Oregon eCourt in Marion County Effective December 8 & Invitation to Live eCourt Demonstrations

Important information about eCourt in Marion County is linked below.  We encourage you and your staff to attend our demonstration sessions if you or your staff use OJIN.

Oregon eCourt (aka “Odyssey”) will completely replace OJIN in Marion County starting on December 8, 2014.


If you did not receive or cannot open the attachments, please contact:
Diane Morse
Trial Court Administrator
Marion County Circuit Court

Join MLLS at the Marion-Polk Lawyers’ Campaign for Equal Justice Luncheon! – September 17, 2014, 12:00

Join MLLS at the Marion-Polk Lawyers’ Campaign for Equal Justice Luncheon!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:00-1:00 pm

Willamette Heritage Center, aka the Mission Mill Museum

Help us support the Campaign for Equal Justice by sitting with Mary Leonard Law Society at the Annual Marion-Polk Lawyer’s Campaign for Equal Justice Luncheon. There is no cost to attend; the luncheon is an excellent opportunity to socialize while learning more about the important work that legal aid is doing in Marion and Polk Counties and across the state.

While the lunch is free, we do encourage you to consider a contribution t0 the Campaign for Equal Justice. Supporting legal aid is a cause that MLLS members are passionate about and that aligns closely with our organizational goals of ensuring justice and equality in our community. Poverty in Oregon has increased by 61.5% since 2000, and we are currently 8th in the nation for poverty growth. Together, we can help make sure that our neighbors have fair and equal access to justice, regardless of income.

Please let us know if you are available to sit at an MLLS table by contacting us at maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com

Annual Civil Rights CLE with Ron Silver: 50th Anniversary of the Mississippi Burning case – August 6, 12:00pm

Annual Civil Rights CLE with Ron Silver: 50th Anniversary of the
Mississippi Burning case

Presented by the Mary Leonard Law Society, in association with Willamette University College of Law (WUCL) Career and Professional Development

Wednesday, August 6, 12:00pm – 1:15pm

Oregon Civic Justice Center, Willamette University College of Law

Join us as the 2014-15 MLLS programming season kicks off with Assistant US Attorney Ron Silver’s annual Civil Rights CLE presentation! To mark its 50th Anniversary, Mr. Silver will discuss the “Mississippi Burning” Trial, United States v. Cecil Price, et al., 383 U.S. 787 (1966), in which the United States charged a group of 18 men with conspiring in a Ku Klux Klan plot to murder three young civil rights workers (Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman) in Philadelphia, Mississippi on June 21, 1964.

1.0 access to justice CLE credit pending.

MLLS Lunchtime CLEs are $15 for OWLS members; $20 for non-OWLS members; $10 for Judicial Clerks; and free to students, WUCL staff and professors, and to those not seeking CLE credit.

Brownbag lunches welcome.

Please RSVP at our website, www.maryleonardlawsociety.org.

NEW Stayton Municipal Court

Stayton’s has established a “new” municipal court since Marion County consolidated its Courts at the Woodburn site.

Stayton’s seeking lawyers who would want to be on call for:

1)      Prosecuting on behalf of the City of Stayton as the occasion arises;

2)      Available to the Stayton Municipal Judge for appointment to represent defendants qualified to receive a Court appointed lawyer.

3)      Available as Pro temp Municipal Judge to serve on call in the absence of the sitting Judge

Jonathan Clark serves as the Stayton Municipal Judge;  he is an established lawyer in practice in Stayton.

Please contact me via e-mail, tel. or “walk-in” at my Office.

Thanks for your interest.
Cheers!  David
Stayton City Attorney

Office of David A. Rhoten
230 Oregon Building, 494 State Street, Salem, Oregon  97301
Tel:  503-581-1552
Fax:  503-581-8973
Email:  davidr@rhotenlaw.com
Website:  www.rhotenlaw.com

A Conversation with the Oregon Court of Appeals | A Courthouse Connection Event

Join the Mary Leonard Law Society and the Marion County Bar Association
for a Courthouse Connection Event

“A Conversation with the Oregon Court of Appeals”

Judge Lynn Nakamoto, Judge James Egan, and Judge Erika Hadlock
will discuss details of a day at the Oregon Court of Appeals. Bring your questions and
join us for this informal opportunity to talk with members of the court.

July 23, 2014
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Marion County Circuit Courthouse
100 High Street NE, Salem
Jury Assembly Room, 5th floor

Questions? Want to RSVP?
For more info on upcoming events visit maryleonardlawsociety.org or Like Us On Facebook

Annual Court Staff Appreciation Lunch – Wednesday, July 16

Annual Court Staff Appreciation Lunch

RSVP by July 9, 2014

 When:     Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where:   Riverfront Park – North Meadow

What:     Sit-down build-your-own sandwich bar (catered by Croissant & Co.) to say thank you to our wonderful court staff!

Cost:       $15.00 per person



Total Number of Lunches:___________________________

Please enclose a check made payable to Marion County Bar Association in the amount of $15.00 per lunch and send this form by July 9, 2014, to:

Shannon Snow
Saucy & Saucy, P.C.
475 Cottage Street NE, Suite 120
Salem, Oregon 97301

Survival Tips for Practicing in eCourt and Organizing Your E-mail | Wednesday, June 18

The OSB Professional Liability Fund is sponsoring the seminar, “Survival Tips for Practicing in eCourt and Organizing Your E-mail” on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The program will be presented live and as a Webcast.

Marion County Court will hold a viewing party for registrants in Courtroom 2D.  Please contact Kayla Franz at (503) 399-1070 or kfranz@sglaw.com to reserve a spot.  Attendees must register and pay for the CLE with the PLF prior to the event.  The program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

PLF Practice Management Advisors, Beverly Michaelis and Dee Crocker, will provide you with tips on how to avoid malpractice traps in eCourt and organize and optimize your e-mail. This program is an update of “Survival Tips for Organizing Your E-mail and Practicing in eCourt,” originally presented on February 9, 2011.  Topics include: getting started with eCourt, filing documents, using the Register of Actions, resubmitting a rejected filing, paying eCourt fees, forwarding eCourt notices, and achieving “Inbox Zero” to avoid missing electronic deadlines.

The seminar will be held at the Oregon State Bar Center, Columbia Rooms A & B, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Tigard, Oregon, 97224. Registration/check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.  The program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The cost for the CLE is $15. To print a registration form for the live seminar or for FAQs about Webcasts, click here.  To register for the Webcast, click here. The program will also be available on CD/DVD at our Web site, www.osbplf.org, three weeks after the live program.

This seminar has been approved for 2 General or Practical Skills MCLE credits.

For information about accommodations for disabilities, please call DeAnna Z. Shields at 503-639-6911 ext. 440, or 1-800-452-1639.



Networking Event featuring Linda Jeo Zerba | Wednesday, June 25

Networking In Salem  –  an event for female professionals

Wednesday, June 25 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Join Oregon Women Lawyers, Oregon Bankers Association, Willamette University College of Law, and female professionals of the Willamette Valley for a summer networking event featuring brand strategy specialist and founder of Big Squirrel, Linda Jeo Zerba.

The event will include complimentary appetizers and beverages, a brief keynote address, and an opportunity to get to know other professional women in our area.

Please click here for details and RSVP to Stephanie@collier-law.com.

Presenting Sponsor: Collier Law
Contributing Sponsor: Huggins Insurance Services
Participating Sponsor: The Salem Real Estate Group.

Wills for Heroes Clinic – ONLD and MC New Lawyers Event

In collaboration with the Oregon New Lawyers Division (ONLD), the Marion County New Lawyers Division will be coordinating a Wills for Heroes clinic here in Marion-Polk County.  This clinic will provide essential legal documents free of charge to first responders, including simple wills and powers of attorney.  The Marion-Polk County clinic will follow other successful clinics held in Multnomah County and Washington County last year.

There is a great need for this service in our community, and in order to plan a successful program, we are reaching out first to find out who is interested in volunteering at a clinic this fall.  All interested attorneys are welcome, new attorneys, practicing attorneys, and retired attorneys. We anticipate a lot of interest from first responders for these services and want to plan accordingly.  The goal is to organize the clinic to meet the needs in our community as well as provide an excellent opportunity for lawyers to give back. We are also looking for volunteers to serve as witnesses and notaries.  It is also a great opportunity for law students to observe.

If you are interested in volunteering for a 1 day or ½ day clinic or in helping plan, please contact stephanie@collier-law.com. 

For general information about the Wills for Heroes Foundation, please visit:  http://www.willsforheroes.org/

Child Abuse Reporting CLE with Judge Courtland Geyer


The Mary Leonard Law Society and the Marion County Bar Present a Courthouse Connection Event: Child Abuse Reporting CLE with Judge Courtland Geyer

Wednesday, June 18 from Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Marion County Circuit Courthouse

Jury Assembly Room (5th floor)

100 High Street NE, Salem Oregon

Please join us on June 18 for a FREE CLE event at the Marion County Courthouse.

As the former supervisor of the Marion County District Attorney Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Team, Judge Geyer will discuss child abuse within Marion County and your obligations as a mandatory reporter.

To RSVP or with questions: maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com.