MLLS Celebrates OWLS 25th Anniversary Celebration – March 18th, 5:00-8:00 pm

March 18th, 2015 5:00-8:00 pm
Hallie Ford Museum 
700 State St., Salem, Oregon

Join Mary Leonard Law Society, Women’s Law Caucus, and Willamette Alumni Relations to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Oregon Women Lawyers with a panel discussion on the past, present, and future of women in the law, followed by a social hour and reunion for past MLLS board members.

Panelists include:

  • Elizabeth Harchenko, WUCL grad, former director of the Oregon Department of Revenue, and founding member of MLLS/OWLS
  • Nancy Campbell, former Washington County Circuit Court Judge and former OWLS board member
  • Rep. Jennifer Williamson, WUCL grad and House Representative for District 36
  • Erin Gould, attorney at Arnold Gallagher in Eugene, worked on the Oregon ERA inititative.

RSVP at the Mary Leonard Law Society website.

Appetizers will be provided.

Speed Networking Event – February 10, 2015

Speed Networking Event
February 10, 2015
Start: 5:30 pm
Venue: Union Barrel, 136 High St SE

RSVP : Kate Denning,, or Derek Dizney,

There are a lot of books and presentations telling you how to network with your peers, but often the best way to master a skill is actually practicing it. Get the chance to do just that with the Mary Leonard Law Society at our first ‘speed-networking’ event! Similar to the concept of speed dating, you will have a short period of time to network one-on-one with a senior attorney or judge, then when the bell rings you will rotate to the next table.

In order to make sure we have enough senior attorneys and judges to go around, we are strongly encouraging RSVP’s for this event, which will be held on February 10th at 5:30 PM at Salem’s new Union Barrel, in the separate barrel room which will be reserved just for our group.

If you have any questions about this event and to RSVP, please do not hesitate to contact organizers Kate Denning,, and Derek Dizney,

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:

$95 (before 12/31/14)
$120 (after 12/31/14)
Free for Willamette students and faculty
To register, visit:

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 with questions


Mandatory eFiling for attorneys begins in the Marion County Circuit Court on March 2, 2015.

Attorneys are permitted to eFile in Marion County starting on January 20, 2015. Attend a live presentation of the Oregon eFile system. The presentation will give you information you need to know how to use the OJD eFile system.

The session includes:

  • An orientation of the eFile system
  • Review of rules and orders regarding eFile
  • Preparing your computer system
  • Registering to use the File & Serve system

HOW:  Just show up! No registration is required.
WHERE: Downtown Courthouse – 100 High Street NE, Room 1331 (first floor)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  • January 7, 2015
  • January 8, 2015
  • January 9, 2015
  • January 12, 2015
  • January 14, 2015

12:00p.m. – 1:30p.m.

  • January 16, 2015
  • January 20, 2015
  • January 22, 2015
  • January 26, 2015
  • January 29, 2015

Memorandum regarding Oregon eFiling

MCBA’s 2014 Holiday Party – Friday, December 5, 4:00

Marion County Bar Association’s 2014 Holiday Party
Friday, December 5, 2014
Starting at 4:00 p.m.
At the Mission Mill Dye House

Join your colleagues for an evening full of great company, food and spirits!

Your yearly MCBA dues of $50 will be collected at the door.
For additional information contact Shannon Snow at or (503) 362-9330.

Holiday Social Event & Toy Drive – Friday, December 12

The Mary Leonard Law Society & Marion County Bar Association
Invite you to join us for the Courthouse Connection’s

Holiday Social Event

An informal gathering of judges, attorneys and law clerks to
discuss the practice of law in our courts and community.

MLLS is joining with the MCBA to collect toys for “Santa Central.” Make a foster child’s holiday special by bringing a gift to the Courthouse Connection’s Holiday Social Event! The wish list includes: Lego sets; Nintendo DS games for the younger kids;Disney toys and merchandise, including current Disney DVDs; gift cards; and nearly any other popular toy.

Please don’t wrap the gifts. If you don’t have time to shop,
checks can be made payable to “Santa Central.”

Friday, December 12, 2014
Marion County Courthouse
Jury Assembly Room, 5th Floor
Hosted by Judge Claudia Burton
Noon – 1 pm

Refreshments generously provided by Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP.
For more information: