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.

Starting Monday Mar 2, 2015 – Mandatory File & Serve in Marion County

Mandatory eFiling is quickly approaching for Marion County on March 2, 2015. Many of you are already familiar with the system and have been eFiling your pleadings. For those who have not yet signed up for File & Serve, please use the resources listed below to get yourself prepared for Monday.

As of Monday, attorneys must use the File & Serve system.  If you come to the courthouse to file a pleading by paper, we cannot accept your filing.  Instead, we will direct you to a kiosk and scanner in our lobby so you can file electronically (if you do not wish to return to your office to file electronically).  However, you will not be able to use our kiosk and scanner unless you already have a File & Serve account.  You cannot set up your account from our kiosk.  We do not have the staff resources to walk you through this process so we are providing the links below to give you the information you need.  

Here is our best advice:  If you have not done so already, please stop what you are doing and use the resources below to set up an account and begin electronic filing immediately from the comfort of your own office.

Link to File & Serve that contains a message of the day, a Quick Reference Guide, system requirements, technical support information, online training, free web training sessions and much more.

Statewide Implementation Schedule and the 6 steps to complete prior to March 2, 2015.

If you have questions that cannot be answered through these resources, you may contact our Administrative Analyst, Andrea Riley, at 503-584-4765 or by email at

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,

Reentry Law: Combating the Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions, Jan 28, 12:00pm

Reentry Law: Combating the Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions

Presented by Mary Leonard Law Society, in partnership with the State of Oregon Law Library 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
State of Oregon Law Library, 1163 State Street, Salem, OR 97301

Join the Mary Leonard Law Society (MLLS), in partnership with the State of Oregon Law Library, for a discussion about reentry law, which covers various legal issues facing people who have been incarcerated and are transitioning back into society. Kimberley Mansfield, coordinator of the legal clinic at the DeMuniz Reentry Resource Center, will be joining us to talk about this growing specialty, including what the practice of reentry law involves and how reentry efforts can reduce recidivism and correction costs.

You are welcome to bring your lunch, including covered beverages; cookies will be provided.

Please RSVP at the MLLS website

Municipal Judge recruitment for the City of Mt. Angel

The City of Mt. Angel is soliciting letters of interest for Municipal Judge services.  Mt. Angel is located 13 miles northeast of Salem and 4 miles north of Silverton.  The city’s Municipal Court meets every other month during the months of January, March, May, July, September and November.  The court docket typically involves 30 cases per court session and issues that come before the court typically involve traffic citations and a few City Ordinances.  The court is supported by a part-time Court Clerk.

Letters of interest should include requested compensation, conditions, discussion of relevant experience and resume.  The Municipal Judge reports directly to the Mt. Angel City Council who will make the appointment and may choose to interview candidates.

For information or questions about the position, please contact Tara Von Flue, Court Clerk, at or (503) 845-9291.

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.