai

Bronze Sponsors:
Heltzel Williams
Evergreen Income Taxes
Law Offices of Keri Trask Lazarus
Michelle Vlach-Ing
Willamette Valley Bank
Wandering Aengus

Three-part wellness event in May – Meditation, Seated yoga, Tai Chi

Working in Wellness: An Intro to Meditation, Yoga, and Tai Chi

The Mary Leonard Law Society invites you to a three-part wellness event in May. Join us after work on Wednesdays in May, when Rev. George “Kosho” Finch, JD, of the Foundation for Shingon Buddhism, will lead three introductory classes focused on wellness issues that affect legal practitioners.

  • May 4 – Meditation: straightforward stress relief for adversarial situations
  • May 11 – Seated yoga: stretches to relieve tension and the pain for desk warriors
  • May 18 – Tai Chi: simple movements for increasing circulation, energizing the mind and body

Register for one class or for the entire series. Cost is $7 per class or $15 for the series.

Rev. Finch leads the Foundation for Shingon Buddhism. Rev. Finch was ordained in 2006. Since then he has taught yoga, led meditation groups in Portland, Oregon, and served as assistant minister with the Koyasan Shingon Mission of Hawaii.

  • When: May 4, May 11, May 18, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Collier Law, 1020 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97302

Questions? Contact

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.


  • 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

MCBA Spring Social April 28th, 4:30 – Save the Date!

The MCBA invites you to its spring social and networking event, sponsored by the Heltzel Williams Law Firm.  Join us for a delightful time catching up with one another!

MCBA Spring Social
Sponsored by the Heltzel Williams Law Firm
Thursday, April 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Ike Box, Upstairs, 299 Cottage Street
Drop-in and stay a while

Is your firm interested in sponsoring an MCBA social?  Contact Deb Lush, MCBA President (, or William Boaz (, MCBA Social Chair.

Late on dues?  Contact Kim Taylor, MCBA Assistant (