Oregon Minority Lawyers Association – 4th annual luncheon, June 21

Please join OMLA for our annual Salem luncheon featuring Oregon Supreme Court Justice Lynn Nakamoto. She will join us to discuss issues relevant to the minority legal community in Oregon. Learn more about Justice Nakamoto here.

Date: Wednesday, June 21
Time: 12pm-1pm
Place: Willamette University Alumni Center (inside the Putnam University Center) 900 State St. SE, Salem, OR 97301

Register/RSVP here by Wednesday, June 14.

Lunch will be a pasta and salad buffet that includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. This event is open to everyone!  Thank you for your continued support of OMLA and we look forward to seeing you for lunch!

Questions? Contact Suzanne Trujillo, Board Member-at-Large, via email at: suztrujillo@gmail.com

For more information about OMLA and to become a member, please visit our website at https://www.oregonminoritylawyer.org/

OWLSNET EVENT: May 2, 5:30pm – The Invincible Professional Woman: Find Your Blind Spots, Reveal Your Power

Featuring Sonia M. Miller, BA, MSW, presenting, “The Invincible Professional Woman:  Find Your Blind Spots, Reveal Your Power”

Sponsored by Surety Solutions, LLC
Tuesday, May 2, Reception at 5:30 pm; Keynote Presentation at 6:00 pm
Location: Hallie Ford Museum of Art, 700 State Street, Salem 

Join Oregon Women Lawyers, Oregon Bankers Association, Oregon Society of CPAs, and other professionals of the Willamette Valley on May 2 for an evening of networking in the beautiful Hallie Ford Museum of Art.  Keynote speaker, Sonia M. Miller, will discuss how to address that sense of unfulfilled potential, to resolve the paradox of our inward-feeling versus outward-facing selves.  Wine and appetizers provided.  Generously sponsored by Surety Solutions, LLC.  No cost to join, just bring your business cards and invite a friend.   To attend, RSVP here.  Questions can be directed to Stephanie Palmblad at Stephanie@collier-law.com.

CLE Series: Discussing the Impacts of Oregon’s Marijuana Industry on Your Practice-Tuesdays in April, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Courthouse Connection CLE Series
Discussing the Impacts of Oregon’s Marijuana Industry on Your Practice

Tuesdays in April, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: Marion County Courthouse, 5th Floor Jury Assembly Room

Courthouse Connection will begin its 2017 programming year with a timely CLE series on the marijuana industry in Oregon.  This series will span the broad array of practice areas impacted by the recent changes to Oregon’s laws.  Join us for the following presentations over the noon hour:

  • April 4 Judy Giers (Oregon Department of Justice) will explain the interaction between state and federal regulations
  • April 11Michael Keane (Garrett Hemann Robertson, PC) will discuss the implications for employment law
  • April 18 Mark Mayer (Office of Legislative Counsel) will offer an overview of laws relating to marijuana
  • April 25John Albert (Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP) will outline the difficulties faced by landlords, as well as banks and other lenders

One CLE credit will be sought for each presentation.  Brown bag or box lunches welcome.  Cost for each CLE is $15, or $50 for the series ($40 for new attorneys).  Free to students and those not seeking CLE credit.

RSVP to attend.  Checks made out to the Marion County Bar Association may be sent in advance to Gina Johnnie at Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt LLP.  Payments will also be accepted at the door.

Questions? Email Erin Dawson at ErinNDawson@gmail.com.

New Lawyer Social – March 22nd at 5:15pm, Gamberetti’s Restaurant

The Marion County New Lawyers Division invites you to join us at
Gamberetti’s Restaurant on March 22nd at 5:15pm 
for an evening of casual networking with complimentary appetizers and drinks.
This event is designed to connect lawyers in their first six years of practice.

Please contact katherine@boazlaw.com to RSVP or for more information.


Building a Successful Career

Hosted by Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt LLP
Wednesday, March 15, Reception at 5:00 pm; Presentation at 5:30 pm
Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt LLP, 693 Chemeketa Street NE, Salem 

OWLS-Mary Leonard Chapter and the Oregon New Lawyers Division present a panel discussion with Chief Judge Erika Hadlock (Oregon Court of Appeals), Gina Johnnie (Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt LLP), Michelle Morrow  (Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt LLP), and Beth Vargas Duncan (Oregon Refuse and Recycling Association).  Our panelists will tackle how to build a successful career on your terms and in your own way.

Wine, beer, and appetizers provided.  One CLE credit will be sought.  OWLS members $15, nonmembers $20, judicial law clerks and new admittees $10.  Free to students and those not seeking CLE credit.  RSVP at the OWLS-MLC webpage.​