Show & Tell: Working With or Adding to the AV Capacities in Each Marion County Courtroom, March 11, 12:00pm

Courthouse Connections Event: “Show & Tell: Working With or Adding to the AV Capacities in Each Marion County Courtroom” featuring Doug Hanson

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm (this event has been rescheduled from January 13, 2014)

Marion County Courthouse, Judge Burton’s Courtroom, 1B

100 High Street NE, Salem 97301

The Marion County Bar Association and Mary Leonard Law Society invite you to join us for this interesting and useful presentation by Marion County Deputy District Attorney Doug Hanson. Mr. Hanson will use multimedia excerpts from a death penalty murder trial to illustrate how to best leverage the AV capabilities in the courthouse.

This is a free event. CLE credit pending. RSVP by emailing maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com

Networking Social & Professional Clothing Sale – March 5, 5:30-7:30

Donate to the 2nd Annual Willamette Women’s Law Caucus Professional Clothing Sale and Social!

Donations being accepted now

Sale and social to be held Wednesday, March 5 from 5:30-7:30 pm

The Willamette University College of Law Women’s Law Caucus (WLC) is now accepting donations of clean, gently used, men’s and women’s professional clothing: suits, slacks, blouses, button downs, etc. for their annual professional clothing sale. The clothing will be sold to law students to help them look the part for summer jobs, internships, externships, and volunteer work. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Service.

Clothing donations may be dropped off at Student Affairs in the Willamette University Law building, 245 Winter Street SE.  Please notify Student Affairs that you are donating to the WLC sale. You may also contact Casondra Albrecht at calbrech@willamette.edu to arrange for a student to pick up your donation.

CLE: AV Capacities in Marion County Courtrooms, March 11, 12-1pm

Courthouse Connection CLE
Show & Tell: Working with or Adding to the AV Capacities in Marion County Courtrooms
Presented by Doug Hanson

Tuesday, March 11 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Marion County Courthouse, Courtroom 1B (Judge Burton’s courtroom)

The Marion County Bar Association and the Mary Leonard Law Society invite you to join us for this interesting and useful presentation by Marion County Deputy District Attorney Doug Hanson.  Mr. Hanson will use multimedia excerpts from a death penalty murder trial to illustrate how to best leverage the AV capabilities in the courthouse. CLE credit pending.

This CLE event is free — it has been rescheduled from January 13, 2014.

To RSVP or for more information contact: maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com

Public Memorials for Judge Norblad

The family of Judge Albin W. Norblad will hold a public memorial service on February 21, 2014, at The Grand Ballroom & Historic Grand Theatre, 187 High Street NE, Salem OR  97301.  The service will begin at 12:00pm in the theater.  A reception will follow upstairs in the ballroom.  The public is welcome.  All three Marion County courthouses will be closed from 11:30am-2:00pm.  In-custody arraignments at the criminal court annex will at the usual time of 3:00pm.

Judge Norblad’s colleagues on the Marion County bench will also hold a public memorial on March 14, 2014, at the Marion County Courthouse, 100 High Street, Salem OR 97301.  The service will begin at 3:00pm in Courtroom 2A.  A reception will follow in the Jury Assembly Room on the 5th floor of the courthouse.  The public is welcome.  All three Marion County courthouses will be closed from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

We hope that you are able to attend either or both services.

Achieving Work Life Balance | Thursday, February 13, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Achieving Work Life Balance: A Conversation with Liani Reeves, Roland Iparraguirre and Jennifer Todd
Thursday, February 13 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Collier Law, 1020 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97302

The Mary Leonard Law Society and the Marion County Bar New Lawyer Division are pleased to bring together three local attorneys to speak about achieving a work life balance in a legal career. Liani Reeves serves as chief legal advisor and general counsel to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber M.D. Roland Iparraguirre serves as deputy director and chief operating office at the Oregon Lottery. Jennifer Todd is currently a Salem area private practitioner, with a wealth of past experience including time on the Marion County Probate Court and as a professor at Willamette University College of Law.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive between 5:15 and 5:30 for informal networking over refreshments with each other and the presenters. The panelists will speak from 6-7pm.

This event is free and open to law students as well as lawyers, and anyone else who is interested in achieving the elusive goal of work life balance in the legal professions!

Please RSVP at our website,www.maryleonardlawsociety.org

Road to the Bench Presentation: Meet our new Court of Appeals Judges! Wed, January 29th 12 – 1 pm

Join Mary Leonard Law Society for a Road to the Bench Presentation: Meet our new Court of Appeals Judges!

Wednesday, January 29th from noon – 1:00 pm

The Ike Box, 299 Cottage St NE, Salem OR 97301

The Mary Leonard Law Society is excited to welcome Oregon’s four newest members to the appellate bench for an informal discussion. Panelists will include Chris Garrett (who will join the bench in February), Judge Doug Tookey, Judge Joel Devore, and Judge Erin Lagesen. Judge Rebecca Duncan will moderate. Come ready to welcome the new judges and to ask them about their roads to the bench, early impressions as they join one of the busiest appellate courts in the nation, and any other burning questions you may have.

This is a free event. Please help us thank the Ike Box for volunteering their venue space by purchasing a delicious coffee or café lunch item!

Please RSVP at our website,www.maryleonardlawsociety.org


Other upcoming MLLS events of interest:

ONLD Salem Social
Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Grand Vines Wine & Bistro, 195 High Street NE, Salem, OR 97301 (located directly opposite the Marion County Courthouse)

We are pleased to announce an Oregon New Lawyers Division social for Salem in 2014! Please join us at Grand Vines Wine & Bistro for an opportunity to meet and mingle with other ONLD members in the Salem area.

ONLD will provide a selection of finger foods and gourmet truffles. No host beverage selection. No RSVP required.

Information will also be available about upcoming opportunities with the local New Lawyers Division of the Marion County Bar Association.

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Achieving Work Life Balance: A Conversation with Liani Reeves, Roland Iparraguirre and Jennifer Todd
Thursday, February 13 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Collier Law, 1020 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97302

The Mary Leonard Law Society and the Marion County Bar New Lawyer Division are pleased to bring together three local attorneys to speak about achieving a work life balance in a legal career. Liani Reeves serves as chief legal advisor and general counsel to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber M.D. Roland Iparraguirre serves as deputy director and chief operating office at the Oregon Lottery. Jennifer Todd is currently a Salem area private practitioner, with a wealth of past experience including time on the Marion County Probate Court and as a professor at Willamette University College of Law. Attendees are encouraged to arrive between 5:15 and 5:30 for informal networking over refreshments with each other and the presenters. The panelists will speak from 6-7pm. This event is free and open to law students as well as lawyers, and anyone else who is interested in achieving the elusive goal of work life balance in the legal professions! Please RSVP at our website,www.maryleonardlawsociety.org

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Combatting Human Trafficking
Thursday, March 20 at 12:00 noon
Ford Hall, Willamette University

Mary Leonard Law Society will join with Willamette University in March to present a panel discussion on human trafficking and on-the-ground efforts that are being taken to combat this serious violation of human rights. Panelists include Assistant United States Attorney Hannah Horsley, FBI Victim Specialist Erin Ludwig, Joel Shapiro of Shared Hope International, Tana Rogers of the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, Immigration lawyer Chanpone Sinlapasai of Marandas & McClellan LLC, and Gwynne Skinner from Willamette University’s International Human and Refugee Rights Clinic. This is a free event. Please RSVP at our website, www.maryleonardlawsociety.org

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Spring Ethics CLE: Technology and the Ethics of Using it
Wednesday, April 16, 12:00-1:00 pm
Oregon Civic Justice Center, 790 State Street, Salem OR

The annual Mary Leonard Law Society Spring Ethics CLE will be on the topic of technology and your ethical responsibilities while using it. Join us in welcoming presenters David Madden, Intellectual Property lawyer with Mersenne Law LLC ; Sheila Blackford, Practice Management Advisor with the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund; and Amber Bevacque-Lynott, Assistant Disciplinary Counsel for the Oregon State Bar. 1 Ethics 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.

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Save the Date! MLLS Monte Carlo Casino Night
Friday, May 16
Creekside Golf Club, Salem, OR

Back by popular demand, Mary Leonard Law Society will be hosting a Monte Carlo Casino Night for our 6th annual spring charity event. Guests will enjoy wine and beer from local producers and hors d’oeuvres while trying their hands at craps, roulette, poker, and black jack. Community supporters will provide a wide array of silent-auction items, and representatives of our featured charity will be on hand to talk about their important work. Mark your calendars today and watch for more information, coming soon!

Interested in sponsoring Casino Night, contributing to our silent auction or volunteering to help with the event? Please contact us at maryleonardlawsociety@gmail.com!

ONLD Salem Social – Thursday, January 30, 2014

ONLD Salem Social

We are pleased to announce an ONLD social for Salem in 2014!  Please join us at Grand Vines Wine & Bistro for an opportunity to meet and mingle with other ONLD members in the Salem area.

We will provide a selection of finger foods and gourmet truffles.  No host beverage selection.  No RSVP required.

Thursday, January 30, 2014
5:30 pm

 Grand Vines Wine & Bistro
195 High Street NE, Salem, OR 97301
(located directly opposite the Marion County Courthouse)

Information will also be available about upcoming opportunities with the local New Lawyers Division of the Marion County Bar Association.

Questions about the social? Contact Erin Dawson at:
ErinNDawson@gmail.com

MBCA and Pro Bono Award Recipients

The 2013 MCBA Award Recipients are:
Carson Award (Service to the Bar):  Douglas Tookey
Carson Award (Service to the Community):  Heather Vogelsong and Shannon Reel
Compton Award:  Chemeketa Community College
De Muniz Award:  Ralph Spooner

The 2013 Pro Bono Award Recipients are:
Lawyer of the Year:  Justin Barbot-Wheaton
Emeritus Lawyer of the Year:  A. Edward Millis
Arno Denecke New Lawyer of the Year:  Shannon Snow

The awards dinner will be January 23, 2014,5:30 p.m. at Illahe Hills Country Club.

Invitations are in the mail.