Oregon State Bar Diversity Section presents 2015 CLE & Social

Race in the Rotunda: Promoting & Monitoring Minority Interests in the Legislature
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. CLE (1 hour Access to Justice MCLE credit pending)
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Catered Social

Willamette University, Putnam University Center
935 Mill St., Third Floor Alumni Lounge

Join panelists Liani Reeves, Danny Santos, Sean Brennan, Judy Parker, and Lucy Baker in a discussion of legislative advocacy, executive appointments, and how to advance the issues of minority populations in the legislative arena.

Please RSVP to the Carlos Rasch at crasch@houser-law.com

Cost:  $25 (includes CLE & Catered Social)
$15 for Diversity Section members
$10 (Catered Social only)
No cost for members to attend Social only

Please mail payment* to:
OSB Diversity Section –c/o Carlos Rasch
Houser & Allison APC
9600 SW Oak Street, Ste 570
Portland, OR 97223
(*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.

Marion County New Lawyers Cocktail Hour – May 20th

Casual New Lawyer Networking
May 20, 2015
5:00-7:00 PM
The Old Spaghetti Warehouse
120 Commercial Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301

Please join us for casual networking with complimentary wine and appetizers. This event is designed to allow lawyers in the first six years of practice to get to know one another better.

For more Information or to RSVP contact Stephanie Palmblad, STEPHANIE@COLLIER-LAW.COM

Monte Carlo Casino Night 2015, Friday May 8, Tickets on Sale Now!!!

Mary Leonard Law Society, the Marion County Chapter of Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS), in partnership with Saalfeld Griggs PC presents a special benefit for Liberty House and the Center for Hope and Safety.

Friday, May 8, 2015 
6:30 to 10:00 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom 
187 High St NE, Salem, OR

Join us for an evening of fun and casino games including blackjack, craps, and roulette with professional dealers.  Prize drawings will be held at the end of the evening.  Silent auction will be held throughout the evening. This event is open to those 21 and over only.

A delicious array of hors d’oeuvres will be provided.  Beer from Burnside Brewing Co. and wine from local vineyards is available for purchase.  Enjoy great company while supporting two deserving charities!

Tickets on sale March 1

  • Purchase tickets by April 30: 1 for $30 ~ 2 for $50

  • Regular admission:1 for $40 ~ 2 for $70

  • Student/modest income: $20

  • For purchase with visa, mastercard, discover or american express, visit:  brownpapertickets

  • Or send checks to MLLS: PO Box 773Salem, OR 97308

    Tickets also available at door

    Contact us about sponsoring a law student to attend Casino Night.

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. https://oregon.tylerhost.net/

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 andrea.l.riley@ojd.state.or.us.

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, katedenning@gmail.com, or Derek Dizney, dndizney@gmail.com

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, katedenning@gmail.com, and Derek Dizney, dndizney@gmail.com.

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 tvonflue@ci.mt-angel.or.us 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: http://www.highconflictinstitute.com/about-hci

$95 (before 12/31/14)
$120 (after 12/31/14)
Free for Willamette students and faculty
To register, visit: http://www.maryleonardlawsociety.org/2015-flac-high-conflict-symposium.html

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 maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com with questions