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


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 Shannon@YourAtty.com or (503) 362-9330.

Holiday Social Event & Toy Drive – Friday, December 12

The Mary Leonard Law Society & Marion County Bar Association
Invite you to join us for the Courthouse Connection’s

Holiday Social Event

An informal gathering of judges, attorneys and law clerks to
discuss the practice of law in our courts and community.

MLLS is joining with the MCBA to collect toys for “Santa Central.” Make a foster child’s holiday special by bringing a gift to the Courthouse Connection’s Holiday Social Event! The wish list includes: Lego sets; Nintendo DS games for the younger kids;Disney toys and merchandise, including current Disney DVDs; gift cards; and nearly any other popular toy.

Please don’t wrap the gifts. If you don’t have time to shop,
checks can be made payable to “Santa Central.”

Friday, December 12, 2014
Marion County Courthouse
Jury Assembly Room, 5th Floor
Hosted by Judge Claudia Burton
Noon – 1 pm

Refreshments generously provided by Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP.
For more information: http://www.maryleonardlawsociety.org

Elder Abuse Reporting CLE – Monday, December 8, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Monday, December 8, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301

The Mary Leonard Law Society (MLLS) will present an Elder Abuse Reporting CLE.  Amber Hollister, Deputy General Counsel to the Oregon State Bar, Ellen Klem, Oregon Department of Justice, and a local attorney specializing in elder law will present a 1 hour CLE which qualifies for the new Elder Abuse Reporting CLE requirement, and can be reported in 2015 when the requirement takes effect.   The program will be held at the Oregon State Library, located at 250 Winter Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301.  MLLS will provide light refreshments.

MLLS lunchtime CLE programs are $15 for OWLS members; $20 for non-OWLS members; $10 for Judicial Clerks; and free to students and to those not seeking CLE credit.  1.0 CLE credit pending.

Please RSVP at the MLLS website