Brown Bag CLE Series | Tuesday, November 12 | “Poverty and the Law”

Brown Bag CLE Series

What: “Poverty and the Law – Exploring our relationships with people experiencing poverty” – Access to Justice (credit pending) with Lori Beamer, Executive Director of CoActive Connections
When: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from noon until 1:00 pm.
Where: Judge James’s Courtroom

Bring your own brown bag lunch.

MCBA members earn a free CLE credit.*

Admission is $20.00 cash or check to MCBA to be donated to Marion Polk Food Bank. Law Students are Free.

RSVP to michelle@thesalemlawyer.com

*Credit pending

2013 New Admittee Luncheon | Thursday November 7

Please join the Mary Leonard Law Society for our
2013 New Admittee Luncheon

featuring Oregon Speaker of the House Tina Kotek!

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Noon – 1:00 pm
Gamberetti’s Italian Restaurant

325 High Street SE in Salem

General Admission: $25, paid at the door
Spring and summer 2013 admittees to the Oregon Bar: FREE

Preregistration by November 1 is strongly encouraged to ensure that we can provide an accurate headcount to the restaurant.

Check-in will start at 11:45, followed by the featured program ending at 1:00.

Registration form


OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST

  • Networking for Women at All Career Stages, a panel discussion.

Thursday, October 24, noon – 1:00 pm, Oregon Civic Justice Center at Willamette University, 790 State Street, SE, Presented by Mary Leonard Law Society in association with Willamette University College of Law (WUCL) Placement Office.

Panel will discuss tips and strategies that women can use to network effectively, market ourselves, and self-promote at all levels of our careers. Our distinguished panel will include Stephanie Palmblad, associate attorney with Collier Law; Vanessa A. Nordyke, Assistant Attorney General in the Trial Division at the Oregon Department of Justice; Martha Pagel, shareholder and leader of the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources practice group at Schwabe, Williamson& Wyatt; and Debra Ringold, Dean and JELD-WEN Professor of Free Enterprise at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University.

This a free event and brown bag lunches are welcome! RSVP at our website, www.maryleonardlawsociety.org.

  • Queen’s Bench New Admittee Luncheon

Tuesday, November 12th at The Governor Hotel, 614 SW 11th Avenue in downtown Portland.

Not in Salem for the MLLS New Admittee Luncheon? No problem, the Portland OWLS Chapter, Queen’s Bench, has a new admittee luncheon too! Guest Speaker: Mariann Hyland, OSB Director of Diversity & Inclusion, will speak about emerging issues around diversity and the opportunities created by the new marketplace. General admission is $20, law student admission is $15.

RSVP on or before Nov. 6 by completing the online form

Teen Court Luncheon | Thursday October 17, 12:00-1:00

Teen Court Luncheon

Please be our guest for lunch to see how young lives are transformed through the privately funded teen
court diversion program coordinated by the Boys & Girls Club.

Thursday, October 17, 2013
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Boys & Girls Club – Knudson Branch
1395 Summer Street NE – Salem, OR 97301

RSVP to reserve your seat:
Kari Roberts (503) 581-7383 ext. 31 -or- kroberts@bgc-salem.org

LUNCHEON SPONSORED BY:
Ferder, Casebeer, French & Thompson, LLP

Discipline & Discrimination CLE & Social | September 26

Oregon State Bar Diversity Section presents
2013 CLE & Social
Discipline & Discrimination
How Professional Conduct Rules and Proposed Rules Deal With Prejudice in the Practice of Law

Thursday, September 26, 2013
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. CLE (1 hour Access to Justice MCLE credit pending)
5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Catered Social with no host bar
Hotel Monaco, 506 S.W. Washington Street, Portland

Expect a lively discussion as panelists Nena Cook (Sussman Shank), John Gleason (Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Counsel) and Bonnie Richardson (Folawn Alterman & Richardson) review recent incidents that have prompted questions about how the Rules of Professional Conduct address behavior or communications that manifest as prejudice against a protected group.  The presentation will also explore how a proposed rule that prohibits discrimination explicitly, to be considered by the OSB House of Delegates in November, will play out in various contexts.

Please RSVP to Megan Livermore at megan@oregonlegalteam.com

Cost:  $25 (includes CLE & Catered Social)
$15 for Diversity Section members
$10 (Catered Social only)
No cost for members to attend Social only
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Please mail payment* to:
OSB Diversity Section –c/o Megan Livermore
Gaydos Churnside & Balthrop, PC
P.O. Box 1499
Eugene, OR 97440
(*make checks payable to OSB Diversity Section)

New Diversity Section members can get the discounted price by signing up for membership at or before the event!  Checks and cash will also be accepted at the event, but please RSVP in advance.

Tuesday, October 8 | “(Top) Ten Thing About the Practice of Law They Don’t Teach You in Law School.”

Brown Bag CLE Series

What:         “(Top) Ten Thing About the Practice of Law They Don’t
                      Teach You in Law School.” – Gordon Hanna

When:        Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from noon until 1:00 pm.

Where:       Judge James’s Courtroom

Bring your own brown bag lunch.

MCBA members earn a free CLE credit.*

Non-members an additional $10.00 at the door, cash or check made payable to MCBA.

RSVP to michelle@thesalemlawyer.com

Save the date – November 12, 2013 for “Poverty and the Law – Exploring our relationships with people experiencing poverty” – Access to Justice credit pending.  Admission is $20.00 to be donated to a charitable organization.

*Credit pending

Oregon Department of Justice Job Openings – Civil Rights Section and Civil Recovery Section

The Oregon Department of Justice has two vacancies; one in the Civil Rights Section and one in the Civil Recovery Section.

Applications are due by September 27, 2013.

Interested applicants should visit www.doj.state.or.us/career/pages/current.aspx for more information.

Willamette Attorney Mentor Program

Willamette is in great need of attorney mentors this year.

114 students signed up for attorney mentors, and although 104 attorneys returned to the Willamette Attorney-Mentor program, only 38 were willing to take on new students. We continue to receive volunteers, but we still need approximately 50 more attorneys.

The time commitment is about one hour a month. The goal of the program is to help students transition into the legal profession. This could be by helping them understand the practice of law outside the classroom, learning the importance of developing a professional community or just adjusting to law school.

Mentor Registration Form

Mark your calendar for the Attorney-Student Mentor Program Kick-off Reception on Wednesday, September 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Even if you can’t attend the “Kick-off” reception, we’d love to have you join the program as an attorney-mentor.

Thank you,
Phylis Myles
Assistant Dean
Willamette University College of Law

MLLS September and October Events

New location information is highlighted in red.

Don’t forget to register by visiting our website, www.maryleonardlawsociety.org.


Access to justice CLE: The Medgar Evers Assassination.

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

Tuesday, September 24, 12:00-1:00 pm

Willamette University, Willson-Hines room at Goudy Commons

Join us as the 2013-14 MLLS programming season opens with a fascinating discussion of the three trials and 30 year quest to convict the killer of Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers, the NAACP Field Secretary in Mississippi. Evers was assassinated in his driveway by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith in June, 1963. De La Beckwith expected an easy acquittal after his indictment.  But in two highly charged trials in 1964, juries composed solely of white men deadlocked both times.  Finally, some white men (but not 12) were prepared to convict another white man for murdering a Negro in cold blood.   With the two mistrials the case languished and De La Beckwith walked away.  Then, in 1994, after new evidence revealed the state had tampered with the original juries to assist De La Beckwith, the killer was forced to stand trial again.  This time he was convicted.

Assistant US Attorney, Ron Silver, recently attended many of the 50th anniversary events in Jackson, Please RSVP at our website, www.maryleonardlawsociety.org, or contact us at maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com

Mississippi commemorating the assassination, and celebrating Evers’ life and achievements. Mr. Silver will discuss the three trials that were held after Evers’ murder, and detail the remarkable series of events that led to the eventual conviction of Evers’ assassin.

The MLLS Lunchtime CLE is $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.


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

Wednesday, September 25, 12:00-1:00 pm

Mission Mill Museum

We have one seat left at the MLLS tables for this year’s CEJ 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 to 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


Networking for Women at all Career Stages

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

Thursday, October 24, 12:00-1:00 pm

Oregon Civic Justice Center at Willamette University, 790 State Street, SE

Please join the Mary Leonard Law Society and WUCL for a panel discussion on tips and strategies that women can use to network effectively, market ourselves, and self-promote at all levels of our careers. Our distinguished panel will include Stephanie Palmblad, associate attorney with Collier Law; Vanessa A. Nordyke, Assistant Attorney General in the Trial Division at the Oregon Department of Justice; Martha Pagel, shareholder and leader of the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources practice group at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt; and Debra Ringold, Dean and JELD-WEN Professor of Free Enterprise at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University.

This a free event and brownbag lunches are welcome! Please RSVP at our website, www.maryleonardlawsociety.org, or contact us at maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com


For more information about Mary Leonard Law Society, and to see our event schedule, please visit our website, check us out on Facebook, or email us at maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com.

Willamette Valley American Inn of Court – Membership Invitation

Greetings!  The Willamette Valley American Inn of Court invites you to become a member. The Inn is part of the American Inns of Court, a national organization dedicated to the promotion of professionalism in the practice of law.

The Willamette Valley American Inn of Court meets at the West Salem Roth’s Hospitality Center on the third Thursday of every month from September through May.  Membership includes dinner, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and 1 CLE credit for each meeting attended.

Click here for the member application

Please contact Shannon Martinez at smartinez@sglaw.com if you have any questions about the Inn.

See you there!


Dinner meetings: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. (Cocktail hour 5:30 p.m., Dinner 6:20 p.m., Presentation 7p.m.) at Roth’s Hospitality Center, 1130 Wallace Rd., Salem, OR 97304

MEETING DATES FOR 2013-2014: September 19, October 17, November 21, January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15

Val Sloper Memorial Golf Tournament | Friday Sept 13

Val Sloper Memorial Golf Tournament
Supporting the Campaign for Equal Justice

Friday, September 13, 2013
Creekside Golf Club

Shotgun begins at 1:00pm, with check-in beginning at noon. The tournament is a scramble, so even once-a-year golfers are sure to have fun.  The tournament price includes the cost of a golf cart and dinner.

Excellent prizes will be awarded, including:

  • $10,000 Hole-in-One Prize
  • Longest Drive
  • Closest to the Pin
  • Team Low Gross

You must pre-register for this event.  Sign up individually or as a foursome.  Please include the names of your teammates if you are paying only for yourself.  We will make a foursome for all golfers signing up individually.


Name & Handicap

1. ____________________

2. ____________________

3. ____________________

4. ____________________

MCBA Members: $85.00
Non-Members: $95.00

Amount Enclosed: $___________________  (make checks payable to Marion County Bar Association)

RETURN FORM AND CHECK BEFORE AUGUST 30, 2013, TO:
Shannon Snow
Saucy & Saucy, P.C.
475 Cottage Street NE, Suite 120
Salem, OR 97301

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